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Which Toastman Version For Buffalo HP-G54?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by EViS, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. EViS

    EViS Networkin' Nut Member

    I've decided to upgrade my Buffalo HP-G54 from the stock Tomato 1.28 version to one by Toastman with the 'meaningful' classifications. However, looking at his 4Shared Project Space, I can't figure out which version I need.

    Could any of you kind folks point me into the right direction please?
     
  2. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    Your router supports both K24 and K26 Just make sure you get the ones not bigger than 4mb firmwares.

    You can flash it with K24 tomato-NDUSB-1.28.7624-Toastman-ND-Std.trx

    WARNING: Toast's latest firmwares have the DHCP set to disabled by default. Make sure you set a static IP to your computer (where you're flashing from) and set the default gateway to the standard 192.168.1.1. Goodluck!
     
  3. EViS

    EViS Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks for the quick response! What is the difference between the K24 and K26? Would K26 offer any improvement over the K24 on my Buffalo?
     
  4. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    With your router, I would recommend K24, which, according to one of the developers here, yields faster wifi..

    You may check this link for more info: http://tomatousb.org/doc:build-types
     
  5. EViS

    EViS Networkin' Nut Member

    Ok, I tried searching for k24 vs k26 but didn't get any results due to the 'short keywords'.

    Am I right in going with a Toastman build as opposed to a Victek? My router runs a SOHO incl. a SIP (VOIP) phone.
     
  6. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    Toastman's build includes Victek's features as well, You should be good with the link I provided which I also use for my WRT54GS v1.1 where my VOIP device is connected. QOS is enabled and everything is working great.
     
  7. EViS

    EViS Networkin' Nut Member

    I shall start the 'upgrade'. Does your VOIP phone get priority over everything else? If so, any chance you could post a screenshot of your QoS Classifications please :)? Also, did you set UDP Timeout to something other than the default 10/10 (e.g. 10/300)?
     
  8. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    set UDP timeout to 25(unreplied)/180(assured) in Tomato advanced setup->Conntrack/Netfilter tab and in your VOIP device set to 30.... Yes, I set the MAC address/IP address of my VOIP device (as well as my VOIP/SIP capable mobile phones) to highest priority as well as UDP 5060-5061 L7: SIP.(Upto 5080 depending on your VOIP client/provider)
     
  9. EViS

    EViS Networkin' Nut Member

    Just upgraded, now need to start setting everything up again. As I haven't done this in a while, could you please refresh my memory on QoS priorities:

    In order to set priority to 'Highest', this merely means putting that item at the top of the list, right? The inbound Class Limits are irrelevant to the priority that item receives?

    Also, did you use Toastman's recommended classifications and just add your phones to the top of the list? What Outbound and Inbound limit did you apply to these?
     
  10. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    I used Toastman's default QOS and just added rules for my VOIP. Yes I set those rules to highest and on top of the list. There's no magic bullet in QOS rules, really because it all depends on your usage and priorities.... I just set mine the way it is and it works for me.
     
  11. EViS

    EViS Networkin' Nut Member

    I've just had a look in my Snom 370 config, where would I enter the "30" value? I cannot see a UDP Timeout field in there...
     
  12. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    I'm not familiar with your Snom device. But usually 30sec is the default so if you can't find it, just leave it at that and just set the unreplied/assured in Tomato to what I posted above....
     
  13. EViS

    EViS Networkin' Nut Member

    Ok no worries, one final question, what Outbound and Inbound limit did you apply to your VOIP classification? Toastman recommends the following for VOIP:

    Outbound: 5% - 20%
    Inbound: 80%

    Does the maximum outbound rate of 20% not sound a bit small for setup where VOIP is the priority?
     
  14. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    I set the outbound to default. No issues so far. :)
     
  15. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    As long as the outbound bandwidth is large enough for your VOIP data it will work. It *may* be faster if set to 100%. There is a disadvantage in doing that - where you have the possibility of P2P using that class, of course it will then get highest priority and hog all your bandwidth. So in my case I set it lower. But for you, it may work better. Try it.
     
  16. EViS

    EViS Networkin' Nut Member

    Thank you for the reply Toastman.
     

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