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Need help - RT-N16 w/ Tomato as AP

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by hapzfl, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. hapzfl

    hapzfl Networkin' Nut Member

    I am not proficient with router firmware and settings at all. RT-N16 was working well as AP with ASUS firmware. That is, it was working but the wireless results were so bad that I still consider a hardware change might be in the future.

    Anyhow, I though switching to Tomato might give me a handle on the wireless performance. I succeeded in loading the Tomato firmware but the AP only sees the wireless part of the network and not the LAN. That means also that I cannot access the internet via the AP.

    What settings do I need to also see the LAN w/o getting in the way of the router attached to the cable modem?

    All hardware on the LAN and WLAN have fixed IPs.

    I have also not succeeded accessing the RT-N16 via telnet; it refuses to accept my password. No problem accessing Tomato via the browser.

    I need some helping suggestions on that issue too :)

  2. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    First, did you erase the NVRAM after installing Tomato via "Erase all data in NVRAM memory (thorough)" option on the Administration->Configuration page in the Tomato GUI, and reconfigured manually?
  3. hapzfl

    hapzfl Networkin' Nut Member

    Yes, I did all that.

    And I was able to solve both puzzles :biggrin:

    telnet access is possible with logging in as root (admin did not work).

    I had to kill the WAN option to make the LAN link with the wireless part.

    What I have not figured out:

    I have USB storage attached. It shows in Tomato as mounted but my PCs do not see it.
  4. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    it's not enough to just mount the device, you also have to share it. did you share the mountpoint in question? have you tried accessing it directly ("\\ip\sharename")?
  5. hapzfl

    hapzfl Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks, I got it to work.

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