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dd-wrt: More cpu-load than tofu11?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by Top_Gun, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Top_Gun

    Top_Gun Network Guru Member


    I have replaced my Netgear WGR-614v4 two days ago with the Linksys. There were no unsolvable issues with this unit, maybe I just got a little bored by the piece of hardware ;)

    So far, I have testet the latest original firmware, dd-wrt v23 and tofu11.

    I do like the pptp-server in dd-wrt v23, because it would allow me to set up a service-vpn to my father's box appx. 30km away.

    However, I found that the use of Emule and Azureus rendered the unit too unstable. I had to reset the box about once per hour, even with 4096 connections, TCP set down to 300s and UDP set to 45s.

    I tried the two little startupscripts I could find in this forum, nothing helped.

    Yesterday evening, I switched to tofu11 (stock, no modifications), and the router works without a problem. No pptp, but I can live with openvpn - though I prefer not to install too much software on my machines.

    What I discovered: The router's workload with dd-wrt is about a magnitude higher than with tofu11. While my box showed 0.3 to 0.9 as standard workload with dd-wrt, it is down to 0.0x with tofu11.

    Is the workload of 0.3-0.9 normal with dd-wrt, or did I configure something unusual?

    I used the following services with dd-wrt:

    static DHCP (why Linksys does not offer this standardfeature is beyond me)
    some port-forwarding (5x)
    uPNP: Switched it off as azureus claimed that there were known problems with the WRT54G (probably with the stock firmware)

    WLAN is configured to WPA2/AES+TKIP, however the filesharingbox is connected with copper.

    The router is identically configured with tofu11, except for the non-existant pptp-server.

    Top Gun

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