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E3000 + Victek RAF1.28.8500. Can't get dual WiFi to work. Help

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by kardzzz, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. kardzzz

    kardzzz Addicted to LI Member

    Hi Guys,
    I've had my 'Linksys/Cisco E3000 + Victek Tomato RAF1.28.8500 MIPSR2_RAF E3000 USB VPN' running for a while. This router + f/w setup allows for dual band setup, so i've configured for 2.4ghz and 5ghz.

    I could always pickup my 2.4ghz signal. My laptop couldn't see the 5ghz signal and I always put it down to the adapter/card not having the capability.
    Anyway, I just bought a new laptop and re-enabled the 5ghz signal. I still can't see the 5ghz SSID.

    What am i doing wrong?
    For those with a E3000 linksys running dual wifi (2.4 & 5 ghz), please could you let me know what setting you are using that differs from mine.


    Here's my config:
  2. ntest7

    ntest7 Network Guru Member

    I've got a couple E3000's running Victek's RAF1.28.9006 MIPSR2_RAF K26 USB VPN-NOCAT.

    The 5GHz works fine here. My 5GHz settings are quite similar to yours. Only noticeable difference is that I'm using WPA on the 2.4G band.

    I can't remember if I used the RAF1.28.8500 build specifically or not, but previous RAF builds I've used have all worked dual band.
  3. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Only 5ghz device I have is my other E3000. Both talk to eachother just fine.
  4. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    Just curious, does your new laptop's wifi have 5GHz capability?

    A couple of my hp laptops have the Intel 6250 wifi + WIMAX card and is working great with the 5GHz signal as well as my E2000 and E3000 which can talk to each other without issues.
  5. kardzzz

    kardzzz Addicted to LI Member

    I loaded Victek's RAF1.28.9006 and get the same issue.
    I'm suspecting a faulty router now. My new HP laptop has N compatibility.

    Strange but i'll still play around with it when i get more time. May load another f/w then flash back.

    thanks for your replies!!
  6. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    How about "A" compatibility? Wireless A uses the 5GHz frequency. I have another hp laptop a DV6t-6000SE that only has wireless B/G/N and cannot see the 5GHz network... Only my other two lappies could because they have A/B/G/N wifi card....
  7. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    "N" does not mean it will automatically have 5 ghz support.
  8. kardzzz

    kardzzz Addicted to LI Member

    i'm confused now, but your right.
    I switch to channel '36 - 5.180 ghz' and my zyxel wifi finder can now see the SSID-5ghz signal. My laptops are still blind.

    More digging and i realise following:
    802.11 b/g/n does not equal 5ghz. What i need is a "dual band" card, which i think my laptop doesn't have. oh well,,, gotta spend more money in the future

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