Asus RT-N12 hw B1 router w Toastman & being overwhelmed?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by pcguy, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. pcguy

    pcguy LI Guru Member

    I have an Asus RT-N12 hw B1 router with Toastman's tomato-K26-1.28.0500.5MIPSR2Toastman-RT-N-Std.trx . The other day while downloading a 4.4GB ISO file the other computers on the lan were unable to browse websites at all. Both Firefox and Chrome would time out on my 20Mbps/.5Mbps cable modem connection.

    I have downloaded ISOs on my prior DSL connection without having this problem but I was using a WRT54GL router then and did not have the timeout issues with other lan boxes. Just wondering whether there is a known problems with the above build being over whelmed with heavy traffic and if upgrading to the tomato-K26-1.28.0501.3MIPSR2Toastman-RT-N-Std.trx build would help at all?

    I assume if I do upgrade it can be upgraded over the top of my existing firmware?
  2. Elfew

    Elfew Network Guru Member

    Just use qos
  3. Porter

    Porter LI Guru Member

    Torrenting can kill your connection, no matter which firmware you use. Most of the time the bittorrent client uses settings that are just too aggressive.

    Which firmware did you use on your WRT54GL?

    Go under Advanced//Conntrack/Netfilter and click on "count current". See if this value comes close to the Maximum Connections limit.

    Go under Status//Overview and see how high the CPU load/usage is when others can't reach websites.

    QoS might not even help you if your bittorrent client establishes too many connections.
  4. pcguy

    pcguy LI Guru Member

    The ISO was being downloaded from Apple Store using the Apple webstore downloader.

    The WRT54GL was using the normal Tomato firmware from Polarcloud. Either 1.27 or 1.28.
  5. Elfew

    Elfew Network Guru Member

    It is like P2P not?
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