Connection Troubles

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by morpheouss, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. morpheouss

    morpheouss LI Guru Member


    I have got PPPoE connection (1024/256) and i use LinkSys WRT54-GL EU 1.1 with Tomato 1.07 to share internet connection to 2 computer in my home. Router works in a gateway mode.

    I have read on some linsys forum that it's better to set connection moe to 'connect on demand' than 'keep alive'. This have especially one huge advantage for me. My ISP has set session to 48h and automatically disconnects after that time. Sometimes it's 5pm when it reconnects. It's not a problem when surfing the net, but when i am playing online games... i've got laggy and need to rejoin server.

    I decided to change mode to 'connect on demand'.
    I power on computer at 8am turn off on 5pm, power on second pc on 5pm and power off on 9pm.
    After whole night i power on my computer on 8am (like last time) and i see connection uptime is over 24h...

    Why it haven't disconnected?
    I have set idle time to 5 minutes.

    Can someone help me?
  2. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    I have found that with Tomato Keep alive works better... check with other people in your area, I have heard/read that some ISP's required a 24 hour reconnect (there are several threads explaining how to do this with Tomato )
  3. morpheouss

    morpheouss LI Guru Member

    if i set it to connect on demand then it's enough to disconnect at eg 11pm everyday, isn't it?
    it will automatically connect when i power on computer, won't it?
  4. azeari

    azeari LI Guru Member

    i suspect the lag issues isn't due to the style of connecting to your isp.

    and, i believe the router will also connect to do routine jobs, like updating its local time, though it should disconnect after that
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