kimxk:insane:Inphinity: Is it the v1 or v2 E4200? The v1 will max out at about 120Mbps unless someone has come up with some seriously efficient third party firmware for it. Haven't tried the v2 but I hear they are better...
It is the v1 as I don't believe v2 supports TomatoUSB, I bought it a few years ago. Reading other forums etc it seems to be a common problem with this router and 3rd party firmware which don't support FastNAT, everyone seems to be OK on stock firmware as it does.
Actually, I believe Tomato does support FastNat, at least in Shibby builds through the bcm_nat module.
You lose QOS, iptraffic etc of course.
Mate! nice find, that's helped it a fair bit, but does prove I do have v1 hardware. If I run 'top' I can see sirq reaches 99% so it's maxing out. Tomorrow the plan change to an untagged port will go through, so I'll be able to test stock firmware and see if that's somehow even more efficient, although I'm probably dreaming if I think it'll get another 80mbps. Believe a website someone linked to earlier showed that v1 hardware tops out around 135mbps WAN to LAN.
Guess I'll be getting another router, have heard the Asus AC66U packs some serious grunt, although there's probably a better bang for buck option?