New user observations

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by bhlonewolf, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. bhlonewolf

    bhlonewolf LI Guru Member

    So I've been using Tomato for about a couple of weeks and putting it through some paces. I've been a long time user of DD-WRT, and while I still love that firmware, I just kept hitting a few roadblocks, the biggest being getting QoS working reliably for my VOIP, followed by regular reboots. I considered upgrading to v24 RCx, but several folks have been bricking themselves, so I decided to try Tomato.

    I have to say I really thought I'd be missing features, but I haven't. The VPN endpoint is about the only thing, however, I can get around that using PPTP pass through or SSH.

    The QoS has so far worked really well. What's interesting is that my standard VOIP test of turning off QoS, saturating the upload to hear the quality degrade, then testing with QoS -- I actually had a hard time getting the quality to suffer without QoS. Not sure how or why that is (a factor of network conditions, or a factor of the firmware), but with other firmware, I've really had a struggle getting good voice quality.

    One odd thing I've noticed: I have UPnP enabled, but I'm not seeing any forwarded ports in the GUI, despite having several machines, an xbox, etc. on the lan all using various apps. My apps seem to work right; messenger says I'm connected through a UPnP port-restricted NAT. So all is good, but as I recall from DD-WRT, that UPnP port fwd list was a mile long. Anyone else notice this?
  2. Slavedriver

    Slavedriver LI Guru Member

    Yup, the only app that I have listed there is uTorrent and even that is not listed 100% of time it's working.
  3. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    I see everything I expect to see in the upnp forward list in the GUI!
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