Shibby Tomato E4200. VPN throughput question

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Hardrock, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Hardrock

    Hardrock Networkin' Nut Member

    I am running the latest version of Shibby Tomato in my Linksys E4200 v1 and it’s really good, does everything I need it do including NAS and VPN.

    The VPN I run through the router is in client mode, and my ISP provides me with a 30Mbps download, 2Mbps upload. All traffic in my network goes through the router.

    A few days ago, I did a broadband speed check on my network with the VPN client running... Managed on average to get a 5Mbps download and 1.5Mbps upload. This big reduction in download speed is impacting things like IPTV where we get a lot of pixilation if there are other users on the network.

    Clearly, the overhead and processor / ram limitations of the E4200 is impacting the performance of the VPN throughput, so I would like some help to review some options to route all the E4200 outbound traffic through dedicated hardware i.e. use a Atom based motherboard running pfsense or use a laptop already on the network with OpenVPN running and tunnel all the traffic through it.

    I’ve read lots on the subject already... but I’m not the brightest spark when it comes to networks, but I am learning.

    Any advice to sort this would be much appreciated.
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