Tomato slower than Thibor?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by horatiub, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. horatiub

    horatiub Network Guru Member

    Ok, so I recently upgraded from Thibor and for some reason my web pages are loading slower. I checked my DSL speed, and it's at max, so no problem there.
    Btw, I have the WRT54G v4.

    anybody experienced this?
  2. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Hi horatiub,
    first off all please delete your Webbrowser cache (Temporary Internet Files /Cache ...) than check your DNS settings and maybe you should read this thread


    Did you clear NVRAM :wink:
  3. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    tomato, unlike thibor, uses an AJAX-based web interface. it is hence inherently faster than any other way of browsing, since not entire pages, but only important and hence requested values that are displayed, are being (re-)loaded and transmitted.

    if you're experiencing web-browsing on a tomato differently than on a thibor, it's most likely a client-side problem.
  4. horatiub

    horatiub Network Guru Member

    thank you for your replies. Before I upgraded from Thibor to this, I reseted the modem from the switch in the back, and even ran the Clear NVRAM from the menu, then I upgraded the firmware, ran again the Clear NVRAM option, reboot the modem and configure it.
  5. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    It's most likely a program or setting on your computer that's causing your problem and not your router. Which web-browser are you using? Have you cleared the web-browser cache and Temporary Internet files as mentioned above by der_Kief? Installed any new programs or operating systems?
  6. kop48

    kop48 Network Guru Member

    Let's not pull out the most basic troubleshooting questions everytime and assume not everyone is stupid and try to get to some more complicated solutions. I, also, installed Tomato and found internet performance in general to be lacking when compared to Thibor's firmware. I don't know why and I didn't have time to try to track it down, but I had changed nothing with my system except for the firmware.
  7. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member


    Are you referring to loading any Internet web page or just Tomato web pages? One good sign is there is no performance difference in your DSL speeds. I can't guess what you have running on your system -- hence the questions regarding what web browser and OS?


    I'd definitely switch back to whatever firmware you were using previously! If you're not going to have time to HELP track your problem I don't think there will be much progress since you seem to be an extreme minority with this performance issue. You should remember most of the users here were HyperWRT firmware users and definitely know the difference in internet performance between the two firmwares! :smile:

  8. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    Oh, but please, lets ! It is the standard for trouble shooting. In just a few quick responses we find out exactly who is STUPID, and who is not.
  9. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    I tend to agree with the rest of the Tomato converts... I too was a Thibor use for a year or two... Tomato is faster, and more stable and I don't do any fancy firewall scripts, my QOS is factory, WDS is configured by the GUI, not a script. And things run faster... I don't know any other word to use... Tomato is just simply the best firmware I have used. Wireless, GUI, internet...

    Humour the gang... and do the basics.... answer there "simple" solution questions... sometimes the problem is simpler than you think.
  10. horatiub

    horatiub Network Guru Member

    ok, so I tried IE7, Firefox, IE6, and Opera, also running Vista on one computer and XP on another. It's not way slower than Thibor, but a little noticeable, and when I mean by slow, I'm not referring to the Tomato config page, just web browsing in general. I'll try to Clear the NVRAM again and then reinstall the firmware
  11. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    Make sure you remember to clear after you install tomato as well.
  12. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    Slightly off topic

    If its AJAX based how come it doesn't support xmlhttp?
  13. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    It should ... according to this AJAX was incorporated in Tomato as early as version 8:
  14. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member how to I make calls to it?

    will the command below work as is?

    xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();

    on windoze I need to use

    xmlhttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
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