So about a week ago, I got this router as per a recommendation based on my usage. See, my usage involves both a heavy bandwidth usage, and a heap of connections. At any given time, my 100 mbps connection would be at an almost constant 40 mbps usage, with about 25000 connections being made.
Trouble is, the router doesn't seem to be handling it too well. As soon as I start up the programs that require such heavy internet use, the router will have one of two problems after an average of 15 minutes. Problem one: The internet cuts out. Neither of the three connected computers can transmit anything over the internet, nor can they even connect to the router IP. After about 30 seconds, everything continues like nothing happened. Problem two (and the more annoying one): The same thing happens, but instead of the internet and router coming back, it remains unavailable until I pull the plug on the router.
I was first suggested to swap out the ASUS firmware, since it might have been crashing due to the load. So I did that, and stuck Tomato on it (Tomato Firmware 1.28.0000 MIPSR2-115 K26 USB AIO). It made very little difference. It slightly reduced the number of problem twos, but it looks like it turned them into problem ones. More or less, no difference made. I suppose at least I have a little more control over the router now, but my problem remains.
So far, I've tried drastically reducing the timeout values, so that my number of active connections is reduced. Didn't help. I've tried disabling several features such as the tracking services, QoS, and a few others (I'd disable the firewall, but there's no option to do so). On that note, is there a way to run the router barebones? Just NAT and some essential services?
I'd post logs, but they don't seem too helpful. Looks like they are wiped whenever the router dies, so I have no record of previous session information that might say why this is happening.
I've noticed CPU load spikes that go up to 3.00. I don't know if these are in part or wholly the cause, since it's impossible for me to constantly monitor the overview page until these problems arise. I don't think they are, though, if a frozen overview page is anything to go by when it dies off.
Total / Free Memory 123.78 MB / 107.90 MB (87.17%)
Total / Free NVRAM 32.00 KB / 9.81 KB (30.65%)
…if it helps.
I'd really appreciate some help on this.