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Official Tomato v1.15.1297 released

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by FRiC, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    Tomato v1.15 --> LOW uptimes

    I flashed Tomato v1.15 onto a WHR-HP-G54 very shortly after its release, and had it in AP+WDS mode. Uptime was a bit over 4 days and today it only showed a 7 hour uptime. Checked the 24 hour graph, and it somehow sporadically restarted in the middle of the night (5:30 AM). I'm positive no one touched the router and I was definitely asleep at the time.

    Both the dsl modem and router are connected to a UPS unit and restarted both 4 days ago. Modem still shows an uptime of a bit over 4 days.

    -Simon
     
  2. Sunspark

    Sunspark LI Guru Member

    I'm approaching 6 days, but I'm not using WDS.. just regular mode with only 1 wireless client and 1 wired client. I'm also on a WRT54GL which I got specifically because I felt it was the most Tomato compatible router (as I have a suspicion it's what Jon has too).

    I know this doesn't help. The only point of the message is to say that it seems to be preferential toward hardware.. It would drop connection constantly on my old Motorola 850G.
     
  3. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    You may be right, starting at about 2006, I bought mostly Buffalo-HP-G54 units, many running DD-WRT v24 Beta/RC & Tomato because they were just superior in price & performance to WRT54GL. DD-WRT v24 RC-3, 6.2 does seem to have VERY good uptimes in high traffic areas, mostly of course due to their updated wl drivers. At home I use Tomato v1.15/v1.11, of course, and reliably as long as no one tries connecting to it from laptops/PCs using old Boadcom & Intel drivers.

    I use WPA/WPA2 at home & I suspect that a neighbor may have tried to connect to it from a PC/laptop using old drivers, causing the router to crash/reboot. When I have time, I'm going to stop SSID broadcasting, perhaps that'll help.
     
  4. Sunspark

    Sunspark LI Guru Member

    I only use WPA2-AES.. no WPA fallback at all. Why don't you try that also? It'll help filter out neighbors too because to get WPA2-AES on XP you need to install a hotfix that doesn't appear in windows update.

    I am uncertain that discontinuing SSID broadcasting is a good idea.. I was under the impression that it helps keep the connection stable for clients.
     
  5. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    I sure wish I can just use WPA2 without fallback, but WDS doesn't work properly with WPA2. Actually SSID broadcasting can be safely disabled and nearby clients (Atheros-based) can usually properly only detect the MAC but not the SSID. I just wish that Tomato will use slightly more updated wl drivers, (not as recent as the ones DD-WRT uses, something along the lines of what OpenWRT uses).
     
  6. Elbart

    Elbart LI Guru Member

    Yep, the Ping-tool in the WebGUI doesn't list the individual pings, only the summary.
     
  7. Sunspark

    Sunspark LI Guru Member

    szfong: I've emailed Jon before to ask him if he could tell me why Tomato uses it's 3.90 driver version as opposed to some other driver version like OpenWRT's, and that I'd like to share his response with the rest of us. He never responded, so it must not be a topic of note right now. Maybe you'd have better luck if you can demonstrate your circumstances.
     
  8. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    When he's not responding, probably he's working on it somehow or don't have time :)
    Also, upgrading the wl drivers will oftentimes carry with it a bunch of new issues. When dd-wrt changed/upgraded drivers, it took months before it stabilized. I guess that's why he's reluctant to upgrade/add whr-g125 support at this time. Perhaps once he's stabilize Tomato 1.x somewhat, he'll create another branch with newer wl drivers. I heard RoadKill is adding newer whr-g125 & newer drivers to his mod of Tomato.
     
  9. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    Hi Sunspark,

    After reading your post I went to the Linksys Website and d/l the latest source:
    WRT54GL_US_v4.30.12.tgz

    Apparently Linksys had quietly rolled back their wl driver by 1 minor release in their last couple of firmware source releases. Whereas Tomato v1.15 and below all use Broadcom v3.90.38.0 drivers, Linksys has now replaced them with slightly older Broadcom v3.90.37.0 drivers. Perhaps, it's for stability reasons, who knows, since the actual source codes aren't available for the drivers.

    -Simon
     
  10. Sunspark

    Sunspark LI Guru Member

    This is a good discovery. Did you tell Jon? I don't think Linksys would have rolled it back an increment if there was no reason.
     
  11. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    Nah, I didn't tell Jon, I figure he probably reads/checkup on the Tomato Forums on a regular basis, maybe, maybe not. I just scanned the wl/*.o drivers once again to make sure and they are all consistently v3.90.37.0 drivers, 1 increment older than Tomato v1.15's wl/*.o drivers that they replace. I just don't want to bother him with more e-mail, which he never replies to :-( Plus I don't have his e-mail address. If you'd like, you can contact him.... :) Thanks!

    -Simon
     
  12. Ati

    Ati Network Guru Member

    Anyone else having problems with pptp passthrough? My GS1.0 Unit died on me last week, so I went out and bought a WRT54GL, flashed Tomato 1.15 and set the whole thing up, as I always do. Problem is, im "offsite" right now and wanted to dial in my home network, but its not connecting. Thanks for the feedback!
     
  13. wahur1

    wahur1 LI Guru Member

    Just now i have upgraded to the latest firmware...1.15

    While i was looking at the log file, i don't understand a thing whats going on there:confused:

    I have just copied the few lines from the log page, here you can see..

    Feb 6 04:08:22 unknown daemon.warn httpd[1348]: http_id mismatch
    Feb 6 04:08:25 unknown daemon.warn httpd[1349]: http_id mismatch
    Feb 6 04:08:28 unknown daemon.warn httpd[1350]: http_id mismatch
    Feb 6 04:08:31 unknown daemon.warn httpd[1351]: http_id mismatch
    Feb 6 04:08:34 unknown daemon.warn httpd[1352]: http_id mismatch
    Feb 6 04:08:37 unknown daemon.warn httpd[1353]: http_id mismatch
    Feb 6 04:08:40 unknown daemon.warn httpd[1354]: http_id mismatch
    Feb 6 04:08:43 unknown daemon.warn httpd[1355]: http_id mismatch
    Feb 6 04:08:46 unknown daemon.warn httpd[1356]: http_id mismatch
    Feb 6 04:08:49 unknown daemon.warn httpd[1357]: http_id mismatch
    Feb 6 04:08:52 unknown daemon.warn httpd[1358]: http_id mismatch


    anyone can tell me what the hell is mismatch?:thumbdown:
     
  14. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    Hi,

    Did you tried resetting the router first? Strange things happen when it's not properly reset after some upgrades/updates.
     
  15. wahur1

    wahur1 LI Guru Member

    Whenever i flash my router to new firmware i always reboot/restore my router first than i flash, and after flash i reboot the router again.
     
  16. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    try resetting, re-flashing via TFTP and WAIT a couple minutes before touching it, and resetting again.

    I've not seen these message in my logs, a couple whr-hp-g54
     
  17. mirage223

    mirage223 LI Guru Member

    Hi guys. New here. I got a WRT54GL v1.1 and immediately flashed it with 1.15.1297. Been stable since.
     
  18. Ati

    Ati Network Guru Member

    I guess noone has any vpn passthrough issues. Will have to look at my config next time i have access.
     
  19. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    yes other's have had passthrough issues, enabling the GRE/PPTP nat helper may fix?
     
  20. faxxe

    faxxe LI Guru Member

    Hello!
    Same here with 1.14...........:eek::eek:

    Regards,
    faxxe
     
  21. wahur1

    wahur1 LI Guru Member

    First reboot of my router in last 24hrs... :thumbdown:
     
  22. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    Hi, did you manually reboot the unit, or did it reboot on its own, I seem to be experiencing auto reboot every once in awhile, both on a whr-hp-g54 and a WRT54G v2.0 under v1.15 and v1.14. I'm still using Tomato v1.11 on my main router at home that will run a week to two weeks or so before auto rebooting. Did you try updating your client drivers?
     
  23. wahur1

    wahur1 LI Guru Member

    auto rebooted and all my client drivers are up to date...:rolleyes:
     
  24. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    As a temporary workaround, goto Basic | Network | Wireless | Uncheck: Enable Wireless
    Afterwards your Tomato should not auto reboot. Your wired connections should be ok.
    I then connect a free "opened-Fonera" or any reliable AP behind the Tomato Router for wireless connectivity. Hopefully it'll be fixed in a later release.

    -Simon
     
  25. Sunspark

    Sunspark LI Guru Member

    Some routers can stay up just in case anyone is wondering.. 9 days on both the router and the DSL together so far here on a WRT54GL using the regular 1.15.
     
  26. itsjr

    itsjr LI Guru Member

    I seem to be having an issue getting CIFS 1 to mount since moving to 1.15. Nothing on the SMB server side changed and I'm able to login using the same credentials from other machines to the SMB share.

    Anyone else having CIFS issues?
     
  27. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    I was looking at the Linksys source: WRT54GL_US_v4.30.12.tgz again today and noticed that the included wl drivers are all slightly larger than the ones Tomato v1.15 uses. It's customary that updated Broadcom drivers are most often slightly larger than than the older versions they replace, but these newer wl driver are a version one increment lower than the ones Tomato uses, but their file sizes are all slightly larger. Using a hex editor I found they appear to be compiled using a similar environment and may actually be slightly newer. They must've fixed something... If I have time next week, I may build a Linux compile environment and use the newest Linksys included Broadcom drivers (v3.90.37.0) for the GL and see if my auto-reboots are fixed.
     
  28. Menkatek

    Menkatek Network Guru Member

    I recently upgraded to 1.15 from 1.12 (WRT54GS v4) and have been experiencing random router reboots at any point of the day, within a 3 day period. This has never happened before.

    The syslog always clears and the first entry is:

    Jan 1 08:00:05 unknown syslog.info syslogd started: BusyBox v1.2.2

    I have checked for power problems to the router or computers on the LAN, but there have been no fluctuations. There are no ethernet disconnects either, as would be evidenced in a tray pop-up or the System event log.

    At this point, it can only be explained with the firmware. I will go to 1.13 and report back.
     
  29. wahur1

    wahur1 LI Guru Member

    Time Fri, 08 Feb 2008 03:38:49 +0500
    Uptime 1 day, 00:43:15
    CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 0.04 / 0.02 / 0.00
    Total / Free Memory 14.20 MB / 4,564.00 KB (31.38%)

    After first auto reboot here its my uptime...Lets see how it goes.:cool:
     
  30. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Note random reboot not a general problem, is it one particular model of router? Here's my stats

    Code:
    Tomato Firmware v1.15.1297
    Copyright (C) 2006-2007 Jonathan Zarate
    http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato/
    
    Built on Sun, 27 Jan 2008 16:19:10 -0800
    
    Model	Linksys WRT54GS v1.1
    Time	Fri, 08 Feb 2008 00:35:19 +0000
    Uptime	6 days, 14:10:22
    CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins)	0.01 /  0.02 / 0.00
    Total / Free Memory	30.03 MB / 21.43 MB (71.36%)
    
    Connection method dhcp
    
     
  31. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    From my experience at least, it's the type of wireless clients that connects to the router which results in auto reboot. For example, I still have a Linksys WMP54G (no version #) Draft-g PCI Adapter running latest Broadcom drivers that'll causes Tomato to auto-reboot once every 24 hrs or so on a bcm4712 and once every 4 day or so on a whr-hp-g54, running p2p wirelessly causes reboots to happen more frequently. Last month, swapping it with a USR PCI 802.11g Broadcom Adapter stopped it from happening on the whr-hp-g54.
     
  32. Talon88

    Talon88 LI Guru Member

    Mine.... v1.15

    Model Buffalo WHR-HP-G54

    Time Thu, 07 Feb 2008 20:06:56 -0500
    Uptime 9 days, 23:00:10
    CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 0.00 / 0.00 / 0.00
    Total / Free Memory 14.20 MB / 984.00 KB (6.77%)
     
  33. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    Just curious, why is the amount of "Free Memory" so low on your router?
     
  34. Menkatek

    Menkatek Network Guru Member

    If this is the case, then it would explain why I never last more than 3 days without a router reboot. I live in an dense area with many apartment buildings and there are about 12 other WLANs accessible from here. Someone could be trying to connect with an incompatible WNIC. Anyway, almost a day now with 1.13 and so far so good.

    Time Not Available
    Uptime 0 days, 21:49:22
    CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 0.00 / 0.00 / 0.00
    Total / Free Memory 14.20 MB / 3,532.00 KB (24.28%)
     
  35. FRiC

    FRiC LI Guru Member

    I have two ASUS WL-500gP's running 1.11+VPN. They only reboot when I'm not looking. :p I also have a few WRT54GL's running slightly newer versions but not the latest, they have not yet rebooted.
     
  36. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    Mine only reboots when I have a power failure or I flash it with newer firmware. I haven't seen spontaneous reboots since I got rid of my old DLink. With the stock Buffalo, while it never rebooted itself, I had to reboot it a few times as a Broadcom client would sometimes not connect. Intel client was fine. Both clients have long since been upgraded with newer drivers.
     
  37. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    Mine.... v1.15:biggrin:

    Name Model
    Linksys WRT54G/GS/GL

    Time Fri, 08 Feb 2008 21:27:08 -0500
    Uptime 5 days, 10:43:50CPU
     
  38. asdrat0r

    asdrat0r Guest

    Mine 1.15 :)

    Name Tomato
    Model Linksys WRT54G/GS/GL

    Time Sat, 09 Feb 2008 03:44:53 +0100
    Uptime 9 days, 03:39:54
    CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 0.00 / 0.00 / 0.00
    Total / Free Memory 14.20 MB / 4,332.00 KB (29.79%)
     
  39. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    Even though most of us are using wpa/wpa2, some wep, but I've seen Tomato rebooting if someone is "incorrectly" aircracking (if there is a correct way eh? an oxymoron) your router causing a driver crash resulting in a reboot. In particular in dense area like yours and people with "cantenna/high gain directionals" "attacking" your router and performing massive amounts of packet injection, trying to speed the capture of packets. If you unplug your wan, lan, & not wirelessly connected yourself and your wlan lights are still blinking like crazy, then you know someone is "aircracking" you. Anyhow, hopefully it'll be fixed one day, I guess I can live with a reboot every once in while, a total lockup like my old dlink router is much much worse.
     
  40. Menkatek

    Menkatek Network Guru Member

    It just rebooted by itself. :(

    Uptime 0 days, 03:16:28
    CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 0.02 / 0.01 / 0.00
    Total / Free Memory 14.20 MB / 3,960.00 KB (27.23%)

    Status Connected
    Connection Uptime 0 days, 03:14:10

    I'm dumbfounded. The WLAN light is pretty steady. Why would anyone bother "aircracking" me?

    I have a D-Link antenna attached, with the transmit power at 100 mW. Would reducing the transmit power (and thus the range) help?

    I could disable wireless, but my father's notebook uses it. Should I try updating his wireless driver?

    This is terrible. :frown: Thanks to szfong and everyone for their help.

    Edit: So I found this thread with many suggestions and will try each one. First with updating that notebook's Broadcom driver.
     
  41. Talon88

    Talon88 LI Guru Member

    :::

    I guess it's because my Router have 16MB only.
    And I also uncheck "Count cache memory as free memory"
    I am also running Bit Torrent when I copy the data!

    But the Point is, It's stable & not reboot...!

    :::



     
  42. Menkatek

    Menkatek Network Guru Member

    My router didn't last six hours! I will continue the troubleshooting in this thread.
     
  43. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    Sorry to hear you have such low uptimes, you may wish to "try" a more recent build of Tomato Firmware v1.15.1331, located at: http://files.myopera.com/georgewu/blog/080202_1-15-1331_ND.7z

    Edit:
    It seems to work on my older routers, although I don't know how well for sure. It appears to use more recent wl drivers. I'm still testing. And after a few hours of d/l via ethernet connected pc (ftp, http, p2p) and copying some massive files wireless across both lan and wan, there are no signs of problems. This release looks good, whereas before, my router would have randomly rebooted by now. :)

    Good luck!

    -Simon
     
  44. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    Hmmm.. how did u manage to get this firmware? Btw is there and source code for us to purview?
     
  45. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

  46. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    Simon,
    I believe that the George Wu build is not an official Tomato relase but rather a modified version for the 125. Also, the source is posted on his site.
     
  47. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Hi,

    here is an actual build 06 Feb 2008 Jon gave me the link yesterday because of testing new pppoecd. Its stable and worth a try. But i dont know what else Jon has done so use at your own risk :biggrin:

    der_Kief
     
  48. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    My concern is regarding the wl drivers. Is it true that this build has the newer drivers?
     
  49. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    The build immediately following the link w/ source code will only work on the bcm5354. The one I was referring to works on other chipsets as well.
     
  50. DeCex

    DeCex LI Guru Member

    Just load the 080206_1-15-1351.7z version posted. Load, clean VNRAM, retored settings, rebooted.

    eth0: Broadcom BCM47xx 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Controller 3.90.38.0
    eth1: Broadcom BCM4320 802.11 Wireless Controller 3.90.38.0

    What version does Tomato 1.15.1297 use? Anyone have it on the log?
     
  51. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    If you check the logs, you'll see the wl driver version.

    -Simon
     
  52. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    Well... you are not being very clear about what link is what. Yes, there is mention of a link in the sentence "Here's a linky to Jon's build with all the bells & whistles (read working WPA)." that is a post 1.15 private testing release but you should make it clear that it is just that.

    I was referring to the George Wu build, which in reality is the link BEFORE the link to the source code and I stand by what I said.
     
  53. Sunspark

    Sunspark LI Guru Member

    Same version.
     
  54. Nox997

    Nox997 LI Guru Member

    I get this (using latest tomato Mod 1.14, unstable on my WRT54GL):

     
  55. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    I believe it is a pre-release, I wasn't sure, I first included the direct link to the file that was in my d/l manager and when someone (Kiwi8) inquired, I searched for the main page in browser cache--THATS WHY I INCLUDED THE PAGE LINK as well IMMEDIATELY following the direct link!, to avoid any confusion as to where I got it from. If you are still "confused", you may wish to ask the owner of that page. When I d/l it yesterday, the filename made no mention it was specifically for the whr-g125, so i just flashed it on a non-whr-g125 and it worked.
     
  56. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    Simon,
    No confusion here m8. I originally only made mention of the George Wu version and the source for it.

    You're right that your first link is to one of Jon's private testing releases. I only took exception to the vagueness because this thread is titled "Official Tomato". I'm sure everyone now well understands the differences between the official, the private, and the George Wu releases and that only the first and last have links to their sources.
     
  57. Sunspark

    Sunspark LI Guru Member

    Ok let's get back to regular Tomato talk.

    Today the DSL went down at the isp level. I am sure it was the ISP because even after I shut down tomato and restarted it, as well as resyncing the DSL modem there was still no connection made via PPPOE to the ISP. Yet the light was synced on the DSL modem. So the problem was probably somewhere between the line card and the DHCP servers.

    So my Tomato-related question to those of you who may know, is it feasible in any way to code in 'detection' abilities for situations when the sync stays up, the connection stays up (no pppoe disconnect) but the thing is just 'dead'.
     
  58. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    I always use a "double-nat" configuration, assuming that the dsl modem is of "relatively" high quality, and bridge-mode a couple years ago when dsl modems sometimes crashed. What type of configuration do you have? What's your dsl modem brand/model? If PPPoE on router, you may want to set it up so that it mirrors the dsl modem's before it was placed in bridge-mode.
     
  59. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    I loaded 080202_1-15-1331_ND.7z.

    The versions are:
    eth0: Broadcom BCM47xx 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Controller 4.130.25.0
    eth1: Broadcom BCM4320 802.11 Wireless Controller 4.130.19.0
     
  60. Low-WRT

    Low-WRT LI Guru Member

    Well?...How's is working?:smile:
     
  61. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    Hey Guys,

    LLigetfa has a good point!

    Why don't you start a new thread if not talking about the Official releases that come directly from Jon. That way people who read this thread can focus on just Jon's releases and not discussions about other mods. :rolleyes:

    Thanks,
    Pharma
     
  62. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    So far so good. Still testing its uptime stability. :)
     
  63. mirage223

    mirage223 LI Guru Member

    Just skimming the forums and I'm happy to report that everything is still working smoothly. My router had 5 minutes out of the box where it had the default Linksys firmware on it before Tomato 1.5 got loaded on to it, and it has been very happy/stable since.
     
  64. mnagc

    mnagc Guest

    tomato firmware

    hi, all
    since am new to this forum and also offlate came across open firmware for dsl router modems after googling. dd-wrt and tomato which are quite popular.
    neway polarcloud.com seems to be down. where can i download the latest firmware.
    also can i install the tomato firmware on st585 v6 router modem?

    thanks
     
  65. DeCex

    DeCex LI Guru Member

  66. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    Why dredge up an old topic that is now two versions behind?
     

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