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Tenda AC15 (AC1900) - Tomato firmware support

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by flying, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. ba_0001

    ba_0001 New Member Member

    where i can find toastman tenda ac15 files ?
  2. kenelim

    kenelim New Member Member

  3. ba_0001

    ba_0001 New Member Member

  4. ba_0001

    ba_0001 New Member Member

    I think wds fuction is not working.
    Can anyone check please ?
  5. Nixpower

    Nixpower New Member Member

    Hi Everyone,

    I was interested in installing Tomato for this router so that I can put it in AP mode, but it appears to be that the 5GHz band doesn't have very good range, which is a dealbreaker for me. Does anyone know if it is possible to put this router in AP mode without using Tomato?

  6. jimdomandroid

    jimdomandroid New Member Member

    Just got my router today and frustrated with the lack of thorough firmware esp with port forwarding. Can anyone post the link to the newest firmware? sorry found it - is "tomato-TendaAC15-9008.5Toastman-ARM-VPN-64K.trx" the most up to date? whats the default login info for wifi? root/admin Thanks
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017
  7. cnboyli

    cnboyli New Member Member

    Hi, I just tried to enable and format jffs from Admin menu, but it keeps showing "stopped". Does this feature work on AC15?

    By the way, is there any updates on 5GHz signal strength issue?

  8. cpuwhiz22

    cpuwhiz22 New Member Member

    Has the community given up on the 5GHz?
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  9. My Name

    My Name Serious Server Member

    I am running Toastman 9008.8 on a couple of Tenda AC15 routers and both seem to work well other than the reported 5 Ghz signal strength problem.

    What I have noticed that seem odd on both routers is whenever I add Virtual Wireless Interface wl0.1 it is always assigned the same MAC Address as Wireless Interface eth2.

    Thinking it might have been something I had caused since I had inadvertent restored a configuration for one router onto the other router or maybe the other way around, who knows, I reset one of the routers by holding down the reset button while applying power. After about 30 seconds or so I was back at Tenda's CFE page or whatever that is called.

    I then installed the original firmware that @marto12 developed from @Shibby 132 as I recall. It does the same thing as show below.

    Note that eth2 / 5 Ghz and Wireless Interface wl0.1 which is 2 Ghz have the same MAC Address.

    Everything seems to work but is this normal?
  10. Fallkonaft

    Fallkonaft New Member Member

    i guess it is. that's why im downgrade to the Tenda's lates firmware. 5ghz signal is greats!
  11. Techie007

    Techie007 Reformed Router Member

    @shibby20 This Tenda AC15 (AC1900) router is working quite well on your firmware with the modifications @marto12 made to make it compatible. Could you please check out his work and merge this into your codebase so that we will have official builds of Tomato by Shibby for this router? I would like to upgrade my router to the new v140. He supplied his diffs file in the Google Drive folder linked in the quote below. Thanks!

    WikiDevi link for quick reference if you need it: https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Tenda_AC15
  12. nbaxi01

    nbaxi01 New Member Member

    With Tenda AC15 Firmware V15.03.1.17_EN the 5G appears to work well. It always shows full bars in the area around the router. With tomato-TendaAC15-138-VPN-64K.bin I get half of the full bars on iphone, computer, etc. I changed the transmit power to 0 which is the hardware default. Any ideas on how the Tenda firmware fixed the 5G problem or least gives the appearance of full bars near the router?
  13. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Reformed Router Member

    Last edited: Jul 8, 2017
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  14. muad_dib77

    muad_dib77 New Member Member

    I'll flash one now - let you know how I get in a few days..
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  15. Techie007

    Techie007 Reformed Router Member

    Thanks for the notice. I flashed the latest version (not the linked beta), and so far so good! Didn't even clear NVRAM. Maybe I should!
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  16. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Reformed Router Member

  17. kille72

    kille72 Addicted to LI Member

    Sounds good! Give us a little review when you're ready;)
  18. kille72

    kille72 Addicted to LI Member

  19. JuiCe_pl

    JuiCe_pl New Member Member


    First things first: thank you for supporting AC15!

    quick and dirty test:

    Installed it yesterday, this went smooth although it complained that there are two conflicting Interfaces (br0 and br1 if I recall correctly), I deleted br1 in the Basic section and it acceptedt the changes. I did a comparison on two Computers - Macbook Air 2011 with line of sight to the router, ca. 5 m distance and iMac about 10 m away, no direct line of sight, Signal has to go through two walls. On the Air both 2.4 an 5 Signal was OK and negotiated Speeds (according to MacOs Taskbar) were similar to original FW. The iMac on the other could not connect to 5 at all and 2.4 Signal was weaker. I had to revert to original FW - I had crucial work that had to be done on the iMac.

    Coming from Tomato on WL-500gP V1 and RT-N10 I was so happy to see the beleved interface again... I am also keen on switchng from PPTP to OpenVpn for my VPN

    will Keep an eye on future builds and test further
  20. My Name

    My Name Serious Server Member

    I have two of these Tenda AC15 Routers running Toastman firmware. Don't remember the version but it was his latest and they work remarkably well and are stable. Only issue is the 5 Ghz band range as is well know to all.

    Picked up another one to use as a spare and loaded kille72 2017.2 version using the instructions by Techie002 in post 2 of this thread. Went off without a hitch.

    Router has only been running about an hour but all seems well. I setup three subnets and two VLANs and have one vlan port tagged for two subnets (bro and br1) as on my other routers. They seem OK so far as I can tell.

    Wireless 5 Ghz is about the same and since I think the drivers are same as Toastman and Shibby the range seems to be limited as expected.

    I have noticed on both Shibby and Toastman versions that when multiple SSID and Subnets are assigned that one or more of the interfaces will end up with the same MAC address. This occurs in this firmware as well. I have to go into Advanced, MAC address and change one of the duplicates to a unique address. Really not a problem if you know about it. This is probably what happened to JuiCe_pl in the previous post.

    Overall looking good.
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  21. rocksoid99

    rocksoid99 New Member Member

    Hi all,

    Somewhat of a newbie here. Picked up the AC15 from microcenter. Just wanted to make sure I'm on the latest and greatest - I flashed Marto's bin file, then flashed the trx file from kille72's 2017.2.

    All seems to be working. I'm on the latest tomato version compatible for this router now right?

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