QoS + Bandwidth Limiter Crashing E4200 v.1

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mealto, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    So, I remember using QoS with bandwidth limiter in older Tomato versions and all was well. I am now running v1.28.0504 MIPSR2Toastman-RT-N K26 Std and it seems that when I add an IP or MAC address in the Bandwidth Limiter section, the router repeatedly crashes every time the client (tried both wired and wireless individually) tries to connect to the network.

    Has anyone run into this? Is there a fix? Would love to be able to limit a specific device on the network but cannot on this version of Tomato.

    Any ideas?
  2. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    I should add, enabling QoS is fine. It's when I add a client device to Bandwidth Limiter that causes the router to reboot every 30-45 secs or so.
  3. JoeDirte

    JoeDirte Networkin' Nut Member

    QoS and BW limiter are not to be used together. You have to pick one. Using both simultaneously causes problems.
  4. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    Really? I always thought you need to enable QoS before bandwidth limiter can be enabled. Better dig up some how to articles...
  5. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    Update: Disbled QoS and ran just Bandwidth Limiter and everything works very smoothly! QoS helped shaped traffic overall but it also limited things that I needed to use for work. Now with bandwidth limiter set for specific IP's, I can get full use of the network for my work machines. Thanks JoeDirte!
  6. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    Spoke too soon. After 15 min of things working, E4200 rebooted itself. So seems bandwidth limiter may not work well with this router?
  7. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    ok, look at all the settings but not even sure if any would help to make bandwidth limiter not crash the router. Does anyone have any ideas?
  8. bake73

    bake73 Network Guru Member

    Use Shibby or Raf for bandwidth limiter.
    Toastmans always makes my e4200 crash.
  9. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    ok, not familiar with either versions. Would it be possible to share the links for the downloads?

    ok found shibby's builds. Wow, almost twice the size of Toastman's. Let me find some time and test this, will need to wait till others are not using the network first.

    So you found Shibby to be more reliable for the E4200?
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2014
  10. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    BW limiter crashes are often related to other settings on the router, like QoS, VPN, etc... Did you clear NVRAM after flashing Toastman's Tomato? Did you change anything other than basic settings and BW limiter? Any custom scripts?
  11. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    I just upgraded to this version of Toastman a few a days ago. I checked the NVRAM box and had to re-setup all my wireless info so that should confirm that it was cleared. QoS is now off and it is still causing crashes. Only script that is running is the internal one that reboots the router every 24 hours.

    Also not running VPN, just the Standard Toastman version. Thought I would try and keep the FW as small in size as possible.

    Hey, just noticed victek may have a good E4200 tomato since he has one. Can't find info on the 5GHz support. Based on the demo, it looks like only 1 antenna. http://victek.is-a-geek.com/virtual/tomatok26/basic-network.html

    Can anyone confirm this may be an older version and the latest version will support 5 GHz. Won't bother flashing until I find out it's supported.
  12. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    5GHz works fine with Victek version.
  13. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    Won't get a chance to flash with Victek till later this week. Noticed you have an E4200 V1 as well. Have you tried the bandwidth limiter to see if it is stable?

    If not, could you try it? Simple test like this would do.

    Then let it run for 15 minutes and see if it's stable?
  14. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    Update. Running Victek for almost 20 hours and Bandwidth Limiter works so buttery smooth. Thank goodness for Victek's FW!
  15. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    Sorry I did not get back to you in time. I would not have been much help any ways. Since I have never used it myself. Not really sure how to either.
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