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Asus RT-N12

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by peter_m, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. peter_m

    peter_m Addicted to LI Member

    Hello, I have the original Asus RT-N12 (v1) and would like to know if there is a consensus on the best firmware for it?

    I am currently using Victek tomato-K26-1.28.9006MIPSR2_RAF-VPN-NOCAT.trx and The network just randomly drops. Wifi and wired becomes useless. My iMac ask me for the wifi key even if it has not changed. When I reboot the router, all comes back to normal. It happens more often when under heavy load on the LAN side.

    Any ideas?

    Also what is the maximum Wifi TX power I should put in? The firmware's default is 17mw.

    Thank for your help.


    PS: forum search is not very practical for short key words like RT-N12...
  2. gfunkdave

    gfunkdave LI Guru Member

    I run Toastman on an RT-N12 and it works great.

    I think you can put your search term in quotes for better results.
  3. Monk E. Boy

    Monk E. Boy Network Guru Member

    I have an RT-N12 and a couple RT-N12B1s running a version of Toastman's firmware without issues, though I have them setup to reboot once a week.

    You could also use google to search the site, just tack site:www.linksysinfo.org after your search terms.
  4. Monk E. Boy

    Monk E. Boy Network Guru Member

    Oh, WiFi power is slightly mislabeled in some builds. In the original Tomato, with original drivers, transmit power was measured in mW, while newer drivers the power is actually measured in mA. 17mA is the default setting on many routers & builds, if you're unhappy with 17 I would try 0 next since that (or, last time I read, is supposed to) uses the default value from the driver itself. In my experience this typically corresponds to a value somewhere between 30 and 50 (I've noticed some variation between models).
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    On all current drivers maximum output is normally reached with a setting of around 60 (on all the routers I've tested).

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