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Main Router Maintenence - 20-April-2013, 15:58


During the day of today I will change the firmware of my main router (and reconfigure it accordingly).
I expect to further improve my QoS with this change, making the extra work and hassle worth it.

I do have a spare router which I will use to replace the main one during the firmware flashing and habituation/configuration of the new features.
There may be some sporadic instability afterwards, due to the need of having to "max out" my connection in order to properly configure QoS and verify that is working properly.

Thank you for your patience, I hope this won't cause you much issues.
I will keep you update.

(20-April-2013 17:54)
Update #1: Main router has been put back into place. QoS configuration/testing will begin.

(20-April-2013 18:23)
Update #2: Taking some getting used to the new firmware (Tomato). Still getting around the shell to configure it to my liking (firewall and stuff), but it should be "runnable" as of now.

(21-April-2013 11:53)
Update #3: I am modifying the Tomato firmware so that it has the firewall (iptables) exactly as I want it to.
Because of that, I will be reflashing the firmware soon which will cause a few connection drops very soon.

Hopefully everything will be at my liking this time :)

(21-April-2013 12:46)
Update #4: Temporarily abandoned the risk of flashing a completely untested firmware and worked around my needs with the built-in support for "event scripts" that Tomato has.

The results are quite satisfactory so I think I will just leave it like that (my firewall configuration was already in place this way, so I've just improved on that).

It's a pity it takes really long to boot (DD-WRT sure was faster), on top of that (for my particular router) there aren't any Tomato builds with JFFS (despite having 8MB flash, so I have to work with an USB drive).

Despite of these quirks, the fact it now has the TC-ATM patch required for proper QoS under ADSL more than makes up for it.
It just works all the time, not most of the time like in all other versions that don't account for the ATM cell splitting/overhead that we have in ADSL.

I think I will be very happy with this, now I will be monitoring it's stability during the upcoming week.

Thank you for your time and patience.

Last edited by loliix; 21-April-2013 at 12:46.. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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