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E4200 - Need Help with FW flash

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mealto, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    So, I have been pretty happy with the Linksys stock FW for the E4200 (V1). I am getting some Airplay lag issue with iPad + Apple TV. Some users suggest that I up my multicast rate. I don't think the stock FW has this (unless someone can point me to this) so I now need to find a good FW for the E4200. Have used Tomato in the past with a WRT54GL. But the current stock Linksys FW has been pretty good for the E4200, there wasn't a need to upgrade until now.

    Can anyone recommend a good version? Looking for super stability and multicast. Nothing fancy needed except of course the usual things and 5GHz. Any recommendations?
  2. ithrowpicks

    ithrowpicks Networkin' Nut Member

    I use Toastman's build (see my signature) and I haven't had any issues with stability. Not sure about multicast abilities since I don't have a need for it but you can try it out and see if it works for you.
  3. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    Thanks. I just read somewhere that Multicast may not be working in any of the Tomato versions. Guess I will never know till I try it. By the way, what is teh different between the Basic vs VLAN. Not sure if I need the VLAN, does the Linksys default FW have VLAN?
  4. ithrowpicks

    ithrowpicks Networkin' Nut Member

  5. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    I see. If that is the case then the default Linksys info does have that. If I don't need to tweak multicast, I am not sure I will bother with installing a 3rd party FW. Finally, Linksys got somethings right this time around. But I do think that their new FW is based on Tomato. I see a tomato icon inside the setup!
  6. marshcroft

    marshcroft Networkin' Nut Member

    I use the Shibby version of Tomato and find it great although I hear multicast has issues. There are various issues with Apple products and wireless networking, I have never found any firmware that can get around the majority of issues, and trust me the list is long, The issues do stem from Apple sadly and if you ask any "Genius" they will tell you to buy an airport which does seem to be the best way to get an Apple device to function as it should.
  7. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Toastman version has UPDXY (google it) & Wireless Multicast Forwarding. I also have no use for multicast and don't really know if this will help you. There have also been some fairly recent fixes to IGMProxy, I believe, so the situation may have changed. I quite agree with Marshcroft about Apple and Wireless issues.

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