I have a linksys wrt54gl v1.1 and i recently tried out Tomato on it and immediately noticed a large drop in SMB performance. I have a windows XP machine used as a media center and file server connected to the network via wifi that i stream video from on both a windows 7 wired desktop and windows 7 wireless laptop. With the default firmware on the router these streams work fine, i put Tomato on and did the NVRAM clearing thing then just set up the wifi SSID and pass so i could connect to the XP machine. Im using WPA2-PSK with AES, the same thing i had on the original firmware and i cannot stream anything from it without buffering every minute or two (buffering! on a local network!). i couldnt find much documentation on it aside from one line in the manual as a known bug "CIFS VFS timesout a lot. (or it might the server kicking the client off…)" which i assume to be the problem.
Since Tomato isnt updated anymore TomatoUSB seemed like the obvious choice but i cant find anything about TomatoUSB and its support for this or if its been improved since Tomato. If this bug has been worked out then which build should i get? Looking at the Build Types page NoUSB-STD seems like my only choice, since the router has 4MB to flash with.
I know very little about routers and all the options and features. I can use the original firmware fairly well but it has a lot less available to configure, so if im just an idiot and completely missed configuring something i should have then let me know.