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Toastman and E3000, no Internet Connectivity

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Individual1, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. Individual1

    Individual1 Serious Server Member

    Using an E3000 with Toastman tomato-E3000USB-NVRAM60K-1.28.7500.4MIPSR2Toastman-RT-VPN.bin and not getting Internet connection. I did install per description at http://digitalsri.blogspot.hk/2011/11/installing-tomatousb-on-linksys-e3000.html, then 30-30-30 reset after problem occurred trying to connect to the Internet. The setup is DSL modem to HomePlug (which worked with original Linksys Firmware and works presently when connected directly to computer).

    Not sure what to do next. I'm not a programmer, so I may be a bit out of my depth, but I want it to work and am thrilled by the prospect of getting it to work! Any help would be welcome!
  2. Pioneer

    Pioneer LI Guru Member

    In Toastmans Tomato DHCP Server is disabled by default. Setting your IP configuration wrong on your computer may cause problems with internet connection. I'd suggest to enable the DHCP Server.

    Are you able to connect to your router?
    YES --> go to Basic / Network and turn on "DHCP Server". Then turn off the static IP and pick DHCP in the network-settings on your computer.
    NO --> Turn on static IP in the network-settings on your computer (e.g. and try again to connect to your router. (if that works follow the upper instructions)

    Don't know if that's your problem but maybe it helps.
  3. Individual1

    Individual1 Serious Server Member

    Hi Pioneer - thanks very much. I can connect to the router. I already have DHCP Server ticked. When you say "turn off the static IP" - there is no specific "static IP" choice - for "Type" I have selected "DHCP." There is Static DNS, with 3 text fields, each with in it. And the Router IP Address, And an IP Address Range. Any of these what you refer to as "static IP." BTW, I've got two computers I'm working with to figure this out - Win7 notebook which is accessing the router (connected by Ethernet) and to test, a MacBook Pro. The Mac is set to "Configure IPv4: Using DHCP" for this (and all) networks.
  4. Pioneer

    Pioneer LI Guru Member

    "turn off the static IP" was meant to change back the settings on your computer to DHCP.
    But as you described you already did that.

    Does your router get a WAN IP address? (Status/Overview/WAN/IP Address)
  5. thunderforce

    thunderforce Networkin' Nut Member

    Doesn't DSL need an account user name and password to be entered into the router?
  6. Individual1

    Individual1 Serious Server Member

    Pioneer - I do have an IP address ( under WAN. Thunderforce, yes, should have been obvious to me! DSL account does need an account user name/pswd entered - Where would I do this in Toastman UI? I'm not sure it is necessary in this case since it's modem -> wireless router (port output) -> HomePlug -> E3000 (because the first wireless router has the DSL ID/pswd), but a good possibility.
  7. Individual1

    Individual1 Serious Server Member

    Ok - it's more ridiculous than simply the DSL ID/Password - I use Witopia VPN... I just learned from them they don't work with VPN routers (except their own $250 + 129/yr) - only works with computers. Looking for a new VPN provider... Thanks for everyone's help. I may be back with more questions...
  8. Individual1

    Individual1 Serious Server Member

    Actually, I would like an answer to the DSL ID/Password question - where in the Toastman UI do I enter these? My second problem I can solve... getting the right VPN service (StrongVPN seems to be the way to go, correct?). Thanks -
  9. Pioneer

    Pioneer LI Guru Member

    In Basic/Network/WAN / Internet you have to change the Type from DHCP to the protocol your ISP uses. (PPPoE, PPTP, etc.)
    Then you're able to insert your Username and Password.

    Why do you need the wireless router between modem and HomePlug? If possible I'd remove it and let the E3000 directly connect to the internet.
  10. Individual1

    Individual1 Serious Server Member

    Actually - I've looked again at what I did and because it comes off the wireless router, I don't need to put the DSL ID/password into the E3000. But I will try your suggestion.

    Indeed, I ended up getting StrongVPN and they took over my desk top and set the entire thing up. It works (although StrongVPN was very, very slow (started at .25M and after hours of work got me up to 1.25M (without the VPN I was at 7M from the US) and they couldn't figure out why (maintenance mid-day on the entire US system?), so I will try for a few days and see how it goes.

    Thanks very much, Pioneer and Thunderforce.

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