Port Foward prob and Connection prob

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by RandomSkratch, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. RandomSkratch

    RandomSkratch LI Guru Member

    Okay I thought I'd use one thread for my two (possibly related) problems.
    My info to start
    Linksys WRT54GL with latest Tomato firmware
    Sympatico DSL (Speedstream 5200)
    Comps - XP Pro

    First problem - Port Forwarding

    Even though I have all the ports forwarded under the port forwarding page on Tomato, the actual ports do not open up. I have also opened the same ports on my modems setup page to no avail. I am testing the open ports with uTorrent's Check Port Open feature.

    Second problem - Bizzare connection problem

    Under normal internet usage, Tomato is the best firmware I've ever used! I've had a 4 day uptime since I reset everything and it's been great. Only thing is that if I try to stream anything (audio, video) or use bit torrent, after about 6 - 10 minutes of use all internet usage stops. But the bizzare thing is that the router is NOT dropping the WAN connection like it used to. I still stay connected and I have the same external IP. I shut down whatever program I am using and wait a few seconds and the internet comes back up and I can surf/download/stream again. About 10 minutes later it's down again.

    Like I said I used to have the WAN connection totally crap out and the router would have to renew it's IP address but this time is really confusing.

    Any suggestions on either problem would be great! (And yes I've cleared the NVRAM and hard reset both modem and router before. That's how I fixed the first problem of the constant dropping WAN connection).

  2. RandomSkratch

    RandomSkratch LI Guru Member

    I've pretty much ruled the connection problem down to the modem/wiring.

    The port issue has fixed itself.
  3. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    maybe it has something to do with your provider and perhaps this thread is worth a read.

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