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Miscellaneous

This page allows you to tweak some secondary parameters. These settings don't often need to be modified, so make sure you understand the consequences if you do change them.



Boot Wait Time * - This is the time period when a router can be accessed using the included CFE webserver. This refers to the bootstrap portion of the process, or the loading of code before the OS. If you need to delay FreshTomato's boot process (and stay in internal webserver CFE mode), this is the setting to change. In unusual circumstances, such as a power outage, your modem might take longer to boot than FreshTomato does. This would be the setting to tweak to fix that.

WAN Port Speed * - This allows you to choose either Autonegotiate (Default) mode on the WAN port, or forcing a specific combination of speed/duplex for the WAN port. Note that you can only force 10Mbps and 100Mbps. For 1Gpbs, leave the setting on Autonegotiate.



CTF (Cut-Through Forwarding) - If set, this will enable hardware acceleration. For example, this would allow you to use your FreshTomato device in a WAN Gigabit environment. With this option disabled (Default), your WAN-to–LAN performance will depend on the hardware model in use. You might get anything between 200~400Mbps on ARM devices. NOTE: Enabling CTF will disable QoS and Bandwidth Limiter, since the switching part of the packet bypasses parts of the standard Linux iptable chains.

CTF is only available for ARM Routers (like the RT-AC68U, RT-AC3200, R7000, and so on). MIPS RT-N routers (like the E4200v1, RT-N16, RT-N15U, etcetera) can use Broadcom FastNAT. MIPS RT-AC routers (like the RT-AC66U) do not support CTF or FastNAT.

Enable Jumbo Frames * - This option (Default: off) allows you to increase the maximum frame size within your LAN.

Jumbo Frame Size * - There's a difference between Jumbo Frames (default:off) and Jumbo Frames with default set to 2000. The latter is the default size if it is enabled (otherwise ignored). Jumbo Frames should usually be enabled if you frequently do large file transfers within your LAN. In such cases, all devices must support Jumbo Frames. As well, the packet size should be standardized across all devices on your LAN. It is strongly suggested you leave this off unless you have a specific requirement for it. Once you venture into Jumbo Frames, you'll have to deal with fragmentation of Internet traffic, unless the end device supports Path MTU Discovery. You may find that the limited performance benefits of Jumbo Frames is not worth the time and effort needed to tweak and troubleshoot the feature.


advanced-misc.txt · Last modified: 2022/04/28 10:02 by rs232