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New Victek releases

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mpegmaster, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. bangkokiscool

    bangkokiscool Addicted to LI Member

    Funny QOS problem

    I have 2 networks, both running Tomato. Over break I flashed both from regular 1.25 to the latest RAF ND, followed by 30-30-30 reset. One is a WRT54GL and the other is a wrt54gtm.

    The TM is running just fine. The 54gl is running OK, but every time I turn on QOS I get the following error in the log:

    Jan 5 04:00:01 unknown syslog.info root: -- MARK --
    Jan 5 04:05:33 unknown daemon.warn httpd[10272]: Invalid ID '' from for /logout
    Jan 5 04:07:19 unknown user.info kernel: IPP2P v0.8.1_rc1 loading
    Jan 5 04:07:20 unknown user.crit init[1]: Error while loading rules. See /etc/iptables.error file.
    Jan 5 04:07:20 unknown user.info kernel: IPP2P v0.8.1_rc1 unloaded

    The QOS rules are identical in both routers. Any hints or tips to troubleshoot this?
  2. karogyoker

    karogyoker Addicted to LI Member

    Try disable UPnP and restart the router. I had this error when UPnP leaked the memory, a little later the whole router crashed, i had the push reset in the back.

    type "free" (whitout quotes) to Tools/System/Command, if free is less than 1MB, then there is something wrong.
  3. bangkokiscool

    bangkokiscool Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks for the tips, but I don't think that's the problem. Free is showing more than 1MB, and this happens without UPNP, NAT, or any other port forwarding turned on.

    What does that mean, UPNP leaks memory?
  4. karogyoker

    karogyoker Addicted to LI Member

    The memory was lower and lower day by day, and there were UPnP errors in the log.
    And when i checked the UPnP rules, there were cc. 20 MSN forwardings :eek: Usually there were 1-2 at one time. (If both PC was running, then 2)
    And it doesn't let to clear them. It just added more and more.
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    karogyoker, that is because you are using original Tomato v 1.27 which miniupnpd is not fully implemented. It doesn't have a setting in the GUI for the rule cleaning threshold, and the default for miniupnpd is 0 (disabled). That is not a memory leak.

    to bangkokiscool

    Jan 5 04:00:01 unknown syslog.info root: -- MARK -- This is just a marker which is set to appear every hour by default, you can turn it off under configuration/syslog/generate marker

    Jan 5 04:05:33 unknown daemon.warn httpd[10272]: Invalid ID '' from for /logout - no idea - anyone?

    Jan 5 04:07:19 unknown user.info kernel: IPP2P v0.8.1_rc1 loading - info telling you that the IPP2P process is being loaded

    Jan 5 04:07:20 unknown user.crit init[1]: Error while loading rules. See /etc/iptables.error file - the rules failed to load, presumably either an error or there were no rules

    Jan 5 04:07:20 unknown user.info kernel: IPP2P v0.8.1_rc1 unloaded
  6. bangkokiscool

    bangkokiscool Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks Toastman.

    Here's my QOS settings. I can't see anything that would cause the ip load table error that I'm getting. Can your more experienced eyes see anything?

    Attached Files:

  7. karogyoker

    karogyoker Addicted to LI Member

    I use Tomato Firmware v1.25.8515 .2RAF ND


    Today i get
    Jan 5 20:48:03 unknown user.crit ip-up[5978]: Error while loading rules. See /etc/iptables.error file.


    i disconnected from WAN by clicking disconnect button. then e clicked connect button. then it connected, but power led was blinking.
    I checked the logs and i found that (above)
    so i disconnected again from WAN and connected again.
    Blinking stopped, and there was no new error in the logs.

    Hell knows what produced it.
  8. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    No idea then. I have never seen this issue with 8515.2. The UPnP has an box for cleaning, an expire threshold, and a timer, if all are entered OK, I have never seen it fail. Nevertheless, if the table is filling up and not expiring, the expire function is not working. I think I would erase NVRAM (thorough) from the GUI, then re-enter all configuration from scratch. This is the no. 1, most effective way to clear up most strange behavior. The second happening with the light blinking may also point to corrupted NVRAM. NVRAM is most easily corrupted by a brief power glitch causing a reboot, followed by another while rebooting. Once you've got the problem sorted, save a backup of your config, then if it happens again, instead of clearing NVRAM you can just reload the backup. This normally saves you having to re-enter everything. But - there are exceptions to this, and the complete re-entry from scratch is the only recourse.
  9. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Couple of things first, you don't need to define ports for the bulk class either, just let everything that isn't explicitly covered by a rule fall through into the bulk class. Otherwise, your P2P can just use a port that isn't covered by 1024-65535 and screw up your QOS anyway. The DNS 2k+ rule is also unnecessary as it would be covered by the default. Finally, you may find better control and response by unticking ACK priority box, tick all other small packet boxes.

    Re. the load error, personally if it doesn't cause any obvious problem, then I would ignore it. I don't see anything in the QOS rules that should cause it, there's no IPP2P rule, so the message is not due to that. However, the games class does have a lot of entries covering a lot of ports, it might be that some internal space issue has been exceeded. Check it by removing this rule. If this works, you can split the rule into 2 entries to get by any limit. (I've had a problem with a lot of entries on one entry line, latest Tomato won't let you enter more than 10. In my case, parts of the GUI menu would become unavailable, WAN access ports would vanish while internal LAN access ports would instead appear on the WAN. You can see that many unpredictable things can happen).

    Next, clearing NVRAM and re-entering config by hand often cures broken legs. Praying helps too...
  10. The Doctor

    The Doctor LI Guru Member

    The advice given by Toastman regarding NVRAM erasing is something I've actually fixed a problem with, definately do it. And a bit more, let me expand on this.

    When I upgraded to this version, my router started to lock up about once a day, sometimes even less. I had upgraded from a previous Victek mod and didn't erase NVRAM (Victek recommends erasing it). I also upgraded with my clock at 250 (stock 200). Some say not to do that, either.

    Anyway, I cleared NVRAM (Administration-->Configuration-->Restore Default Configuration select "Erase all data in NVRAM memory (thorough)", then click "OK")

    Flashed back to previous build, clear again.

    Flash to current build, clear again.

    Now set everything as desired, setting overclock last. reboot.

    Router has been up 100+ days since, hardly a hickup.

    The flashing to older firmware the back again was in case the firmware flash had been slightly corrupted, I suggest you do that as well.

    I'm betting things will go much better after you do this. Also note, I think it's better if the router is not under heavy load when flashing firmware, maybe disconnect WAN cable first?

    Good luck.
  11. karogyoker

    karogyoker Addicted to LI Member

    This happened, yes i remember. Thanks.
  12. kabar

    kabar Addicted to LI Member

    Jon is working on 1.28 already :)
    * Change back udhcpc behavior when renewing. May help in problems where initial
    request is ok, but not renew.
    * Warn if saving an empty Access Restriction since it's the same as blocking
    * Add option in Admin:Access to select which menus are permanently expanded.
    * Increase PPPoE username and password length.
  13. agentsky1919

    agentsky1919 LI Guru Member

    Any development for 1.27 Victek RAF?
  14. belliash

    belliash Addicted to LI Member

    probably will release already 1.28 :|
  15. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    January week 2 is here. Let's hope! :)
  16. landa

    landa LI Guru Member

    Victek! Victek! Victek!
  17. Armand1234

    Armand1234 Addicted to LI Member

    Is it possible to have a separate port bandwidth counters on next realise?
    Not the graphics, just numbers


    Port no: | .............date: .......|....bandwidth |
    1 .........| 01.01.'10--01.02.'10 |...10249 mb ..|
    2 .........| 01.01.'10--01.02.'10 |.....8532 mb ..|
  18. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    that would probably require some iptables magic, since the program that saves the bandwidth data polls it via an interface statistic from the /proc filesystem.
  19. QSxx

    QSxx LI Guru Member

    Oh come on, Vic...

    Throw us a bone at least :) :) :)

    PLEASE??? Pretty please? With cherry on top?
  20. nobugme

    nobugme Network Guru Registered

    problem with Version 1.25.8515 ND,

    Seems that IP limiter still limits the IPs that have been set with a certain download speed even when you turn the ip limiter off/disable, i have to manually set new static ips to the computers to be un-throttled.

    But besides that, working great for me :D
  21. karogyoker

    karogyoker Addicted to LI Member

    For me, this thing is not happening. I have limited PC-s but the whole limiting is disabled and it is not limiting them.
  22. strike

    strike Addicted to LI Member

    Tx Sensitivity boardflags?

    Currently running v1.25.8515 .2RAF ND on WHR-HP-G54 on my main router...

    I have also been playing around with DD-WRT on others, and been working to find the right wireless config...

    On the DD-WRT forums http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/WHR-HP-G54 I have read about the sensitivity settings, specifically setting the boardflags to 0x3758 to turn on the enhanced sensitivity.

    On my Tomato router, when I log in through the GUI, and Enable Enhanced RX Sensitivity, it reads a 0x2758 boardflag...and when I disable it in the GUI, it reads 0x3758...which is supposedly having both on...

    Is this a bug, or am I reading this incorrectly?

    btw - Transmit Power is currently set to 28 mW
  23. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    We haven't heard from you on the new RAF since before the new year :) Any news Vic?
  24. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    I'm sorry, yes, working in 1.28 source code..
  25. danut76

    danut76 Guest

    After WAN IP Address is changed (DHCP), the IP/MAC BW Limiter stops working.
    I must save again the IP/MAC BW Limiter so the limiting job start working.
    Is it normal or this is happening only to me?

    LinkSys WRT54GL with Tomato Firmware v1.25.8515 .2RAF ND
  26. Kent_Diego

    Kent_Diego LI Guru Member

    Your present release has been rock solid and 100% reliable. Take as long as required to get your new version right. Quality is much more important than speed. Stability beats any new fancy feature.

  27. katsyonak

    katsyonak Network Guru Member

    +1 :)
  28. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    +1 for Victek too!

    Your present release (Tomato RAF 1.25.8515.2 ND) is indeed working very stable.
  29. Badders44

    Badders44 LI Guru Member

    Agreed, +1, right rather than rushed
  30. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    It is indeed stable... +1 for that!

    I am however looking for an excuse to clear my NVRAM as I've made several changes to my config since 1.25 RAF came out, and I think things are starting to get a little sluggish. I know I could just bite the bullet and do it now, but I'd much rather wait until the new RAF is out, so I don't have to do it twice :).

    Any word Vic? You mentioned 1.28 a few posts up, does that mean you're waiting for an official 1.28 release?
  31. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Yes .. but it seems will take a while so, I will release a 'bridge' version xD soon..
  32. bluecar

    bluecar Addicted to LI Member

    Stable? Yes!

    Tomato Firmware v1.25.8515 .2RAF ND

    Name Route1
    Model Linksys WRT54G/GS/GL

    Time Fri, 12 Feb 2010 16:05:57 -0600
    Uptime 194 days, 00:46:48
    CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 0.00 / 0.00 / 0.00
    Total / Free Memory 29.96 MB / 20.49 MB (68.37%)
    CPU Frequency (MHz) 225
  33. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    I'm proud of this release, to improve it will be a hard job ... thanks for this 'Picasso'
  34. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    I agree. .25 great firmware. Still getting ansy.....

    .25 being so great has created great anticipation for Victeks' .28 and beyond.

    But good things come to those who wait.
  35. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    My thoughts exactly :)
  36. ikarusx3

    ikarusx3 LI Guru Member

    The one single new feature i anticipate is the assignment of the same ip to multiple mac adresses in static dhcp. The interface doesnt let me do that in .25, i tried modifying the nvram value manually, but that just messed things up.

    Is there any other way to do this on .25?

    To chime in:
    Uptime 98 days, 22:42:27 (we moved to another city 3months ago...)

    This firmware on my router is the single most stable (advanced) hardware in my home :)
  37. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    you fools! if we wanted a stable version, we would stick to vanilla tomato! give us dirty, unstable tomatoes, victek!
  38. flinchlock

    flinchlock Addicted to LI Member

    What does "RAF" stand for?

    I just found out from my daughter her PC (w/ Intel 2200BG card) stopped working ONE YEAR AGO with our ASUS WL-520GC w/ Tomato_1_23_ND.7z! Kids!!

    Anyway, after much searching, I found the fix and the mods from Victek.

    The upgrade to Tomato_RAF_1.25.8515.2-ND.7z was very easy and I had no problems.

    Now for my dumb question, and I have searched the entire internet, what does "RAF" stand for?

  39. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    RAF does not stand for anything. It is a variety of Tomato.. I asked the very same question a while back. See link below:


    Also, the tomato pictured in my avatar pic is a raf tomato :)
  40. flinchlock

    flinchlock Addicted to LI Member

    I searched for RAF in English and Spanish... never thought about a variety of a real tomato!

  41. Sopmod

    Sopmod Network Guru Member

    Oh I thought it stood for "Refer A Friend" to the AWESOME firmware!!

    Also don't pressure Victek. Geez the guy has a life and we must be patient for any updates he produces.

    I to like nice and shiny new but all in good time fellas.
  42. Solid-State

    Solid-State Network Guru Member

    Fantastic firmware. I've been using it on Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 (still best router for these firmwares IMHO) since released and it's like a rock.

    I do need to use one as a repeater but I'm unsure of each wireless mode. I have used it as an ethernet bridge and it worked great. This time around though I require it to act as a repeater. I don't wish to use WDS for obvious reasons. What mode would I require to do this like I have in the past with DD-WRT?

    What is AP+WDS and Wireless client and how does it differ from just WDS or Wireless ethernet bridge?

    I think what I wish is client AP mode? Where it acts as a client to AP and as an AP... Is this a repeater mode? What is the DD-WRT equivalent of repeater mode?

    Also I'd like to know what wireless settings result in the most stable and robust connection. I've been using mixed mode b/g with WPA / WPA 2 Personal with both TKIP/AES. All clients support WPA2 AES.
  43. Solid-State

    Solid-State Network Guru Member

    The board flags are not documented properly on DD-WRT Wiki and is confirmed with signal measurements and Tomato noise floor reading testing each mode and it's flag value. The have some board flagvalues backwards. I discovered this doing the exact same thing. Victek RAF is working properly and writing the correct value it's the DD-WRT wiki that needs changing.

    Also enhanced RS sensitivity brings the noise floor up way to high so for the most part it's totally useless and it's suggested it be disabled. Don't ever set RX to higher than 32mw and 64mW is the end of the road for the radio/amp and would surely die in a year running that hot. I use 24mW and it works great (with TX amp turned on). I'd also turn off antenna diversity and set it to A for both receive and transmit. Turning off diversity has a huge affect because the internal antenna is garbage.
  44. Solid-State

    Solid-State Network Guru Member

    What are the WPA/WPA2 problems?

    I've been using mixed mode WPA/WPA2 with TKIP/AES? What is the best mode for stability as all clients and devices support WPA2 AES back using current build wireless driver. I'm willing to work with the better driver I just don't know what mode is better.
  45. Azuse

    Azuse Addicted to LI Member

  46. jdub8

    jdub8 Addicted to LI Member

    Another user looking forward to another release
  47. jdub8

    jdub8 Addicted to LI Member

    Three whole days and no updates or changes or anything.

    Someone kidnapped Victec!
  48. Azuse

    Azuse Addicted to LI Member

    5 months uptime and the router refused to assign a static ip this morning, my first (and only) bug :)
  49. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    I *had* over 160 days of uptime as of about 2 days ago.. There was some bad weather and we lost power for about 6 hours :( Being the geek that I am, the first thing I thought of was "there goes my Tomato uptime!". I really should get a UPS.

    That being said, I don't think we've heard from Vic in a little while.
  50. Azuse

    Azuse Addicted to LI Member

    I think I just corrupted my config actually, quick nvram clear and its working again.

    However the mac limiting isn't working any more, even after a second dl and flash :(. Turned off everything's fine, on and it's choking horribly, even when only 1 pc is connected. Really strange :(
  51. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Ok, enough with this being nice, and being patient, and all that.


    I hope victek is ok.
  52. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Just to allay your worries, I know that Victek is extremely busy, limited time etc.. Be patient!
  53. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    +1, but only if vic is indeed "ok" :p
  54. jdub8

    jdub8 Addicted to LI Member

    I don't care how many women need his services, he needs to get his butt in programing gear.
  55. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    The latest 1.28 beta seems solid. I've been using it for some time. But I miss the tweaks of victek's mod.....
  56. jdub8

    jdub8 Addicted to LI Member


    *snork* whu? Someone put victek's feet to the fire!zzzzzzz

  57. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Really do hope Victek is ok. Its been quite some time and that is unusual....
  58. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Victek is fine. He's just busy. Remember, guys, this forum doesn't pay the bills!
  59. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    "this forum doesn't pay the bills!"

    I understand. At the same time some of us have made PayPal contributions to support the firmware. Would be glad to do so again.

    Its just been a long time. Sorry but in my humble opinion we're getting close to that "too long a time" place.

    We're not talking a few days here. Its been quite some time since even the beta 1.28 was released to us.
  60. jdub8

    jdub8 Addicted to LI Member

    jsmiddleton4's thoughts parallel my own. I am not trying to sound ungrateful here, both victecs and the tomato projects work are incredibly useful, but without that enthusiasm that marked them a year or so ago they become less attractive. Why commit to the tomato/victec mods system if you have no idea when if at all the new features you'd like or have a need for will be added? Especially when you know they are possible. It is disheartening.

    I really like the UI of tomato and its its branches, Thats why Ive used it so far. I've just been putting off dealing with the two things I'd really like to see: proper per-IP bandwidth graphs and per-IP throttling/temporary kicking so that I can game with a low ping. If I could get the router to trigger restrictions based on port activity (the game I usually play is on port 7777~ or so) and do it in the same intuitive or easy to work with way most of tomato works I'd be in heaven.

    With stagnation like this I have to seriously look at using others such as OpenWRT.
  61. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I'm speechless.
  62. peyton

    peyton LI Guru Member

    Neither am I.

    Even if you made donation(s), everybody has a life behind a nickname.
    We only can read your selfish point of view and it's a shame to read such on that forums..

    Do you really think anyone needs such cheers ??

    I personally want to thanks Victek for all the work he did and will do in the future. I bought my first router thanks to dev like Jon, Victek, TB and many more.

    I don't think i'm the only one who did that..
  63. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Not sure why any one is speechless of the need for the scolding.

    Its been a long time since an update. This isn't "Gee its been a week and I'm an impatient moron."

    Its been a very long time.

    If you don't like my opinion, don't read it.

    Some of us have in fact made contributions and have a clear understanding of the realities of the situation. We don't need no stinking lectures AND we are not being insensitive nor unrealistic. It has in fact been a very long time since the last update.

    The idea that something is wrong with those of us who feel that way and we need a lecture is absurd.

    If Victek needs additional support via paypal to get this next release out all he needs to do is ask.

    This isn't about free nor is it about being impatient.

    Its been too long.

    Wondering if some folks are still going to be speechless however.
  64. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    Actually, if you don't like what the firmware developer has provided DON'T USE IT. Go back to what the hardware provider gave you or choose another third-party firmware. It's a "no-brainer"!

    Many have made contributions and received many years of excellent firmware to replace what they had initially. There's always going to be "one or two" individuals who complain, and a couple of hundred or thousands who are satisfied. If you are one of those who complain ... move on.
  65. myersw

    myersw Network Guru Member

    Pharma, thanks for speaking up! Could not have said it better. I have used Victek's firmware on my WRT54GL until I got a RT-N16. Always was very pleased with it.
    If you are not getting what you want from a firmware then move on to something else. That is how most of us got here to Tomato.
  66. premudriy

    premudriy LI Guru Member

    LOL. I think some people don't understand the meaning of word "Donation." Donation is NOT something you can do to put someone into moral debt and obligation. Donation is an appreciation for something that was already done and NOT an investment. Donation is something you do and then immediately forget about it like it never happened. Donation should be from your heart, not from your butt.
  67. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    The release is stable and no major bugs to report. Why update it if you don't need to? Maybe he is a bit burned out on it and wants a break. He could be working on a major new release with these newer routers that are out. We will just have to wait and see. When he is ready to post again. I am sure it will be in this thread. It has been my favorite version of Tomato so far personally for me. No disrespect to others that are hard at work with Tomato as well.
  68. gingernut

    gingernut LI Guru Member


    Do you really believe that your attitude and impatients will really change anything. I have seen others, like you, that have made the same mistake in forums infront of a lot of people and usually realise there big mistake :oops:. Just remember Tomato is a hobby for most developers/users and other more importante things in life have a higher priority over hobbies.
  69. The_Unknown

    The_Unknown Network Guru Member

    It's pretty normal to see people questioning about the future of this mod at this point in time, having they donated or not.

    I don't see continuous rant by one person, neither the ones that are unhappy / sad with the lack of updating have pressured the author in a short period of time after the last update.

    I for one don't use Victek's firmware anymore, just because I'm more bound to TB's firmware features. When I used it was stable, runned smooth and most people gave due credit when it was due.

    Donating or not, that doesn't give us the right to charge anything from Victek. But I think that anyone in this lifetime has at least 5 minutes to write some words on a forum now & then, just to say "Hello, I'm busy, I have other priorities atm and I have to put the firmware on the sidelines" or "The current firmware has all the features I want right now".

    We can't just wait for a pat in the back all the time, we gotta keep our costumers happy. If we can't, we close our shop. And we all go away happy! No need to take this as rudeness..
  70. jdub8

    jdub8 Addicted to LI Member

    Haha. At least now the thread is seeing some activity... even if it is just a bunch of self righteous B.S.
  71. jdub8

    jdub8 Addicted to LI Member

    Almost two weeks now without so much as a post. The only reason I remember this thread is because I have a bookmark on my toolbar.
  72. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    I know Vic is busy with real life and all, but I do wish he would give us a small update as to the current status & future of RAF....Vic?
  73. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Hi all!!,

    I will be able to run an update in few days. I have been working in Atheros AP81-83-91 chipset router firmwares (a pleasant experience), after this break and breath I come back to RAF releases, thanks! :smile:
  74. Armand1234

    Armand1234 Addicted to LI Member

    Yes, victek is back! :) :) :)
  75. Dashiell

    Dashiell Network Guru Member

    Awesome! Welcome back, Vic!
  76. Azuse

    Azuse Addicted to LI Member

  77. Badders44

    Badders44 LI Guru Member

    Nice to see you back Victek - we've missed you.
  78. darthboy

    darthboy LI Guru Member

    almost forgot about Tomato...perhaps it's a good thing that I don't notice it's there.
  79. Badders44

    Badders44 LI Guru Member

    Jeez - that makes mine look pathetic... ;)
  80. Trademark

    Trademark Network Guru Member

    Oh, me too.

    Welcome back Victek. :biggrin:
  81. mw1001

    mw1001 Network Guru Member

    Great news :)
  82. landa

    landa LI Guru Member

    "I will be able to run an update in few days"

    Several days passed and I have no patience!
  83. lanmtl

    lanmtl Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks for this firmware, it works much better than the stock 1.27 which seems to have quite a few bugs :)
  84. premudriy

    premudriy LI Guru Member

    No kidding, I know a person whose router couldn't handle more than 4 computers wired or wireless and would drop internet connection. Had to be rebooted almost everyday. I have updated the firmware with Victek's mod for him and I never heard of any problems from him for almost a year. I bet his runtime is like 300+ days.
  85. wasp87

    wasp87 Network Guru Member

    Yup, same thing happened to me while using 1.27 and 1.28 beta. Bad releases sorry to say. Never had a problem while on Victek's, but the instability of stock Tomato has turned me back to DD-WRT v24 beta build 14311 which has already gotten a longer uptime than both 1.27 and 1.28. Currently 9 days.
  86. premudriy

    premudriy LI Guru Member

    Oh, I didn't mean that the problem was happening with Tomato. The problem was happening with the original Linksys firmware. For that router we went straight to Victek's mod and never tried the vanilla Tomato.
  87. jdub8

    jdub8 Addicted to LI Member

    Updates ='(
  88. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    It really is no crime for Victek to call it a day and for his version of Tomato to stop. I just wish it would be made clear. If Victek's priorities are such that his Tomato needs to come to a close that is understandable. We all have lives and get it. I just don't understand the lack of clear communication.

    I hope that we'd see this last version of of Tomato be rolled into Victek's mods before development ceases.

    Whatever is decided I just wish we'd know clearly instead of this dragging on and on in the dark.
  89. gfunk

    gfunk LI Guru Member

    Tomato RAF 1.25.8515.2 ND md5

    Does anyone know where I can find the md5 for Tomato RAF 1.25.8515.2 ND? The crc32 from the first post doesn't match which I suspect is because that was for 1.25.8515.
  90. Falken

    Falken Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi I've been using Victek's mod since version 1.23 RAF was released and a week ago Iwas tempted to try this mod:
    but after having some major speed and qos problems I switched to 1.25 RAF.
    I must say I'm amazed how much the speed improved and I was able to use qos again, not to mention the pretty UI :)

    To sum it up, Victek's mod is IMO the best mod for my routers, the fastest, most stable and feature rich when it comes to qos and access control.

    I see NO reason for putting out a release before the official Tomato 1.28 is released and NO reason for putting out a release before Victek is satisfied with his modded version.
    But a little news from Victek now and then would be nice :wink:

    BTW my routers are: Buffalo WHR-G125(main router) Linksys WRT54G v2(access point).
  91. gfunk

    gfunk LI Guru Member

    I agree with ^ very fast and so far stable. I flashed my WRT54GL three days ago to Tomato RAF 1.25.8515.2 ND from Tomato 1.27. With 1.27 I was experiencing random reboots and failure to renew my IP under heavy load which caused me to have uptimes of 3 days at most. I also noticed that my memory would slowly decrease leading up to the reboot/crash of the router with 1.27. My setup consists of 3 WRT54GL's one running Tomato RAF 1.25.8515.2 ND and the other two stock as access points in a 80 room motel. Even under heavy load (~40 users some of whom are probably torrenting) the router stays above 50% free memory cache included. Knock on wood but so far so good! Thanks Victek!
  92. jdub8

    jdub8 Addicted to LI Member

    Any news?
  93. Sopmod

    Sopmod Network Guru Member

    No news but here's something.

    So we've installed RAF 125. Is it doing all we need? In my case yes it is and in fact Victek's firmware offers more features like QoS that I don't use.

    So let's ask ourselves what is lacking in this mod? Some people sit waiting for the next release which may not offer any improvements. Why? Newer is better? I feel people are getting carried away with exactly that. They feel newer is better.

    So I put it to you. 125 is out and works brilliantly. It's fast and stable. Yet you still push Victek to perform. Some of you are simply childish in your demands and lack of understanding. I'm amazed some of you are on the streets with placards chanting "Where is Victek... Where is Victek"

    So rather than making noise. Start stating what improvements you would like to see included and maybe Victek or another dev will pick it up and run.

    Victek I'm sure doesn't live to provide firmware for us. Give him a break.
  94. PeeWee

    PeeWee Guest

    IPV6 support!
    Although, I am not posting with any intention of complaining about the next new firmware or trying to rush it.
    I do think it is about time someone addressed this.
  95. QSxx

    QSxx LI Guru Member

    ... Traffic per IP tracking, 1.27 changes incorporated into Victek's mod, captive portal (if it's possible)...
    Should I go on?

    To be perfectly clear - I'm not forcing anyone to do anything, I'm using Victek because it's IMHO best mod for MY needs, I'm hoping he will go on with it because no other mod suits me better than his...

    Having said that - I too would like to hear news and if Victek decided to abandon the project to work on something else, that's HAS to be respected - but please Vic, don't keep us in the dark...

    Faithfully yours,
    QS and band of WRT's :)
  96. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    I think you're missing the point. Victek is doing at least some of this to himself. If he were to post that he will no longer be putting out releases, there would be general wailing, but the prevailing sentiment would be "so long and thanks for all the firmware". However, he hasn't said that.

    On 12/29/2009, he said "I hope to be released in the second week of January." On 4/22/2010, he said "I will be able to run an update in few days." It is now 5/25/2010 with no update in sight.

    While his firmware has been great, his management of expectations has been less than stellar. Now yes, include all of the disclaimers about volunteer labor and all that. But hopefully my point is made.
  97. jdub8

    jdub8 Addicted to LI Member

    This. And having the last few minutes of bandwidth traffic graphs loaded when you log in to the router and view the graphs.

    Hoping everything is well with you Victek.
  98. Falken

    Falken Networkin' Nut Member

    I surely hope so too..
    Victek don't hesitate to post if I / we can :help: in any way :smile:
    Hope you're not :sick: or :drinking: to much.
    Just kidding...
  99. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    "Yet you still push Victek to perform."

    Sorry but in your rush to condemn those of us who have bothered to say something and as already noted you, and those who are posting in kind, miss the point.

    Respectful communication is sorely lacking. And for some of us we have contributed to this "project" and asking for communication is quite reasonable. No one is asked or demanding anything in terms of the firmware.

    If Victek is done, he's done. We get it. Let us know one way or the other.

    I can retackle DDWRT if I want to, or any of the others.
  100. Sopmod

    Sopmod Network Guru Member

    Sort of the wrong assumption. I'm not condemning anyone. Rather, I'm just sick of the idiots who seem to be chanting "I want a biscuit, gimme a biscuit" like some immature arseholes.

    If you've worked on the project, I thank you for your efforts. So let's start a new thread about the project and not about the 1.25 release.

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