Bittorent unstable.

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Manna420, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Manna420

    Manna420 Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi guys. I recently installed Tomato on my RT-N16 router because of the issues i had with the stock firmware. Im quite satisfied with the firmware although i havnt tested it fully yet. One major issue i noticed right away was that the bittorent was quite unstable downloading torrents. Upload was quite steady at max of my BandWidth. But the download would climb to around 600kbs and then drop slowly down to 0 where it stays for a while before rising to 600 again and then again to 0 and so on. And my full Bandwidth is as follows: 12000/5000. And if i do a speed test on a website, i do get my full BW. So the issue is with the bittorent only.

    Iv had the similar problem with my older Router WRT54G and DD-WRT where i finally figured out that the lack of enough Ram and Rom on that router was the cause, hence i bought the newer router (RT-N16) which has plenty of ram and rom. So to try excluding things that could cause the prob, i disabled the QOS, but that didnt seem to help either. Before using the firmware i had to reset the router to be able to log into the router, so i guess that cleared the NVram aswell.

    Any help is appritiated.

    Router: RT-N16
    Firmware:1.27.9047 MIPSR2-beta16 K26 USB Ext
    Computer im using to test: Acer with windows 7 installed.
  2. Manna420

    Manna420 Networkin' Nut Member

    Nobody have the answer? Any help is appritiated.
  3. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    Depending on whether QOS is (mis)configured, bear in mind that completely saturating your uplink *will* have a direct impact on the speed of your downlink due to delays in sending ACKs. At minimum, enable QOS and set your uplink speed to approximately 80% of your measured speed via speedtest, which should leave enough bandwidth for timely ACKs even on a "fully saturated" pipe.

  4. Manna420

    Manna420 Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi. Thanks for answeing, but why should that be a problem by uploading at my full BW, creating unstable download. That wasnt the case with the stock firmware?. I succesfully downloaded at 1,4MB/s yesterday around 200mb of file using bittorent. Dont know if low upload was the reason for that. I disabled QOS for now. By the way im trying to install Optware and i get the following error:

    Error: /opt partition not mounted.
    for running Optware on JFFS (not recommended), Enter
    mkdir /jffs/opt
    mount -o bind /jffs/opt /opt

    When trying to use the command as recommended to correct this issue, i get that path is read only. Any idea what im doing wrong?
  5. Manna420

    Manna420 Networkin' Nut Member

    oki that to is fixed, had to run the command mount /mnt/opt /opt

    By the way how do i format a USb disk from windows to EXT2 or EXT3
  6. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    mke2fs <device>

  7. Manna420

    Manna420 Networkin' Nut Member

    Oki, so i can use it in putty i understand, but where am i suppose to mount my USB device when doing this, the router itself or on that computer im performing the command?
  8. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    The router itself.

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