DNS page timeouts

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Thracian, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. Thracian

    Thracian LI Guru Member


    I have a WRT54GL with tomato 1.07 and LOVE IT! However, I recently started getting page timeouts while browsing the net. If I refresh after the timeout the page will load fine.

    I suspected that my isp's dns servers were the culprit but have since used a number of 3rd party dns servers including my current "opendns".

    Is this a setting I'm not aware of or do any of you have a clue to how I could FINALLY remedy this thing?

    Thanks for looking
  2. Thrasher

    Thrasher Network Guru Member

    I had the same problem recently, like you I tested various DNS servers via the WRT and came to the conclusion that Tomato was refusing/unable to do DNS lookups.
  3. Thracian

    Thracian LI Guru Member


    Thanks for the info, Interesting to say the least. Anyone else having this issue?

    This perplexes me as everything else wired-wireless is working flawlessly. I guess I will either have to live with it or switch to another 3rd party firmware. :thumbdown:

  4. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    Looking over yer other 46 forum posts really shed some light on the problem. :eek:
  5. joeyford1

    joeyford1 LI Guru Member

    Make sure you don't have an inbound limit set in your QoS settings or using a script that will limit inbound bandwidth. Apparently you need those dropped packets.
  6. Thracian

    Thracian LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the reply. I do not use QOS at the time being but I am currently testing the possibility of the page timeouts being do to my gigabit switch.

    I'm going to test without the switch and will report back.

    Again thx
  7. joeyford1

    joeyford1 LI Guru Member

    I had this same issue recently. Sometimes pages would timeout or would take FOREVER to load. I tracked it to my QoS settings and I had an inbound limit set for the web browsing category. I also tried turning off QoS and using a script to limit the bandwidth to each IP on the network but it did the same thing.

    I never really realized that dropping packets was so bad, one example is WoW, I had a very nice 30ms ping to the server but I lagged badly and other Players and MOBs didn't show up on screen until they were right beside me or sometimes not at all.

    I am not even close to being an expert on this but I would personally recommend that you remove any inbound traffic limiting device from your network or just turn it off.

    Here is a great thread (i'm not sure why its not sticky'ed) Need some clarification on how QOS works
  8. Thrasher

    Thrasher Network Guru Member

    I don't understand if that's supposed to be funny or not :?
  9. Thracian

    Thracian LI Guru Member

    Issue Resolved

    Since my last posting I have been doing some tests to nail this thing down.

    The culprit was a Linksys 5 port gigabit switch. Since replacing the switch I've had ZERO dns page timeouts!

    I've even upgraded to Firmware 1.09 and shes sailing right along.:)

    Thank you all for your help
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