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Toastman Releases - up to 1.28.7492

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jsmiddleton4, Jun 22, 2011.

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  1. ledek

    ledek Networkin' Nut Member

    I can report that tomato-K26USB-1.28.0489MIPSR2-Toastman-RT-N-Std.trx seems to work very fine indeed on the F7D4301 (v1). No problems at all to flash the .trx-file from the web interface. I forgot some of the basics though, like powercycling, clearing the nvram, disconnecting everything but power & pc and whatnot. Thus I had some problems until I realized the router still used the same old ip, username/password, ssid and other settings and not the standard tomato/toastman ones (no dhcp etc). :rolleyes:
    I cleared the nvram from the tomato gui and now everything is super.
     
  2. Rodney Gilbert

    Rodney Gilbert Networkin' Nut Member

  3. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Max...

    7483.2 seems to be the only one which works correctly with WDS reporting. I have not tried Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode however.
     
  4. MaX PL

    MaX PL Networkin' Nut Member

    thanks alot.

    have the latest Raf build fully functional now but will try 83.2
     
  5. MrBiglund

    MrBiglund Network Guru Member

    Hi Toastman, first of all I want to thanks you for all your hard work :) I have a WRT54GL v1.1 router that had been running DD-WRT firmware for a long time and just recently I migrated over to Tomato firmware, I see that with Tomato my WAN speed test numbers have gone up considerably. I want to try your firmware mod, and was told that version tomato-ND-1.28.7626.1-Toastman-VLAN-Std.trx is recommended for my router. However, in the 4Shared folder there are two files with that same name, both Std. builds. One file is a little bigger than the other, what's the difference? Which file should I use? Thanks.

    P.S. Sorry, I just noticed that the bigger file is actually for USB version, which I don't need. Thanks.
     
  6. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    MrB...

    My experience is for the 54G's the 2.4 kernel versions are the way to go by the way. I had a 54GL and a 54GTM, actually both still in use for kids at college, and with the 2.4 kernel versions they both work great.
     
  7. MaX PL

    MaX PL Networkin' Nut Member

    yeh that issued has been discussed the past two pages.

    as others have mentioned, its likely just a cosmetic thing.
     
  8. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Might be too early to tell but after a few minutes 7489.1 is reporting correct speeds between 2 routers in WDS mode.
     
  9. MaX PL

    MaX PL Networkin' Nut Member

    nvm. found my answer through a google search.

    had to do with my cpu freq showing 133mhz
     
  10. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    Opps ... my 2 links in the above posts should now be viewable.

    Pharma
     
  11. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    7489.1 continues to report 300 for the tx/rx between the WDS routers. From my laptop connected via slave WDS router..... Speeds seem to be ok. These are my normal d/l and u/l speeds.
     

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  12. csm746

    csm746 Network Guru Member

    Pharma....did you change the .trx file extension to .bin before flashing?....I am going to give the version you recommended a try. Thanks
     
  13. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    No. I just flashed the .trx file ... routers with Tomato firmware should have no problem using the .trx files.
     
  14. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    trx once Tomato is flashed. If its not Tomato on the router being flashed may need to be .bin.
     
  15. MrBiglund

    MrBiglund Network Guru Member

    I believe this version is actually based on the 2.4 kernel, if I'm not mistaking.
     
  16. Jacques

    Jacques Addicted to LI Member

    Hi Toastman,
    Can you add information in the READ THIS FIRST.txt which Broadcom Wireless Driver is used.
     
  17. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Damar...

    I don't have a 4200 but have 2 3000's. The 3000 is a dual mode router as well. When I first went to the Tomato version of the firmware I had trouble connecting via wireless clients as well. The issue is in the setup for the two different bands. Once I configured them correctly wireless connection has been superb. Currently trying 7489.1. I've had problems with the 04xx versions and its newer version of the wireless driver reporting tx/rx speeds between routers but no problems with wireless client connections.

    Under Basic Network wireless modes set to auto. Channel width to 40mhz for both radios, I have 2.4ghz set to lower and then 5 ghz set to upper. Turn off all security until you establish at least one client connection.
     
  18. nobugme

    nobugme Network Guru Registered

    Last week I've installed 4489 to try all the new functionality since the latest official TomatoUSB-release I was still running on my E2000.

    Things looked very good. I have two problems though:
    1. It seems that this release needs much more cpu than than the previous firmware. When I'm downloading at 20Mbit, the sirq is af about 50%. When I try copying something via gbit LAN, everything slows down to a crawl. Probably because the CPU is overwhelmed by all traffic. This was't the case in the previous firmware. What happened? I tried disabling QoS, but that didn't help. Thought it might be the VLAN config, but after flashing 7789.1 and a NVRAM reset, still the same problem.
    2. Not a real problem: In the Device List. I used to see the devices that connected and received a DHCP lease until the lease expired. Now the devices disappear after they are disconnected. Is there an option to make the old behaviour come back? I liked this very much, because it made it easy for me to check for new devices on the network.

    Edit: and a third problem: some machines cannot get a dhcp lease. I fixe that by manually diting the dnsmasq.conf, because there were some wrong lines in it. Because of those the startup of the daemon stopped:
    interface=
    dhcp-option=,6,217.149.196.6,217.149.192.6
    dhcp-range=,0,-1,,1440m
    dhcp-option=,3,

    In front of these lines were the correct dhcp-config options.
     
  19. hakowy

    hakowy Networkin' Nut Member

    Hello i will soon upgrade my tomato to Toastman build, can you tell me what build will be best for me, i have used before BT-VPN, but i'm noob and dont know the difference between these releases. Also what is difference between Toastman's build and shibby build?
     
  20. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    November 25 2011 - Toastman-RT-1.28.7490 and all variants

    1) Fix PPTP when used over WAN setup using PPPoE
    2) Limit LAN subnet to 22 bits (255.255.252.0). (1022 hosts in subnet should be enough).
    3) Fix handling of DHCP IP ranges for big LAN subnets
    4) Default MAC address calculation of virtual WL ifaces
    5) Lan Access: revised filter_forward iptables rules creation order
    6) Dropbear 0.54 update
     
  21. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Any word on the tx/rx spped stuff we're seeing?
     
  22. Goncyn

    Goncyn Networkin' Nut Member

    I'm currently running 7488.2 on an RT-N16, and I'm seeing very high CPU usage at ~40Mb/s and higher throughput -- bad enough that configuration pages on the router won't load. The wireless is also dropping occasionally. Is there any chance of these problems being fixed in the latest build, or is there any solution to them? I had IP Traffic enabled, but I disabled it with no change in the CPU usage.
     
  23. Jacques

    Jacques Addicted to LI Member

    can you add for E3000 with 5GHz WiFi

    5 488.2=Normal RT-VPN build for E3000 with Broadcom Wireless Driver 5.10.147.0
     
  24. teaman

    teaman LI Guru Member

    Got a bit curious about this - may I ask how the machines used as origin/destination relate to the router itself? I mean: are those connected directly to the router on the same LAN bridge? Or... there was some TCP/IP routing (or forwarding through the router) involved in these copies/tests?

    What exactly seems to disappear from the Device List after a particular machine goes offline? The entire line or just some of the information it had about the (now) missing machine? Does this happen immediately after the machine in question goes offline? Or... after a while? If so, how long does it take, in general? Also... does this happen every time? Does it happen with devices that were connected via wireless and/or wired networks?

    Can you please check if perhaps you have any 'unmatched pairs' of NVRAM variables? I mean: /etc/dnsmasq.conf is (re)generated at startup time from the information stored on a number of NVRAM variables - if it finds 'dhcp' on variable lan_proto (or lanX_proto, where X can be 1, 2 or 3), a new 'section' will be created on /etc/dnsmasq.conf for that LAN bridge, using the values stored on a few different NVRAM variables (related to that particular bridge). Therefore, I wonder if you have any 'orphaned' settings laying around by any chance?

    The following command should return an even number of lines (one pair for every LAN bridge you have defined):
    Code:
    nvram show | grep lan | egrep 'proto|ifname=' | grep -v =$
    
    What should you be looking for? If you do find some line saying lanX_proto ='dhcp' but there's nothing else related to that bridge (i.e. lanx_ifname='brX'), that would be the most probable 'cause' for such thing ;)

    However, if that's not the case, please do let us know about it so we can try to fix that!

    Cheers!
     
  25. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    "What exactly seems to disappear from the Device List after a particular machine goes offline?"

    The only devices I've ever seen stay in the device list if the device goes off line are devices in static/arp section.
     
  26. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Last and most stable version for me in WDS mode is 7483.2.

    Trying 7487 for a little bit. WDS rx/tx speeds at 300. Seems to be ok. No stalls or lags.
     
  27. TrueBlueBlooded

    TrueBlueBlooded Networkin' Nut Member

    RT is preferred over RT-N for the E3000, correct?
     
  28. Dr Strangelove

    Dr Strangelove Networkin' Nut Member

    Installed Tomato Firmware v1.28.2490 MIPSR2-Toastman-VLAN-RT-N K26 USB VPN on Linksys E4200

    PPTP client is fine.
    OpenVPN server working fine.

    Not a power user, so not looking at services in depth.

    Get approx 75Mbps (MS-DOS ftp download from QNAP TS-112) over 2.4Ghz at -60dB 15metres away at the other end of the house transferring a 150MB file.
    At the same distance 5Ghz is always slower with a lower signal, but that's just the Linksys E4200 for you and not the Tomato firmware as I understand it.
    Just to compare 529Mbps (MS-DOS ftp download from QNAP TS-112) over 1Gb Ethernet transferring a 150MB file.
    All the above transit the Linksys E4200.
    WiFi client is an Alienware M11xR1 with Dell Wireless 1520 300Mbps 2.4Ghz/5Ghz mini-card.

    Uptime 0 days, 01:37:22
    CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 0.00 / 0.00 / 0.00
    Total / Free Memory 60.05MB /46.19MB (76.92%)

    So for me in, in my own little bubble world, firmware on the Linksys E4200 working well.

    Thanks to Toastman and those involved.
     
  29. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Thanks for that report! Can I ask a question? What is your ISP connection? Any comment on the PPTP VPN ? (Okay, thats 2 questions).

     
  30. dkirk

    dkirk Network Guru Member

    Using "v1.28.7490 MIPSR2-Toastman-RT K26 USB VPN" ... for the last few builds I've had a problem backing up and then restoring IP Traffic data. Using the Backup and Restore functions on the "/administration/IP Traffic Monitoring" page the restore will always fail with a "Error reading file" message after saving the data, upgrading firmware version, and then restoring the data back. The same functions for bandwidth monitoring works fine while the IP Traffic function fails every time.

    Does anybody know what the difference is between "normal" and "thorough" configuration clearing on the /administration/configuration page? When should we execute a thorough?
     
  31. Dr Strangelove

    Dr Strangelove Networkin' Nut Member

    Use a Thomson TG585v8 ADSL2+ ISP over PPPoA.
    Download: 12Mbps
    Upload: 850Kbps
    PPTP is then tunneled (port forward) to the Linksys E4200 WAN port.
    PPTP is a 'standard' install with only the PPTPd set to listen on the WAN VLAN.
    Tomato firmware mode is set as gateway.

    Most of the thrills and spills can be found here.
    Read from bottom up makes more sense.
    http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/question-tomato-firmware-and-pptp.35599/

    Currently my notebook can't initiate a PPTP connection via the Internet, but my Android phone PPTP connection is fine.

    When I'm testing PPTP on my notebook it's via a WiFi thethered Android phone, so could be any number of things.
    Have PPTP debugging enable on the Linsys E4200 and get pages of logging information, so problem easy to fix... me thinks.

    Notebook gets to a stage in the login where it times out. BUT if you have an error logged you're half way to a solution.. me thinks.
    If I connect the notebook on the local LAN it's fine and makes a PPTP connection.

    Update - Notebook via USB tethered Android connects OK. So just a WiFi tethering issue with Android phone on the Notebook front.

    Notebook uses OpenVPN which works fine on the Linksys E4200 so not that phased about PPTP on the notebook.

    OpenVPN initiates the connection in 4sec as noted from the logging.

    Android phone via PPTP can access my NAS and make connects back out onto the Interweb with a source IP of my Local ISP. I don't use these connections for any length of time, but haven't had any drops during use. Normally have to make a disconnection. All good.

    Following is a log of a successful PPTP Android connection and then controlled disconnect.
    99.99.99.99 = Mobile phone Carrier Public IP

    Nov 26 23:10:31 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18457]: CTRL: Received PPTP Control Message (type: 5)
    Nov 26 23:10:31 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18457]: CTRL: Made a ECHO RPLY packet
    Nov 26 23:10:31 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18457]: CTRL: I wrote 20 bytes to the client.
    Nov 26 23:10:31 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18457]: CTRL: Sent packet to client
    Nov 26 23:11:31 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18457]: CTRL: Received PPTP Control Message (type: 5)
    Nov 26 23:11:31 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18457]: CTRL: Made a ECHO RPLY packet
    Nov 26 23:11:31 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18457]: CTRL: I wrote 20 bytes to the client.
    Nov 26 23:11:31 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18457]: CTRL: Sent packet to client
    Nov 26 23:12:31 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18457]: CTRL: Received PPTP Control Message (type: 5)
    Nov 26 23:12:31 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18457]: CTRL: Made a ECHO RPLY packet
    Nov 26 23:12:31 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18457]: CTRL: I wrote 20 bytes to the client.
    Nov 26 23:12:31 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18457]: CTRL: Sent packet to client
    Nov 26 23:12:43 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18703]: MGR: Launching /opt/sbin/pptpctrl to handle client
    Nov 26 23:12:43 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18703]: CTRL: local address = 10.0.32.254
    Nov 26 23:12:43 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18703]: CTRL: remote address = 10.0.32.31
    Nov 26 23:12:43 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18703]: CTRL: pppd options file = /opt/etc/ppp/options.pptpd
    Nov 26 23:12:43 E4200 daemon.info pptpd[18703]: CTRL: Client 99.99.99.99 control connection started
    Nov 26 23:12:43 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18703]: CTRL: Received PPTP Control Message (type: 1)
    Nov 26 23:12:43 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18703]: CTRL: Made a START CTRL CONN RPLY packet
    Nov 26 23:12:43 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18703]: CTRL: I wrote 156 bytes to the client.
    Nov 26 23:12:43 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18703]: CTRL: Sent packet to client
    Nov 26 23:12:44 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18703]: CTRL: Received PPTP Control Message (type: 7)
    Nov 26 23:12:44 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18703]: CTRL: Set parameters to 100000000 maxbps, 8192 window size
    Nov 26 23:12:44 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18703]: CTRL: Made a OUT CALL RPLY packet
    Nov 26 23:12:44 E4200 daemon.info pptpd[18703]: CTRL: Starting call (launching pppd, opening GRE)
    Nov 26 23:12:44 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18703]: CTRL: pty_fd = 6
    Nov 26 23:12:44 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18703]: CTRL: tty_fd = 7
    Nov 26 23:12:44 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18705]: CTRL (PPPD Launcher): program binary = /usr/sbin/pppd
    Nov 26 23:12:44 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18705]: CTRL (PPPD Launcher): local address = 10.0.32.254
    Nov 26 23:12:44 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18705]: CTRL (PPPD Launcher): remote address = 10.0.32.31
    Nov 26 23:12:44 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18703]: CTRL: I wrote 32 bytes to the client.
    Nov 26 23:12:44 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18703]: CTRL: Sent packet to client
    Nov 26 23:12:47 E4200 user.info sd-idle[1999]: spinning up /dev/sda after 18 mins
    Nov 26 23:12:48 E4200 user.info sd-idle[1390]: spinning up /dev/sda after 18 mins 1 secs
    Nov 26 23:12:48 E4200 daemon.notice pppd[18705]: MPPE 128-bit stateless compression enabled
    Nov 26 23:12:51 E4200 daemon.info pppd[18705]: found interface br0 for proxy arp
    Nov 26 23:12:51 E4200 daemon.notice pppd[18705]: local IP address 10.0.32.254
    Nov 26 23:12:51 E4200 daemon.notice pppd[18705]: remote IP address 10.0.32.31
    Nov 26 23:12:52 E4200 daemon.info bcrelay[6082]: Active interface set changed to: vlan2(0/55/7) ppp0(1/58/8) ppp1(2/59/9)
    Nov 26 23:12:56 E4200 daemon.info pppd[18705]: LCP terminated by peer (MPPE disabled)
    Nov 26 23:12:56 E4200 daemon.info pppd[18705]: Connect time 0.1 minutes.
    Nov 26 23:12:56 E4200 daemon.info pppd[18705]: Sent 0 bytes, received 0 bytes.
    Nov 26 23:12:56 E4200 daemon.info bcrelay[6082]: Active interface set changed to: vlan2(0/55/7) ppp0(1/58/8)
    Nov 26 23:12:56 E4200 daemon.err pptpd[18703]: CTRL: EOF or bad error reading ctrl packet length.
    Nov 26 23:12:56 E4200 daemon.err pptpd[18703]: CTRL: couldn't read packet header (exit)
    Nov 26 23:12:56 E4200 daemon.err pptpd[18703]: CTRL: CTRL read failed
    Nov 26 23:12:56 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18703]: CTRL: Reaping child PPP[18705]
    Nov 26 23:12:56 E4200 daemon.info pppd[18705]: Hangup (SIGHUP)
    Nov 26 23:12:56 E4200 daemon.notice pppd[18705]: Modem hangup
    Nov 26 23:12:56 E4200 daemon.notice pppd[18705]: Connection terminated.
    Nov 26 23:12:56 E4200 daemon.info pppd[18705]: Exit.
    Nov 26 23:12:56 E4200 daemon.info pptpd[18703]: CTRL: Client 99.99.99.99 control connection finished
    Nov 26 23:12:56 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[18703]: CTRL: Exiting now
    Nov 26 23:12:56 E4200 daemon.debug pptpd[6081]: MGR: Reaped child 18703
    Nov 26 23:12:59 E4200 user.info sd-idle[4476]: spinning up /dev/sda after 18 mins 1 secs
     
  32. tomatofan2011

    tomatofan2011 Networkin' Nut Member

    Just wanted to report that OpenVPN Client/Server startup seems much slower on 7490 -- wasn't seeing this on 7488.2 or 7489. After the router boots and the web management interface is available, it takes around 1-2 minutes for OpenVPN to start (with the start with WAN option checked). I believe it used to start immediately with the old versions.
     
  33. Jacques

    Jacques Addicted to LI Member

    Hi Toastman,
    I flashed tomato-E3000USB-NVRAM60K-1.28.0490MIPSR2-Toastman-RT-N-VPN.bin Broadcom Wireless Driver 5.100.138.9
    Uptime 0 days, 02:06:39
    looks as stable 5GHz but i prefer to wait two days to confirm this.
     
  34. dbmet

    dbmet Network Guru Member

    Which version do I use for a WRT54gs V1?
    d
     
  35. nobugme

    nobugme Network Guru Registered

    My replies between your quotes below:

    The situation was (is) as follows:
    WAN => PC1 - Downloading with 20Mbit from the internet.
    PC1 => PC2 - Both Gbit NICs. When downloading with 20Mbit, the copy speed (Windows => Windows) was ~4MB/s. usially this is ~90MB/s.
    All machines are connected through the E2000 switch, without additional routing settings (all standard). I use QoS (but switching this off doesn't make a difference) and there's one VPN set up via the E2000 (on which there was no traffic at that time).

    >> Edit: the problem with the PC1 => PC2 doesn't seem to be there anymore. When downloading at full 20Mbit/s, and then transferring a large file over the LAN doesn't affect the sirc load.
    But when I check sirq usage when copying something via Wifi (so PC1 => Laptop1) via Wifi at ~10MB/s, sirq usage is at 40%. Tested this without other traffic.

    It appeared this had something to do with DHCP not working. Since I've fixed it, things are back to normal with the Device List.

    Checked it and found out that an in my import-file there was one rule with 'vlan1'. So that probably triggered the bad dnsmasq.conf. Deleted the settings from the import file and from the E2000, so the problem probably won't return.

    Hope you can help us with the high sirq load, as another user a few posts back reported the same problem.

    Thanks!
     
  36. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    As was mentioned in an earlier post:

    RT-N driver = 5.100.138.9 - "N" driver used for E4200 builds. (RT-N)

    http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/toastman-releases.34549/page-17#post-173160

    Pharma
     
  37. ghoffman

    ghoffman Addicted to LI Member

    i'm sure this is covered but can;t find the answer.
    what is the difference between e3000 and nvram60k versions?
    specifically:
    tomato-E3000USB-NVRAM60K-1.28.7490MIPSR2-Toastman-RT-VPN.bin
    and
    tomato-NVRAM60K-1.28.7490MIPSR2-Toastman-RT-VPN.trx

    thank you
     
  38. kthaddock

    kthaddock Network Guru Member

    Oki testing 1.28.2490-nocat and Samba speed seems slooooow ~1,2 Mb up/down-load.
    Tested with USB and HDD driver formatted with Ext3.
    I'm use to have 8-9Mb up/down-load in older builds ex 1.28.2488.2
    Maby is my settings here so Guy's can you test ?

    Maby related to this latest - LAN access: new/revised iptables ruleset ??
    Code:
    Lan Access: revised filter_forward iptables rules creation order
    Creation of iptables rules regarding LAN access/isolation moved 'up' in the code, into the FORWARD
    chain LAN isolation iptables rules are now created before the wanin/wanout, restrictions,
    layer7_inbound and webmonitor chains are defined
    
    kthaddock
     

    Attached Files:

  39. hakowy

    hakowy Networkin' Nut Member

    Ok one more question, what are benefits of IMQ in toastman build , qos works better than in shibby build?
     
  40. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    hakowy, have you ever heard of Google?
     
  41. hakowy

    hakowy Networkin' Nut Member

    just answer me for one question, is there any difference between your qos and shibby qos, does your qos work better or its same?

    I don't care about features, just which build works better in performance, stability, etc.. or both work same because are based on same base?
     
  42. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    Same -- if you need screens there are numerous examples in other forum posts. Any differences will be due to how people set things up in QOS categories -- one has default categories the Jon included in original Tomato and Toastman added more extensive LABELED categories for easier setup and use.
     
  43. gutsman7

    gutsman7 Networkin' Nut Member

    You should try each one and make your own choice based on your results
     
  44. TrueBlueBlooded

    TrueBlueBlooded Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks pharma for the reply.

    I remember seeing a post by Toastman saying that the RT builds were probably better than the RT-Ns for the E3000 but I am unable to locate it again. I originally found it while searching for all things Tomato and E3000 related. I didn't note the date of the post and I was curious if RT builds were still considered "better" than RT-Ns for the E3000 or has that changed?
     
  45. marciton

    marciton Network Guru Member

    Hello,
    I've a E4200 and I want an alternate firmware "just" for opening a VPN from an iOS device( no JB / so not openVPN) ...
    it's possible?
    if yes, any advise on the version?

    thanks
     
  46. Dr Strangelove

    Dr Strangelove Networkin' Nut Member

    One assumes one is looking at a VPN server on the Linksys E4200, but not an OpenVPN server.
    The only other option I'm aware of is a PPTP VPN server.
    The PPTP server component is an optware add-on application which is not included in the Tomato firmware.
    So you have to install PPTP separately.

    You can install optware.
    http://tomatousb.org/tut:optware-installation

    And then poptop, a pptp server
    http://tomatousb.org/tut:configuring-a-pptp-vpn

    Consider firmware: tomato-E4200USB-NVRAM60K-1.28.0490MIPSR2-Toastman-RT-N-Ext.bin
    One assumes you want to use the USB port
     
  47. wasp87

    wasp87 Network Guru Member

    If I'm not using dual band on my E4200, is 7490 perferable over 0490? Thanks
     
  48. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Just had major lock up with 7487 on my E3000's. Going back to 7483.2.
     
  49. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    It doesn't matter. If you don't want both radios working you have choice to disable either 2.4 or 5 ghz radio. I'm running both radios on my E4200 without issue. Initially you might want to try 0489 (http://www.4shared.com/dir/v1BuINP3/Toastman_Builds.html#dir=131902106) or the VLAN version of 0489(http://www.4shared.com/dir/v1BuINP3/Toastman_Builds.html#dir=131913741). Make to use the proper bin file.

    G'luck!
     
  50. djroby19

    djroby19 Networkin' Nut Member



    Hello everyone I wanted to know how to save the statistics on my HD connected to my router?
    I tried searching the forums but nothing
    Can anyone help me with a step by step guide how to save the statistics on my HD .....thanks to all ........;)



     
  51. hakowy

    hakowy Networkin' Nut Member

  52. myersw

    myersw Network Guru Member

    Check Toastman's sig. He has lots of good info there. He is the QOS god here in my opinion. --bill
     
  53. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    Try google in this forum.
     
  54. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    November 28 2011 - Toastman-RT-1.28.7490.2
    PPTP VPN fixes and improvements.
    1. Simplify web setup, Redirect Internet traffic option will do the obvious. If uncheck allow to specify remote subnet/netmask. When used over PPPoE and we were redirecting all traffic, should the WAN connection drop or default route changed it would crash completely the kernel. Most likely a pptp kernel error. We don't fix the bug but we prevent it from occurring.
    2. Fix PPTP server IP check
    3. Set default for manual_boot_nv=1
    Thanks to Jean-Yves Avenard for the quick fixes :)

    RT-N versions will follow later.
     
  55. Jacques

    Jacques Addicted to LI Member

    Hi Toastman
    Uptime 1 day, 23:49:29
    tomato-E3000USB-NVRAM60K-1.28.0490MIPSR2-Toastman-RT-N-VPN.bin
    working well RSSI on 5GHz is stable no breaking wifi for user on 5GHz.
    :):):)Thanks for your job and time...:):):)
     
  56. hakowy

    hakowy Networkin' Nut Member

    in device listing i dont see all devices which are online, there are also devices which are offline, and there aren't devices which have static ip ....
     
  57. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Two things. One a device that is on-line and not reporting simply needs to refresh its IP information and it should show. Two you can add attached devices to the static IP/ARP section and they will show and you can tell if they are on-line by their dhcp lease information.

    IF they are statically assigned at the device side they will still show on the device listing if you put them in the static IP/arp section.

    If you are using more than one router and want attached devices to show properly you have to use WDS. Wireless ethernet bridge mode due to its design will some times show attached devices, other times show the bridged router IP in the master router. WDS not so.
     
  58. hakowy

    hakowy Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks for answer, i am using only 1 router and 4 access points(on static ip with dhcp off, and gateway 192.168.1.1(to router) ). In dhcp/arp i have something like that:
    Bound to - Enforce static ARP binding of this particular IP/MAC address pair. (can you explain what is "bound to" ?)

    And where is WDS?
     
  59. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    You don't want to do bound to anything in wireless mode in the master. It will shut down traffic to the clients as the master router will shut down traffic to the bridged AP's.

    WDS is a setup option in the basic network sections. You will want to read about how to set it up before you tackle it. On the Tomato firmware web site is a simple tutorial on it. Its not complicated however it has to be setup correctly. I prefer wds. Others prefer wireless bridged mode IF they have dual band routers.

    If you have single radio devices you don't want to do wireless ethernet bridge mode as you lose the AP function for slaves. It will bridge LAN attached devices. With dual mode routers you can bridge the 5.0ghz channels and leave the 2.4ghz channels available as AP's for clients. Best of both worlds.

    WDS in some ways gives you more control as the master router "sees" clients separately and not just the IP of the slaves. You can configure wireless filters to route traffic, etc., with WDS that you can't do with AP modes or bridge modes.

    The WDS learning curve is not huge and if I can figure it out anyone can. But there is a learning curve.
     
  60. hakowy

    hakowy Networkin' Nut Member

    Ok i read that, and i think i don't need to see access points, just slaves only.
    In static dhcp/arp i set all clients with "bound to" option, except slaves from access points, is it OK?

    So what should i do to see who is online and who is offline properly, should i change lease time from 1440 minutes to examply 10 minutes? And what exactly lease time do, it will reconnect specific client to router ?
     
  61. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    If you want to see activity for all connection clients I'd use WDS mode. Isn't that hard. With multiple routers I would not bind any IP/MAC in the master in any mode other than WDS. With several routers in WDS you want to turn on Spanning Tree Protocol. Initial setup turn off any security. You leave it off until properly connected. Then turn on security. I use WPA AES mode when doing WDS.

    The folks who don't like WDS will of course have an equally valid point of view and suggestions about setup.

    Also I am not a QOS person as I've never used it. It sounds to me however you are really looking at QOS rules and individual clients?
     
  62. hakowy

    hakowy Networkin' Nut Member

    Is there any way in tomato to send announcement to specific ip? Examply user open webpage and see my announcement.
     
  63. frederic laforest

    frederic laforest Networkin' Nut Member

    hello! every one , i am new here ..
    i want to know if toastman plan to release a tomato for e3200 , even if it dont have 5ghz ?
    thanks
     
  64. hakowy

    hakowy Networkin' Nut Member

    Anyone knows , are there any addons, for tomato which i can use?
     
  65. V.Y.K

    V.Y.K Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi Toastman,

    Thanks a lot for the great software.

    When I tried to use SFTP to/from router I get the following error:
    "sh: /usr/libexec/sftp-server: not found"

    I am running optware and installed openssh-sftp-server ('/opt/libexec/sftp-server').

    The '/usr/libexec/sftp-server' path is hardcoded into dropbear 'options.h'.

    Code:
    249 /* if you want to enable running an sftp server (such as the one included with
    250 * OpenSSH), set the path below. If the path isn't defined, sftp will not
    251 * be enabled */
    252 #ifndef SFTPSERVER_PATH
    253 #define SFTPSERVER_PATH "/usr/libexec/sftp-server"
    254 #endif
    
    Is it possible to change the path to point to '/opt/libexec/sftp-server' without rebuilding the Tomato?

    Thanks

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Asus-RT-N16
    tomato-K26USB-1.28.7490MIPSR2-Toastman-RT-VPN-NOCAT.trx
     
  66. kaiser

    kaiser Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi everyone. Could someone please tell me which of the recent Toastman mod builds is known to be most stable and has least bugs.
    Thanks in advance.

    P.S. yesterday I've installed latest build and it looks like it has issues with DHCP or something. My HTC phone can't connect to wi-fi and etc.
     
  67. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Did you set a fixed IP on your PC so that you can access the router and turn on DHCP?
     
  68. kaiser

    kaiser Networkin' Nut Member

    I can access the router settings without problems without setting static IP on my PC. And isn't DHCP enabled by default? Anyway the problem isn't with PC although wi-fi isn't as "fluid" as it was on other mod I used before. The problem is that' my HTC smartphone wouldn't connect to wi-fi although I give it a static DHCP in router settings. The phone is trying to connect to the network again and again, but without luck. Usually I don't have this kind of problems.
     
  69. hakowy

    hakowy Networkin' Nut Member

    How to mount pendrive to tomato? I formatted it to ext2, and dont see it on "mounted devices list", also put this script in firewall
    and still nothing.
     
  70. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    "isn't DHCP enabled by default?"

    No.
     
  71. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    hak....

    This site is not here to answer every question you have.
     
  72. hakowy

    hakowy Networkin' Nut Member

    What are these values i pointed on image: [​IMG]
     
  73. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    Hakowy,

    If you have problems with and want to understand how QOS works please use the QOS thread. You are in the wrong thread. Either do a forum google search, read the FAQ (pinned) or start you own thread about what you do not understand. Unfortunately there is no "shortcut" to understanding Tomato.

    Thanks,
    Pharma
     
  74. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    The RT-N driver is only necessary if you want to get the 5GHz support working on the E4200. It's really rather experimental, and I personally would recommend the RT builds. Both do simultaneous dual band.
     
  75. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    With the RT versions you open up the 3000 to be an amazingly flexible piece of hardware. You can run ethernet bridge modes on the 5 ghz channels but still keep AP modes for the 2.4 ghz channels and have a rather quick spread of AP's in a wide geographical area. Can use WDS mode with same mindset, use the 5 ghz channels for router to router, and then the 2.4 ghz as AP's and be able to manage traffic in the master router with simple wireless filters or go whole hog and do QOS.

    Me personally I can see no reason to go up the food chain to a 4200.
     
  76. corncrake

    corncrake Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi All,

    New to the Tomato party and of course I have a question - ( have I googled searched for this already - check, have I read the fourms - checkish :) ) - Before I upgrade my E3000 is this the correct (most stable) toastman firmware to use VLAN-RT - MIPSR2 Kernel 2.6 (RT-N16 etc) - 1.28.4490.2

    Thanks for any help

    Corn
     
  77. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    I don't know about the VLAN versions. If you don't need VLAN at this time my experience is the most stable version for the E3000 is the 7483.2. That might change as new versions are coming out. For non-VLAN stability, features, speed and function the 7483.2 version is my first choice.
     
  78. Jacques

    Jacques Addicted to LI Member

    Hi Toastman,
    some words about
    Toastman-RT-999998-WL5.10.147.0 Test Build please.
     
  79. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    For the new posters to the forum, just a reminder.

    The forum is here to answer questions and assistance, but nobody is going to help you if you post questions every hour or so, the answers to which are already on the forum. You will quickly wear out your welcome and be ignored by everybody. Please use the search facilities here and on Google and try to find the information for yourself before posting. Most basic questions have been answered countless times already.

    Here is an index which gives links to most common topics.

    http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/common-tomato-topics-help-information.31234/
     
  80. corncrake

    corncrake Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks for that.

    I was hoping to use the vlan to setup a separate network (wired and wireless). Am I right in thinking the vlan trunk would be required for this?

    Corn
     
  81. teaman

    teaman LI Guru Member

    No, you're not right in thinking you need a 802.1q vlan trunk for this - it's a completely different thing.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.1Q

    EDIT: in fact, very few people would actually need to configure an ethernet port as an 802.1q VLAN trunk (i.e. if you're not entirely sure you do know what that is, you should probably just stay away from such thing).

    Cheers!
     
  82. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    "dual-band support on the E3000 no problem?"

    Works great.
     
  83. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    "if you're not entirely sure you do know what that is, you should probably just stay away from such thing"

    It would be nice to see a FAQ that walks folks through setting up a VLAN and using one of the Tomato VLAN versions.
     
  84. corncrake

    corncrake Networkin' Nut Member

    @ teaman and jsmiddleton

    Thanks for the advice. By trunk I ment a branch off the main version of toastmans software :). I knew nothing about vlan trunk ports. My main goal is to setup a separate LAN on the e3000 and I assumed that the vlan version was for me. Does the 7483.2 version have this as an option, I will install and see!

    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing...

    Thanks again, Corn
     
  85. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    If you need a VLAN you need a VLAN version. 7483.2 non-VLAN. I encourage you to tackle the learning curve and then be a guide to the rest of us. I am not an expert. Teaman better source of assistance.
     
  86. corncrake

    corncrake Networkin' Nut Member

  87. teaman

    teaman LI Guru Member

  88. corncrake

    corncrake Networkin' Nut Member

    Yes, very - for now on the e3000 I'm going to use your vlan to divide the wirelsss and physical ethernet into two separate lans before attempting the mssid - although the goal to have the 2.4 range on one lan and the 5 range on the other.

    Thanks again for the help.

    Corn
     
  89. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    I'm interested in watching you learn and then you can tell us how to step by step setup a VLAN. Don't really need one but would like to play with setting one up.
     
  90. nkwd

    nkwd Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi toastman, firstly thanks for your great work. However I just bought a linksys e3000. I flashed it to ddwrt and then to your build: tomato-E3000-NVRAM60K-1.28.7490.2MIPSR2-Toastman-RT-VPN. But here comes a problem, I didnt open QOS, the network speed is limited to 9M/0.3M when I tested on my conputer (cable connected to router). Anyone with suggestions will be help! Thanks!

    PS: My network is time warner cable 15M/2M, and the speed is normal if I directly connect the modern to my computer.
     
  91. hawkmat

    hawkmat Networkin' Nut Member

  92. altdel

    altdel Networkin' Nut Member

  93. DanielCoffey

    DanielCoffey Networkin' Nut Member

    nkwd - you didn't need to bother with the ddwrt flash first - I just went straight from the Cisco firmware to the Toastman version. Remember to reset the modem to default before flashing and also reset again once the Toastman firmware is installed just to clear remnants.
     
  94. ithrowpicks

    ithrowpicks Networkin' Nut Member

    I did the same as DanielCoffey from the stock Cisco 1.0.3 firmware.

    1. I did a full reset of the Cisco firmware
    2. Installed Tomato (Toastman)
    3. Executed an "Erase all data in NVRAM memory"
    4. Done.
     
  95. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    nk....

    Only can say something isn't right. No problem with LAN side slow downs for any version that I've ever seen. My advice is to do full hard reset and flash tomato again via LAN connection then do another hard reset. Also check your cables and the connections. Reboot your attached client as well. Remember you have to set manual IP address in your client as Toastman's versions turn off DHCP by default.
     
  96. nkwd

    nkwd Networkin' Nut Member

    kk thanks, I will do it again when new version comes out ^^
     
  97. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    Source?
     
  98. altdel

    altdel Networkin' Nut Member

    A very reliable one. Don't buy E4200V2 assuming that it'll have Broadcom chipsets and will be supported by Tomato. V2 is a different animal. At least wait until someone opened it up and found out what chipsets it has (Marvell, as far as I know).
     
  99. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

  100. dkirk

    dkirk Network Guru Member

    Toastman ... your new "Route Modem IP" found in .7491 is a VERY nice touch and one that is long overdue. That means I have one less thing to handle in the scripts, thanks! Anxious to see what other gems you have laid for us inside...
     
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