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TX Burst/Frame Burst

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jersully, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    Is Frame Burst in Tomato under Advanced/Wireless the same as the TX Burst feature found in some cards?

    Secondarily, I just bought three Edimax cards with Ralink chipsets that I'm very, very pleased with. The RAUI program for Windows had a toggle switch to enable/disable TX Burst. I've switched to Windows Zero Management to save some memory on an old laptop, and have not been able to find where to manage that feature. If these features are the same, and it's enabled on the router, do I have anything to worry about? If it's not the same, can I enable TX Burst without using RAUI? I've been through the card's settings in Device Manager and if it's there it's not obviously named.
     
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    I would think so. Some cards/drivers call it "Throughput Enhancement".

    The "Something Burst" feature goes with the card's driver, so look for it there.
     
  3. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    I was arriving at the same conclusion that they're the same thing. I would think that with Frame Burst enabled on the router I'm bursting to my clients, but until I find out what the Windows driver calls the feature I won't know if I'm bursting back. I've sent an e-mail to Edimax, but if I don't have a reply by tonight I'll load up RAUI, play with the feature, and see which values get changed in the driver's Advanced properties or perhaps in the registry itself.

    OT: I'm so frakking happy with my WRT54GL running Tomato and these Edimax/Ralink cards. The QoS feature lets me run bittorrent, Vonage, Xbox Live, and browse the web at the same time and my new NICs are rock-solid at 54Mbps over 35 feet away through three interior walls. Not to mention whatever my TiVos and Wii are doing. Sorry; had to gush. And innit funny how before you know it there are ten LAN clients in your house?
     
  4. rcordorica

    rcordorica Network Guru Member

    in theory packet bursting is bad for latency once you have a lot of clients on your network, but it should increase bandwidth in bursts.

    I am still undecided if I should have it on or off for a ~10 client network. I have had it on with a 30ms beacon interval and really haven't had any problems with latency; but I think thats mainly because of my low beacon interval (for gaming).\

    linksys advice is to turn it off after having more than 3 clients to prevent performance problems.

    The problem is that my network is so dynamic its hard to test under identical conditions with frame bursting on and off for latency and bandwidth.
     

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