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Tomato Mod 1.20.8000

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Victek, Jul 17, 2008.

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  1. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Tomato Mod 1.20.8000 & 1.21

    Dear all,

    Here it's, changed over original Tomato 1.20 & 1.21

    *BusyBox 1.11.1
    *DNSMasq 2.45 (as in Tomato 1.21)
    *Dropbear 0.51 extended RWIN cli command
    *Extended static DHCP / MAC restriction (up to 100 clients)
    *IP/MAC Bandwidth Limiter
    *Extended themes
    *CPU Freq. display / Previous WAN MAC
    *Two additional button script window
    *SpeedMod 8502

    Please, do a nvram erase, some values differ from original Tomato.

    Don't hesitate to report any problem you can find.. and test if DNSMasq works with the final release 2.45. Enjoy! :biggrin:


    Version 1.20.8002 (stock wireless driver). DNSmasq v.2.45
    Version 1.21.8005 (same version as previous one, DNSmasq 2.45 already compiled, UPnP 100 user, IGMProxy for IPTV test)

    Source code 1.21.8005 available, now yes, stable firmware.
  2. CBR900

    CBR900 LI Guru Member

    10x a lot

    I will try it later.

    I hope you will include a mod to make the usb ports in my asus wl-500gp work.

    thanks again
  3. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    Has the DNS problem in Jon's original 1.20 been integrated into the mod too?
  4. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Read the changelog, I use a new DNSmasq version released by the author of DNSmasq (kelleys.org), so, my mod is not using the DNSmasq version that created the bug in the oficial first Tomato release.

    I think Jon already updated the v.1.20 with the same DNSmasq version too but the source code is not available yet, so, I integrated on my own.
  5. Rudi1

    Rudi1 Network Guru Member

    Thanx for the update version Victek,but this download link in your site "Tomato RAF 1.20.8500.7z format. BusyBox 1.11.1. Linksys New Wifi Driver (Version ND)" don't work for me.
  6. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    I know, router behaviour crazy (I do the test with WRT54GL), I'll restore the link IF I discover the reason.. :rolleyes:
  7. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    Yup the link to the ND firmware is broken.

    I however, went on and flashed my router's with the non-ND version and works well :) Thanks, Señor Victek for another update :)

    I thought, the themes wont be included anymore to save more space, he-he :)
  8. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Hi I'm a bit confused by this, as this version is used in Tomato 1.19, have you made the RWIN size variable or changed anything?

    And any extra options in busybox, such as send_mail?
  9. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Yes, dropbear is available to change RWIN.
    No, sendmail is not implemented in the test version, if you need it I can send the source code to you or let me know what options do you like to have and I'll activate. :)
  10. lovesisi

    lovesisi Addicted to LI Member

    Looking for Tomato RAF 1.20.8500 :p
  11. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    Is clearing the NVRAM only necessary if you're flashing from Original unmodded Tomato to this? I'm already using your 1.19.8850 mod, should I still erase NVRAM?
  12. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    If you upgraded from my previous mod then nvram erase is not needed.
  13. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the clarification.. Maybe should clarify this on the first post so people don't erase their NVRAM needlessly :) 1.20 is working great by the way!

    P.S. 1.20.8500 Mod link is broken :(

    Awesome work Victek!
  14. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Thanks for all your hard work again victek. Quite impressive each and every time.

    I get confused on the new drivers vs. the standard "old" linksys drivers. What is the deciding factor for which set I use? I have a new WRT54GL, an old V1.0 WRT54GS with 32megs of ram and 2 Buffalo HP 54G's.

    Since the d/l was broken any way I've used the file with the "old" driver and everything is of course working quite well.
  15. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    Hello JS, use the non-ND on your Linksys GL and GS. The ND versions to your Buffalo's...

    Edited: Of course the non-ND will work on the Buffalo's but from what I've read the ND compliments well the Buffalo's newer hardware.
  16. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    "newer hardware..."

    That's where I get confused. The Buffalo HP 54G's are newer?
  17. guillaumy

    guillaumy LI Guru Member

    I think the best way forward would be to have a list of "ND recommended models".

    Heck, I think let's simply have a list of "ND NOT recommended" (e.g. WRT54G v1.1) and recommend that all others try the ND version.

    I could be wrong, but I imagine that users of this Mod tend to be tech-savvy and want to contribute to the development of "beta" firmware. With aggressive testing, the ND firmware will mature quickly.
  18. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    I don't know the hardware off the top of my head, but there are a few good places to look up specifics about router hardware, such as the DD-WRT supported devices page, the OpenWRT Table Of Hardware, and the wikipedia Linksys WRT54G series page which gives a nice history of the models including hardware changes. From a quick look, the Buffalo-HP-G54 and Linksys WRT54GL look comparable in terms of CPU (5352) although a v1.0 WRT54GS has perhaps a bit older CPU (4712). Another factor that I don't think is in these tables is the core revision, which can be checked with a "nvram get wl0_corerev" command. Mine are all 4712 core revision 7.
  19. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Below is basically what the dd-wrt site recommends in terms of old or new drives on different hardware. I reworded it a bit and removed references to routers not supported by Tomato. Just a reference to start with, I'm not certain it applies 100% to Tomato.

    Routers using Broadcom 4702/4710 chipsets and have mini-PCI cards must run the vintage driver builds, such as the Linksys WRT54G v1.0.
    Routers usnig Broadcom 4712 chipset can run either build but seem to run more stable on the vintage driver builds, such as the Linksys WRT54G v1.1-3.1 and Linksys WRT54GS v1-2.1.
    All routers using Broadcom 5352 chipset can run both the new driver builds and vintage driver builds, although new driver runs better, such as the Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 and Linksys WRT54GL 1.0 & 1.1.
    All newer routers using Broadcom 4704, 4785, 5354, 5365 chipsets require the new driver builds.

    Additionally I have seen the statement that any router with corerev =>5 will run the new driver, corerev=<4 must run the vintage driver.
  20. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    No - I don't need it, but looking for a reason to upgrade, from current stable 1.19, my wrt54gs too important/in heavy use to have much time to experiment so dependent on others! (and have noticed the odd number versions are more stable!)

    I have used the sendmail in busybox 1.10.x (in adsl router) but didn't configure busybox myself - we'll now have to try 1.11.1 to keep up with you Victek!

    Another cryptic question - are you still using the old Linksys toolchain?
  21. zorkmta

    zorkmta LI Guru Member

    Which Mod version fit better for my router? A classic Driver or With New Driver (ND).

    I have WRT54GS v2.0 with Victek v1.19.8850 and want to Upgrade to 1.20.x
  22. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Looks like I'll be trying the ND version as soon as its link is working.

  23. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Is there a way the firmware update could read the processor/version/etc. information and install the most effective driver? Or give you a choice?
  24. Rudi1

    Rudi1 Network Guru Member

    I have the WRT54GL and I will wait for the ND version too :)
  25. LeoKesler

    LeoKesler Addicted to LI Member


    Can you confirm if the "ND" version is really compatible with Buffalo WHR-G125 ? Because I dont see any info, in your home-page, about the compatibility with my router.

    ( With original Tomato, the ND version is fully compatible with WHR-G125 )

  26. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Read http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato and what Jon said for each released version...

    Tomato_1_20.7z (see below)
    » Use this for most routers.
    » See README below.

    Tomato_1_20_ND.7z (see below)
    » Use this for WHR-G125.
    » Use extra caution.
    » See README below.

    Is clear now? You can trust the author :biggrin:

  27. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Link still dead. Sorry. Don't mean to be impatient but I want it NOW.....

    It is a bit confusing so don't be too harsh on us rookies.


  28. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Hah. I'm looking forward to it to. I want to try it again on my core revision 7 4712 stuff and see how it goes.

    I'm running Tomato on my WDS "extension" router and Victek's mod on my primary gateway router.

    I just loaded Jon's 1.20 ND test build on my WDS extension router to see how the new driver works on it. My first impression is that the resonse seemed snappier. But I have to test long enough to see long term stability before I decide on what to stick with.

    I have Victek's Tomato RAF 1.20.8000 on my primary gateway router now but will load up the new driver flavor (1.20.8500) as soon as I can get it.
  29. baracuda

    baracuda Guest

    Addons Request. for this mod if can be made....

    Hey All,
    first of all i must hand out this congrat.
    Victek this mod of Tomato Rocks!
    And work all so well i cant even think of going back on tomato original...lol.
    no to say back on linksys ****baahhhh**** firmware.
    job well done.

    i have some kind of a question or a request, since im not into Linux at all, i cant make it on my own since i lack the knowledge of how to make it happen.

    i was thinking on adding on this mod a VPN addon for dial in/out.
    and of course add that connection all the needed stuff, like realtime stats,route updates,local and remote ips,networks types...
    and on top of that if it can be possible, makeing the routers that do get connected
    via vpn between them , to share the networks member computers on like folder tree


    in short i want to join few networks together as the pro routers do.
    ofcourse making this will not be that easy, but i did look into that, and i found a firmware that does give you vpn capability, but i dont think it'll work quite good for me.besides since i LOVE this mod too damn much to give it up for another type nor to give up my linksys to another god forsaken stupid routers (i wont say names...)!
    i was thinking maybe you can do something about it...?
    my reason of this question/request is , that i want to remove RAS service from my server, and let the routers make that work themselves.
    i think any of us admins , or any networks freak which own few networks would
    appriciate this addon all so very much, and will make life MUCH more easy to keep track on all related ip configurations.
    ive been thinking on this addon ages ago but i didnt really knew how/who to ask about it. since manufacturers wont help us in making a simple router to an advanced one, so i guess any of you modders would be my address for that to happen.
    i just dont think any of us should pay 1000's of $$$ for routers to get that ability....

    thanks in advance guys :)
  30. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the impatience, I know you appreciate the mod and Tomato firmware. I have some problems with the ND driver related to the shift of all mods to the new source and overwrite of ND driver... let me do once but correct :biggrin: I'm impatient too!! .. is 2:45 am in Spain and still fighting on it.
  31. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Thanks for your impatience...

    Now that's funny....

  32. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

  33. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    I am of the opinion Victek was about as serious as I was.
  34. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    I resemble that remark! (with apologies to the Stooges)
  35. dumbfound

    dumbfound Addicted to LI Member

    I currently run Tomato 1.20 and I am curious how would I upgrade to this version? Do I just flash it like i did before?
  36. TucknDar

    TucknDar LI Guru Member

    Quick question: If I upgrade to this mod from the hardc0re Mod, do I need to do a nvram erase?
  37. Gripweed

    Gripweed LI Guru Member

    Which version was used? Test1 or Test2?
  38. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    You upgrade it through the web GUI like normal.

    However, yes, you should do an nvram erase as mentioned in the first post of this thread - "Please, do a nvram erase, some values differ from original Tomato.".

    And, of course, reconfigure the settings manually as restoring a backup would basically put you back to the same state before the erase.

    Unless your configuration is very basic, it is stronly recommended to use some method to save your old configuration settings for reference & cut/paste during manual reconfiguration. I personally use firefox with scrapbook to save off my router configuration pages. This is particularly helpful on pages such as static DHCP. I have enough entries that without the cut/paste it would take me a lot longer and have a much greater chance of human error.
  39. hboogz

    hboogz Addicted to LI Member

    all --

    I was running the original Tomato 1.19 release and tried to upgrade to this release and i think i may have bricked my router.

    The power light is continuously blinking.

    I'm running a WRT54GL, but didn't run an NVRAM ERASE before the upgrade, nothing in this post of Victek's site indicates that should be done before or after.

    any ideas ?
  40. TucknDar

    TucknDar LI Guru Member

    hboogz, while I can't actually help you, I'd just like to point out that Victek on his website clearly says that you should erase NVRAM AFTER the upgrade.
  41. hboogz

    hboogz Addicted to LI Member

    my bad


    you're right, i didn't see that.

    I figured it was after, but wasn't really sure because my router continues to not respond.

    I know i selected the right .bin file, but about about 5 minutes the router's power just kept and continues to blink.

    all the sequences of holding the reset button with the power on, power off, just plugged in, do not seem to work for me this time..
  42. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    I'm sorry and wish I had a different opinion but this does not sound like a nvram erase matter. This looks like you hosed your router.

    Flashing fast and endlessly?

    Not usually a good thing.
  43. hboogz

    hboogz Addicted to LI Member


    yeah man..

    The power light is flashing fast and endlessly.

    I was running John's original 1.19 firmware and upgraded from the web gui to vistek's modded release. The web displayed it's progress for about 4 minutes then i got a page cannot be displayed followed by the endlessly flashing power light.

  44. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    Maybe it goes without saying, but to be sure: You have tried holding the reset button on the back of the router and (separately) flashing over tftp in the reboot window, right?
  45. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Good luck hb. There are several "try this and see if it works..." steps you can find on various web sites. As noted if boot wait is set you maybe able to get in and resend the firmware.

    But the power light flashing endlessly and fast is not a pleasant thing to see.

    Bummer dude.

  46. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    I personally think it's a good idea when switching builds that require a reset AFTER, to also do it before. But Victek didn't specify that and in fact I did not do a reset before upgrading from Tomato 1.9 to Victek's 1.19.8815 mod. I did a reset afterwards and have upgraded to a few different interim Victek builds since, right up to the most recent 1.20.8000 build. So going straight from Tomato 1.9 to 1.20.8000 is something I haven't done, strictly speaking. And I'm running this on a WRT54G v2.0, not a WRT54GL like yours. As my hardware is different, I probably can't test your exact scenario. Have you tried the "30/30/30" reset (copied below from dd-wrt wiki)? This type of reset can resolve a number of issues and is widely recommended over on the dd-wrt site. If that brings no joy, next step might be to plug in an Ethernet cable to the router, set a static IP address, and see if you can get a few pings as the router is plugged in to see if the boot loader is listening for a tftp tranfer.

    30/30/30 (hard reset)
    press and hold the reset button on the back of the unit for 30 seconds, unplug unit still holding reset button for 30 seconds, then plug it back in still holding reset button a final 30 seconds. this will reset the nvram section of the flash chip and ensure you are starting fresh when loading firmware. The "reset to factory" has been found to not always clear the entire nvram sections.
  47. hboogz

    hboogz Addicted to LI Member

    this blows..

    I haven't tried that. but curiously, which IP would i be pinging ? the default or the IP that i've set before i horse'd it ?

    The 30/30/30 reset has bailed me out before, but it's not giving me any luck this time. I just tried it for the 5th time and no dice.

    Any idea which Netgear or Dlink router works with Tomato ? I'm looking at a WGR614DLNA from netgear, but need to know exact versions that work ?
  48. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    The flash procedure takes 57-59 seconds. You can't leave the upgrade screen or surf the net while you're upgrading AND there is no need to RESET or ERASE NVRAM before upgrading.
    Download this file, uncompress an follow the Instructions.txt guidelines, it solves 99% when you failed doing the upgrade. Sometimes, power supply spikes can interrupt the upgrade.. but in most of the cases is user mistakes or some scripts/firewall rules installed in the router by the user.

    Never do firmware upgrade via wireless :eek:.....

    http://victek.is-a-geek.com/Repositorios/Linksys/Reflash Linksys WRT54GL Muerto/Reflash_Linksys.7z
  49. Morac

    Morac Network Guru Member

    I use the basic Tomato firmware and it's been very stable, but I am contemplating using this modded version, but I have a few questions.

    1. SpeedMod 8502 - What exactly does this do? I read it has something to do with p2p. I don't really do p2p so will this cause me problems? Does it use more memory/cpu?

    2. Dropbear 0.51 - What does this get me over the original Tomato (which version does Tomato use)?

    3. BusyBox 1.11.1 - Same question as above.
  50. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    If you are comfortable with the original Tomato it means that you don't need any features of the extended version.

    SpeedMod8502. Read the post of the author, hardc0re or his blog http://touristinparadise.blogspot.com/2008/04/linksys-wrt54gl-routers-improving.html
    Dropbear. Modded version allowing via cli RWIN change. http://matt.ucc.asn.au/dropbear/ .Tomato uses the same version.
    BusyBox. Read the changelog in http://busybox.net/ . Original Tomato uses BB1.2.2

    And then you can evaluate the upgrade or simply follow with the Original Tomato or any third part firmware for your router. :biggrin:
  51. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    I think my Linksys WRT54G v2.0 always comes up as and my Motorola always comes up as

    I'm guessing yours should be

    Plug in with a cable and a static IP such as
    Start a ping going such as "ping -t" in windows
    Plug in the router
    If boot_wait is set and the boot loader is fuctional, you should see about 4 ping responses

    If you do see those ping responses then you should be able to tftp firmware to it & revive it.
  52. Morac

    Morac Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the info. I think I'll stick to the original for now.
  53. hboogz

    hboogz Addicted to LI Member

    keeping the faith..

    I am going to try and recover my router using your tools Victek, i really appreciate it.

    just as an FYI, i wasn't surfing the net and attempted the upgrade using a computer that was directly connected, but didn't have a static IP ? hmm. I was using a non-typical addressing scheme ( 12.12.12.x) /24 but i don't see how that could have caused the issue ( just wanted to make you completely aware of my environment). I did have QoS rules set and some port forwarding rules, but nothing major.

    My main issue with attempting the upgrade was primarily because I was getting horrible bandwidth coming down. Without my WRT54GL running tomato i was getting close to 10 Mbps down, but with the router connected, i wouldn't break 1400 Kbps down!. I suspect, maybe, it had to do with my QoS settings ? Which i doubt because i ran the same speed tests before i setup QoS to get my estimated bandwidth numbers the down number wouldn't break 1400..

    That was my original issue, so i attempted to get this updated MOD version because of the added benefits...

    Has anyone experienced a similar issue with all your bandwidth not completely passing through the router ?
  54. hboogz

    hboogz Addicted to LI Member

    almost there!


    With your tools, i was able to stop the power light from flashing and now i have a steady power light, an organge Cisco Systems light and a WLAN lite up! Unfortunately, i can get into the web interface nor telnet ??

    I can ping the router just fine, but can't access any of those daemons..

    When i followed your instructions, the upgrade circle turned green on the second try, but the power light still kept flashing. So i unplugged the power and plugged it back in, everything remained steady but i can't get the web gui or telnet up ?

    i was thinking about erasing the flash with your tool and trying the upgrade again ?
  55. hboogz

    hboogz Addicted to LI Member

    i'm there..AA HA

    forget that last post, i found my problem:

    I had my OUTPOST PRO FW still running, i stopped that service and the web gui came up..I have the stock linksys firmware up now!!!!

    Victek - whenever i'm in spain, hopefully soon, we'll get some beers and some jamon!

    Now, i just need to, properly, upgrade this stock firmware to your modded 1.20.800.

    wish me luck!
  56. hboogz

    hboogz Addicted to LI Member

    upgrade steps ?

    silly question, but can't seem to find the answer anywhere just yet.. soo...could i upgrade to this mod straight from the stock linksys firmware i have ? or do i need to upgrade to original Tomato then this mod ?
  57. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Straight direct form stock linksys firmware.. go! :biggrin:
    Never unplug the power till the green light comes steady, it takes 3-4 minutes after the firmware has been upgraded. Take one beer and jamon in the meantime...
  58. hboogz

    hboogz Addicted to LI Member


    after a whole day, and i'm sure to some, a lot of annoying n00b type posts later -- I'm proud to say that i'm up and running on Tomato RAF 1.20.800!!

    my speed tests are looking good!

    Thanks again Victek, I'm on my way to get some beers now..whew..

    I'll start new posts for any other question/issues going forward..
  59. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Glad you got it back up and running. Very kewl.
  60. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Release Tomato RAF 1.20.8500 (ND wireless driver) active :biggrin:
  61. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Thanks, good timing as I just happened to be reading the forum, I"m on it, :biggrin:

    * Update * OK, now running the latest new driver version of your mod on my main router and the latest new driver release from Jon on my "extension" router, all 4712 corerev 7 routers. I'll see how it goes for a while and report back.
  62. Larix

    Larix LI Guru Member

    Can I flash my WRT54G v2.2 with the 8500 Build or doesn't work the ND Driver on that hardware?:confused: I ask because I can find a trx file only.
  63. alienrex

    alienrex Addicted to LI Member

    I wonder the same... except I have WRT54GL 1.1.
  64. StSanya

    StSanya Addicted to LI Member

    Hmmm, sorry, i dont see whats difference exactly...

  65. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Thanks for getting the link working victek. Have installed it on one buffalo and heading for the other now.

    I have the same question others have asked and its in part due to my own confusion on versions/hardware. Usually the trx is for the buffalos. Its quite satisfactory if we are, but are we just waiting for the bin files for the relevant linksys hardware?

    I do appreciate your work and I'm just trying to clear up my confusion.

    Thanks again
  66. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    The difference is there is a newer driver for the newer processors/wireless hardware in different model and newer model Linksys. The older/default drivers work on all models. The newer driver, ND, works on those later models and works just a bit better.
  67. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    I have it running on a WRT54G v2.0 which is pretty similar so probably so.

    This is newer than mine so don't see why not.
  68. Badders44

    Badders44 LI Guru Member

    Is there anywhere which states explicitly what hardware the "New Drivers" will run on?
    I've looked around and am just getting confused.:confused:
  69. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Oh my good can you read the first thread in this post? .. I explicit what driver I changed, the wireless driver. :wink:
  70. Badders44

    Badders44 LI Guru Member

    Sorry Victek, I think you've answered a question I didn't ask.

    I've got a Buffalo WHR-G54S and a WHR-HP-G54. Will the ND firmware run on these routers?
  71. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Give a try, Jon Zarate, the owner of Tomato fix Buffalo router (your model) in the stock version of Tomato. The ND version is dedicated to Buffalo 125. Please visit polarcloud.com . I'm sorry but I don't have any Buffalo model to test it. :biggrin:
  72. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Rightly or wrongly there is obviously a great deal of confusion about the nd drivers. Sorry if its frustrating anyone. We are cautious and do not want to brick our routers with the wrong firmware.

    So for the relevant Linksys we can load the tomato.trx nd?

    Did just that and the signal strength went up on all routers. So right now all three routers in my little system are running the ND drivers. 2 Buffalos and 1 WRTGL 1.1.

    Thanks again.
  73. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    jsmiddleton4, I loaded the ND version in my WRT54GL v.1.0 and is working without problem. Unfortunately I don't have any Intel 2200 b/g Centrino laptop to try the issues reported in some post of the forum. :rolleyes:
  74. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    I may have a laptop with the Intel. Let me check. The one I'm on now is Broadcom. Have 2 other ones to check.
  75. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Great, you make my day! really appreciate if you can test. You will solve the doubt of the year :biggrin:
  76. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Using ND driver set.

    Intel WiFi Link 4965AG working perfectly.
    Broadcom 4321AG working perfectly.

    Sorry, no older Intel at this point. Will keep looking. I've seen it on someone's laptop that has been here. One of my dtr's friends maybe that has been over with their laptop.

    Not giving up but don't know yet.

  77. Badders44

    Badders44 LI Guru Member

    I've loaded 1.20.8500 (ND) on my Buffalo WHR-G54S. So far, so good. I do more testing on the wireless front tomorrow. Well done Victek - Excellent piece of work :)
  78. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Good news!, we learn from us every day, next question about it.. we know the answer, thanks for the test, we wait your wireless test then.
  79. pzlmg

    pzlmg LI Guru Member

    I've loaded ND version on my Buffalo WHR-G54S, too. And there is no problem. Thank you ,Victek:biggrin:
  80. ICE1

    ICE1 Addicted to LI Member

    hello, everyone..
    New Linksys owner ..
    Passing by and found this site.. have a few questions about this link
    There is a link from polocloud.com with a few beta upgrades and i belive a victeck version ..
    I have looked thru FAQ page on the official site but, i'm quite confused in the current firmwares that's out can anyone tell me the differances between the official Tomato, Victick's mod, and maybe the orignal ? thanks
  81. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Look at http://victek.is-a-geek.com/ and read the changelog after you press "click" with the right button of your mouse in Firmware Tomato, is written also in spanglish, you can see the difference. :biggrin:
  82. Badders44

    Badders44 LI Guru Member

    I flashed from 1.19.8850 to 1.20.8501 without restoring to default configuration.

    I've noticed that if you Disable Wireless (from the Basic/Network screen) the wireless is disabled but the wireless light on the router remains lit (this is on a WHR-G54S).
  83. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Yes, this is one of the "defects" of using a firmware not specified for this router. This behaviour is not existing in the VBuffalo 125. You have to live with it. :biggrin:
  84. Badders44

    Badders44 LI Guru Member

    That's fine - no problem - I thought I'd just mention it.

    Which does bring me back to my original question:
    (for "hardware" read "routers")
  85. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    ND and dnsmasq 2.44b2 report.

    I'm not sure if this makes sense or not but this is what I have experienced.

    I have a little multi-router system. Not major. Main router connected to cable modem WDS+AP mode, one slave router in WDS+AP mode, one pure AP. Main router is Linksys WRTGL 1.1, other 2 are both Buffalo HP 54G's.

    With the ND drivers all laptops and wireless devices, Wii, connected to each router quickly and have not dropped connections.

    However the throughput between WDS routers is noticeably slower. Its about 1/2 as fast as with the non-nd drivers. What would be happening nd driver to nd driver to slow down through-put so much?

    The AP is wired and shows no difference.

  86. y2kboy23

    y2kboy23 Network Guru Member

    Well, it looks like they released version 2.45 of DNSMasq so that must mean they fixed the problem.
  87. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Could be the dnsmasq piece. I'm not sure. As long as I load one of the "older" driver versions on one wds router and a ND driver on the other, the speed between each WDS router is fine. Once I put ND driver set on both, which also means they have the 2.44's of dnsmasq, the speed is about 1/2 of what it usually is.
  88. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    DNSmasq has nothing to do with slow transfer in wireless, both version use the same DNSmasq. Thanks jsmiddleton :biggrin: I'll update release ..with 2.45 ..but I'll wait, no surprises. Did you tryed with Intel 2200 b/g laptop?
  89. BHTeam

    BHTeam LI Guru Member

    Did a test on Dell Latitude 120L / Intel PROWireless 2200BG with Buffalo HP 54G,
    Victek mod 1.20 ND, the result -> no connection to the router.
    On the other hand my Mac Book Pro connects right the way and has no problems at all./
    Using Victek mod 1.20, the Dell connects with no problem, but reconnects every 10 to 15 minutes./
    Going to test older versions with this Intel wireless card now./
  90. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Very useful data BHTeam .. If I understood correct then .. the mod version with stock wireless driver (1.20.8000/8001) disconnects every 10-15 minutes, correct? ..
    Please follow your findings to add some clear light in this topic. Really appreciate it.:biggrin:
  91. BHTeam

    BHTeam LI Guru Member

    I was going to say "Correct", but i have to test a bit more(it works ok now :confused:). I think this conclusion was a mistake, i have to replicate the conditions and see if it will happen again. I assume that there was some interference with my wireless mouse at that moment.
    Sorry for misleading you Victek./

    Going to test it all over again next morning./
  92. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member


    Have not tested the intel driver yet. I have not been able to track down a laptop with the intel chipset.
  93. BHTeam

    BHTeam LI Guru Member

    so after a good night sleep here is what i found.
    Dell Latitude 120L // Intel PROWireless 2200BG
    MacBook Pro // Airport Extreme (802.11n)

    Tomato Mod Version 1.20.8500 (ND wireless driver)
    Tomato Mod Version 1.20.8500 (stock wireless driver)

    Original Tomato:


    1. MacBook Pro // Airport Extreme (802.11n) works with every driver and every version without a problem./
    2. Dell Latitude 120L // Intel PROWireless 2200BG works ONLY with OLD driver versions without ANY problems./
    3. Updating the Intel PROWireless 2200BG Driver does NOT fix incompatibility issues./
  94. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Thanks BHTeam, it fix some contradictory comments, I'll work on it.

  95. UserTomato

    UserTomato Guest

    Can I use the ND-version on my Buffalo WHR-HP-G54?
  96. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Read post 89 .. the best way to avoid duplicate questions :smile:
  97. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    New release 8002/8502 with DNSmasq 2.45 keeping the same features as previous version.

    And sorry my dear, I'll stop till next version... I need holidays, Enjoy! :biggrin:
  98. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    I've gone back to the "older" driver set and away from the ND set for now. As long as I use one router speed is fine. I never drop connections. Have not gotten ahold of the Intel 2200 laptop yet. However as soon as I do WDS+AP mode and have 2 routers talking to each other the through put slows down noticably with any version of the ND driver. I know dnsmasq not an issue but tried just to see.

    I'm not sure what is going on and I'm not all that technically literate to even figure it out. But clearly with all routers running ND versions, they don't talk to each other as fast as if all routers running non-nd versions.

    I did a test to see with a big video file and d/l speed with all routers running nd versions was just about 120kb/sec and connecting via laptop through wds slave. With non-nd versions d/l speed stays in the 200's kb/sec no matter how I connect.

    With just one router and the nd version, speed stays in 200kb/sec range same laptop.
  99. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    The only Intel wireless around here is Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG on a Dell running Vista. That seems to work fine with old & new drivers on Tomato and DD-WRT.
  100. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Hi Victek

    My findings are - ND driver, Intel 2200BG cannot connect
    Stock driver - as before, routers still rebooting on connection.

    No change with the new driver.

    FYI I attended a conference of local condominium operators over the weekend and talking to the other attendees, found that almost all of them are having the crash/reboot problems, and many of them are regretting ever installing wifi due to the large numbers of complaints.
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