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WRTP54G Linux Performance Degradation

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by bmcneely0, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. bmcneely0

    bmcneely0 Network Guru Member

    I recently switch to Vonage from AT&T because AT&T didn't offer service in my new area. Although I had problems with Linksys products failing very frequently in the past, I decided to take a chance and get the WRTP54G. The router config was as easy as I remember and the Vonage is working fine. My complaint is this. I have two computers, one running Windows XP and one running SuSE Professional 9.1. On my D-Link router both performed equally well. With the WRTP54G (Firmware level 1.00.60) I'm seeing orders of magnitude performance degradation on the Linux machine versus the Windows machine. I'm wondering if this is some kind of TCP/IP packet configuration or something. Both machines are using wired connections, no wireless. On the Linux machine I can get some improvement by using Opera 7.54 instead of my usual Firefox 1.5.0.1. I use Ximian Evolution as my e-mail client and the send and receive e-mail now takes exponentially longer as well on both the up and down sides. Any suggestions?

    Regards,
    Brad
     
  2. mazilo

    mazilo Network Guru Member

    If you have the QoS turned on, please disable this option to see if there is any degradation. If the problem still persists, then at least we know it is not caused by QoS features, but something else.

    Failing the above test, I would recommend if you put this WRTP54G behind your previous router. However, this scheme may and/or may not work mainly because a WRTP54G doesn't support a STUN nor an Outbound Proxy server options, except the Registrar Address server. You sure can file a complain to Vonage asking them to add a STUN and/or an Outbound Proxy server options to the next firmware releases.
     
  3. bmcneely0

    bmcneely0 Network Guru Member

    Tried disabling QoS but no improvement. Hopefully Linksys will consider addressing this in a future firmware release. On the otherside, by the end of the year my new house will be built which is in a area serviced by AT&T CallVantage so if push comes to shove I can switch back to them. If anyone has any other ideas I'd appreciate thoughts.

    Regards,
    Brad
     
  4. mazilo

    mazilo Network Guru Member

    Can you make sure the DNS servers entry is correct?
     
  5. bmcneely0

    bmcneely0 Network Guru Member

    Took a look at /etc/resolv.conf and found an entry that shouldn't have been there that Yast must have added since i didn't. I removed it and all is well with the world. Thanks.

    Brad
     

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