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Asus RT-N12 B1 and the Bandwidth Limiter?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by virgil, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. virgil

    virgil Network Guru Member

    I have just flashed my new Asus RT-N12 B1 with shibby 083v RT-N5 miniIPv6 and configured it as an access point.

    I tested it on the first day with WPA/WPA2 Personal AES encryption. I configured a number of static IPs for existing client PCs, and it worked flawlessly in the first day.

    The next day, I enabled the Bandwidth Limiter and configured specific MAC addresses. After a few hours of regular operation (no torrents, AFAIK), the unit locked up (i.e. loss of connectivity from wireless clients.) The wireless LED goes off when the issue occurs.

    I rebooted the unit, and it worked fine, and it worked fine for some time, but later, it locked up. After a total of 5 times restarting, I decided to disable the bandwidth limiter, and it seems to work fine.

    So I guess the question is - how many RT-N12 B1 owners with shibby's RT-N5 release loaded, are using the bandwidth limiter function?
     
  2. virgil

    virgil Network Guru Member

    Strangest thing. I only have the BW limiter configured for a few known clients - particularly visitors - one only drops by on weekends. He is away now, and the RT-N12 B1 router has been stable all day today - even with BW limiter enabled - I think it is because the clients, for which the BW limiter have been configured for, are not around.
     
  3. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    few people told me about this problem on RT-N10U. I will try to figure you this problem.
     
  4. virgil

    virgil Network Guru Member

    Great! Thanks @shibby.

    On a related note, I can see Toastman advises in this post Toastman Releases 1.28.7493/4/5 :
    So to confirm, does this mean we can use Tomato RT releases on RT-N12 B1 (considering like the v1, it has only 2.4GHz radios) ?
     
  5. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    no. RT-N10u, RT-N12B1 and new netgear wnr3500Lv2 are supported ONLY by new broadcom driver. Well you have to use RT-N branch.
     
  6. virgil

    virgil Network Guru Member

    Update - on the odd chance that the issue is compatibility with specific N- clients (my visitor uses a Samsung laptop and a 3rd gen Ipod), I added my G- based T60 laptop MAC in the BW limiter list. (This client worked fine on my old RT-N12 v1 other than a similiar case of lockups after extended periods of use.)

    After an hr on the network, the wireless connectivity was lost and the 2.4GHz also extinguished during the failure.
     
  7. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Vergil/Shibby - I've amended that post. I added those models, in hindsight, in the wrong place. I Have changed the wording to make my meaning clear now. Thanks, both!

    Due to a merge issue, RT-N10U and RT-N12B1 support is probably also removed from the RT-N builds, where it should be. This will be corrected soon.
     
  8. virgil

    virgil Network Guru Member

    I finally decided to swap my Asus wireless routers around, so now I have the RT-N16 acting as the main router, and the RT-N12B1 as my wireless ethernet bridge. RT-N16 now has the bandwidth limiter enabled, and after some torrents and 3 hrs regular use - it seems OK. Note both are using 083V (see my signature).

    This points to the RT-N builds having a problem when using the BW limiter.

    Hope shibby can get to the bottom of this and fix it soon.
     
  9. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    I think i found solution.
    Need more tests.
     
  10. virgil

    virgil Network Guru Member

    :) Fantastic. Please do not hesitate to provide me a link to test/confirm if the issue is resolved ;)
     
  11. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    i will :)
     
  12. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

  13. t4evassa

    t4evassa Network Guru Registered

    So did this recent firmware from shibby fix the RT-N12 B1 bandwidth limiter problem? Is the RT-N12B1 considered stable and fully working with tomato?
     
  14. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    i think it does.
     
  15. virgil

    virgil Network Guru Member

    I never really managed to find time to test the issue on the RT-N12 B1, since I switched the RT-N16 and the RT-N12 B1 around. (note my sig)

    However, I trust @shibby and have since upgraded to the latest firmware with rock solid stability.
     
  16. elieawad

    elieawad Serious Server Member

    Guys sorry for being a noob, can someone shed a light on which version would be best for my asus rt-n12 that works best for gaming, MW3 in particular, and maybe a good configuration using tomato for optimal gaming connectivity/performance, i tried everything, connection is rock solid but 20 minutes after playing MW3 connection just drops and i have to restart router, using tomato official build 1.28
     
  17. alt12

    alt12 Serious Server Member

    @shibby20,
    New to all this here.
    For RT-N12B1 (US version) I got your
    tomato-K26-1.28.RT-N5x-MIPSR2-092-MiniIPv6.trx
    The only way to flash this was to use the Asus tricky recovery which involved holding the reset in while plugging the power. Other than that, the firmware got in, and all seems well. Thank you.

    Oh, this thread is about band-limiter fix - I have not used that part yet. Too new to know how.

    One problem - I'm unable to turn off and on the radio using the WDS button in the back. So is the only way to turn it off through GUI? Also, the stock firmware always showed the radio LED on, now it does not. It does blink when traffic goes through. Is this the way it's supposed to be?
     

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