can tomato == managed switch?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by d0od, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. d0od

    d0od Addicted to LI Member


    i have a WRT54GL w/ tomato on it and i've been playing with the options and reading around for a day or so and i cant seem to do what i want to, which is basically turn it into a managed switch

    or more specifically, i just want to prioritize HTTP traffic over everything else, but my modem has nat built in and hence doesnt play nice with the WRT connected to it

    is what i want even possible? ive read you can install SNMP, but that doesnt help that the router doesnt play nice with the modem

    ive tried putting it in router mode vs gateway, fooling with the routing tables etc.. doesnt seem to do what i want it to

    thanks in advance
  2. kevanj

    kevanj LI Guru Member

    Sounds like you may need to set the modem in Bridge mode, have Tomato be your WAN DHCP client for the ISP assigned address and perform any required authentication for access to your ISP's network (i.e. PPPoE for DSL), and use the QOS features in Tomato to prioritize you traffic as you wish.
  3. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    If you are not clear: A WRT54GL IS (among others) a managed switch. If you run Tomato on it and your setup like KevinJ suggests, you can do QoS.

    For terminology's sake though, the ability to do QoS is not a synonymn for "managed switch". Many managed switches cannot do QoS, but they are still manageable.
    Quick def of Managed Switch: "An electromechanical device that can be controlled remotely to interconnect two circuits."
  4. d0od

    d0od Addicted to LI Member

    good idea :)

    i tried that and now it seems my speeds are being limited 'artificially' -- i used to get 5500Kbit down straight from the modem (this being shared among 6 people, ~10 computers) and now together we cant get over 1000Kbit.. i used basically the same settings as, and tried the same with no inbound limiting

    it seems to be worse than before, and just in some routine tests HTTP traffic didnt really affect the torrenting traffic at all, is there something im missing? i looked at this tool, but im not sure how to set it up, Administration -> Scripts -> Init ?

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