Prob w/2 Raspberry Pi's on same subnet

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by wbrells, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. wbrells

    wbrells Reformed Router Member


    I'm using a pair of Raspberry Pi computers connected to a WRT54GS (ver 2.1) router. One is directly connected via Ethernet to the router, while the other one uses a wireless connection. The hardwired Pi is being used as a music file server, while the wireless one is running Logitech Media Server (LMS) software along with Squeezeslave, an LMS client.

    With the "stock" Linksys firmware everything runs fine and, via Squeezeslave, I'm able to play music streamed from the hardwired Pi. HOWEVER, with version 1.28 Tomato firmware the streaming between the two Pi's seems extremely slow with the music breaking up/pausing every few seconds! This problem occurs even when there is almost no other network traffic. The problem remains with of without QoS activated in the Tomato software.

    I'm not a network expert, but could this problem be caused by the Pi-to-Pi traffic going through the router (when using Tomato) instead of going directly from one Pi to the other? If not that, could the Tomato router have a problem passing data from one client to another on the same subnet?

    Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

  2. Porter

    Porter LI Guru Member

    Stock Tomato 1.28 is deprecated. Please use a recent Toastman build and don't forget to wipe your NVRAM thouroughly.
  3. wbrells

    wbrells Reformed Router Member

    Porter, Thanks very much - I will follow your suggestion and see if that helps my "intralan" problem. BTW, various posts seem to suggest that the Shibby version of Tomato might be a bit more stable that the Toastman variant. Since I don't need any "bleeding edge" features, do you think that it might be safer to go with Shibby?

    Thanks again, Wayne
  4. Porter

    Porter LI Guru Member

    Actually you've got that mixed up. Toastman's is the firmware deemed more stable and Shibby's is the one more experimental.
  5. wbrells

    wbrells Reformed Router Member


    Yes, I do seem to have been mixed up concerning stable releases of Tomato! In any case, I've downloaded and flashed "tomato-WRT54GS-1.28.7633.3-Toastman-IPT-ND-Std.bin" and my router now seems to be working fine for both Internet and "intralan" applications. I have QoS turned ON and only adjusted the upload/download speeds for my particular configuration. Now I just need to study the various graphs/tables to understand exactly what is happening!

    Thanks again, Wayne
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