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What ideal values for normal home users for Maximum connections and Hash table Size?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by leandroong, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. leandroong

    leandroong Addicted to LI Member

    1.) Maximum connections, I changed mine from 4096 -> 2048, current count is less than 45
    2.) Hash table size, 1024->512

    Base on current count, should I further reduce maximum connections of 2048?
     
  2. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    Can I politely ask what you're trying to accomplish by adjusting either of these settings, rather than leaving them at their defaults? (Note: Yes I do know what both of them control, but my question is to find out what situation you're trying to solve)
     
  3. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    Edit:
    Never mind - answered my own question. Didn't realize how little memory was used per connection.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2013
  4. leandroong

    leandroong Addicted to LI Member

    You are right. Today, maximum connection rises to 450 therefore leaving it 2048 is better.
     
  5. leandroong

    leandroong Addicted to LI Member

    Using maximum connection of 8500 gives me faster router navigation menu response time and little CPU usage.
     
  6. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    You didn't really answer my question; I'd still like an answer to it please. What is it you're trying to solve/accomplish by adjusting these settings?

    P.S. -- Increasing the maximum connection value will not give you "faster router navigation menu response time and lower CPU usage". This is nonsense and further indicates you're tinkering with things you don't understand.
     
  7. leandroong

    leandroong Addicted to LI Member

    It really works faster on my tomato router, one click on any menu, do open that GUI immediately. Although I saw no effect on CPU load, free memory and free swap.
     
  8. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    @koitsu
    I think it only speeds things up if you combine it with TCP Vegas ;)
    ... or if your network has lots of P2P and the connections are maxed out.
     
  9. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    1. The explanation I asked for has still has not been given,

    2. The OP's intention originally was to lower the maximum connection count (we do not know why, hence why I asked); now he has raised it -- in other words, "lots of P2P and the connections are maxed out" is borderline crazy (I mean that respectively not accusingly) because of the flip-flop nature of what has been done by the OP so far,

    3. Increasing the maximum connection count does not have an effect on the responsiveness of the GUI in this situation: PERIOD. It would only have such an effect if you were already hitting the maximum connection count in the first place; raising it from 8192 to 8500 is not going to change anything if your active connection count is at 45.

    All I see at this point is someone "screwing around" with no real purpose/reason behind their actions, but that's speculation on my part until I can get an answer to my question (which I've now asked 3 times). People do this kind of thing all the time, especially with wireless settings -- yet very few actually understand what it is they're doing, or why.
     
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