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Victek + Vegas + Tomato

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Outer Marker, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Outer Marker

    Outer Marker Guest

    I have an interesting result to share that may be of use to the community. My setup is not particularly complex, but one of my connected clients (a Playstation 3) is connected to my Linksys WRT54G v.2 with a device called "Powerline Ethernet." I was not particularly interested in connecting my PS3 wirelessly to the Access Point due to the distance, and I am not readily able to run Ethernet cables across the distance either. So these powerline devices take an Ethernet signal and pass it over the electrical wiring in the house to the receiving end - and then to my PS3. The connection has always been as good as Ethernet cable in my opinion. Here is a link to the powerline device: http://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-MegaPlug-Ethernet-Adapter-Twin-Pack/dp/B000QGBC8C

    However, after installing Victek's latest Tomato mod running Vegas, latency has almost vanished from the powerline connection. The powerline modules come with some software that you can use to test data transfer between 2 connected clients. "Data Quality" was rated at 71% before Vegas, using stock Tomato. I have also tried Tarifa firmware and got similar results. Now with Victek + Vegas, I am getting 93% "Data Quality" as reported by the software. PS3 online? I have yet to see any lag in online gameplay. As for bit torrent transactions, they are about the same. Media streaming has seen a huge improvement as well. No skipping, nothing. Constant bitstream from media server to PS3 across powerline ethernet devices.

    This mod gets a big thumbs up from me. Now if Victek could implemt NAT-PMP by integrating miniUPnP, I would be one of the happiest guys around :) :biggrin: Any news on your NAT-PMP tests Victek?

    -- Outer Marker
  2. Meffy

    Meffy LI Guru Member

    Do you have QoS enabled?
  3. Outer Marker

    Outer Marker Guest

    No, I do not have QoS enabled at all. However, under wireless settings, I do set WMM to enabled. This is actually one of the reasons I got excited about Vegas... I never really got QoS to do anything special for me (maybe I didn't experiment enough) - and my setup is not really complex. Therefore after a little trial and error with QoS enabled, I decided there was no benefit in it for me, so I disabled it.

    Now Vegas (or maybe Victek's code) seems to be doing so well for me, I'm really pleasantly surprised. Perhaps I'll try enabling QoS just for fun to see if I can achieve any greater benefit. I guess that's what tweaking is all about.

    -- Outer Marker
  4. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    In my case, QOS is needed as Vegas alone does not give any priority to the important services in my condo building. Most likely though, many standalone users don't need to use QOS, I am sure more people will give their experiences over the next few weeks.
  5. chchia

    chchia Addicted to LI Member

    Good work for the Vegas! a very impressive improvement is noticed in my house router.

    I flashed to 1.22 victek mod ND last night with Vegas enabled.

    before this i was never able to get a stable VNC remote control back to my house computer when the house PC is under heavy BT load, no matter how i set the QoS.

    right after i flashed to Vegas mode, now i get a very stable VNC connection even the PC is under heavy BT and Emule. although no download speed improvement noticed yet but i am very happy about its stability.

    good work.
  6. RockT

    RockT Addicted to LI Member

    I'm really impressed by Vegas, I hardly can believe this.

    Watching right now flash video stream with 450Kbitrate of Champions League soccer, running emule and my gf plays COD5 _without any lag_ on a 600k DSL line. This is crazy... :biggrin:

  7. Dashiell

    Dashiell Network Guru Member

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