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RT-N12 HW B1 or WRT54GL for Toastman

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by pcguy, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. pcguy

    pcguy LI Guru Member

    I am currently using Tomato on an old WRT54GL router off which has a Linksys N router w dd-wrt acting as a WAP. I also have an Asus RT-N12 hw B1 router that was for a while also acting as a WAP using dd-wrt firmware on it.

    I wanted to get bandwidth usage by IP address and understand that a particular builds of Toastman release does have this capability built in. I am a bit confused if these routers are capable of having a Toastman firmware flashed to it and which actual build have bandwidth filtering by LAN IP in them. I would prefer to use the Asus router to flash Toastman to that way I still have a known working router in the WRT54GL.
     
  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Yes, it's had IP usage info for a long time now. WRT54GL too.
     
  3. pcguy

    pcguy LI Guru Member

    Do all the builds have that feature or is it a particular one like the STD?

    For the WRT54GL is tomato-WRT54G_WRT54GL-1.28.7633.3-Toastman-VLAN-IPT-ND-Std good enough to give be bandwidth stats by LAN IP and

    RT-N12 HW B1 Is tomato-K26-1.28.7500.4MIPSR2Toastman-RT-Std suitable for the router to provide stats by LAN IP?

    I just do not want to brick either of these routers. RT-N12 has dd-wrt do I just need to do a 30-30-30 reset be done on it prior and after updating to Toastman build? Is there any particular treatment with the Tomato flashed WRT54GL router prior or post flashing?

    Thanks for any help or clarification.
     
  4. pcguy

    pcguy LI Guru Member

    I reset the dd-wrt on the RT-N16 and flashed it with tomato-K26-1.28.7500.4MIPSR2Toastman-RT-Std.trx and the router is totally unresponsive. The power light is on and the LAN light but it is not doing anything if I hard code the ip address into my Win XP box. IE gets no response. At one point I got a Broadcam Mini Server prompt but told it to reboot. Is this router toast?
     
  5. gfunkdave

    gfunkdave LI Guru Member

    Make sure you're giving your XP box an IP in the 192.168.1.x subnet, but not 192.168.1.1. Then go to a command prompt and try to ping 192.168.1.1. Do you get a reply?

    You might also download the Asus firmware restoration utility (basically a TFTP client). Use 192.168.1.1 for the server IP and the firmware file you downloaded. You might need to use the equivalent file ending in .bin - I never remember. Anyway, unplug power from the router and hold the RESTORE button on the back while plugging in until the power light flashes slowly. Then try clicking the Upload (or whatever it's labeled) button in the Asus utility. If all goes well, it will re-flash.

    The utility will hang at about 33% done because you're not actually flashing an Asus firmware. This is fine. Give it a solid 5-10 minutes to ensure it's done, then kill the utility, power cycle the router, and you should be able to access it at 192.168.1.1.
     
  6. pcguy

    pcguy LI Guru Member

    Ya I assigned a 192.168/1.25 w gateway of 192.168.1.1 to XP. Pinging 192.168.1.1 gets no response at all.
     
  7. pcguy

    pcguy LI Guru Member

    Tried using the rescue software but even though the power light was blinking the app kept telling me that the wireless router was not in rescue mode. Is this firmware the right one for this router?

    I also tried uploading this same firmware via the Broadcom Mini CFE Web server screen that is available when the the router is in rescue mode. The upload seems to go but I am still unable to get to the router via pin or 192.168.1.1
     
  8. pcguy

    pcguy LI Guru Member

    Was able to get Shibby's tomato-K26-1.28.RT-N5x-MIPSR2-083V-MiniIPv6.trx to flash properly via the CFE Web Server interface so I am now wondering whether indeed tomato-K26-1.28.7500.4MIPSR2Toastman-RT-Std.trx from Toastman is compatible with this router. Should I be using a STD RT-N variant like tomato-K26-1.28.0500.5MIPSR2Toastman-RT-N-Std.trx from Toastman?
     
  9. gfunkdave

    gfunkdave LI Guru Member

    Have you read this thread? Maybe some help there. Also here.

    You router may have only 4 MB of flash RAM - you need to verify this. If you were trying to upload a firmware image that is more than 4 MB, it will fail. I'm not sure how to tell how much flash RAM you have - does anyone else know?

    Lastly and most importantly, I think you might need to change the firmware flash file's extension from trx to bin.
     
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  10. pcguy

    pcguy LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the help. It appears that this B1 HW ver I have does have the 8MB flash. Which means that I need to use the RT-N Toastman build.

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  11. pcguy

    pcguy LI Guru Member

    Was able to flash it with tomato-K26-1.28.0500.5MIPSR2Toastman-RT-N-Std.trx with no problem. Just used the .trx file as is via the Shibby firmware update option.
     
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  12. pcguy

    pcguy LI Guru Member

    I have lost a days worth of traffic monitoring on this router. I am using a CIFS which has been mounted via NTLM on a Win7 x64 box but it is unable to save any backups I get a Unknown 500 error. Nor is the IP monitoring option functioning properly. When I go to IP Traffic the Real Time appears to work however on Last 24 Hours, Daily or Monthly all I see is "The cstats program is not responding or is busy. Try reloading after a few seconds". I did a reboot of the router via the web interface with no effect.


    Is there a known problem with this build and IP Traffic monitoring or being unable to save neither Bandwidth nor IP Traffic monitoring data?


     
  13. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Not as far as I know, I have some old sites with WRT54GL's and I am still able to access them - they work fine. I have no idea about the RT-N12 though, but I would think it should be OK. I had no reports about it.
     
  14. pcguy

    pcguy LI Guru Member

    I did a NVRam erase of the router and seems to have fixed the problem. Its now creating backups via the CIFS link and the stats are being displayed properly in the web interface/
     

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