LPX Protocol and Tomato

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by likuidkewl, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. likuidkewl

    likuidkewl Network Guru Member

    Please forgive me if this has been discussed before but a search yielded no results.

    I have a Ximeta NetDisk that we use for Backup, etc.
    I know this uses the LPX protocol and doesn't require an IP, but for some reason the transfers to and from this device with tomato installed are deathly slow.
    I have tried to find a way to maybe push up its communication priority with QoS but no ip, no MAC in the device list, and no option for the LPX protocol in the rules setup. I believe limit my options greatly with this.

    So if anyone has any suggestions to remedy this problem please post.

    I love the Tomato firmware it is by far the best I have tried, and I do not want to get rid of it because of this. But if a solution cannot be found I am affraid I might have to as the nightly backups are becoming corrupted due to congestion to the device....
  2. Slimey

    Slimey Network Guru Member

    How about using a small switch and put the backup device and whatever it is you are backing up on it?
  3. likuidkewl

    likuidkewl Network Guru Member

    It is setup that way Smiley, thanks though.

    I figured out it is mainly the Wireless client that has troubles doing it's "dumps", the next slowest is the 2nd WS pc which is on the "other" side of the router.
    But the PC's on the same switch have no problems at all disk access is on par with stated speeds.
  4. likuidkewl

    likuidkewl Network Guru Member

    Ok I think I got it.

    I got some good information from here:

    Some what remedy follows
    -Disable WDS
    -Use G only mode, B is a dinosaur but I needed it for a PocketPC. oh well
    -Disable afterburner

    Seems to be about 3-5x faster we will see about the backups.
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