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Done to death: tomato vs. ddwrt (bitorrent?) -> also, 32mb

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Dismal_Nihility, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Alright, PLEASE dont yell at me here. i know we've all been through this before, but ive been googling for a couple of weeks and im really losing my mind.

    i have a WRT54GT router, sporting 200mhz and 32mb. its been flashed with wrtg54gl's firmware, so it acts as such.

    im having two problems.

    1) i cant decide between ddwrt and tomato in regards to bitorrent! im just trying to find out which of the two truly has better bitorrent support.

    2) does my 32mb's play in her at all? what are the advantages to the extra breathing room? would it be to my advantage to overclock my cpu?


    so, if youre going to tell me to do more research: dont. i have. and im lost. and im not the only one so as far as im concerned, this post belongs here.


    NOW. decide. please. for me. tomato or ddwrt for bitorrent.
     
  2. kardzzz

    kardzzz Addicted to LI Member

    I was using dd-wrt v24-rc5 for over a year and thought everything worked fine. My connection was a 2meg line and any QoS slowdown I put down to this 2 meg line. I'm a heavy BT user so my priority was http surfing when i was online; I found I had to kill my BT application evertime I wanted to surf
    I then upgraded to v24-final and found that the dhcp wireless function didn't work; Then decided to give Tomato a try. I am not going back to DD-wrt!! The QoS in tomato works and dd-wrt's, I don't know.

    Go with tomato, the extra ram will allow you to maximise the connections of BT clients. In QoS, remember to just use 'port' numbering and forget L7 rules.

    good luck
     
  3. spliff

    spliff LI Guru Member

    Tomato's QOS is more reliable and consistent than DD-WRT. The UI is much easier to work with as well. The extra RAM means you can have more concurrent connections, but even with 16MB ram, you can probably run 4000 connections or more and it doesn't break a sweat.
     
  4. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    If it's bittorrent performance you want, go with Tomato. Especially Victek's mod, which incorporates the speedmod, and a few other tweaks. The speedmod allows you to have a huge amount of concurrent connections. Especially with a 32MB router. I have a 32MB WRT54GS v2.0 and I always have at least 5-10 or more torrents going at once, sometimes with 200-500 connections each, and my browsing speed isn't affected at all. I'm also using QoS to give priority to browsing.

    I used to use DD-WRT, and it couldn't handle one torrent with 50 connections.
     
  5. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    I used to be an avid dd-wrt user for several years. I just accepted the fact that the free memory being so low was the norm. Then I tried tomato and never looked back.
     
  6. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Just FYI, I use WRT54GL which has 16MB memory - I usually have many P2P users online (including myself) along with other applications too numerous to go into. But still the router can handle all of it. Use Victek/Speedmod and Your 32MB should make it bombproof with connection limit left at the default 10240.

    You do need to get your QOS sorted out properly to see the difference, there's a lot of info in this forum. Don't use the default QOS classification - it's really not ideal.

    I just went back to try DD-WRT, to see if it had changed in the newest incarnation, v24SP2 - but I found it was just the same as before. Namely - the rudimentary QOS doesn't work (for me). However, it has a very stable wireless driver, so I'm using it for all my AP's, where it has been superb, but I use tomato for the router.
     
  7. Mothersh1p

    Mothersh1p Addicted to LI Member

    Tomato QoS and TC

    I have a way better QoS and TC setting. If everone is interested I will sell it for 5€. Thank you.
     
  8. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    Now that's funny :rofl:

    I read somewhere a person has a bridge in Brooklyn up forsale as well.
     
  9. spicoli

    spicoli LI Guru Member

    Testament: Using DD-WRT, I had to stop torrent traffic to play Team Fortress 2. With Tomato, I had both running, with no lag/ping spikes. :D

    Don't get me wrong, DD-WRT is great, but the QoS needs to be reworked.
     
  10. Mothersh1p

    Mothersh1p Addicted to LI Member

    O.K. price is rising, its 10€ now.
     
  11. spicoli

    spicoli LI Guru Member

    Click.
     
  12. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    HA HA HA HA That'll keep him busy for a few days

    Time to get back on topic though.

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    But that is funny... Thumbs up to you spicoli

    Little off topic and I apologize... Is spicoli your name or are you a fan of the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High in which Sean Penn played Jeff Spicoli. Loved the scene where he had a pizza delivered during Mr. Hand's class.
     

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