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New To Tomato on Asus RT-N10 - Have some questions

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by whitedavidp, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. whitedavidp

    whitedavidp Networkin' Nut Member

    Hello. I have decided to give up on the Asus firmware for my RT-n10 and have flashed it to Tomato 1.28 based upon some information I have found elsewhere. It is working for both wired and wireless connections.But

    (a) I wonder about the maximum wireless speed. My laptop's wireless "n" card used to report 150Mb/sec when connected using the Asus firmware. Now it shows 72Mb/sec. This seems to be confirmed by the RATE displayed on the bottom of the Tomato main status page when this device is connected. Is there some good reason why I cannot seem to get the faster rate for my "n" devices?

    (b) There seems to be a distinct lack of documentation for Tomato. I am guessing that I just don't know where to look. Can someone point me to this?

    (c) The channel width displayed on the bottom of the main Tomato status page shows as 20 MHZ. But in the wireless section of the basic configuration page, the channel width is shown with 40 MHZ selected. I wonder if this is a factor related to (a) above. Is something wrong here?

    Thanks for your time and help.
     
  2. bjlockie

    bjlockie Addicted to LI Member

    a. Look for "Interference Mitigation" and set it to none.
    b. No clue.
    c. No clue.
     
  3. whitedavidp

    whitedavidp Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks for the tip about ""Interference Mitigation". I just tried this change and, alas, no difference. It was previously set to the default - called "WLAN Manual". Cheers
     
  4. whitedavidp

    whitedavidp Networkin' Nut Member

  5. bjlockie

    bjlockie Addicted to LI Member

    Oh, someone else wrote about poor speeds and that was their solution.
    Are you on the same channel as before?
    Try a different channel.
     
  6. jed_99

    jed_99 Addicted to LI Member

    Have you tried measuring actual throughput with something like NetMeter? I'm thinking this is sort of like the old 56K modem days - person would connect at 24000 and get 5kbps actual throughput.
     
  7. whitedavidp

    whitedavidp Networkin' Nut Member

    Well, when all else fails, read and follow directions. When I originally flashed my Asus RT-N10 to Tomato, I did NOT clear the NVRAM. When I first tried to connect to Tomato it didn't take admin/admin so I tried the user/pass from the old Asus firmware. That worked. And when I looked at the various settings, they seemed all right. So I just left all as was. Finally, I noted someone saying that most odd Tomato problems were related to having NOT cleared the NVRAM after flashing and this jogged my memory. After doing this and resetting everything, all seems well. Sorry for the bother and may this serve as a reminder to those who follow in my, admittedly weak, footsteps. Cheers
     

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