Is your Tomato stable?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by wycf, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. wycf

    wycf Network Guru Member

    Mine is. It's been 7 days and it works just fine. I 've used other firmwares and I used to reboot them a lot. Now with my Tomato 05, the next reboot will be upgrade to 0.06? :)


  2. dvaskelis

    dvaskelis Network Guru Member

    Besides stability, the other pleasant surprise to me was that you can change almost anything and it does not reboot the router.
  3. Reiper

    Reiper LI Guru Member

    So far have only had to reboot when going from one version to the next! :)
  4. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    Hmm, it's been pretty stable, but I have had a few minor issues.

    I will get an occasional wireless drop for no apparent reason (which did not happen on Thibor), and I get reports about twice a day from Azureus that UPnP is unreachable (though that has never affected the actual forwarded ports).

    I also had a problem today where I could get DNS results using NSLOOKUP from the command line, but all three of my machines were getting DNS failures using IE and Firefox. That one was pretty odd, but making a quick change to DNS and restarting DNSMasq got that all sorted.

    But, the QoS screens are FANTASTIC, and I haven't had to reboot the router for any reason (other than the DNSMasq restart). 7 days, 8 hours, and 18 minutes - and counting.

    For beta software, it's pretty solid stuff!
  5. myersw

    myersw Network Guru Member

    Up 7 days and 22 hours. Only other fw on this wrt54gs v4 I have used that was this stable was Thibor15c. Oh yes my other router was solid with Tofu. Unlike the post above my wireless is rock solid as well. Wireless is the only connection I use except of updates. Using WPA personal for security.
    Love this fw. Nice menu system. Like the graphics presentation of bandwidth and QOS. Looking forward to what else Tofu has in store.
  6. jeffjs

    jeffjs Network Guru Member

    Very stable!

    Name WRT54G w/Tomato
    Time Mon, 02 Oct 2006 21:38:09 -0400
    Uptime 8 days, 00:04:26
    CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 2.1% / 0.9% / 0.0%
    Total / Free Memory 14.18 MB / 644.00 KB (4.43%)
  7. katsyonak

    katsyonak Network Guru Member

    I also had major DNS resolving issues, where many sites would instantly time out and many addresses that couldn't resolve. I tried many things but wans't able to fix that and eventualy reverted to Thibor 15c and the problem went straight away.
    I really love Tomato and will love to install and have it once this issue is resolved.
  8. bigl2

    bigl2 Network Guru Member

    Wait for new Tomato 0.06 in few days with DNS fixes.
  9. gotamd

    gotamd Network Guru Member

    Tomato is getting more and more tempting by the day... I don't know how much longer I can hold off at least giving it a try. The QoS looks superior and being able to change practically any setting without a reboot sounds very nice. I'm glad to see it's stable for the most part too :)
  10. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    gotamd -

    RING. RING. Your inner geek is calling. Answer the call! ;)

    Tomato is GOOD STUFF!
  11. AeN0

    AeN0 Network Guru Member

    Tomato is rock stable !

    Name WRT54GS
    Time Tue, 03 Oct 2006 22:57:54 +0200
    Uptime 8 days, 02:42:38
    CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 0.0% / 0.0% / 0.0%
    Total / Free Memory 14.18 MB / 4,516.00 KB (31.09%)
  12. wycf

    wycf Network Guru Member

    I don't have any DNS issue. Dont't know if this will help, but try to flush the DNS at cmd:
    ipconfig /flushdns

    It will clear the DNS cache on your PC.
  13. sorian25

    sorian25 LI Guru Member

    Great firmware!

    Only time I have had to reboot was after an upgrade. Great firmware! Keep up the good work.

    Time Tue, 03 Oct 2006 13:23:42 -0800
    Uptime 6 days, 23:20:12
    CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 27.2% / 31.7% / 19.1%
    Total / Free Memory 14.18 MB / 4,052.00 KB (27.90%)
  14. dvaskelis

    dvaskelis Network Guru Member

    I've had that happen when I've changed some Tomato settings during some of the "saving settings" messages. I'm not sure which settings, probably something in QoS while I was playing with it trying to get it optimal for my setup.

    No DNS issues here.

    Same overall impression here, no reboots even though I've played with virtually every setting while I was "trying things out." 8 days, 20:34:57 now, I pretty much installed 0.05 right after it was posted.
  15. mmisnan

    mmisnan Network Guru Member

    Had no reason other than curiosity when moving from Thibor 15c to Tomato. The last time I had to reboot was because of the upgrade .. has been running fine for the last 7 days .. and the most important thing, p2p doesn't bring down the router .. love the QoS too..!
  16. Vindicator

    Vindicator Network Guru Member

    Updated my WRT54GL v1.1 to Tomato from Thibor15c over a week now. Rock solid since then.

    I just miss the option to prevent Wireless Clients from accessing the WEB GUI, or maybe i'am just to blind to see it. Anyway, i've tried this one just for the fun, but now, i'm not switching back to Thibor15c.

    Thanks for the excellent work done already!
  17. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    It's under the BASIC section --> Wireless Filter. You are give the following 3 choices regarding wireless Internet access:

    Wireless Client Filter
    Disable filter
    Permit only the following clients on this router
    Block the following clients from connecting

    If you are talking about accessing the Tomato Web GUI, just make certain they don't have the password.

  18. Vindicator

    Vindicator Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the reply. It's pretty much that.

  19. myersw

    myersw Network Guru Member

    Been rock solid for me. Up for 13 + days. Last reboot with the load of Tomato v 05. Love it.
    Sun, 08 Oct 2006 12:03:01 -0400
    Uptime 13 days, 13:02:38
    CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 0.3% / 0.1% / 0.0%
    Total / Free Memory 14.18 MB / 5,080.00 KB (34.98%)
  20. njeske

    njeske Network Guru Member

    my main gateway is a G v4. it's usually stable for about 48 hours, but then the internet will slow to a crawl, or just stop working entirely. i can't even get into the web interface of the router sometimes. a power cycle always clears it up. before and after i loaded Tomato i cleared NVRAM and restored default settings. just to be sure all the defaults are correct, i've done that once again since. not sure what's going on. i had the same thing happen with Thibor 15c sometimes, but usually only once a week. maybe i just need to get a GL to replace my main gateway.
  21. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    I have a G v4 and have no issues ... Tomato works perfectly and has been rock solid for since it first came out. :thumbup:
  22. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    The G4 and GL are basically the same hardware, so there's no real reason to be changing hardware. Of course, if you do, send the "old junky V4" to me at....(just kidding)

    Do you connect to P2P? Because that sounds a lot like the P2P bug... What are your connect timeout and max number of connections settings (under Thibor, it's under ADMIN, in Tomato it's under Advanced / Conntrack).

    Tomato allows you to view the number of connections you are currently using, and you can compare that to the max number of connections. If you get close after 36 hours or so, then there's a good chance you are simply running out of connections. Try the following:

    1. INCREASE "Maximum Connections" from 2048 to 4096.
    2. DECREASE "Established" under "Conntrack TCP Timeout" from 14400 (4 hours) to 7200 (2 hours).

    I just now noticed, as I was walking though this, that Tomato shows the number of connections in each state, allowing you to determine how many of what kind of connection is eating up the connection pool. At least this is true in 0.6, which I loaded up this morning.

    The more I look at Tomato, the more I love it. Jon really worked to get those "little extras" in the GUI....
  23. njeske

    njeske Network Guru Member

    i do use p2p apps, but not often. the times when my connection slows are typically when i don't have utorrent running. i've actually narrowed it down to when i'm using newsgroups. for the first 10 minutes or so, my connection is fine. then my connection gets progressively slower the longer i stay connected to the news server. which is odd, because that's only a single connection on port 119. possible bug? i dunno, but might be worth looking into. anyone else experience this?
  24. clvc

    clvc Network Guru Member

    I've been using DT-WRT for a couple of months, and the connection was always slowing and/or crashing after some hours using P2P applications such as bitorrent and emule.
    I was hoping that it would be different when yesterday I moved to Tomato, but, the problem persist, although less frequent.
    I need some advice about the settings on the GUI, to solve the problem if there are any...
  25. clvc

    clvc Network Guru Member

    Just in time: my router is a WRT54G v2.2.
  26. mr_infinity

    mr_infinity LI Guru Member

    Version 0.05.0788
    Uptime 10 days, 22:38:42

    WRT54G v3
  27. LAGMonkey

    LAGMonkey Network Guru Member

    Name WRT54G
    Time Wed, 18 Oct 2006 00:44:13 +0100
    Uptime 7 days, 03:30:43
    CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 12.4% / 7.6% / 1.3%
    Total / Free Memory 14.18 MB / 684.00 KB (4.71%)
    Version 0.06.0810
  28. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    Tue, 17 Oct 2006 19:57:21 -0400
    Uptime 3 days, 09:17:28
    CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 0.0% / 0.2% / 0.0%
    Total / Free Memory 14.18 MB / 1,008.00 KB (6.94%)
    Version 0.07.0812

    last reboot was when I uped for .05 to .07
  29. wycf

    wycf Network Guru Member

    I envy you guys! In the weekend we had a power outage and I don't have a UPS. So, my tomato is rebooted!
  30. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    Just as an aside, I found out why my DNS lookups and other things were getting funky (I think). To tune Firefox performance, I had http pipelining turned on and set to 16 simultaneous requests. Apparently, on a "rich" site (one with lots of images and especially one with images from multiple external domains, like or, massive pipelining + Tomato = rotten tomato. ;)

    I tuned back pipelining to 5 max, and Tomato has been happy as, well, a happy tomato ever since.

    Just in case anyone else runs into similar problems...
  31. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    So today the ver 0.08 came out and i have to say tomato is the most stable firmware for my WRT54 that i ever tried. Even with the version before 0.08 i had no problems at all. Very stable and fast.
    so its a "10 of 10" from me :)

  32. myersw

    myersw Network Guru Member

    Like the above posts. Tomato is solid for me. Both on a gs v4 and gl v1.1. Only time I reboot is on a firmware update. Only other firmware I have used that was this solid was Thibor.
    Like the touches that are added, like the time for bandwidth graph and QOS pie chart. There are many other things as well, keep finding more as I poke around.
    Great job, Jon!!
  33. PsychoD

    PsychoD Network Guru Member

    Thanks! Ran into the same problem. Will try your solution!
  34. eugene_2005

    eugene_2005 Guest

    First of all I want to say that I really like Tamato. Web GUI is just awesome! The more I use it the more I like it. But...

    I have some troubles using this firmware. My usual Internet activities are browsing the web and watching stream video through RealPlayer using UDP. Something strange has started going on with my WRT 54G v.4 once I switched to Tomato 0.7-0.8. Sometime all of sudden I lose connection to the Internet. Web pages don't load and RealPlayer gives "General error has occurred..." (basically that means no connection to the Web). These outages last for about 30-60 sec and happen once in 30-60 min. I've checked Wireless connection during these interruptions and it's pretty solid. I've been using Thibor 15c before Tamato and have not had any issues like that. I had some wireless interruptions once in a while but nothing similar to what I am experiencing right now. I really like Tomato but as for now I had to switch back to Thibor 15c until Tomato gets more stable.
  35. McDowelljc

    McDowelljc Network Guru Member

    Sometimes you need to reboot EVERYTHING, including the modem.

    I have my router, Modem and VOIP interface all on one switch, so I can reboot them all at once...

    Good Luck!
  36. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    I was have some problems with connect on demand, I switch to keep alive and all is ok. I have not reset my modem since Thibor 15c and I have only rebooted the router (the GSv4) once since I flashed Tomato, and that was when I was experiencing problems with connect on demand.
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