Since the information is ALREADY there....

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jsmiddleton4, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    I'm guessing I'm like most of us here and I've played with several of the different firmware packages. And I have a question or suggestion for future Tomato releases.

    The current Tomato firmware, all of the 3rd party firmwares for that matter, capture the information that we end up having to input/work with to do some of the extra stuff. So depending on the firmware stuff is labeled a bit differently but computer name, mac address, ip address, they are captured in the status area/lan information area/attached device information area, etc., are already captured and "in" the firmware. Why not use that data to be able to click on a particular computer's information and add it? Exactly like Tomato does with static DHCP? If the Linksys stock firmware is a good model for ease of adding MAC addresses to filter in wireless setup, then the Tomato firmware adding static DHCP addresses is also a GREAT model for what I'm talking about in regards to other things. Tomato has nailed the enter static DHCP address process. Talk about easy to use and using it as an example, why aren't other processes that need mac, ip, computer name, etc., setup in a similiar way? The information is already present, yes? Since the information is already there, you can see what I mean with adding static DHCP, can't that information be used in other setup areas?

  2. yaqui

    yaqui LI Guru Member

    Did it ever occur to you that some of the information is only "captured" after you have set up everything (and yes I mean; God forbid, typing it in)? And have you ever considered the reason behind that?
  3. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    So yaqui what's your beef with me? If you want to type things in please feel free to do so. However the device list and lan information is added automatically, not manually. And that is the information one can use in adding static dhcp addresses.

    But please if you want to type in information, by all means, type away.
  4. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    Don't know if it is me skippin' trax, or you, but I have no idea if you are asking something, saying something, or attempting a combination there of. Regardless, you can copy and paste any data that mysteriously happens to be in any config field for programming purposes to any other networked device. Hope that helps. Oh, and pass that thing over this way........
  5. yaqui

    yaqui LI Guru Member

    Are you talking about MAC address field for static dhcp? What happens then if someone likes to change there MAC address? It should automatically update?
  6. yaqui

    yaqui LI Guru Member

    Damn straight.
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