Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by anderz, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. anderz

    anderz Network Guru Member


    I have a wrt54gl running Tomato fw.

    My gf got a new macbook and are some times experiencing _very_slow speeds on internet. even though I have put here mac adress in highest class in QoS and put here on top of the list.

    here are my QoS settings:



    I have a "server" who run utorrent 24/7 and I have put bulk traffic in lowest QoS class.

    it seams that when I stop utorrent on my server, the speed on the macbook picks up agen

    when my gf is experiencing low speeds I still have good speed on my server, and on my laptop running xp sp2.

    does anyone else have trouble with mac and tomato?

    it is kind of wierd that her mac have slow speeds, but my pc is doing just fine. then shuting down utorrent on the server, and her speeds pick up...

    I have tried to limit trafick on utorrent, and setting lower max connection settings, as sugested in other threads on this forum, but no luck...

    I`m all out of options here, that is why I`m posting.. I could try another firmware, but I rather not.. I realy like the tomato fw! so if anyone have any suggestions I`m all ears! :)

  2. Sunspark

    Sunspark LI Guru Member

    You have your outbound bandwidth set to 2000 kilobit. This is 250 kilobytes a second upload. The ADSL maximum is 800. If you actually only have ADSL or whatever, the reason your connection is slow is because you are completely maxing it out. Having a high QOS is meaningless if all the outbound bandwidth is eaten.

    I have the same router, a MacBook, and have never had any problems even when I was playing with QoS.
  3. anderz

    anderz Network Guru Member


    I have 12000/2000 internet connection. so that is corectly. but I have caped utorrent to 160KB\s. so I never use more than that!

    I have caped utorrent to 1000KB\s down and 160KB\s up. still internett is slow...
  4. Sunspark

    Sunspark LI Guru Member

    Turn ipv6 off in your gf's tcp/ip network control panel for her wireless or however she is connecting.
  5. dougisfunny

    dougisfunny LI Guru Member

    It may be just the Mac Book as Sunspark implied, I know with the newer Macbooks the wireless can have issues. I know mine does....
  6. anderz

    anderz Network Guru Member

    so, what have you done to fix it?

    I have tried conecting the mac to the router with cable, then it works fine.

    do you think the wireless will work if I change firmware? or is it the router? or is it the mac?

    I guess I have to do alot of testing here...:p

    thanks for the replys guys...
  7. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    If u are using uTorrent 1.7, it's better to tweak the Advanced options to make uTorrent use only a single port (or a specified range of ports) as outgoing ports. This will make it easier to come up with a QOS rule that will affect only the uTorrent traffic.

    The options to modify are:
    1) net.outgoing_port
    2) net.outgoing_max_port
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