R6250 and Tomato

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Mastec, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    Months ago I switched from Tomato by Shibby to Kong because 2.4 died with Tomato. I am curious if there have been any updates to fix the dead 2.4 signal? I like Kong's mod with stable and strong signals, but I miss Tomato by Shibby. Any updates, upgrades, anything?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Campigenus

    Campigenus Networkin' Nut Member

    As of v138, the latest Shibby release, my R6250 did not have a working 2.4 GHz. So, I too am waiting for the next release to try.
     
  3. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the update
     
  4. joksi

    joksi Serious Server Member

    @Mastec the 2.4 doesn't die, you just have to change some advanced wireless settings to make it work.

    @Campigenus have you gone back to earlier releases? how's your performance (speed) on 2.4ghz? 20/40mhz?

    My R6250 is on v 138 and 2.4ghz is slow on download (~15Mbps), however good on upload (60Mbps). Very annoying.
     
  5. Campigenus

    Campigenus Networkin' Nut Member

    I moved to Kong while waiting for 139. Nothing I did made a difference. I'll try again once 139 is out and I am back home, late April.
     
  6. joksi

    joksi Serious Server Member

    I see. What's the differences between Tomato and DD-WRT feature-wise?
    Is 2.4ghz working better?
     
  7. roberthuang

    roberthuang Serious Server Member

    R6250/R6300v2/R6400 all have 2.4GHz problem on Tomato firmware. It's a known issue with the 2.4GHz wifi driver on Tomato.

    DD-WRT has access to manufacturer's SDK. It can use the latest wifi driver. So 2.4GHz works well on DD-WRT or stock.
     
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  8. Campigenus

    Campigenus Networkin' Nut Member


    For most users I think there is no basic difference in features. I prefer Tomato overall, and the Tomato GUI in particular. It's ... personal.
     
  9. bripab007

    bripab007 Network Guru Member

    Robert, does this also affect the R7000? I'm assuming so.

    I confess to not poring over this forum religiously, but this is the first I've heard of this problem. Can you point me to a prior thread where it was discovered/discussed?

    Also, why or how does DD-WRT have access to Netgear SDK in this scenario?

    Thank you.
     
  10. roberthuang

    roberthuang Serious Server Member

    I've never heard of any similar complaint in regards to tomato running on R7000.

    There are lots of discussions for the wireless driver issue with tomato for netgear R6250, I just post 2 threads below.
    http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/r6250-shibby-wifi-sucks.71629/
    http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/tomato-shibbys-releases.33858/page-76

    DD-WRT paid money (maybe a couple of thousand dollars per year) to the manufacturer. That's why DD-WRT can use the latest wireless driver. Don't forget DD-WRT has the paid version which can cover those fees.
     
  11. bripab007

    bripab007 Network Guru Member

    Ahhh, thanks for the explanation. Cheers.
     
  12. Haldi4803

    Haldi4803 Reformed Router Member

    Well that explains why i can't get over 100mbits troughput on 2.4ghz on my R6400....
     
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