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Tomato firmware slows down internet greatly!

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by kunu822, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. kunu822

    kunu822 Addicted to LI Member

    Hey guys I have a WRT54GS v 1.1 and I recently installed Tomato firmware.

    Before on the linksys firmware I was getting 5 Mbs down and 4 Mbs up with a few disconnects here and there.

    After installing Tomato, I now get 1 Mbs up and 0.3 Mbs up, and frequent disconnects over wireless. What could be wrong? No QoS, no port forwarding, my open ports or whatever its called is 4096...any thoughts/ideas?

    I thought Tomato was supposed to stablilize and increase. Not this =/
  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Quite clearly, you have something wrong with your setup. I do believe that a request for assistance in sorting out the problem would ultimately help you, but I think many people will be offended by the manner in which you have posted this request.
  3. wasp87

    wasp87 Network Guru Member

    Did you try clearing nvram after installing tomato?
  4. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    Go back to the original firmware then. :)
  5. kunu822

    kunu822 Addicted to LI Member

    I thought I did ask for assistance...? "Any thoughts/ideas?" I'm sorry if I came off rudely but I'm quite frustrated at this moment because this has greatly affected my work.

    Edit: I cleared the NVram. Now I am getting 2 Mbs down and 1 Mbs up...so it's half my original speed.

    Are there any tweaks that I should do that helps the speed?
  6. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    What sort of load averages are you getting during a sustained full-duplex bandwidth test?

  7. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    Tomato firmware has helped my speeds over factory firmware

    Download Speed: 10.232 Mbps (10232 kb/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 8.355 Mbps (8355 kb/sec transfer rate)
    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 6:54:04 AM
  8. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    I've actually seen such "strange" behavior many years ago on a just flashed Tomato which was not reset properly. The most important thing before upgrading from original firmware is reset before and then reset again after flashing.

    Reset as in perform a full reset, hold reset add power, continue to hold reset then release. If not, Tomato will behave unexpectedly.

    Changing wireless channels and opening ports are also helpful. Another option is reset, downgrade to previous version, reset again, then upgrade, and finally reset. This hopefully will clear up any remnants of previous firmware.. good luck.
  9. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    I thought clearing NVRAM thorough before and after was good enough? :confused:

  10. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    Many years ago, such a procedure was what cleared nvram, and resetted to factory defaults the "cleanest". Not sure if it still applies to the more modern firmwares. It was the recommended procedure I got from the router modders at the dd-wrt forums. People were adding more ram, sd cards, etc... And needed to reset constantly. I believe their were small quirks, between the various firmwares.
  11. 5hi7h34d

    5hi7h34d Addicted to LI Member

    Offended? He did nothing offensive. He also requested assistance. Perhaps English is not your native tongue and you misunderstand?

  12. besonen

    besonen LI Guru Member

    how can load averages be viewed?

    -- david
  13. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    Status/Overview in the GUI gives 1, 5, and 15-minute load averages. The first number is key during testing (since it is the most volatile).

    If the load average is going very high (above 0.5), that's a clear indication the router itself is getting bogged down with something and further investigation in that direction would be warranted.

  14. kunu822

    kunu822 Addicted to LI Member

    Thank you all for the suggestions..I will be trying the reset method / upgrade to previous firmware and then upgrade to Tomato later.

    Any other suggestions? Thanks.

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