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bandwidth meter always messes up

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by elscorcho, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. elscorcho

    elscorcho LI Guru Member

    i have a buffalo whr-g54s, and the bandwidth meter seems to go haywire after a day or two. i'm 70% sure that this occurs after i reboot the router, which corrupts the configs relating to the bandwidth meter. if i backup my settings to a config file and wipe the nvram, the bandwidth meter functions again. yet if i restore my settings from the config file, the meter will mess up once again on reboot.

    has anyone else noticed this on buffalo hardware?
  2. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    I have had a whr-g54s in continuous operation since the firmware was available. The bandwidth meter seems to be working just fine. Accurate and consistent. Reflects my normal expected busy times and slow times. Out of 153 buffies in production, I have had 2 go goofy on me (Not with tomato), so there may be a slight chance that your radio is trippin'. I did notice on the buffalo that it sometimes has problems harnessing the clients into the correct QOS category. In one case, the client did not even show up in the device list, but the IP was in the pie chart with numerous connections. I created a qos rule by IP (already had a mac rule), and then it caught about 80%, but still not all. The rules were in the correct order, and I tried strict rule order on/off with the same results. I did not notice this with Ver.7 on the Linksys. I was going to try it on a different buffalo radio before jumping to conclusions. I have also toyed heavily with the TCP/IP timings, so anything might be happening. Remember the bandwidth meter is a 60 second average, not a peak reading. (That had me for awhile).
  3. elscorcho

    elscorcho LI Guru Member

    thanks for the reply! i'm thinking of clearing the NVRAM and uploading the firmware one last time to see if this will sort itself out. here's what i view when i click on the bandwidth meter -


    curiously, when i click on any link to the bandwidth function the browser load page will stop halfway and the cursor will become an hourglass. a few seconds later the page will finish loading to what i posted above.
  4. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    are using IE or Firefox... if IE, try reinstall the plugin
  5. lboregard

    lboregard LI Guru Member

    in my case the meter resets when there's a power failure .... i keep the stats on a cifs share and whenever the power goes out, all stats are lost ... im living with it right now but i sure hope it could be fixed.
  6. elscorcho

    elscorcho LI Guru Member

    thanks for the suggestion, but this happens on both IE and Firefox, regardless of whichever computer is trying to access the network.

    since the page seems to stall halfway with an hourglass cursor, i'm assuming that the router is feeding the SVG interpreter bogus or invalid data. just had another test - i erased all the data in the NVRAM, which reset the router back to Tomato's default. the bandwidth meter worked perfectly. i restored a 'clean' config (which was created two days ago when the meter was still working), and the meter has the same problems, again.

  7. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    El Scorcho, ya esta quemado la maquina. You fried it. I am going to replace my questionable router tomorrow and see if it clears up my problems. Jon is having a hard time trying to figure out what to fix with so many inconsistent problems we are reporting. The firmware is probably fine.
  8. elscorcho

    elscorcho LI Guru Member

    i'm going to reset the router and reflash it to see if that will clear it up. other than the bandwidth meter, this is the best third-party firmware i've used, and i'm not likely to drop it over the loss of some SVG chart. :biggrin:

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