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Shibby e3000 k26rt-n?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by FrancoisC, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. FrancoisC

    FrancoisC Network Guru Member

    Would it be possible to have this version compiled with the future release?

    I use almost every fonction this firmware has, and I'd like to try the new driver included since version 104 (I think) in the rt-n branch :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    This can be done already, if you like, i can make a shibby RT-N build for you that can run on your E3000, i run them all the time on my E2000 and E3000. Just let me know which build number you want the build from. And keep in mind, the flavor of the build will have to fit your 8MB flash, so no AIO build because it is to big, the only 2 i can make for you would be 'BT-VPN' or 'NoCat-VPN' which is the only 2 that will comfortably fit within an 8MB flash.
     
  3. FrancoisC

    FrancoisC Network Guru Member

  4. FrancoisC

    FrancoisC Network Guru Member

    I tried doing it myself (latest version 107), but the git is 5 weeks old? Did he change repository, or am I missing something?

    Thanks again for the help! :)
     
  5. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    git will be update for a week.
     
  6. FrancoisC

    FrancoisC Network Guru Member

    Thanks

    In the meanwhile, since you are the only one to have the updated source, could you please build/compile an e3000 version of the rt-n?
     
  7. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    As i said, i can make you a build of the 'latest' 107 RT-N that will work on your E3000. Bout to now, and will post upload link when i return. :)
     
  8. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

  9. FrancoisC

    FrancoisC Network Guru Member

    Thanks!

    I'm just wondering where you're getting the source from, since shibby hasn't updated the git yet!

    I'm asking because I really apreciate the fact that you'll build it for me, but I also want to try to see if I can still do it too.

    Tried earlier, but the compile was not finished when I had to leave for work, so I dont know if it worked or not

    Edit: thanks for that, you did it while I was replying!
     
  10. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    Getting it from a top secret origin, please keep it hush hush. :)
     
  11. free2share

    free2share Networkin' Nut Member

  12. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    Well, atleast with my exp's with the difference, the RT wireless driver performs quite well with older BCM471x chips, no 'jitter' or i should say not as much jitter. The RT-N driver on the BCM471x chips can have 'jitter' more so than the RT driver, as can be seen in a spectrum analyzer. But still, performance is not bad and some people like trying newer drivers, so here we are. :)

    Also another thing, the RT driver is somewhat smaller than the RT-N driver, so you'll lose around 1MB of RAM more than on a RT build, just to have the RT-N driver loaded.
     
  13. FrancoisC

    FrancoisC Network Guru Member

    On my side I plan on keeping my e3000, I'm eyeing the ac66u, waiting to have tomato run 100% on it.

    In the meanwhile I like to experiment with the lateat/greatest!
     
  14. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    Agreed, and to keep in mind the RT driver isn't ever changing as the RT-N driver is. It is highly unlikely that the RT driver will get an update ever anymore, whereas the RT-N driver gets updated alot more often, especially with the Asus SDK's that are around now.
     
  15. free2share

    free2share Networkin' Nut Member

    ...latest doesn't always mean greatest from my experience, but that never stop me from trying. Does that mean that the Big-VPN is not possible for the E3000? I'm not a programer nor have I tried to compiled the firmware. I guess I'll have to try it if I want to start testing out the RT-N with the E3000 since it's not one of Shibby's standard builds.
     
  16. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    I wouldn't say that Big-VPN isn't possible, but currently, not possible, his build targets in the RT-N branch don't specify a Big-VPN build with an RT-N driver. It would take some editing and a bit of time to make the adjustment, i just haven't bothered, atleast not yet.

    And that is why i can only currently provide 2 flavors of 107 RT-N that will work for the E3000/E2000. I'm not trying to mod his mod, so i'm keeping things same with no code adjustments from the original. :)
     
  17. free2share

    free2share Networkin' Nut Member

  18. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    Feel free to try the shibby RT-N 107 builds that i uploaded, they have good performance. :)

    And i am not sure that shibby will replace NoCat or not, the link you posted in which reference was given towards that change were for Victek's builds, not shibby's.
     
  19. free2share

    free2share Networkin' Nut Member

    Agreed, but many times when the developers discover better improvements, they tend share.

    What distribution are you using to build the firmware? I know I have to get a VM and install one of them. Some postings mentioned that the newer distributions don't work as well as the old ones. I'm looking for a simple VM just to make consistent future builds of the RT-N unless I can rely on your generous links.
     
  20. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    Well for the time being, you can rely on my generous links if you like. I have no problem uploading whatever newer shibby RT-N build comes out, so long as they remain within the 8MB flash limit, then we're good.

    Also, you don't need a VM, just install and use linux outright, no need for a VM then and it will run alot faster this way. And i mainly use ubuntu or linuxmint, but have been known to use slackware or fedora, or whatever else i want to test at the time.

    What originally sparked my interest in this was the fact that these RT-N builds weren't available to the E2000/E3000, but yet they are available to say the Asus RT-N16. Same SoC CPU is used in the RT-N16 as is the E3000 (BCM4718) so i seen no harm in trying the shibby RT-N build in general on an E3000. So there you have it. :)
     
  21. free2share

    free2share Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks! That also seem to resolve the current UPnP not showing up in the status page in the RT build but shows with the iptables -vnL command.
     
  22. ghoffman

    ghoffman Addicted to LI Member

    i can confirm that the rt-n nocat build does fix the upnp status issue on e3000.
    is there any chance that this is related to the 'nocat' module, not the wireless driver?

    could you build an k26usb-nvram60k-rt-n-vpn version?
    thanks
     
  23. beatnik

    beatnik Networkin' Nut Member

  24. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    Yes, the E3000's CPU speed by default is 480Mhz. So in telnet or ssh you would set it by issuing:

    Code:
    nvram set clkfreq=480,240
    nvram commit
    reboot
    The third value (backplane) isn't needed when clocking, only the first 2 are totally required. And on the E3000 i don't advise going above the default 480Mhz, router becomes somewhat unstable after some given time, but ymmv. On E2000, i run them at 400Mhz (default is 354Mhz) and they are stable this way.
     
  25. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

  26. FrancoisC

    FrancoisC Network Guru Member

    Thanks for these :)

    On my side the compile failed, I must be missing some dependencies or something like that, and even if it had worked your builds are more recent anyway :)
     
  27. ghoffman

    ghoffman Addicted to LI Member

    lefty - thank you. can you make an k26usbnvram60k e3000-vpn build (without nocat or bt)?

    can i take shibby's rt-n build another router, strip off the bytes before hdr0,and make a non-specific router firmware? which would be compatible with e3000 hardware?
    thanks
     
  28. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    And here is Shibby RT-N 108 for testing. As noted before, these are for upgrading an existing tomato installation, not for initial flashing, and make sure to reset to defaults before and after flashing.

    108 Shibby RT-N BT-VPN build:
    http://www.4shared.com/file/pKeOMMH2/tomato-USB-NVRAM60K-128RT-N5x-.html

    108 Shibby RT-N NoCAT-VPN build:
    http://www.4shared.com/file/-_22jtv_/tomato-USB-NVRAM60K-128RT-N5x-.html

    108 Shibby RT-N Max build:
    http://www.4shared.com/file/xhMJ2EG6/tomato-NVRAM60K-128RT-N5x-MIPS.html
     
  29. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

  30. FrancoisC

    FrancoisC Network Guru Member

    Thanks, keep 'em coming! :)
     
  31. Khaos64

    Khaos64 Reformed Router Member

    @lefty

    Thanks for the RT-N versions, but which are for E3000. I think your first 107 link is for the E3000 as that was the model that was being talked about in the few previous posts. And then your next link specifically said E2000.

    But the 3x -108 links are to which?

    Thanks again.
     
  32. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    To either, you can use those builds on either E2000 or E3000, they aren't specific, and as far as that goes, you could use them on any nvram 60k unit, even for like say an E4200v1 or E1550 etc. But in particular, i made the ones with USB in the file name more geared for the E3000, and the Max is more geared for the E2000, but none should brick either unit.
     
  33. Khaos64

    Khaos64 Reformed Router Member


    Great :) - thanks for the quick reply
     

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