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First time settings recommendation

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by juyanith, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. juyanith

    juyanith Addicted to LI Member

    Hi, I am expecting my WRT54GL to arrive today to replace an old netgear router. We don't have a very complex home network but the old router has been locking up and dropping connections far to frequently.

    We have a home gigabit network and a few wireless devices. My wife uses the wireless for her laptop and the most intensive thing she does is web cam / voice chat with her family. I use the wired connection and play games (WoW) and some downloading with utorrent. I usually set utorrent to run overnight so I'm not really that concerned about it. Otherwise we both surf the web, watch youtube or netflix and other things like that.

    So, I'd like to keep the ping times low for WoW but it's not that critical. Otherwise, streaming video throughput is probably the biggest load. The number one priority of course is reliability. Especially when I'm not home to fix the router. I've already downloaded Tomato 1.27 and I'd like some recommendations on settings based on the usage I've outlined above. I'm not a complete network noob but I don't intend to spend my time fiddling with the network.

    Thanks in advance,
    -- J.
  2. Azuse

    Azuse Addicted to LI Member

    Unless you actually need the features on 1.27 stick with 1.25 RAF mod, it's nothing short of a masterpiece of stability :biggrin:

    QOS see here.
  3. juyanith

    juyanith Addicted to LI Member

    I was avoiding any modified versions until I understood more about what was modified and why I would want it, but I'll look into that one. As for Tomato 1.27, I just got the latest stable version.
  4. myersw

    myersw Network Guru Member

    I agree with the recommendation to use 1.25 RAF Mod. I had a stability issue with 1.27 ND Tomato on a WRT54GL v1.1. The 1.25 RAF Vectek mod just worked.
  5. juyanith

    juyanith Addicted to LI Member

    I have to say this has been the least painful network upgrade I've ever done. It was done in under 15 minutes including time to flash the 1.25 RAF firmware. The network is back up and everything is running smoothly. I glanced at the settings in Tomato but I haven't adjusted anything yet. I'd really like to say thank you to both of the authors, I am very pleased with how this has come together. Bravo!
  6. myersw

    myersw Network Guru Member

    Glad to hear it went so well. Tomato really is a great 3rd party firmware. When you get ready to attack QOS read toastman's information. Links are in his signature.

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