Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 16:19 Post subject: Compression?
With connection type PPPoE, there's a button to enable PPP compression. And I see references in the forum etc. to compression that's available on an EoIP tunnel, although the 2 builds I'm currently using (14896 & 12533) don't have a setting for compression there.
So my question is, is there a way to make 2 DD-WRT routers (one repeating the other) compress the data going between them? Clearly there's some compression capability somewhere -- how can I use it?
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Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 13:23 Post subject:
PPP is a protocol used by dial-up and PPPoE is that same protocol adapted to Ethernet. Compression is only possible between your router and your ISP if they have it enabled. Compression between routers however is too fast and has too much bandwidth for a router to compress. It is just not logical to compress 100 or 1000 Mbps with a routers CPU. _________________ Linksys WRT350Nv1 x1 DD-WRT v24-preSP2 14311-Not In Use
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It is just not logical to compress 100 or 1000 Mbps with a routers CPU.
I don't care about 100 or 1000 Mbps -- like most users, I only need the tiny fraction of that my internet connection can do. Clearly the router has the CPU power for that, or there wouldn't be any PPPoE compression.
But that misses the point of my question. There is, or was, compression available on EoIP tunnels. It doesn't show up on my routers. Why not, and how can I get it? Alternatively, is there any other way to compress data between two routers, like maybe a script or something?