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Need Some Help-2 PC's 1 Fast, 1 Slow

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by chrismgan, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. chrismgan

    chrismgan Addicted to LI Member

    I have a WRT54GL (running Tomato) and cable internet connected to my PC. Everything runs fine and fast. Also connected to the router is my Son's PC via CAT5 and his speeds are 5 to 7 times slower than mine. The CAT5 cable is fine, we checked it by hooking directly to the modem and his PC. He plays a lot of Xbox Live and is having a real hard time with it. His friends are calling it his "Walmart internet" because it is so slow. Can anyone suggest a workaround to this problem.

  2. kamatschka

    kamatschka Network Guru Member

    How did you measure the speed?
    Which OS is he using?

    And what does the xbox360 has to do with his PC ?

    Greetz kama
  3. chrismgan

    chrismgan Addicted to LI Member


    We tested using www.speedtest.net. His OS is XP. Both the PC and Xbox Live run slow. He doesn't use them at the same time, he plugs the CAT5 cable into what ever he needs to use.

  4. kamatschka

    kamatschka Network Guru Member

    Does your Sons PC has Wlan ? If so, can you activate it to test the speed?

    So you tested it directly with the PC of your son connected to the Modem and there is no speed issue. So the Problem must be located to the router.
    Which version of Tomato do you use?

    Did you tested the connection with both , your and your sons PC at the same time, and with only the PC of your son connected phisically to the router?

    Did you configure any portforwards to your computer or did you enabled some restrictions like QoS or the other Access Restrictions which Tomato is offering?

    Did you test another ethernet port on the router?
  5. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    Do you have any QoC configured? any other type of firewall rules? Are you using DHCP or Static addresses
  6. chrismgan

    chrismgan Addicted to LI Member


    I'm using DHCP and have QoS enabled.

  7. joeyford1

    joeyford1 LI Guru Member

    Is it still slow with QoS disabled?

    QoS can cause a lot of problems if it is setup incorrectly.

    And sorry i have to ask the obvious, is the other PC downloading/uploading, such as torrents or Steam?
  8. chrismgan

    chrismgan Addicted to LI Member


    I'll try it with QoS disabled and report back.

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