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Firmware: RV082 v1.3.2

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by Webmeisterus, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. Webmeisterus

    Webmeisterus Network Guru Member

    The subject-named firmware is available on the Linksys China site at the following URL: No change log is provided.

    My experience is that this firmware drastically reduces downstream throughput from the WAN, so use at your own risk!

    Hope it helps!
  2. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    Is that reduced throughput on cable or DSL connections? Many have complained about throughput problems on the older firmwares with cable connections if the correct MTU setting isn't used.
  3. Webmeisterus

    Webmeisterus Network Guru Member

    It's on cable with the MTU fixed at 1500 as I have done with every version of firmware since 1.1.x. And yes, I reset to Factory defaults before and after flashing, etc.
  4. morpheme

    morpheme Network Guru Member

    Any obvious differences.. apart from the reported slowdown?
  5. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    Thanks for that info. Let us know if there is any upside to that firmware. :)
  6. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    I believe that's a good practice to follow anyways....I've been doing that for years with any brand of router on any type of broadband. I just don't trust "auto-negotiate" for that...as you have too many variables that are outside of your control, which can affect it.
  7. morpheme

    morpheme Network Guru Member

    Any new developments with the latest firmware?
  8. Webmeisterus

    Webmeisterus Network Guru Member

    RV082 Firmware v1.3.2 Release Note

    There are two firmware systems used by RV082. One is firmware v1.3.x which uses the newer Intel CSR1.2.2. The other is firmware v1.1.x which uses the original Intel CSR1.1. The look and feeling are quite similar, however, the v1.3.x firmware provides more features and better performance than v1.1.x. For example, the NAT firewall throughput has reached 200Mbps (bi-directional wire speed) and the IPSec throughput (3DES) has a maximum over 90Mbps. You can upgrade or downgrade the firmware on your RV082 device whenever you want. But like before, downgrading firmware will restore the configuration settings to factory default.

    New Features:

    1. Support VPN (IPSec tunnel) Backup functionality.
    Mechanism: When the dead-peer-detection (DPD) mechanism detects that the primary VPN is no longer available, the VPN backup mechanism will be activated and try to establish a VPN connection via a user-defined WAN interface. The configuration is in the advnaced setting of Gateway-to-Gateway VPN. See the online help for more information.
    2. Support Split DNS functionality.
    Split DNS in IPSec is used to provide DNS service over a VPN tunnel where DNS server is located in the remote security subnet.
    3. Support AES encryption for IPSec
    4. Support DHCP-relay
    5. Support DNS Local Database
    6. Support more PPPoE Keep-alive settings including retry times and redial period.
    7. Allow DDNS Host Name to have only 2 fields such as abc.net
    8. Support PPPoE Service Name option.
    Service Name is provided by your ISP. If the Service Name is not required by your ISP, please leave this field blank.
    9. Protocol-binding supports Destination IP Range Class A/B/C.
    10. Support Static IP/MAC address binding for DHCP server.
    11. Support the option-61 ?client-id? in DHCP Client for some customers in Korea.
    12. Allow the Protocol Binding to bind ICMP when "Bind All Traffic" is selected. Remark: The Protocol Binding can bind UDP/TCP without problems. But in earlier firmware, it cannot bind the ICMP packets when "Load Balance" is enabled. This firmware solves the problem and binds the ICMP packets to the user-specified WAN interface.
    13. Implement new PeanutHull specification. In this new spec., the PeanutHull service provider provides new domain name HPH024.ORAY.NET for Linksys use only. The previous domain name ph001.oray.net won't be used in RV082 product.
    14. Allow administrators to have IPSec Remote Group Network covering the RV082's LAN IP. Remark: In earlier firmware if LAN IP is and IPSec Remote Group Network is, the RV042's Web UI will not be accessible once the "Save Settings" button on the VPN setting page is clicked.


    1. Increased the aging time of QQ from the original 1 minute to 8 minutes. The purpose is to solve the QQ problem in China where incoming messages might be dropped occasionally.
    2. Fixed the PPPoE reboot issue that may occur when configuring PPPoE for the first time.
    3. Fixed the issue with booking a flight on www.usairways.com.
  9. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    I'll duplicate what I have over in the same thread at dslreports...just so we can get different people over here.

    I upgraded my RV082 at home, which was running .14 prior to this. Just did an upgrade...it migrated all my settings fine.(totally different LAN IP range, VPN tunnels and VPN clients, port forwarding to my SBS box)

    Prior to the upgrade, I ran several online speed tests. I have a 6,000/384 account with Comcast, Motorola 5120 modem.

    Prior to the upgrade...I repeatedly hit 6200-ish down, 310-ish up. After the upgrade...still hit 6200-ish down...my uploads rose to about 335-ish up.
  10. wickednix

    wickednix Guest

    I take it this firmware wont install on 1.1.x.x firmwares. everytime I try to push it i get a page can not be displayed right after i try to upgrade.
  11. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    Mine was upgraded from
  12. morpheme

    morpheme Network Guru Member

    My findings...

    Upgraded my RV082 yesterday, and here's what I've found so far:

    - Upgrade failed initially, with same problem as wickednix above. However, attempting it straight after a normal reset it suceeded.

    - External WAN interfaces used to be pingable, but don't seem to be now. Any ideas how to fix?

    - Upstream bandwidth through an IPSEC VPN connection seems about 20% less. Not sure if this is specifically VPN, or upstream in general. Will test today.

    - SNMP Oids seems to have been moved around slightly - have only noticed it on IPSEC0 and IPSEC1 though so far.

    - After installing, all settings seemed to be carried across, *apart from* my up and downstream bandwidth settings which should be different but were duplicates of WAN1

    Anybody noticed anything else?

  13. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    and did you do a hard reset after upgrading?
  14. morpheme

    morpheme Network Guru Member

    Have done some more upstream tests.

    Upstream actually now appears to be the same as it was pre-upgrade. Not sure if this is down to bad measurements yesterday, or if it's because I've changed the mtu from manually fixed at 1500 to 'auto'
  15. morpheme

    morpheme Network Guru Member

    Haven't done a hard reset as there are so many options that would need to be reconfigured it wasn't really feasible. Thought I'd give it a try, and if all else failed revert to the previous firmware and reinstall a backup.

    Seems to be happy enough though without the full factory reset.
  16. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    problem is, without a hard reset after flashing the router, new or changed nvram settings will conflict with existing ones or wont become enabled until a hard reset is done.
  17. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    Can export your settings in a config file...reset..then import your settings.
  18. morpheme

    morpheme Network Guru Member

    Really? I didn't think that was possible. Will give it a try and report back.

  19. morpheme

    morpheme Network Guru Member

    Just done a full hardware reset and re-import of settings as the RV082 was starting to do some strange things - overnight the web admin interface became unavailable, and there have been some strange NAT errors logged too, regarding not being able to install certain NAT rules.

    Will post back if I notice anything significant.
  20. zorglubxx

    zorglubxx Network Guru Member

    So far I have 2 problems with firmware 1.3.2:

    - Protocol Binding doesnt work for me. As soon as I define a rule for a certain IP address, instead of this IP address being routed through a specific WAN adapter, I cant access that IP address at all until I disable or delete the rule.

    - DDNS - I'm trying to use the DynDNS.org service but I always get the message:

    Internet IP Address:
    Status: DDNS function is disabled or No Internet connection.

    Has anyone experienced either of these problems?
  21. morpheme

    morpheme Network Guru Member

    I'm using protocol binding quite substantially and haven't seen any problems so far. May be worth doing as I did - Back up your config, factory reset and a restore.
  22. zorglubxx

    zorglubxx Network Guru Member

    I got that to work now. My internal range was 192.168.1.x but one of my WAN ports was also in that range because my RV082 sits behind a Speedtouch adsl modem. When I changed the internal range to 192.168.2.x then protocol binding started to work.

    However I'm still having problems with DynDNS support. Has anyone had trouble with this feature?

  23. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    Yeah..regardless of router brand..you'll see them starting to fail more 'n more. DynDNS flat out states they do not want you using the built in support of routers firmwares....they want you to use their software clients. Their reasoning is that the routers hammer their "free" resources too much. Their software clients aren't as demanding, in updates.

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