I have a wierd problem, i'm running Tomato (shibby 1.28) on an Asus WNR3500L. I've had this problem throughout multiple versions of Tomato, but i've never been able to consistently bypass it until now.
I have pretty slow file transfer speeds trying to transfer files from pc to pc across wireless, doesn't matter which pc or where its going, its usually around 200-768 KB/sec (capital b), this is actually slower than my internet connection which… confuses me (my internet connection maxes out around 1.4MB/sec on one computer, and that is the expected speed of my internet package). Even transferring from a computer on wireless directly to a usb drive attached to the router is about this speed.
But, now for the wierd part, i can consistently get 2-2.3 MB/sec file transfer speeds for about a minute at a time, all i have to do is change absolutely any setting on Advanced > Wireless, the router will say 'some services restarting', speed will stay at same rate for a few secs, but then a few seconds after that, speeds jump up by a huge amount, and then slowly start to go back down over the course of about a minute.
Ive noticed that a lot of the time, during this service restart on the device list page of tomato, the 'quality' of my wireless client will jump up quite a bit, usually they only have 1 bar, i rarely see them at 2 bars, but i will frequently see them at nearly full bars during this services restart (i had no idea the bar could be a color besides red until now!). My 'Rate' on the overview page will also increase quite a lot during this services restart.
There are no other wireless routers near me except for ones i own (i do have 1 other device on channel 1, my main network is on channel 11), or at least none any of my devices can see (inssider also reports none). Keeping an eye on the overview page, my cpu load rarely goes higher than 0.10, memory usage averages around 87% free, and NVRAM usage is usually around 38%. Oh, and this problem has been present for quite a long time, probably about a year, but i just never found a way to improve it until this week.
I do not know where to start guys, what should i do to isolate this problem?