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Speed issues

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mcala, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. mcala

    mcala Addicted to LI Member

    I have a small issue that didn't happen when using "1.25 ND Victek mod". My ISP is Comcast and they offer the service called "PowerBoost" which gives a boost of speed while downloading. I no longer have that feature anymore since upgrading to 1.27. I have their 8000/2000 plan and while hooked up to the router which is a WRT54G ver 3 and doing a few speedtest sites i am just getting 8000/898. I bypassed the router for a direct connection and i received 23000/3000 @ multiple test sites. Back on the router now and still capped @ 8000/800. When i installed the new stock 1.27 i did a NVRAM reset. Has anyone found this also while using Comcast? I am still waiting for the Victek mod to update.
  2. neoufo51

    neoufo51 Network Guru Member

    I experienced all sorts of issues with the 1.27 release on my WRT54GL connected to Comcast, including frequent disconnects. I thought it was a Comcast problem but when I went to the Victek 1.25 version, all my problems disappeared.
  3. mcala

    mcala Addicted to LI Member

    Thx for the reply, at least i'm not alone. Contemplating ddr-wrt but i love Tomato.
  4. mcala

    mcala Addicted to LI Member

    Seems there is no problem with Tomato after all. I went out and purchased a new WRT54GS2 using stock firmware and same speed cap. I never thought it to be my OS but i confirmed it with 3 PC's and two routers. Kubuntu/Ubuntu is the problem. I am using Kubuntu 9.10. An update that was released a few weeks ago is causing my speed issues not Tomato and i am not alone. I would like to apologize to Jon and the Tomato community.


  5. mcala

    mcala Addicted to LI Member

    Here is the fix for me on Kubuntu/Ubuntu 9.10.

    Disable wireless thru Network Manager or WICD and run the code in terminal.

    sudo iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M
    I now receive 23000/4000 using Tomato at various speed sites.

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