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Tofu 6.2 is available for the WRT54G

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by pharma, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    Tofu released a new version of his famous additions to the HyperWRT firmware for the WRT54G. Changes in this include:

    Changes in 6.2

    - Fixed: cron jobs may run more that they should.
    - Fixed: When using Deny in Access Restriction, DNS port was always blocked.
    - Fixed: "iptables -vL" results in SIGSEGV.
    - Fixed: Transmit power wasn't saved if it wasn't set manually.
    - Other entries in the hosts file are now preserved.
    - The entire hostname field is now shown in the DHCP client list.
    - The Active DHCP Table button at the bottom of the Static DHCP page has been replaced by a new Active Client List. The content is a mixture of the ARP table, DHCP table, and wl assoclist.

    The transfer statistics - it does have a 32-bit/4GB bug. I'll try to find a solution later.

    http://www.hyperwrt.org/forum/viewtopic.php?id=630


    Thank you for your hard work and excellent programming, Tofu!

    Pharma
     
  2. TheDestroyer

    TheDestroyer Guest

    From the really-it's-true dept...

    I can't believe how good this stuff is - I'd been having problems with BitTorrent and my WRT54G for the longest time. Happen to catch the latest Tofu release on my first day here and I can't believe how good its been running. Thanks Tofu and thanks linksysinfo.org for supporting alternate releases for WRT
     
  3. yebamoth

    yebamoth Guest

    Any suggestions for tweaking bitcomet performance on hyperWR

    I just switched my firmware to Tofu6 hyperWRT in my WRT54G v4 and it has done wonders for my net, giving me snappy connections on both my wired and wireless clients. The only problem is I see a pretty stiff decline in bitcomet torrent performance -- my peak download just through the dsl modem was about 150kBs, with WRT54G with official firmware it was about 140kBs, with hyperWRT its about 110kBs -- it needs to be said that at 140kBs my internet was pretty trashed and I would have to reset the router again and again. So hyperWRT parcels out bandwidth more efficiently between web and torrent programs. My question is it possible to tweak a little more performace for my torrents. Now I'm using Win2k so the LvlLord business is out, Qos is a mystery to me and most people seem to be using it to curb torrent performance, not improve it -- also as a side issue, I have PnP enabled on the router but of course Win2k doesn't do PnP, should I disable it? Any suggestions for tweaking would be much appreciated. I know, I'm looking a gift horse in the mouse and I should be thankful that things are working as well as they are, but dammit I want more.
     
  4. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

  5. Legoguy

    Legoguy Network Guru Member

    Regarding the 4GB bug, you should take a look at vnstat, linux utility that works around this by checking transfer stats ever so often on a cron job and writes a database. Just so long as 4gb of data doesn't pass through between cron runs :p

    Link to vnstat: http://humdi.net/vnstat/
     
  6. tofu

    tofu Network Guru Member

    Legoguy, thanks. I actually ended up doing roughly the same thing. The breakdown by date feature in vnStat is nice... Maybe some other time...
     
  7. Cjaiceman

    Cjaiceman Network Guru Member

    what does this version of the firmware do vs. the official firmware? I run 4.20.7 on mine. Anything that is worth upgrading for?
     
  8. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    As usual, third party firmware adds features and fixes bugs found on the official firmware.

    Avenger20 started HyperWRT and here's what he added to the official Linksys firmware:

    Adjustable Transmit Power & Antenna Select
    13 Wireless Channels
    ''Boot Wait'' flash protection
    Increased maximum concurrent connections
    More Port Forwarding & Triggering Fields
    More Qos Device & Application Fields
    More Access Restrictions Policies & Blocked Services Fields
    Command Shell
    Telnet Daemon
    Startup & Firewall Scripts
    Uptime


    Tofu's version built upon the above HyperWRT version and added:

    6.2 Linksys 4.20.8 code base + HyperWRT 2.1b1. + follow additions/fixes:

    - Fixed: cron jobs may run more that they should.
    - Fixed: When using Deny in Access Restriction, DNS port was always blocked.
    - Fixed: "iptables -vL" results in SIGSEGV.
    - Fixed: Transmit power wasn't saved if it wasn't set manually.
    - Other entries in the hosts file are now preserved.
    - The entire hostname field is now shown in the DHCP client list.
    - The Active DHCP Table button at the bottom of the Static DHCP page has been replaced by a new Active Client List. The content is a mixture of the ARP table, DHCP table, and wl assoclist.

    6.0
    - Linksys 4.20.8 code base + HyperWRT 2.1b1.
    - Fixed firewall script executing twice. It's now called only after firewall services has started.
    - Fixed some characters like \ not passing cleanly through the script and command web pages.
    - Fixed web-based ping not showing error messages.
    - Fixed static lease not reloaded during server restart if it was outside of the defined DHCP range.
    - Fixed hostname from a DHCP packet not saved if lease was static. This is the one visible in http://192.168.1.1/DHCPTable.asp.
    - Fixed a few memory leaks in the original firmware.
    - Fixed Firefox 1.0.x problem with drop-down listboxes. See notes.
    - New script and command web pages. They now open in a normal window and the text area follows the width and height of the window (except in IE where height wont budge).
    - New static DHCP web page. It can now handle up to 100 entries and it now has a hostname / local domain name field. See notes.
    - DHCP server now only gives the address of the router for DNS to allow Dnsmasq to handle the DNS requests. See notes.
    - Extended content blocking to 20 domain names and 18 url keywords.
    - Enabled ingress qdisc and fw classifier. These are used for traffic shaping using tc and through scripts that use tc like wondershaper.
    - Connection uptime is now shown for PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, and Telstra Cable connections.
    - Changed SES button (Cisco logo) to respond differently if SES is disabled: The button acts as a wireless on/off button (note: it must be enabled in the first place) or if "/tmp/ses_button" exists, the file is executed.
    - New command: "led <white/amber/dmz/diag/wl> <on/off> [...]" The keywords can be shortened to 2 chars. ex: "led white on am on" makes the Cisco logo bright amber.
    - upgraded busybox 1.01
    - telnet now asks for a password
     
  9. vais

    vais Network Guru Member

    I am wondering if there is any way to display the strength of the wireless clients signal. There is a similar possibility in DD-WRT. This table might be an appropriate place for displaying such information since it is very useful for debugging wireless connection problems.

    Also, "wl scan" and "wl scanresult" do not work as they should. I think latest Rupan firmware was built in such a way that these commands are functional.

    Overall, a nice status page which shows all dhcp and all wireless clients as in DD-WRT would be great.

    Sorry if this is not an appropriate place to post.
     
  10. Cjaiceman

    Cjaiceman Network Guru Member

    I uploaded the firmware into the router and there is a lot of extra things it can do! I really like the staticDHCP, that make it much easier than having to type in the manual numbers when I upgraded on all my servers.

    All I have to say is, great job and keep up the good work.

    Another question, will this firmware work on the WRT54G V2.2? I have V4, but my gf has V2.2 and I would like to load it on hers, she already is running HyperWRT-4.20.6 on it, but I think this one offers more options. :drinking:

    Thanks in advance! :clap: :thumbup:

    P.S. any more reasons why I should switch to Thibor's version vs. Tofu's?
     
  11. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    You can use the following link to determine what firmware is suitable for which router:
    http://www.linksysinfo.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=31
    The feature list might need to be updated in the chart for Tofu's & Thibor's changes, but it's correct with regard to firmware and router.

    Tofu's can be used on all WRT54G versions except V5. (Same as HyperWRT)

    Tofu's version is for the WRT54G series, and Thibor's is for the WRT54GS series.

    Hope this helps ...
     
  12. Cjaiceman

    Cjaiceman Network Guru Member

    AAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheering: Got it. Thanks for clearing that up :thumbup: :clap:
     
  13. Dirty04

    Dirty04 Network Guru Member

    I'm running the new tofu 6.2 firmware - well done.

    But found a bug in wireless mac - filter. If you are connecting through cable on the linksys router, you cannot get internetconnection.

    but if you put your mac-adress in the Wireless-mac filter, then internet is possible for wired users. Correct me if I'm wrong but I was thinking that wireless-mac-filter was only meant for wireless - users ?

    Well, it's a minor and it works well on my WRT54G v 2.2 here in Europe. I"m happy with the static IP... good job.

    question: is there a Logviewer to read the logs out of the WRT54G ?
     
  14. MarkInDavis

    MarkInDavis Network Guru Member

    I am using the same firmware. I have no such bug. You might try a hard reset and reconfiguring. Otherwise, I think something else is up.
     

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