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Lags in video playback over Tomato 1.25

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by levinas69, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. levinas69

    levinas69 Guest


    I recently upgraded from DD-WRT to Tomato 1.25 on a Linksys WRT54G v.3.1. My basic problem is that *since* moving to Tomato I am getting lags and stutters
    in videos playing in XBMC (Xbox Media Player). This never happened with DD-WRT and now happens since the upgrade to Tomato. The XBMC player is also much slower to initialize a connection with the media server and start playing a file.

    Has anyone else encountered this problem? If so, what was your solution?

    Here is the network. The Tomato box is my "back office" router with DHCP and DNS services. The XMBC hooks into a LAN port on the Tomato box. The WAN port is configured as a LAN port, and the LAN/WAN port hooks up with my "front office" router a DIR655. The media server is connected to the DIR655. The uplink port on the DIR655 goes to the modem -- the Tomato is plugged into a standard LAN port. All the devices have addresses in the 192.168.1.x range.

    1. I have turned off WDS on the Tomato box with the idea that it had a high CPU overhead. This had no effect.

    2. Another (identically configured) XMBC hooked into the DIR655 does not experience the stutter and lag. It initializes the connection with the media server lickity-split. To my mind this further suggests the Tomato box is the problem, and the issue is not codec related.

    3. I did not experience this problem with DD-WRT, though I am loathed to go back to it after a few days with Tomato.

    4. Tinkering with the gateway has no effect. Setting the gateway to (the DIR655) or has no effect.

    5. There is no evidence in the bandwith logs for br0 that there is a a connection drop or slow down. When the video is streaming there is little or no other data passing across the Tomato box.

    Any suggestions?


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