VERY very long 'Device List' when using torrents and a 'clogged' connection

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by losimagic, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. losimagic

    losimagic LI Guru Member

    My device list is showing (probably) hundreds of attached devices in the list - are these other peers? I ask because a friend of mine doesn't get this. His connection is PPPoE via a dsl modem, and mine is PPPoA via a dsl modem.

    We both have the same setup otherwise, a WRT-54GL connected to a Netgear DM111p modem.

    This is the 2nd modem that I've used with this router, previously I used a Safecom 4110. With that modem I had no problems at all, this this new modem I feel like my connection is 'clogged' - things are taking a while to access. All that's changed is the modem, I've changed nothing on the WRT.

    The new modem is ADSL2 capable, the old one wasn't, so I would have thought the new one would have been able to cope with more traffic

    Any ideas?

  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member


    This is a 'feature' of half-bridge modems running 'zipb' or I guess 'ip extension' in the case of the dm111p - also check that the modem passes on both the ISP DNS servers (I've seen some code that doesn't).

    I guess the 'netmask' given to the wrt54gl is "" and the gateway=IP address ?

    And the lease time will be short 5 minutes?

    The device list = arp table = neighbourhood table, and this filling up will cause problems, and its unnecessary as all the IP addresses quote the modem mac address!

    If you can run in pppoe full bridge you don't have these problems!
  3. losimagic

    losimagic LI Guru Member

    Hi, thanks for the reply.

    Assuming you mean the netmask under basic->network in tomato, it's set at

    Not sure which lease time I should be looking at

    Sadly I can't connect via anything other than PPPoA - the UK, and my ISP use very antiquated systems :(

    edit: just noticed the subnet mask on the dm111p

    IP Subnet Mask

    And the Gateway is an IP address, though not the one given to ME by my ISP, I assume it's just an general ISP address

    Also just noticed that I think it's causing my connection to an IRC server to drop frequently :(
  4. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

  5. losimagic

    losimagic LI Guru Member

    Thanks, I'll give that a try as soon as I can - I'm away from the modem for the next few days though so I'll have to resurrect this thread then.

    Thanks again for your help!

    I hope it makes a difference :)
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