RV082 Downloads / Web page problems

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Vigile, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. Vigile

    Vigile LI Guru Member

    I recently bought the RV082 router for its dual WAN capabilities and the ability to load balance between the two ISP connections I have here at the house. I had the DLink LB604 before, but it constantly rebooted, so this was my next best option.

    I am having issues where large downloads (200MB or more) never get to complete downloading and will timeout. Also, I've noticed that my web pages that require logins, such as banks and my own web pages, would log me out, or act like I hadn't logged in. I am guessin that is because the router is changing which connection (wan1 vs wan2) it used for that request and the cookie/sessions that the web site uses get confused.

    Is there anyway to fix this? Can I somehow make the RV082 keep connections to certain sites on a single connection? That would fix the website issues, though download sites where I get game demos and such I'd like to be able to use both, without the downloads timing out.

    Any ideas would be great! Linksys has had me slowly move the MTU down to 1200, with no positive results thus far.

  2. crazyhammer

    crazyhammer LI Guru Member

    Same issue

    I have the same issues, however I am NOT usuing the load balancing feature of the router. Only one internet connection. If I download from fileplanet, gamespot or any site where the downloads are large the download starts and quits shortly there after. The download speeds get slower and slower then just stops. I have to start all over again. This is really annoying I am testing this router for a customer to put in his office and his residence. There is now way I can advise him to buy this router. His son is a game and I know he will run into this issue. Customer also does large downloads at his office. Anyone know of a fix?
  3. crazyhammer

    crazyhammer LI Guru Member

    upgraded firmware

    Just upgraded to firmware 1.3.2 (Nov 23 2005 21:04:24) from linksys site. Seems to have fixed my issues up to 70 meg download of a 1.38 gig file. Moving nice and fast at 520kb/sec constant. Lets hope this holds. Ill update.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member is avaiable at our site, you may find this can improve performace since SACKs are disabled in the 1.3.2 version. make sure as well your MTU is not set at Auto. 1500 for cable, 1492 for DSL
  5. crazyhammer

    crazyhammer LI Guru Member

    not sure about

    I have read on your site that has some issues, most worrying for me is the performance issues, getting slower and slower then requires a reboot. I cannot have this happen the client these routers are going into. I finally moved him from wireless office to a wired office, ran the cables and I am installing this router tomorrow. The wireless router he had WRT54GV5 required restarts all the time, worked great for several months then started to get worse. Wired is always more stable than wireless in my experience.

    If I put this new router in place and he has to restart it, he will go ape ;) Understandable. The issues that you mentioned were fixed. SACKS what exactly does this do for the client? More stability ? I will however make the MTU changes.

    Your site has been incredible. Learned more just tonight on linksys equipment than the last 3 months.

  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for the comments. the performance issues are limited to a few individuals afaik, and your setup may/maynot have the same configuration.

    if i had a simple answer then you would most likely do it.

    my answer to this at present is two-fold

    try the Beta firmware.
    or try and get load balancing adjusted evenly. i know most popular protocol will be http for downloads as well as viewing. this would be the issue affecting this reported problem. one way is to bind the http protocol to one of the WANs. i take it your using Dual wan and load balancing?

    on the other WAN setup your FTP,SMTP/POP3 etc. we would love to have protocols swap in and out of a session at will for maximizing throughput but i just think this is a limiting factor at present.

    SACKS - Selective ACKS is where the operating system Allows TCP to recover from packet loss without resending packets that were already successflly received. this inturn cuts down on packet resends, and does in some circumstances allow more throughput. your OS need to have this enabled as well.

    also make sure you use a manual setting for MTU as Auto defaults to 576.
  7. Vigile

    Vigile LI Guru Member

    I have tried all those options, and eventually was recommended to try putting the HTTP port 80 protocal mapped to a single WAN port. That has fixed the problem of halted downloads and logging me in to websites. But its not ideal and kind of defeats the purpose of load balancing, no?

    It is hard to imagine that Linksys and other LB router makers haven't recognized this problem and addressed it with either a fix or an FAQ answer that says there is no fix.
  8. Vigile

    Vigile LI Guru Member

    I also just noticed that my downloads are STILL not completing after disabling load balancing completely....
  9. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    it does defeat the object and it doesn't. load balancing means you can put a defined load on one wan or the other.

    ie http on WAN1 and everythng else on WAN2

    if your a games put your gaming ports on one WAN1 everything else on WAN2

    binding protocols for Load balancing is necessary really to get the best out of both WANS.
  10. Vigile

    Vigile LI Guru Member

    Fair enough -- just not what I expected when I purchased the item.

    If I could get downloads to complete stable I'd be happy.
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