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RV082 Selective Acks

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by whiny, May 11, 2006.

  1. whiny

    whiny Network Guru Member

    OK, so now that we know the newer firmware disables Selective Acks, how do we get linksys to fix it for us?

    I have had terrible experience with firmware requests, etc. I figure you guys in this forum have a better idea of how we can actually get somewhere?

    Flaming bag of poop on their doorstep?
     
  2. Webmeisterus

    Webmeisterus Network Guru Member

    I have reported this very issue with RV082 firmware v1.3.2 directly to the Cisco/Linksys individual responsible for identifying possible problem issues with Linksys routers in the European, Middle East and Africa markets. Thanks go to Toxic for the means to do this.

    Toxic has also reported the SACKs blocking issue for the recent RV042 router firmware update.

    We are hopeful that these reports will lead to a resolution of this issue in the aforementioned routers.

    Other than that, have you considered prayer?

    Hope it helps!
     
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    i have raised this issue with US linksys parties as well however I do not expect a fix soon.
     
  4. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    I also added a direct report yesterday to our New England regional rep, and to one of the lead tech engineers who was present at their VAR Webinar yesterday.

    I honestly haven't had it affect any of my RV0 installs in any manner..when I upgraded the firmware on clients, and my own home RVO82, to 1.3.2
     
  5. akk142

    akk142 Network Guru Member

    selective acks

    This is going to sound bad, but what do you mean by selective acknowledgments. Do you mean Access Control Lists and/or which NAT sessions are actually created? I have an RV016 and would like to know if this applies to me. Ha, I really do know a fair amount about networking, but I'm just not familiar with this term.

    Thanks.

    -akk142
     
  6. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Selective Acks improves throughput (speed) on lines that tend to lose packets, by re-transmitting only packets that were lost, if any. "Defaults" to on (same as Yes) in Win98/98SE/ME/2K/XP and is N/A in Win95/NT.

    Speedguide.net's TCP Optimizer and DSLReports.com's DRTCP both give programs to enable/disable the feature.

    http://www.dslreports.com/tweaks

    to test it online.
     

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