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PolarCloud Tomato - v1.26 Beta Release!!!

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mpegmaster, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. mpegmaster

    mpegmaster Addicted to LI Member

    V 26 beta :thumbup:

    Remember this is "Beta Firmware"... use at your own risk!!!

    beta_090913_1-26-1766.7z

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/tomatofirmware/files/Tomato%20Firmware/Beta/1765-1766/beta_090913_1-26-1766.7z/download


    beta_090913_1-26-1765_ND.7z

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/tomatofirmware/files/Tomato%20Firmware/Beta/1765-1766/beta_090913_1-26-1765_ND.7z/download


    beta_090913_1-26-1766_source.tar.bz2

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/tomatofirmware/files/Tomato%20Firmware/Beta/1765-1766/beta_090913_1-26-1766_source.tar.bz2/download


    Support for - Polarcloud Tomato Firmware... on SourceForge!!!

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/tomatofirmware/

    Changelog...
    http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato

    * Collapsed all menus. For the old look, set: "web_mx=status,bwm,tools"
    * Obscured some key/password fields when not in focus (ie. not clicked).
    * Accept more than two MAC addresses per IP address
    --- (ex: one IP for a laptop either wired or wireless [one at a time]).
    --- Note: Some computers may not like seeing the same IP unless it's restarted.
    * Updated Busybox 1.14.3, Dnsmasq 2.50, miniupnpd 20090904, L7 protocols 2009-05-28.
    * Added LED options back in Admin:Buttons/LED.
    * Added ID for WLA2-G54L, TrueMobile 2300 thanks to Nick B. and David J.
    * Added EditDNS thanks to Keith M.
    * Added UTC+4:30 Kabul time zone.
    * Fixed port set validation allowed more than what could be handled.
    * Allow rstats to log if WAN port is used for LAN.
    * Renamed nvram "ntpc_kiss_ignore" to "ntp_kiss_ignore".

    SHA-1:
    8dd5b45c063a1a2a1813c905e4e95c15cf3c9996 - beta_090913_1-26-1765_ND.7z
    71cf52c2fc4c2efa30c6af39299f91bddb237127 - beta_090913_1-26-1766.7z
    cdbaec82fd95407d954557fe11d285b8324a9f9a - beta_090913_1-26-1766_source.tar.bz2

    Cheers!!!

     
  2. Dashiell

    Dashiell Network Guru Member

    Is there a changelog available?
     
  3. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    The changelog is on the Tomato home page.

    Rodney
     
  4. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    Nice. Hope fully it will be that much closer to release! :cool:
     
  5. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    since jon evidently doesn't get (or read) my email, i'm posting this here in the hopes that he'll stumble over it:

    there is a design flaw in the rstats program (bandwidth logger):
    in one of its routines (calc()), it parses a proc file (/proc/net/dev) to retrieve transferred data on the wan_ifname interface. due to a fixed loop limit value however (rstats.c line 62 "MAX_SPEED_IF"), this fails whenever a tomato router has more than 7 interfaces, of which the wan_ifname interface is for instance the eighth. this has happened to me (i have 9 interfaces since i need one more vlan and one more bridge than the standard configuration has) and just setting that integer to 9 did the trick for me.
    without that fix, the bandwidth logging doesn't work reliably, in some instances not at all. realtime logging works, so does 24h traffic, but everything from daily upwards fails.
    i assume that (unless i've misread the routine's workings) any arbitrarily high number (say 20) could satisfy this gap in design without any significant cost to performance or stability.
     
  6. alexlau

    alexlau LI Guru Member

    can I install packages such as Transmission using optware on Tomato? I'm very keen to jump over from OLEG firmware to Tomato (using ASUS WL-500gP).

    based on busybox.net, BusyBox 1.15.1 has been labeled as "stable". maybe Jon wants to add that in the final release :thumbup:
     
  7. jnappert

    jnappert LI Guru Member

    Yes you can. I am running squid ipkg optware package using ASUS WL-500gP v1. This link may be helpfull: http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=61764
     
  8. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    Will the transmit power adjustment issue ever be fixed in the official ND releases of Tomato? To refresh a little. Apparently no matter what transmit level you put in. Either lowering it or raising it. It is stuck on 42 mW. The non ND versions of Tomato do not have this problem.
     
  9. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I believe that is because the original firmware is set to use Japan settings (JP) by default. Try other countries - like US. Selecting Singapore (SG) will give you extra channels.

    nvram set wl0_country=US
    nvram set wl0_country_code=US
    nvram set wl_country=US
    nvram set wl_country_code=US
    nvram set pa0maxpwr=251
    wl country US
     
  10. Dashiell

    Dashiell Network Guru Member




    (page reload found it + first post has it... thx!)
     
  11. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    Thanks. I reside in the US so this will work perfectly for me. Couple of questions. Not interested in adding other channels. Since legally in the US. You can only use channels 1-11. Will that script limit me to channels 1-11? Which would be a good thing. Reason I ask. I know the firmware is set for Japan and has 3 extra channels. Also. Would I put the script under the following?

    Admin
    Scripts
    Init
    Save&Reboot

     
  12. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Stick it in your "init" box as you've outlined. And it will allow 1-11 only.
     
  13. averylinden

    averylinden Addicted to LI Member

    Does anyone know how to set this up? I've tried a few ways with no success ...
     
  14. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    One would assume simply put Wireless MAC in one box and LAN card MAC in the other.

    Doesn't it work?? :frown:
     
  15. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Unless averylinden is referring to the "accept more than two MAC addresses per IP address" part.

    While it's obvious how to put in two MAC addresses per IP address, I don't see any way to put in "more than two".

    Not that it bothers me. The only scenario where I'd use this for is exactly like the example in firmware notes (ex: one IP for a laptop either wired or wireless [one at a time]).

    I suspect it's just a typo. Since the firmware previously only accepted one MAC per IP, I would have expected it to read maybe "accept more than one MAC address per IP address" or "accept two MAC addresses per IP address".
     
  16. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    I wrote a patch to allow more than one MAC per IP and sent to Jon some time ago. If he did it the same way, it only accepts it if the ip address and the host name fields are identical. And, I don't think there'd be anything stopping you from doing more than two, but I never tested it. I also suspect that was a typo.
     
  17. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Does this enable the dnsmasq feature?

    http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/CHANGELOG
    Can the static dhcp web screen be simply used for this?
     
  18. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    My apologies. I had not really noticed the "more" than two part. I'm sure it's a type too.

    mstombs - SDHCP question, I think you get a message about duplicate IP numbers - I think I tried it once. I'll try again when I get home!

    I am wondering if the dual IP address will take up some of the memory space I use to increase support to 140 users. Hmmm.

    EDIT: point 2 - my error, it seemed to work for me this time.
     
  19. averylinden

    averylinden Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks for the explanation, that did the trick!
     
  20. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    Yes and yes.

    Side-note: I also tested it having BOTH interfaces connected and acquiring the same IP at the same time, and it worked great on my Ubuntu laptop. It would just take 5 seconds or so after I changed my default interface on the laptop before the router would "learn" which is the correct to use (updating the ARP table).

    For instance, you can have your laptop set to use the ethernet when available, and wireless otherwise. But, you don't even have to make it disable wireless when the ethernet is connected (as the "one at a time" comments imply). You can simply have your wireless always connected, and plug/unplug the ethernet at will. As I say, it just takes the router 5 seconds or so to figure out that you've switched and it will start sending stuff to you over the correct interface.
     
  21. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    I just took a look at the sources, and the changes Jon made do limit it to two MACs per IP address.

    Also, it looks like rather than just matching up different lines that have the same IP/name, he added an extra MAC field on every line, so ignore what I said before about that.
     
  22. Elbart

    Elbart LI Guru Member

    Is there a site for all the country-specific codes?
     
  23. darthboy

    darthboy LI Guru Member

    Cool. Thanks for the update.
     
  24. valerima

    valerima LI Guru Member

  25. gingernut

    gingernut LI Guru Member

    Tomato v1.26.1773/1774 Beta

    Changelog

    * Avoid double loading of tomato.css
    * Fix possible null dereference in sendpage
    * Updated to Busybox 1.14.4
     
  26. davistw

    davistw Network Guru Member

    Loaded 1.26.1774 and everthing seem very stable. (Uptime do far 21 hours)
    I do see in the logs that dnsmasq restarting every 5 minutes. Is this normal?

    Sep 23 06:10:36 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21533]: exiting on receipt of SIGTERM
    Sep 23 06:10:36 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21709]: started, version 2.50 cachesize 150
    Sep 23 06:10:36 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21709]: compile time options: no-IPv6 GNU-getopt no-RTC no-DBus no-I18N DHCP no-TFTP
    Sep 23 06:10:36 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21709]: DHCP, IP range 192.168.0.100 -- 192.168.0.149, lease time 2d12h
    Sep 23 06:10:36 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21709]: reading /etc/resolv.dnsmasq
    Sep 23 06:10:36 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21709]: using nameserver 66.210.17.52#53
    Sep 23 06:10:36 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21709]: using nameserver 68.94.156.1#53
    Sep 23 06:10:36 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21709]: using nameserver 68.94.157.1#53
    Sep 23 06:10:36 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21709]: read /etc/hosts - 0 addresses
    Sep 23 06:10:36 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21709]: read /etc/hosts.dnsmasq - 5 addresses
    Sep 23 06:10:39 NOTMYSSID user.info ntpc[21737]: Time Updated: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 06:10:39 -0500 [+1s]
    Sep 23 06:20:39 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21709]: exiting on receipt of SIGTERM
    Sep 23 06:20:39 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21885]: started, version 2.50 cachesize 150
    Sep 23 06:20:39 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21885]: compile time options: no-IPv6 GNU-getopt no-RTC no-DBus no-I18N DHCP no-TFTP
    Sep 23 06:20:39 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[21885]: DHCP, IP range 192.168.0.100 -- 192.168.0.149, lease time 2d12h
    Sep 23 06:20:39 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21885]: reading /etc/resolv.dnsmasq
    Sep 23 06:20:39 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21885]: using nameserver 66.210.17.52#53
    Sep 23 06:20:39 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21885]: using nameserver 68.94.156.1#53
    Sep 23 06:20:39 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21885]: using nameserver 68.94.157.1#53
    Sep 23 06:20:39 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21885]: read /etc/hosts - 0 addresses
    Sep 23 06:20:39 NOTMYSSID daemon.info dnsmasq[21885]: read /etc/hosts.dnsmasq - 5 addresses
     
  27. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    Running stable for 6 days and no problems. :)

    Running in WDS mode WPA2 Personal with AES encryption.

    Edit: Noticed another beta is available, so will flash later today and post comments.
     
  28. gingernut

    gingernut LI Guru Member

    I thought in WDS mode you can't choose WPA2 encryption only WEP or WPA?
     
  29. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    I've been running WDS for about 6 months without issue with Jon's other firmware(pre-1.26 beta). Wireless mode I have is "Access Point + WDS", and basically followed Jon's FAQ instructions for setting it up. For security I have "WPA/WPA2 Personal" selected with "AES". I heard someone else mention a while back they had problems getting WPA2 to work with WDS, but I haven't had any.

    WPA2 does show up in the Windows network connection list when a new wireless client wants to connect to the network and needs to chose a network connection.

    I think the issue might be WDS doesn't work with WPA2 using TKIP encryption.
     
  30. sonicnan

    sonicnan Addicted to LI Member

    1.26.1775/1776
    * Update miniupnpd to 20090921; fixes a handle leak
     
  31. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    DNS entry problem?

    This is one of those things I don't even know what to call it, not sure if it is a problem, but wanted to relay my experience.

    In testing some possible dns lookup issues/dns server issues on my internet this morning I put in some manual dns server addresses. But I only used 2. The third field was left at 0.0.0.0.

    When I was finished playing around I went back to all 0's and let my cable modem/internet provider take care of the DNS lookup via dhcp. So I cleared the 2 fields I had entered dns addresses in.

    I had problems. DNS lookup failures, etc.

    I went back and cleared all three field entries even though the third field was still 0's, and I was back in business. By not clearing all three fields did the firmware not fully reset dns lookup addresses?

    It was weird and again not sure what to call it.
     
  32. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Still having dns lookup problems. Took router out of system and no problems.
     
  33. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Back to non beta version, did full factory reset, seems to be okay now.

    I did not try a full factory reset with the beta however.
     
  34. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    I also had the same problem as "jsmiddleton4" when I flashed the "ND" beta version. It was corrected when using the non-ND beta version.
     
  35. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Tried non-nd version. No dns problems. Running it since last night.
     
  36. mpegmaster

    mpegmaster Addicted to LI Member

  37. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    I've had no dns lookup problems or page not loading due to dns issues since switching to non-nd beta version. My routers are ND capable versions.

    Would the miniupnp thing have any impact on DNS stuff?
     
  38. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    New test version

    but I don't see how this can affect dns lookups using dnsmasq
     
  39. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Me either. But hey, we go with the flow.....
     
  40. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Back to having dns problems with the nd version. Moving back to non-nd version of this latest beta now.
     
  41. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    No dns errors since going to non-nd beta driver.
     
  42. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

  43. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Any insight on the dns lookup problem with the beta nd versions?
     
  44. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    I've been using the 1779 ND Beta version without any issues ... been pretty much rock solid! :)
     
  45. nggonline

    nggonline Guest

    * Added ID for WLA2-G54L, TrueMobile 2300 thanks to Nick B. and David J.

    What does this mean? Can I use tomato with WLA2-G54L, TrueMobile 2300 or not?

    Thanks
     
  46. Rafatk

    Rafatk Network Guru Member

    So far so good! Uptime 19 hours, no DNS problems.
    Using 1779 ND just like pharma.
    If I have any problems, I will report back.
     
  47. benny.shen

    benny.shen LI Guru Member

    what does 'collapsed menu' mean? I dont see this change on the GUI.
    Can anybody explain this with an image?
     
  48. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    "Collapsed" usually means "made in China" :biggrin:

    Sorry, couldn't resist that one.

    It just means that there is less of a clutter on the menu on the left of the tomato GUI pages. Click on an item and it "expands" showing more menu choices.

    A somewhat useless modification.
     
  49. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    I have one older laptop with a smaller screen and the new collapsed menu is a lot easier to read on that little screen, don't have to scroll up and down so much to see everything, :biggrin:
     
  50. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Good Point!
     
  51. benny.shen

    benny.shen LI Guru Member

    IC now.
     
  52. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    I started having dns lookup problems and devices hung off my slave wds router not getting dhcp ip addresses/dns etc. Both routers running .26 nd beta. Went back to none nd .25 and all is well. I have two buffalo routers that do nd version just fine.
     
  53. gingernut

    gingernut LI Guru Member

    New beta released 25/10/2009

    1.26.1785/1786 Changelog:

    Allow a different port to be entered in Basic:Network:Static DNS (enter as "ip:port").
    Be aware that dnsmasq must act as the DNS server (the default setting) when not using the normal port 53.

    Allow DHCP to serve the user-entered gateway (in Basic:Network) if the option in Advanced:DHCP is enabled.

    Do not start miniupnpd early to avoid warning messages.

    Update Australian DST (need to re-select), add Darwin, Brisbane TZ. Thanks to
    Peter O. for the info.

    Update Dnsmasq to 2.51.
     
  54. natf

    natf LI Guru Member

    Hello! Just one question: will WPA2 be available in wireless client and in wireless bridge modes other than in AP mode only?
    THANKS
     
  55. though

    though Network Guru Member

    that's a great question..... i would like to know this, as well as WDS mode????
     
  56. natf

    natf LI Guru Member

    I think that with this feature Tomato would be almost perfect :). I hope developers and/or modders could add this soon!
     
  57. though

    though Network Guru Member

    WDS is already a feature in tomato, but it does not work with WPA2. that's what i was hoping for in the new firmware release...

    thanks
     
  58. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    Actually Tomato does work with WPA2 and WDS. I've had it working with WPA2/AES just by following Jon's FAQ WDS instructions . If you do a forum search other posts will turn up where some people are also using WPA2/AES with WDS.

    I think the problem might be running WDS with WPA2/TKIP encryption. If you are using TKIP you might want to look at using AES as it is more robust and offers stronger encryption.
     
  59. though

    though Network Guru Member

    Tomato WPA2 and WDS = nope!

    [​IMG]
     
  60. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Maybe try WPA/WPA2-AES Personal, that is accepted I think.
     
  61. though

    though Network Guru Member

    it works on wpa/wpa2 but that seems pointless. i should just leave it on wpa only at that point....
     
  62. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    That depends on what the point is.

    If you are set on using only wpa2 for some reason then yes.

    If security is the point, articles I've read indicate that WPA Personal AES with a good strong pass-phrase is as secure as WPA2 Personal AES. From a security perspective, TKIP is less good than AES (and less stable), pass-phrases should be at least 20 characters long with some random nonsense to frustrate dictionary attacks, and most of all stay away from WEP as these days that can be cracked in minutes.

    If compatibility is an issue, the wpa/wpa2 setting allows clients able to connect with wpa2 to use that but also accept wpa connections for devices that can't, and of course this allows the use of WDS with Tomato. And again, both should be secure when properly configured.
     
  63. murphm4n

    murphm4n Network Guru Member

    couple of quick points to clarify:
    wpa = tkip
    wpa2 = aes
    setting wpa/wpa2 = allows mixed mode access from any wpa/wpa2 compatible client - BUT: if you have wpa2 clients connected & a wpa client joins the wireless network - ALL connected clients will changed down to WPA (WPA/WPA2 dictates the encryption schema for every client on that ssid)

    my recommendation would be to create another ssid/wlan even vlan where possible for wpa + wpa2 if you have to support legacy clients that will only support wpa & restrict their access as appropriate.. obviously doesnt help much with wds on tomato - for that you'll probably need openwrt or dd-wrt - let me know if anyones worked out how to do multiple ssid's & vlans reliably with tomato?)

    texasflood is absolutely right ref passphrase - that is the single most important factor!!
     
  64. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Although perhaps WPA originally supported only TKIP, WPA has long been since supported AES as well. My routers are set to "WPA Personal (PSK) + AES" (copied right off my router status page). This is one of the reasons I think the security differences between WPA and WPA2 are minimal in practical reality.
     
  65. QSxx

    QSxx LI Guru Member

    Since we are talking about WLAN security, I've got couple of questions for guru guys...

    My WRT is currently running on WPA TKIP+AES too, and I used that convenient little button that Tomato has generating LOTS of random characters. That is used as passphrase.

    I wonder now:
    1. Is it harder for router to cope with longer passphrases (encrypting stuff) or is it same as it would be if i used only, let's say, 4 chars instead of 50+
    2. I'm not that freaked out about wlan security ... I'm checking router often enough to notice someone poking around - on the other hand i wouldn't want anyone getting my passwords because of crappy encryption. (Banking and such stuff is done thru wired connection)

    Situation is following:


    Household WRT54G with 3 wired & 4 wireless clients - only 2 wired clients are in serious stuff, one is NAS holding media files - nothing sensitive, wireless clients are more into stuff like facefook, youtube, yadda yadda...

    Suggestions?
     

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