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Help: E3000 running RAF1.28.8500. Dual Wifi issues.

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by kardzzz, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. kardzzz

    kardzzz Addicted to LI Member

    Guys
    Hardware: Linksys/Cisco E3000
    Firmware: Tomato Firmware RAF1.28.8500 MIPSR2_RAF E3000 USB VPN

    I setup the network for dual band wifi 2.4 & 5ghz. I can only see the 2.4 ghz SSID broadcast. Not sure if i have a hardware fault.

    Please could someone post how they setup their E3000 to work with dual band wifi.


    thx
     
  2. OldTimeCoder

    OldTimeCoder Addicted to LI Member

    My advanced wireless setup

    kardzzz,
    Here is a text snapshot of my advanced wireless settings, using
    1.28.7457 MIPSR2-Toastman E3000 USB Ext:

    Code:
    Tomato		Version 1.28
    Advanced: Wireless http://192.168.1.1/advanced-wireless.asp
    
    Wireless (2.4 GHz / eth1) Settings
    Afterburner		Disable *
    AP Isolation		Disable *
    Authentication Type	Auto *
    Basic Rate		Default *
    Beacon Interval 	100 (range: 1 - 65535; default: 100)
    CTS Protection Mode	Disable *
    Regulatory Mode		Off *
    Country / Region	UNITED STATES
    Bluetooth Coexistence 	Disable *
    Distance / ACK Timing 	0 meters (range: 0 - 99999; 0 = use default)
    DTIM Interval 		1 (range: 1 - 255; default: 1)
    Fragmentation Threshold 2346 (range: 256 - 2346; default: 2346)
    Frame Burst		Disable *
    Maximum Clients 	128 (range: 1 - 255; default: 128)
    Multicast Rate		Auto *
    Preamble		Long *
    802.11n Preamble 	Mixed Mode *
    Overlapping BSS Coexistence	Off *
    RTS Threshold 		2347 (range: 0 - 2347; default: 2347)
    Receive Antenna		Auto *
    Transmit Antenna	Auto *
    Transmit Power 		42 mW (range: 0 - 400, ;deleted text; use 0 for hardware default)
    Transmission Rate	Auto *
    Interference Mitigation	WLAN Auto *
    WMM			Enable
      No ACK		Disable *
      APSD Mode		Enable *
    
    Wireless (5 GHz / eth2) Settings
    Afterburner		Disable *
    AP Isolation		Disable *
    Authentication Type	Auto *
    Basic Rate		Default *
    Beacon Interval 	100 (range: 1 - 65535; default: 100)
    CTS Protection Mode	Disable *
    Regulatory Mode 	Off *
    Country / Region	UNITED STATES
    Bluetooth Coexistence	Disable *
    Distance / ACK Timing 	0 meters (range: 0 - 99999; 0 = use default)
    DTIM Interval 		1 (range: 1 - 255; default: 1)
    Fragmentation Threshold	2346 (range: 256 - 2346; default: 2346)
    Frame Burst		Disable *
    Maximum Clients 	128 (range: 1 - 255; default: 128)
    Multicast Rate		Auto *
    Preamble		Long *
    802.11n Preamble	Mixed Mode *
    Overlapping BSS Coexistence	Off *
    RTS Threshold 		2347 (range: 0 - 2347; default: 2347)
    Receive Antenna 	Auto *
    Transmit Antenna 	Auto *
    Transmit Power 		42 mW (range: 0 - 400, ;deleted text; use 0 for hardware default)
    Transmission Rate	Auto *
    Interference Mitigation	WLAN Auto *
    WMM			Enable
      No ACK		Disable *
      APSD Mode		Enable *
    
    :oops: I just noticed something I forgot when I loaded Toastman's build last week. Bluetooth Coexistence probably should be *ON* for 2.4Ghz and *OFF* for 5Ghz, since it only interferes with 2.4Ghz. Will also change the 802.11n preamble on the 5Ghz so I'm N only, since I don't have a slow A/N adapter.

    With this basic setup, I've been able to see both bands on my HP laptop, running B/G on the built in antenna and N on the Linksys WUSB600N dongle. Windows XP reported full rates on both I/F's in the same room at my E3000, and 80-90% rate when I was 140 feet and 3 walls away in the neighbor's house.

    Just my $0.02 worth.
    /s/ BezantSoft :biggrin:
     
  3. kardzzz

    kardzzz Addicted to LI Member

    OldTimeCoder. Thanks for your settings.
    I had someone confirm they could see the SSID for the 5 ghz signal on their blackberry. Strange as I can't seem to see it on other clients. I've updated to your setting and will continue to investigate.

    thx
     
  4. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    It occurred to me that someone ought to make a list of devices which actually use the 5GHz band. Not having 5GHz AP's here, it's moot - but interesting, I have not yet seen a 5GHz laptop. But maybe there are a lot of phones?
     
  5. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    I'm about ready to pull the trigger on 2 E3000's. Moving my home WDS network up to the dual band/Tomato/etc., system.
     
  6. bidouilleur

    bidouilleur Addicted to LI Member

    I can already tell you that an Apple airport express can use the 5Ghz range, idem for the Time Capsule models. Using an airport express to stream music to my stereo via a 5 Ghz link via my e3000
     
  7. Morac

    Morac Network Guru Member

    I normally run with Preamble set to short and frame burst enabled on my WRT54GL. I was going to do the same on my new E3000. Is that bad?
     
  8. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    I can only see the 2.4GHz SSID from this laptop as well. But then the wireless on it is 2.4 only so I wouldn't see the 5GHz now, would I? :smile:. I can see it from 5GHz capable devices though. I only just replied to this as I just now got an E3000.
     
  9. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    The 5GHz SSID would indeed show only if you have devices capable of 5GHz band. I'm just waiting for my Intel 6250 mini wifi card to arrive in a couple of weeks. I would be able to test the 5GHz speed with one of my laptops. Bridging the E2000 to the E3000 on 5GHz worked without issues, btw.
     
  10. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    "Bridging the E2000 to the E3000 on 5GHz worked without issues, btw."

    Trying to bridge 2 e3000. Have WDS working. How, what settings, etc., did you use to bridge the E2000 and E3000?
     
  11. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Wouldn't it be just like in the official Tomato FAQ just using the 5GHz radio? On the E2000 you have to choose one or the other, on the E3000 you'd have the 2.4GHz radio -not- configured as WDS, rather as AP only? At least that's how it sounds to me. Guess Toink can speak more authoritatively having actually done it, :)
     
  12. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Didn't work. The mix of having the 2 channels, extra ssid's, etc., means its a bit more than the straightforward way it used to be.
     

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