Tomato firmware - Completely unsuccessful

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by venom, May 8, 2009.

  1. venom

    venom Addicted to LI Member


    I have taken a stab at the tomato firmware. I have experience with DDWRT v23 and v24. I tried Tomato two years ago and then again a few weeks ago. While I like it, Tomato has been completely dysfunctional for me on a simple level.

    While everything works for a time, after 24-48 hours, all our HTTP requests start to randomly fail. Sites like Gmail will load half way or hang. All systems (Win XP, Vista, Win 2003 Server) are affected.

    A reboot solves the issue, until the next 24/48 hours.

    The settings are nearly identical to my DDWRT firmware. However, on both Tomato and DDWRT, I specifically left out the QoS until stability is attained.

    With that said, why would Tomato fail on such a simple, basic function: HTTP?

    I even went so far as to disable the firewall on Tomato.

    Any help would be appreciated. I am using the current build and would love to get this thing working.

  2. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    This may be elementary, but have u done a thorough NVRAM reset together with the manual keying in of settings again?
  3. venom

    venom Addicted to LI Member


    Thanks for the reply.

    This was a brand new, secondary router. I have 2 Linksys WRT 54GL routers, one is a backup in case the primary dies and also for me to screw around with stuff. So this was a full reset and flush when the Tomato was applied.
  4. sardaukar

    sardaukar Addicted to LI Member

    Anything suspicious in the logs? Setup a syslog server inside your LAN and forward the logging from the WRT to it.
  5. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Certain sites failing usually DNS lookup failure (try using OpenDNS) or MTU issue (set router to 1400 for test)
  6. gawd0wns

    gawd0wns Network Guru Member

    If problems continue after doing another 30-30-30 hard reset, I would try flashing it again, just in case it was not uploaded properly.

    Are you sure the router is not defective? Tomato has been proven to work on WRT54GL routers (I can attest to that), I think your problem lies somewhere else.

    I remember trying to run a DD-WRT router and my Tomato router on Wireless Ethernet Bridge Mode, and each time I broke the link and set it back to Access Point mode, that I had to do a hard reset. I don't know why this was happening, I found no explanation for it. Did you try running both routers on wireless eth mode? Maybe you are experiencing the same thing I was?

    I got past the problem by linking the routers with an ethernet cable instead of wireless, then I just got rid of the DD-WRT router all together.
  7. terintamel

    terintamel Addicted to LI Member

    This sounds alot like the problem I am experiencing.
  8. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Can you try, instead of a reboot, disconnect from the ISP and reconnect, see if this reinstates normal behaviour? This might help narrow things down a little. And what version of Tomato are you using?
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