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Download speed halved after Tomato install

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Turtles, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Turtles

    Turtles Addicted to LI Member

    Put tomato onto my new Linksys WRT54GL 54Mbps Open Source Wireless Cable Router with a 20Mb Virgin Media cable connection.

    I was getting 20Mb download on the default Linksys firmware, just upgraded to Tomato and download speed has dropped to 10Mb. :confused:

    Is there some settings I need to change, just left everything at default to start with.

    Any help much appreciated - go easy, I'm a little noobish :halo:
     
  2. Turtles

    Turtles Addicted to LI Member

    Just tested again and it's dropped to 5Mb?! :frown:
     
  3. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    Check QoS/Basic Settings/Inbound Limit/Max Bandwidth.

    Rodney
     
  4. Turtles

    Turtles Addicted to LI Member

    Enable QoS - box is unticked

    Outbound Rate / Limit is defaulted at 230kbits/s
    Inbound Limit is defaulted at 1000kbits/s

    I take it I need to enable QoS and edit the inbound/max bandwidth limits myself?

    EDIT: Another question :p

    The lights for DMZ and Cisco Systems setup button on the router are out - they were previously lit. Probably fine, but just wondering what it means :)
     
  5. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    If QoS is disabled, you're having a different problem. Specifically which Tomato version did you install, and from where did you download it?

    As for the LEDs, they are user-controlled. Set them however you wish. :) You have some control under Administration/Buttons / LED, much more using the led utilitiy via telnet/ssh.

    Rodney
     
  6. Turtles

    Turtles Addicted to LI Member

    I can enable the QoS by ticking the box and it opens up all the Outbound/Inbound Limit stuff. I downloaded 1.22 from here.
     
  7. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    Did you clear NVRAM after upgrading? ("Administration"->"Configuration"->"Restore Default Configuration")
     
  8. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Hi,

    is this promlem on wireless or wired connection ?

    der_Kief
     
  9. Turtles

    Turtles Addicted to LI Member

    Nope will try that :)

    Wired. But I can enable the QoS settings and manually configure my Outbound/Inbound limits can't I...or do I not want to do that. :confused:
     
  10. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    Not until you get your problem straightened out. It was only mentioned earlier because if QoS is enabled, having the wrong values can hurt bandwidth like you're seeing. Since you have it disabled, you have something else going on.

    Hopefully, clearing NVRAM (thorough) will clear it up for you. This clears out all of Linksys firmware settings, some of which may conflict with Tomato.
     
  11. Turtles

    Turtles Addicted to LI Member

    Seems to have fixed it. A little inconsistent I think, but I'll monitor it. Thanks for your help :)
     
  12. agentsky1919

    agentsky1919 LI Guru Member

    Always do a NVRAM reset after flashing, to avoid inconsistent behavior.
     
  13. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    Best. Typo. Ever.
     
  14. agentsky1919

    agentsky1919 LI Guru Member

    Sorry Einstein, I'm just human.... and human commit errors.... :smile:
     
  15. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    Haha, don't get me wrong. I wasn't judging; I make typos all of the time.

    It's just that that typo made the sentence very humorous to me. In my head, I heard it like a disclaimer to a drug commercial :biggrin:
     
  16. CaNsA

    CaNsA Network Guru Member

  17. CaNsA

    CaNsA Network Guru Member

    Well, would you like to give us an update?
     
  18. johnnymac

    johnnymac Guest

    I know it's an old thread, but clearing my NVRAM solved my speed problem (as low as 300mbps at times):eek:

    Heartfelt thanks Sgt Pepper :biggrin:

    :clap::clap::clap:

    :flowers:
     

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