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sanecyclist
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Post by sanecyclist »

I've finally got 'round to install this patch and compile the latest ftpd-topfield for my Safecom box. It increased the download speed from 1.3MB/s to 2.2MB/s, which is faster than the direct connection to the PC used to be. Thank you very much!

At 650KB/s the upload link feels even slower now though. Could you make a patch for that as well? Please, please, please! ;)
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Post by mossman »

I have just got round to updating ftpd-topfield on the Slug to 0.7.4 from 0.6.7, and running the USB Accelerator tap.

Before I would see 1.6MB/sec using Filezilla and Turbo mode, now I am seeing 2.7MB/sec!

Great work to all. :)
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Post by Toppy-boj »

since installing the usb tap etc , I cannot download new firmware via TFDN USB. is this a known problem?
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Post by simonc »

Yes. You can use the HDFW TAP or Topset (possibly, not sure) instead.
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Post by glenmcfar »

Yep Topset is fine.
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Post by vroomfondle »

I dumped the accelator patch because it was actually slower with ftpd-topfield on an Asus 500GX.
I can live with the normal speed for the type of transfers I need to do.
5800 (400Gb, fan cooled). Firmware: 5.13.40PHT2a Taps: MyStuff5.21a, Mediamanager1.3
Other: ASUS WL-500gx + Olegs (1.9.2.7-7f) + ftpd-topfield (0.7.4) + rt2mei0.63
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Post by matt »

vroomfondle wrote:I dumped the accelator patch because it was actually slower with ftpd-topfield on an Asus 500GX.
I can live with the normal speed for the type of transfers I need to do.
Ditto, but I'd love to get faster speeds to am holding out in hope.

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Post by AllanG »

vroomfondle wrote:I dumped the accelator patch because it was actually slower with ftpd-topfield on an Asus 500GX.
I can live with the normal speed for the type of transfers I need to do.
That's odd!

I'm seeing a noticeable increase in transfer speeds from a Linksys NSLU2 using ftpd-topfield 0.7.4 and the patched firmware.

I can now stream .rec files from the Toppy over my wireless network in real time and watch them on my PC using VLC as the player.

I couldn't do this before patching the firmware and installing the latest version of ftpd-topfield.

Are you sure that you also have the latest versions?

(I know that's probably a stupid question, but I need to ask! ) :wink:
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Post by matt »

I can confirm I was using latest version of ftpd-topfield, and had no joy with latest USB TAP or patched for USB firmware (test latest).

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Post by R2-D2 »

matt wrote:I can confirm I was using latest version of ftpd-topfield, and had no joy with latest USB TAP or patched for USB firmware (test latest).
At risk of going over old ground, there's no reason why the patch would not work for you. The problem is not the patch. The problem is your USB connection or (much more likely) the wireless connection. You can test which one of those is more significant by installing Puppy on your Slug or Asus and attempting a transfer to /dev/null with and without the patch applied.

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puppy -c dir 'DataFiles'
puppy -c get 'DataFiles\MyRecording.rec' /dev/null
If you don't get a big speed up with the patch applied then your USB connection is dodgy. If you do (more likely) then your wireless connection is dodgy. This can put a lot of stress on both ends and dramatically lower throughput. Ideally you'd have a signal monitor on your PC that came with your wireless adapter and that should help you decide which channel (out of 1, 6 or 11) is best and the best place for your aerials.
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Post by matt »

I never did the puppy thing, as my ASUS is manually installed rather than ipkg

But I did figure out that channel 6 was best for me.

Maybe I'll have another go when I get time.

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Post by vroomfondle »

R2-D2 wrote: At risk of going over old ground, there's no reason why the patch would not work for you. The problem is not the patch. The problem is your USB connection or (much more likely) the wireless connection. ....
None of the above. The patch works. The puppy test runs ok.
My problem isn't wireless as my Asus is hardwired.

If I take the usb lead out of Asus and connect it to 2m usb extension to laptop THEN I get a increase in file transfer speed.

The problem is the Asus seems to bottleneck running the newer ftpd-topfield in a way that similar units e.g. safecom don't.
5800 (400Gb, fan cooled). Firmware: 5.13.40PHT2a Taps: MyStuff5.21a, Mediamanager1.3
Other: ASUS WL-500gx + Olegs (1.9.2.7-7f) + ftpd-topfield (0.7.4) + rt2mei0.63
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vroomfondle wrote:The problem is the Asus seems to bottleneck running the newer ftpd-topfield in a way that similar units e.g. safecom don't.
Have you tried running top while doing a big download? That would enable you to monitor the CPU and memory usage of ftpd-topfield.
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Post by R2-D2 »

matt wrote:But I did figure out that channel 6 was best for me.
The location of aerials can also be deeply significant. I use my wireless connection to download stuff from my Toppy to my PC which is diagonally opposite and upstairs (so plenty of house to go through!). I can monitor the signal and move the aerial about on the PC end (it's on a short lead) and I've found that there are few sweet spots. Deviating from these by even a few millimetres gives much reduced throughput.
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Post by vroomfondle »

R2-D2 wrote:
vroomfondle wrote:The problem is the Asus seems to bottleneck running the newer ftpd-topfield in a way that similar units e.g. safecom don't.
Have you tried running top while doing a big download? That would enable you to monitor the CPU and memory usage of ftpd-topfield.
Did once and the CPU useage was pretty high from what I recall 83%
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