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Firmware choice for Linksys E1000 v2.1 - wireless speed improvement needed.

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Pavel Grigorov, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Pavel Grigorov

    Pavel Grigorov Reformed Router Member

    I am posting this here, after I have realised that the thread I initially posted in is probably "dead".

    I am now running a 1.28.0095 MIPSR2_Flash_From_Stock_Firmware K26 Mini on my E1000 v2.1. I couldn't install some of the latest releases from here, as they seem too big . My questions are:
    - which is the latest stable release, working fine on a v2.1?
    - is there a reason to upgrade?
    - is there a version that supports over clocking of the BCM5357 and is there a performance boost if I do so? (I am chasing a wireless speed improvement)
    I have achieved great improvements (25-26 Mb/s on 5Ghz) on my E3000 with 1.28.7503 MIPSR2Toastman-RT K26 USB Ext. Unfortunately this build is for a 8Mb flash. I have bricked my e1000 several times trying to upload some of the mini builds of Shibby and Toastman. They seem either too big or not compatible, (or maybe in some instances I have done a bad flash, although I have tried very hard to be precise) so I decided first to ask, then to try again.
    Any help will be much appreciated.
    Cheers!
    Pavel
     
  2. Pavel Grigorov

    Pavel Grigorov Reformed Router Member

  3. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    Wireless throughput is seldom a CPU issue. It is more often related to the myriad of factors affecting wireless signal and noise. Is there another feature you need or problem you are trying to solve?

    Shibby builds to all target devices when he compiles. As newer firmware revisions get bigger and more complex, images for routers with smaller amounts of flash no longer fit. If you want a newer firmware, you'll probably be best to look at Shibby's RT-N branch and pick an older version with a firmware image small enough to fit on the router. Maybe v104 or so. To avoid bricking your router, I recommend choosing a firmware with your device's name in it. http://tomato.groov.pl/download/K26RT-N/

    If you want a more recent firmware, you may need to check out the source code, remove features you don't need, and compile your own.
     
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  4. Archmage

    Archmage Reformed Router Member

    The latest possible build that can fit would be Shibby's 105. Anything else won't work because its too big.
     
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  5. Pavel Grigorov

    Pavel Grigorov Reformed Router Member

    Thank you, Marcel and Archmage!
     
  6. Mangix

    Mangix Networkin' Nut Member

    you can compile your own build of shibby's firmware. I did so for my E1000v2 and works great. Version 116.
     
  7. rstark18

    rstark18 Reformed Router Member

    Why does shibby list specific models if the firmware won't fit?
    Has anyone compiled 117 so that It will fit an E1000?
    @Mangix is there any chance you could send me your compile of 116?
     
  8. Kim K

    Kim K Serious Server Member

    Yeah, a 117 image for a e1000 v2.1 would be cool to fix the Heartbleed bug.
     
  9. rstark18

    rstark18 Reformed Router Member

    I did find a 116 build by tvlz that will fit but 117 would be nice.
     
  10. Mangix

    Mangix Networkin' Nut Member

    I can. I use AdvancedTomato though(same as shibby's builds but with a better interface). My builds have no HTTPS, PPTP(or other XXTP) and no samba in order to save space.
     
  11. rstark18

    rstark18 Reformed Router Member

    Thx. Currently I found @tvlz 116 firmware and I'm trying that out. But it would be nice to have another option.
     
  12. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    I believe that in order to make it fit a removed the parts that the Heartbleed bug targets.
    Are you trying the mini or miniIPv6 build?
     
  13. Mangix

    Mangix Networkin' Nut Member

    Is the max firmware size for this router 3b0000 or 3a0000? a website i know of says the latter but cat /proc/mtd shows linux as having the former size.
     
  14. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    All 4MB builds except Netgear(less) 3776k or 3866624 bytes will fit
     
  15. Mangix

    Mangix Networkin' Nut Member

    Interesting...

    Looks like I'll need to try this out.
     
  16. rstark18

    rstark18 Reformed Router Member

    I'm using your mini build. Working great. Thx
     

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