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Tomato ND USB Mod

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by teddy_bear, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. eRd12

    eRd12 LI Guru Member

    Did you test transfers read/write to/from USB HDD on new version 38? I have very slow read from my disc (470kB/s).
     
  2. michalg

    michalg Addicted to LI Member

    Not working on Asus WL-500gP v1 :(
    The same problem - blinking power LED and router not boot
     
  3. DCX2

    DCX2 Addicted to LI Member

    I know for certain that this worked on my WL-500W. I flashed with the ddwrt-mini-asus image first, and then went through the web GUI and flashed the new Tomato.
     
  4. hypermood

    hypermood LI Guru Member

    8738 on a Linksys WRTSL54GS BCM4704 rev 8 also results in an unresponsive router with a blinking power LED after flashing. Had to TFTP to get it back.
     
  5. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    Attempt to fix build 38 for BCM4704 chipset, try 2:

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/augrtjm3t0y/tomato-1.25-NDUSB-8738.2-Ext.rar

    Apparently "try 1" didn't work. Hopefully this one will be more successfull. If not, I still have a couple more options to try before I decide to roll back to 37 and rework changes one-by-one. Unfortunately I don't have BCM4704 router to experiment with it myself...
     
  6. hypermood

    hypermood LI Guru Member

    Same behavior as previous 8738 builds.
     
  7. ubumby

    ubumby Addicted to LI Member

    After updating to v37 WiFi security in particular for both the iPhone and iPod Touch are broken. Laptops can connect fine but no matter what security settings I used (WPA2, WPA, or even WEP) would allow either an iPhone or iPod touch to connect. Only a non secure connection would allow me to connect. After downgrading back to v32 everything works fine.

    EDIT: Still Broken in v.38, am I the only one with this error?

    (Thanks teddy_bear for all your work!!)
     
  8. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    hypermood,
    Thanks for testing! Argh ;(. The simple attempts did not work - looks like it will take me a bit longer before I come up with another possible solution...

    ubumby,
    Have you tried v34, or just jumped from v32 to v37/38 and then back?
     
  9. ubumby

    ubumby Addicted to LI Member


    Nah, I missed v34...I straight up tried upgrading from v32.


    EDIT: v34 works fine....
     
  10. Rasky

    Rasky Addicted to LI Member

    I'm on v35 and iPhone works fine with wifi WPA2/TKIP.
     
  11. horhe

    horhe Addicted to LI Member

    Hi TB... I'm kinda new to the Tomato Firmware but was using DD-WRT for about a year...

    I have a WL-520gU and I was using DD-WRT I set it to "exclusively" the right antenna since I attached a 9dBi to the unit.

    [​IMG]

    My question is: in Tomato, the antennas are labelled A & B, which one is the right antenna? Or is it best to leave both at auto?

    Thanks and regards! :)
     
  12. MADDAN

    MADDAN Addicted to LI Member

    Hi TB,

    Using the .ext version on my WL-500gP v2 and it's been working great!. But after upgrading to V38 from V37, I'm having problems connecting my Ipod touch. No matter what security setting I applied, nothing helped.

    Fix: Well, I downgraded to version v37 and it still didn't connect. I eventually restored the Ipod, and my security settings. Every works fine now.
     
  13. freddyspam

    freddyspam Addicted to LI Member

    Printer

    So I had a problem printing just now. I have below the log of the event. I rebooted and that fixed the issue. The printer has a CF card reader on it with no card in it. That might explain some of the error messages. I'm not sure if it is related but the error messages are filling up my log.

    Code:
    Nov 12 22:02:32 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory, will try opening later
    Nov 12 22:02:42 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory
    Nov 12 22:02:42 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory, will try opening later
    Nov 12 22:02:52 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory
    Nov 12 22:02:52 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory, will try opening later
    Nov 12 22:03:02 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory
    Nov 12 22:03:02 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory, will try opening later
    Nov 12 22:03:12 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory
    Nov 12 22:03:12 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory, will try opening later
    Nov 12 22:03:22 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory
    Nov 12 22:03:22 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory, will try opening later
    Nov 12 22:03:32 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory
    Nov 12 22:03:32 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory, will try opening later
    Nov 12 22:03:42 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory
    Nov 12 22:03:42 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory, will try opening later
    Nov 12 22:03:52 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory
    Nov 12 22:03:52 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory, will try opening later
    Nov 12 22:04:02 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory
    Nov 12 22:04:02 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory, will try opening later
    Nov 12 22:04:12 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory
    Nov 12 22:04:12 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory, will try opening later
    Nov 12 22:04:22 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory
    Nov 12 22:04:22 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory, will try opening later
    Nov 12 22:04:32 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory
    Nov 12 22:04:32 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory, will try opening later
    Nov 12 22:04:42 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory
    Nov 12 22:04:42 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory, will try opening later
    Nov 12 22:04:52 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory
    Nov 12 22:04:52 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory, will try opening later
    Nov 12 22:05:02 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory
    Nov 12 22:05:02 NAS lpr.err p9100d[42]: /dev/usb/lp0: No such file or directory, will try opening later
    Nov 12 22:05:07 NAS user.info kernel: hub.c: new USB device 00:03.1-1.3, assigned address 9
    Nov 12 22:05:07 NAS user.info kernel: printer.c: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 9 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x04F9 pid 0x01AB
    Nov 12 22:05:07 NAS user.info kernel: printer.c: usblp0 Device ID string [53]='MFG:Brother;CMD:HBP,BRPJL;MDL:MFC-240C;CLS:PRINTER;'
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.warn kernel:   Vendor: Brother   Model: MFC-240C          Rev: 1.00
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.warn kernel:   Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.warn kernel: Attached scsi removable disk sdc at scsi2, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.notice kernel: sdc: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.warn kernel: Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.warn kernel: ASC=3a ASCQ= 0
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.warn kernel: Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0c 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x3a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.warn kernel: sdc : READ CAPACITY failed.
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.warn kernel: sdc : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08 
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.warn kernel: Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.warn kernel: ASC=3a ASCQ= 0
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.warn kernel: Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0c 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x3a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.warn kernel: sdc : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.  
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.warn kernel: sdc: Write Protect is off
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.info kernel:  /dev/scsi/host2/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:20, sector 0
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.warn kernel:  I/O error: dev 08:20, sector 0
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.warn kernel:  unable to read partition table
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.warn kernel: USB device connected to the SCSI subsystem
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.debug kernel: WARNING: USB Mass Storage data integrity not assured
    Nov 12 22:05:08 NAS user.debug kernel: USB Mass Storage device found at 9. Host: 2
    Nov 12 22:05:09 NAS user.debug hotplug[1688]: Waiting for device /proc/bus/usb/001/009 [INTERFACE=8/6/80 PRODUCT=4f9/1ab/100] to settle before scanning
    Nov 12 22:05:09 NAS user.debug hotplug[1687]: Waiting for device /proc/bus/usb/001/009 [INTERFACE=255/255/255 PRODUCT=4f9/1ab/100] to settle before scanning
    Nov 12 22:05:09 NAS user.debug hotplug[1686]: Waiting for device /proc/bus/usb/001/009 [INTERFACE=7/1/2 PRODUCT=4f9/1ab/100] to settle before scanning
    Nov 12 22:05:12 NAS lpr.notice p9100d[42]: Finished job: 29200 bytes received, 0 bytes sent
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.notice kernel: sdc: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: ASC=3a ASCQ= 0
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0c 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x3a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: sdc : READ CAPACITY failed.
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: sdc : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08 
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: ASC=3a ASCQ= 0
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0c 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x3a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: sdc : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.  
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: sdc: Write Protect is off
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.info kernel:  /dev/scsi/host2/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:20, sector 0
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel:  I/O error: dev 08:20, sector 0
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel:  unable to read partition table
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.info kernel: Device not ready.  Make sure there is a disc in the drive.
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.notice kernel: sdc: Unit Not Ready, sense:
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: Current 00:00: sns = 70  2
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: ASC=3a ASCQ= 0
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0c 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x3a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: sdc : READ CAPACITY failed.
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: sdc : status = 1, message = 00, host = 0, driver = 08 
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: Current sd00:00: sns = 70  2
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: ASC=3a ASCQ= 0
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: Raw sense data:0x70 0x00 0x02 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x0c 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x3a 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: sdc : block size assumed to be 512 bytes, disk size 1GB.  
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel: sdc: Write Protect is off
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.info kernel:  /dev/scsi/host2/bus0/target0/lun0: I/O error: dev 08:20, sector 0
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel:  I/O error: dev 08:20, sector 0
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.warn kernel:  unable to read partition table
    Nov 12 22:05:13 NAS user.info kernel: Device not ready.  Make sure there is a disc in the drive.
     
  14. michalg

    michalg Addicted to LI Member

    Hello,
    I have two questions:
    1. How can I turn on DHCP Server logging (like in older versions of tomato)?
    2. Should I always reset NVRAM after upgrade to new version of tomato ND USB?

    Thanks :)
     
  15. jnappert

    jnappert LI Guru Member

    Are there any workarounds to get v38 running on WL500Gpv1?
     
  16. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    ubumby,
    Try what MADDAN did - reconfigure connection on your iPod/iPhone. There should be "Forget this Network" or a similar setting on iPhone - use it, and then re-enter all settings again. When you google iPhone wi-fi connectivity, you find a lot of issues, and reconfiguration seems to help often...

    horhe,
    No idea how the "Left" and "Right" antennas corrspond to Tomato's "A" and "B"... Unless you have a reason to choose a specific antenna, "Auto" should work fine.

    freddyspam,
    No obvious issues are visible in the log. The first set of "No such file" messages is normal for p910nd when printer is disconnected. Then it looks like you connected the printer, and the errors stopped. All the "Device not ready" there are about the empty cardreader, so at the end of your log the printing supposed to work... If it didn't - I don't know what was wrong because nothing in the log indicates any problem.

    michalg,
    1. Add the following line to Dnsmasq custom configuration:
    --log-dhcp
    2. Search...

    jnappert,
    Here's try 3 - if you would like to test it:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/nuzzndgzjco/tomato-1.25-NDUSB-87pre39-Ext.rar
     
  17. horhe

    horhe Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks anyway TB :)

    But I think I figured it out.

    The WL-520gU apparently has 2 antenna's. One removable/replaceable external antenna and one internal antenna embedded on the PCB. On DD-WRT, the external antenna is the one labeled "right". Since I replaced my external antenna with a more powerful 9dBi gain omni directional antenna, and I wanted to set TX/RX to use it exclusively.

    I was fiddling with the thing a while back. By checking the signal on a relatively remote wireless client, I was able to deduce which is which and found out that on Tomato the external antenna is the one labeled as "B" :)

    I just though I share it here as well for others' reference.
     
  18. ubumby

    ubumby Addicted to LI Member

    I've already did everything I could (reset settings, added manually, etc.) to try and make it work. Also, I used 2 different devices (iPhone & iPod) that both wouldn't connect after fiddling with the settings. Would using the ext version make a difference? I'm cool just using v.34 for now though:)
     
  19. ghostknife

    ghostknife Addicted to LI Member

    When I first started using the 520gu I investigated this and iirc the onboard PCB antenna does not transmit, it only receives so setting this makes no difference as it will always transmit from the external one.
    Before you ask I can't remember where I found the info about the antennas.

    EDIT: Here http://www.mightyohm.com/blog/2008/10/detailed-specs-for-the-asus-wl-520gu-uber-hacking-platform/

    >>One external TX/RX whip antenna (RPSMA), internal diversity RX antenna on PCB
     
  20. ghostknife

    ghostknife Addicted to LI Member

    Doesn't work and fails on restart:
    Jan 1 10:32:22 WL500 daemon.crit dnsmasq[305]: bad option at line 14 of /etc/dnsmasq.conf
    Jan 1 10:32:22 WL500 daemon.crit dnsmasq[305]: FAILED to start up

    should actually be entered as:
    log-dhcp

    Checked here http://linux.die.net/man/8/dnsmasq
    "The format of this file consists of one option per line, exactly as the long options detailed in the OPTIONS section but without the leading "--". Lines starting with # are comments and ignored"
     
  21. jnappert

    jnappert LI Guru Member

    Sorry - still not working on my ASUSWL500Gpv1. This time i was able to flash it by GUI and it said "rebooting". Then all light except WLAN were lit - power blinking.

    Please give it another try and dont leave the V1-Users alone ;-)
     
  22. hypermood

    hypermood LI Guru Member

    TB, Pre39 still broken for me as well.
     
  23. rasa

    rasa LI Guru Member

    3G modem

    Hi,

    I have some problems with Asus WL-520GU and Huawei E156G 3g modem.
    1) I can't load usbserial module included in extras with parameters needed to start working with my modem:
    Code:
    root@unknown:/jffs# insmod usbserial.o vendor=0x12d1 product=0x1003 maxSize=4096
    insmod: invalid parameter vendor
    root@unknown:/jffs#
    Module from OpenWrt 8.09.1 package works fine.

    2) Established connection sometimes is broken with error:
    Code:
    user.err kernel: usb-ohci.c: OHCI Unrecoverable Error, controller usb-00:03.0 disabled
    3) Using 3g connection my router hang up very often. Sometimes after 15 minutes, another time after few seconds.

    Is it a hardware or software problem?
     
  24. Rasky

    Rasky Addicted to LI Member

    teddy_bear, how likely your firmware to support a 802.11n router like ASUS WL500W in the future? I have troubles doing samba streaming of hd movies and I blame it on the g speed... What work would it require? Eg: upgrade to linux 2.6?
     
  25. gingernut

    gingernut LI Guru Member

    And/or for the RT-N16 :biggrin:.
     
  26. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    ghostknife,
    Thanks for correction. Yep, '--' has to be ommited.

    rasa,
    1) The usbserial module was compiled with wrong options in kernel .config. Please re-download extras.tar.gz - the new version should have all parameters needed.
    2 and 3) I don't have any USB modems, and can't test anything. If anything's not working properly, you'll have to troubleshoot it and find a solution (if it exists) yourself... Since you have OHCI errors, try to disable USB 1.1, and only use USB 2.0 - it may work better.

    Rasky and gingernut,
    I guess it depends on how soon Jon will implement the N-mode support in the mainstream Tomato. However, I'm going to get myself RT-N16, and difinitely would want Tomato to run on it. We'll see what will come out of it...
     
  27. gingernut

    gingernut LI Guru Member


    Thats music to my ears.

    I'll just have to sit back and be patient.
     
  28. bub181

    bub181 Addicted to LI Member

    That's great news. I'm going to buy one of these as soon as Tomato is running on it. I love what you and Jon have done with the firmware and my current WL-500gP V2 is runnning rock solid. I made a donation to you both a few days ago to thank you for your efforts.
     
  29. mwsealey

    mwsealey Addicted to LI Member

    Hi guys,

    Having trouble here with 8738 (non-USB) and getting Wireless Ethernet Bridge to work. It used to, it works fine with Tomato 1.25 (and the 1.26 beta) but no luck here since a couple versions back when the Broadcom driver was rolled back to 4.150.

    I noticed wl 4.174 ("4.178" :) is "out" on OpenWRT, does this driver work, and is there a smart way to copy it to the router and load it to test? I have 3 WRT54G-TM (lots of flash etc.) which I am having to run as WDS but it's destroying my bandwidth (where before I would get 15-20MB/s between systems, now I am getting barely 1MB/s).
     
  30. Cool_Zero

    Cool_Zero Addicted to LI Member

    hi teddy_bear,

    I've noticed that there is no NAT Target (Masquerade & SNAT) option in the Firewall?
    is there no use with it?

    thanks..

    Tomato 1.25 8737 user on WL-520GU
     
  31. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    mwsealey,
    This post contains a link to the archive with different versions of wireless driver module posted by Ray. They were compiled for the older kernel/toolchain, so they won't work in the latest builds - but the archive also contains an instructions on how to reload the driver. Use the instruction to experiment with this 4.158.10.4 module compiled for the current firmware version. Please report your results here.

    Cool_Zero,
    Yes, I removed this option. It could have any effect only when a huge number of new connections is created in a very short period of time - and even then the effect is marginal at best. Doesn't worth hacking the kernel for this...
     
  32. tzoom84

    tzoom84 Addicted to LI Member

    Hey everyone. I just got a WL-500W (BCM4704 chipset) and am trying to load the latest USB firmware (1.25, build 38).

    I was able to flash to the latest suggest DD-WRT using ASUS tool and connect well both via wifi and through an ethernet cable on a static ip with no problems. I just can't get any tomato. From DD-WRT I've tried the following setups in all combos:

    Method:
    (1) ASUS tool
    (2) DD-WRT Firmware upgrade webtool

    Build:
    (1) b38 ND standard
    (2) b38 ND with extras
    (3) Tomato 1.25 ND, no mod (from USB site)

    All b38 firmwares I have no luck. I'll flash and let it sit for ~10 mins. After a hard-reset, I can't ping the router.

    The Tomato 1.25 I can ping, but for some reason when I tried to access 192.168.1.1, it asked for a login that didn't match any defaults (admin/admin, root/admin, or any combo of blank fields, etc)

    My issue may be with just getting the default tomato 1.25 ND and thus is outside the scope of this thread. I don't want to hijack the debugging going on here, so would anyone mind pointing me to resources describing general tomato-usage on a WL-500W as I heard these devices can be finnicky.

    Thank you.
     
  33. tzoom84

    tzoom84 Addicted to LI Member

    Hmm ... This sounds like exactly the issue I was having with my new freshly unwrapped WL-500W as well. Without noticing this post I managed to follow the same steps as you and achieved the same failure.

    I'll try waiting an additional 10 mins and doing a unplug with DHCP (since I was on static). ... Still curious why the standard tomato 1.25 didnt work for me though.
     
  34. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    The latest build 38 has issues with BCM4704 chipset - you must have missed the discussion about it a couple pages back...

    The fix is on the way. In the meantime keep using previous builds on 4704-based routers.
     
  35. tzoom84

    tzoom84 Addicted to LI Member

    My mistake, I was getting mixed up with which builds were working when looking through the thread. I had my hopes up with post #1388. :)

    I was surprised I was having problems with connection/login on just the basic tomato. I'll try and start from scratch to clean out to factory settings and build back up. I'll work on just getting ANY tomato build up and running this evening and see how things go.
     
  36. leesiulung

    leesiulung LI Guru Member

    Anyone have the Asus WL-520gu connected to a hard drive? I wonder what the transfer speeds are?
     
  37. tzoom84

    tzoom84 Addicted to LI Member

    I found this article while perusing the net for speeds:

    Judging by his results, its between 1-2 MB/sec (or 8-16 Mbit/s)
     
  38. mwsealey

    mwsealey Addicted to LI Member

    Okay I'll give this a try. I also grabbed the latest source snapshot and am setting up the toolchain..

    If you don't mind me asking, who or how do these modules get released? Broadcom do not generally give the source code out (have dealt with them professionally :) to open source projects like this. How would anyone get the 4.158.x or 4.174.x sources to build them with the updated toolchain? What we're provided with is a couple precompiled object files, and there are wrappers to make these into kernel modules. I'm assuming you have a problem here with gcc versions and not talking about simply different Linux kernel versions? Otherwise, if it's just a kernel module problem, I will endeavour to build it against your mods..
     
  39. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    Exactly! And since we're not working with Broadcom directly, we pull out these binary object files from different GPL packages released by Linksys, Asus etc. Up until very recent, all these official firmwares were based on kernel 2.4.20 and a very old uClibc 0.9.19. Luckily, the WL driver binaries can still be linked against latest uClibc, and work with latest kernels from 2.4 series. But of course you can't use them with kernel 2.6 because of unresolved or incompatible symbols.

    This is the main reason why all open source firmwares are still mostly on kernel 2.4. There are a few newest router models from Linksys and Asus released with the kernel 2.6 -based firmware and the new toolchain. Hopefully we will see the open source projects picking up soon.

    There are 2 other binaries released by Broadcom without sources - wl (wireless driver configuration utility) and nas (needed to provide WPA/WPA2 security). These executables pulled from the official firmwares are only compatible with the original toolchain/uClibc, and I found only a single package in OpenWRT distribution containing object modules for these application that can be relinked, and that's what I'm using in this mod now. There's a chance that this is not the wireless driver itself, but this version of nas module that is responsible for some wireless connectivity issues in the last few builds - but unfortunately this is the only one available...
     
  40. horhe

    horhe Addicted to LI Member

    @leesiulung

    On my WL-520gU, I connected a 2.5in Samsung 80GB SATA HDD via a USB case.

    From what I read from both Netmeter and DUmeter, I'm getting a maximum of 12mbps (megabits per sec.) averaging about 8mbps depending on file sizes and how many files copied/moved per session.

    I got those figures while connected using a hard wire ethernet connection to the WL-520gU.
     
  41. tzoom84

    tzoom84 Addicted to LI Member


    After doing a hard-restore via pin-9 shorting "trick", I was able to flash to DDWRT and then to build 37. Everything worked perfect (WL-500W). Now time to play! Thanks.
     
  42. DCX2

    DCX2 Addicted to LI Member

    Is there a reason you chose to use the pin 9 "dirty trick" instead of using the much cleaner Asus Restore utility?

    As someone who designs circuit boards, I strongly advise against shorting pins together like that. Even if it works for now, it might just be slightly damaged, and could fail completely at a later time, or the next time it gets shorted, etc.
     
  43. tzoom84

    tzoom84 Addicted to LI Member

    Asus Restore Utility has been my main method of flashing until I ran into this most recent hiccup. No matter what combination of button presses, unplugs/replugs, etc, I couldn't get the the utility to recognize the WL-500W in a restore state.
     
  44. DCX2

    DCX2 Addicted to LI Member

    I know the restore utility can be temperamental, but if you've used it successfully before then I'm sure you could do so again. I can't imagine there are very many things that can break the restore utility, so perhaps this could narrow the search for what the problem is?
     
  45. tzoom84

    tzoom84 Addicted to LI Member

    Yeah. In searching for a solution, I unfortunately came across the pin09 "trick" first. And since it seemed so successful for many in other boards, I decided to give it a shot. But now with my mind a bit more fresh this morning, I see there is potential for hardware issues that I may or may not ever be aware of. And I found there are other less invasive alternatives such as building a serial or JTAG connection. Or at the least, a more reliable method involving grounding GPIO7 of J1 connector.

    ... Lesson learned. :(
     
  46. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    With Asus routers I have never had a need to use anything other than the Asus Firmware Restoration Tool - it always worked. Once you get the router into the "restore" mode (power led flashing), the most common issue with using the Restoration Tool is that people forget to set the static IP in the 192.168.1.X subnet to be able to access the router.
     
  47. tzoom84

    tzoom84 Addicted to LI Member

    Thats good to hear for the future. I was able to successfully use the firmware restoration tool a few times the same evening before those symptoms arose, and the network/hardware was under the same configuration was constant since when it was working (static ip 192.168.1.10). After one of the firmware flashes, I just couldn't get the router to kick into restoration mode upon boot (power slowly flashing on and off). I was able to ping and get to a login. But the login didn't match anything imaginable and I couldn't get it to clear using hard-reset methods.

    Anyway, I don't want to hijack/digress. You all are doing such a great thing here debugging and keeping the Tomato-USB fresh specifically in this thread that it's probably best to keep it on that topic. :)
     
  48. michalg

    michalg Addicted to LI Member

    Hello,
    I have these errors in tomato log:
    daemon.err smbd[3829]: [2009/11/19 00:00:51, 0] lib/util_sock.c:read_socket_data(477)
    daemon.err smbd[3829]: read_socket_data: recv failure for 4. Error = No route to host

    What is wrong and how can I fix it?

    Thanks! :)
     
  49. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    It's a question for you actually ;)... Is anything wrong? Is Samba not working as expected?
     
  50. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    Update - build 39

    Yet another bug fix and cosmetics release.
    • Fixed incompatibility with BCM4704 chipset (WL-500W, WL-500gPv1, WRTSL54GS etc) introduced in previous build.
    • Resolved wireless connectivity issues with iPhone/iPodTouch devices.
    • Fixed Samba could start with incorrect configuration upon services restarts (i.e. when some settings are saved in the GUI).
    • Remount busy partitions as read-only on system shutdown if unmount is not possible.
    • Printer server (p910nd): reduced logging in case of disconnected printer.
    • Security fix (MatrixSSL patched to disable re-negotiation for server side SSL) for Tomato web server running in HTTPS mode.
    • Busybox: minor fixes from trunk.
    • FTP Server vsftpd updated to ver. 2.2.2.
    • ntfs-3g in Extras build is updated to ver. 2009.11.14.
    • Optimization to reduce size (compressed kernel to free up to 120-180K of additional space available for JFFS), minor fixes and cosmetics.
    Known issues with this build:
    None yet.

    Links to the firmware binaries and the git repository with sources are in the 1st post. The complete source code of this build can also be downloaded as a git snapshot in tar format.
     
  51. michalg

    michalg Addicted to LI Member

    Samba work ok but this messages are strange and annoying.
     
  52. cr00kedview

    cr00kedview Network Guru Member

    Excellent, build 39 is working on my WL-500W. Thanks TB! :)
     
  53. TVTV

    TVTV LI Guru Member

    Thanks for all your hard work, teddy_bear!
     
  54. zcream

    zcream Addicted to LI Member

    Problems with latest build on wl-520gu

    Now, I cannot see either the printer - Brother HL-2140 that I was using earlier or the connected 120gb hdd.
    FYI, I could not see the connected hdd earlier but the printer worked fine in build 8736.
     
  55. zcream

    zcream Addicted to LI Member

    It works after a couple of reboots, however the Maxtor One Touch III hdd fails to mount..Hmm! Maybe its just some hardware issue with my hdd..
     
  56. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    zcream,
    If "it works after a couple of reboots", then you definitely have a problem - either hardware or configuration related.

    Start from erasing nvram (thorough) and reconfiguring manually.
    Then troubleshoot by connecting only one device at a time - a single faulty device may affect all others.
    If you still can't figure it out and need help - provide the DETAILS.
     
  57. Cool_Zero

    Cool_Zero Addicted to LI Member

    NAS transfer speed...


    What is your actual transfer rate?

    How come mine is slow? I use FileZilla Client to transfer my files (2 x 350mb video) from NAS to Windows 7 laptop via wired lan with only speed of 700-850 KB/s each file.

    Is there something wrong with my setup? I already try this "e2fsck -ycfD /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part3" to fix it while this partition is unmounted.

    My setup:
    Asus WL-520GU with Tomato Firmware v1.25.8738 ND USB Ext.
    with 1.8" 20GB usb 2.0 storage and Transmission 1.76 optware.

    Disk /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc: 20.0 GB, 20038975488 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2436 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 1 392 3148708+ 83 Linux
    /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 393 523 1052257+ 82 Linux swap
    /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part3 524 2436 15366172+ 83 Linux


    Filesystem Size Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/root 3.0M 3.0M 0 100% /
    tmpfs 7.1M 244.0K 6.8M 3% /tmp
    /dev/discs/disc0/part1 3.0G 70.5M 2.7G 2% /opt
    /dev/discs/disc0/part3 14.4G 8.0G 5.7G 59% /tmp/mnt

    Hope someone could help me to improve my NAS..
    Thanks in Advance...
     
  58. ghostknife

    ghostknife Addicted to LI Member

    Should be faster than that, think I used to get ~1200kb/s on 520gu and ~2000kb/s on the 500gpv2, what usb options do you have enabled?
     

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  59. tzoom84

    tzoom84 Addicted to LI Member

    Build 39 worked on my WL-500W as well. Thanks teddy_bear! Now finally time for me to really get started playing with this new router of mine. :)
     
  60. michalg

    michalg Addicted to LI Member

    Build 39 is working excellent on my ASUS WL-500gP v1 :)
    But there is one problem. When I click Scan button in Basic > Network, then router reboot after few seconds :(
    I try to re-flash my router and clear NVRAM but not help.
     
  61. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    michalg,
    Scan works with no problems here on 520GU...

    Did the "Scan" work on your router in previous builds? Does "Wireless Survey" work for you, or does it also cause router to reboot? Is this behaviour the same - right after nvram erase while the router still has the default settings, and after you reconfigure it? Was the nvram erase you performed a "thorough" one, or just "restore defaults"?

    Anyone else has the same problem?

    As for your other issue with Samba logs, it's probably related to your network configuration. I can't tell you what it is - if these messages annoy you too much, try to google that error...
     
  62. w0lfCry

    w0lfCry Addicted to LI Member

    Build 39 works for me too! My iPhone can now connect without any problem. Thank you teddy_bear!
     
  63. jnappert

    jnappert LI Guru Member

    Can confirm this - good work TB!
     
  64. viralmind

    viralmind Addicted to LI Member

    build 39 works fine on wl500w

    thx ur work!
     
  65. michalg

    michalg Addicted to LI Member

    In previous build (37), I have this problem only sometimes. But now everytime when I click on Scan button, router reboot. The page "Wireless Survey" cause reboot too, but after third refresh :(
    I'm use "thorough" NVRAM erase method.

    Now Samba not SPAM my logs :)
     
  66. horhe

    horhe Addicted to LI Member

    Updated to Build 39 on my WL-520gU, everything seems to be ok... :)
     
  67. Engineer

    Engineer Network Guru Member

    Upgraded from 1.23 version 25 to 1.25 version 39 and everything seems OK except TIME. Neither router (Access point or Wireless Ethernet Bridge) will now update time. Nothing in the logs indicating an issue....hmmmmm


    Edit: Nevermind, I had to set the default gateway and DNS of each router manually to get the time to update.
     
  68. leesiulung

    leesiulung LI Guru Member


    Thanks to both of you for responding!!!

    Seems a little slow, but for small transfers it is ok. Are there any other faster options, such as a different router? Maybe the Asus router with 2 USB ports, the 500w or something like that.
     
  69. Andr0med

    Andr0med Addicted to LI Member

    teddy bear, you're the man! thank you very much and guys don't forget you can donate to support his work...a dollar can go far if 100 of us do it :)
     
  70. kastytis75

    kastytis75 Addicted to LI Member

    I am using wl520gu... latest 39 firmware...I have question about hacking firmware...because I found in log file some logs about logging OK from unknown IP

    Nov 13 18:10:38 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[455]: [laikinas] OK LOGIN: Client "195.88.191.41"
    Nov 13 18:10:38 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "195.88.191.41", "230 Login successful."
    Nov 13 18:10:38 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP command: Client "195.88.191.41", "PASV"
    Nov 13 18:10:38 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "195.88.191.41", "227 Entering Passive Mode ."
    Nov 13 18:10:38 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP command: Client "195.88.191.41", "TYPE I"
    Nov 13 18:10:38 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "195.88.191.41", "200 Switching to Binary mode."
    Nov 13 18:10:38 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP command: Client "195.88.191.41", "SIZE .htaccess"
    Nov 13 18:10:38 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "195.88.191.41", "550 Could not get file size."
    Nov 13 18:10:38 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP command: Client "195.88.191.41", "RETR .htaccess"
    Nov 13 18:10:38 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "195.88.191.41", "550 Failed to open file."
    Nov 13 18:10:38 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FAIL DOWNLOAD: Client "195.88.191.41", "/.htaccess", 0.00Kbyte/sec
    Nov 13 18:10:38 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP command: Client "195.88.191.41", "SITE CHMOD 777 .htaccess"
    Nov 13 18:10:38 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "195.88.191.41", "500 Unknown SITE command."
    Nov 13 18:10:38 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP command: Client "195.88.191.41", "PASV"
    Nov 13 18:10:38 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "195.88.191.41", "227 Entering Passive Mode ."
    Nov 13 18:10:38 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP command: Client "195.88.191.41", "STOR .htaccess"
    Nov 13 18:10:38 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "195.88.191.41", "150 Ok to send data."
    Nov 13 18:10:39 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] OK UPLOAD: Client "195.88.191.41", "/.htaccess", 1161 bytes, 3.31Kbyte/sec
    Nov 13 18:10:39 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "195.88.191.41", "226 File receive OK."
    Nov 13 18:10:39 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP command: Client "195.88.191.41", "SITE CHMOD 444 .htaccess"
    Nov 13 18:10:39 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "195.88.191.41", "500 Unknown SITE command."
    Nov 13 18:10:39 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP command: Client "195.88.191.41", "QUIT"
    Nov 13 18:10:39 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[457]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "195.88.191.41", "221 Goodbye."

    Nov 20 14:04:25 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[1164]: [laikinas] OK LOGIN: Client "91.213.29.11"
    Nov 20 14:04:25 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[1166]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "91.213.29.11", "230 Login successful."
    Nov 20 14:04:25 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[1166]: [laikinas] FTP command: Client "91.213.29.11", "PASV"
    Nov 20 14:04:25 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[1166]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "91.213.29.11", "227 Entering Passive Mode ."
    Nov 20 14:04:25 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[1166]: [laikinas] FTP command: Client "91.213.29.11", "SITE CHMOD 777 .htaccess"
    Nov 20 14:04:25 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[1166]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "91.213.29.11", "500 Unknown SITE command."
    Nov 20 14:04:25 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[1166]: [laikinas] FTP command: Client "91.213.29.11", "TYPE I"
    Nov 20 14:04:25 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[1166]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "91.213.29.11", "200 Switching to Binary mode."
    Nov 20 14:04:26 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[1166]: [laikinas] FTP command: Client "91.213.29.11", "STOR .htaccess"
    Nov 20 14:04:26 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[1166]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "91.213.29.11", "150 Ok to send data."
    Nov 20 14:04:26 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[1166]: [laikinas] OK UPLOAD: Client "91.213.29.11", "/.htaccess", 61 bytes, 0.31Kbyte/sec
    Nov 20 14:04:26 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[1166]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "91.213.29.11", "226 File receive OK."
    Nov 20 14:04:26 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[1166]: [laikinas] FTP command: Client "91.213.29.11", "SITE CHMOD 444 .htaccess"
    Nov 20 14:04:26 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[1166]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "91.213.29.11", "500 Unknown SITE command."
    Nov 20 14:04:26 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[1166]: [laikinas] FTP command: Client "91.213.29.11", "QUIT"
    Nov 20 14:04:26 unknown ftp.info vsftpd[1166]: [laikinas] FTP response: Client "91.213.29.11", "221 Goodbye."
     
  71. tzoom84

    tzoom84 Addicted to LI Member

    Hmmm ... Scratch that. When I came home to fully set up, I was having trouble renewing the WAN, so I tried to reflash from fresh back to the build 39 on the WL-500W. Good news is I was able to get the WAN working (just by resetting cable modem).

    Bad news is the router won't assign an IP properly to wireless clients. I get the dreaded 'limited or no connectivity'. I don't get it with DD-WRT or default firmware.

    This is different from issues with the vanilla Tomato 1.25. There I couldn't even enable the wireless. Here, wireless is enabled but I can't connect. Tried changing channels, tried on 2 different client machines, tried reboot of clients and router, tried reflashing ...

    Wireless DID connect the other day. I swear! :)

    Any ideas? Could I revert to an older build that works with WL-500W just to test (36? 35?)
     
  72. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    tzoom84,
    First of all, did you do a thorough NVRAM erase, and reconfigure manually after flashing from DD-WRT/Asus firmwares? I hope it's not the "pin 9" trick that is causing your issues :frown:...

    kastytis75,
    If you allow access from WAN and anonymous logins, you will get attempts to hack your FTP server. If anonymous access from WAN is required, take other security measures, i.e. specify the anonymous root directory to restrict access, limit connection attempts etc.
     
  73. mwsealey

    mwsealey Addicted to LI Member

    Seems to work fine here on WRT54G-TM (non-USB version used) but the same Wireless Ethernet Bridge problems since the driver was downgraded. Is it possible to use the updated driver in another build? The newer driver seems to work worse on newer routers with USB, but better on older routers without USB. What about making the non-USB version with the latest 4.x series driver?

    BTW do you guys need any help with a 2.6 kernel solution? :)
     
  74. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    Have you tried the newer driver as I suggested here? If wl driver is the culprit, I'll start looking for alternatives - there are many different versions floating around, so maybe there's one that works good enough for everyone. But first we need to know it is the driver.

    What kind of help can you offer with 2.6 solution?
     
  75. Engineer

    Engineer Network Guru Member

    If you don't mind my asking, what security protocol are you using (WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc?)?

    The reason that I ask is that I had 1.23 version 25 working for quite a while using WPA/WPA2 personal with AES. Once upgraded to version 38, I could get nothing to work at all. Same with version 39 until I changed the bridge to WPA using AES (access point still on WPA/WPA2 personal with AES) and it's been solid for the last 24 hours. It used to work on WPA/WPA2 personal with AES but no longer.

    (I don't think it was ever doing anything with WPA2 anyway but the setting for a combo no longer worked).
     
  76. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    Have you also tried WPA2+AES on both ends (no WPA)? Do both - the AP and the bridge - run the same firmware version?
     
  77. Engineer

    Engineer Network Guru Member

    Bridge mode will not let you select WPA2 + AES. It will let you select WPA/WPA2 with AES but that no longer works at all (worked on 1.23 version 25 which is what I just upgraded all 3 of my units from to version 39).

    Yes, I upgrade them all at the same time (if one works after upgrade, I do them all). I cleared NVRAM as well as held the reset button for 30 seconds. Entered all of the settings again manually.

    Working well right now.
     
  78. mwsealey

    mwsealey Addicted to LI Member

    WPA/WPA2 Personal with AES, same as you. I tried every encryption method I could - and even tried bridging it to a Speedtouch 580i (same Broadcom chipsets inside) which also supported WDS. Nothing working. I will try again with just WPA Personal AES..

    I did try the driver on one of the systems in my WDS chain (10.0.0.1->.2->.3 WPA/WPA2 Personal AES) - with .2 and .3 with the new driver, I tried setting it to Ethernet Bridge but it would not take. I haven't had the heart to kill my connection long enough to take out the first router but this makes me think that the driver is not breaking Wireless Ethernet Bridging so much as something is missing or is not being passed over the bridge because of something the first router is doing? I could fire up WireShark..

    Re 2.6 kernel work I do Linux development for ARM and PowerPC - MIPS is not all that different. Most of it is system integration. I've been looking for a good way to make 2.6 work on all these platforms for a unified router solution (with somewhat simpler maintenance, like Tomato, rather than something too-geeky like OpenWRT. It needs to be dumb like the original Linksys firmware or most people don't use the advanced firmwares even though it performs better)
     
  79. mwsealey

    mwsealey Addicted to LI Member

    Did not work in any combination...
     
  80. Engineer

    Engineer Network Guru Member

    Sorry. Not sure what else to suggest at this point.

    For those curious, I'm using the ND USB version on my ASUS 520GU router and the ND non-USB on the WRT54G version 2 and WRT54G-TM. Running 39 OK for now.
     
  81. ghostknife

    ghostknife Addicted to LI Member

    Just regarding this ethernet bridge problem I read through some posts and got confused which combo's do/don't work but fwiw I've been using a WL500gpV2 in [WPA-TKIP] (on 38 & 39) as main AP with a 520gu bridge [WPA-TKIP] for the last week with no problem.
    Then took it to client where it connects to a 520gu (now v39) [WPA/WPA2 TKIP/AES], I left the bridge one as WPA-TKIP, connected to a PS3 + PC.

    So thats:
    500gpV2 [WPA-TKIP] <-> 520gu [WPA-TKIP], OK
    520gu [WPA/WPA2-AES/TKIP] <-> 520gu [WPA-TKIP], OK
     
  82. rdp1234

    rdp1234 Addicted to LI Member

    Just wondering if this will work with wrt160n v3 I see dd-wrt is supported for this router now but I would love to use tomato instead :D
     
  83. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    Looks like the WET mode works just fine for others (ghostknife and Engineer), including WRT54G-TM. I can add another tested configuration to the list posted by ghostknife:
    520gu AP [WPA/WPA2-AES] <-> 520gu WET [WPA-AES], OK

    It was unclear from your posts though if you're using WET or WDS - these are 2 different configurations. In any case, you need to try the same Tomato version on all nodes - there could be incompatibilities between different versions of WL driver.

    As far as the kernel 2.6 work goes... There's already a kernel 2.6 with Broadcom patches available in the ASUS GPL sources - the newest ASUS RT-N series routers are based on 2.6. So what's needed to be done is not the initial porting of the kernel to MIPS platform, but making Tomato to work with this new kernel and with the new toolchain (including porting Tomato specific modules, devfs -> udev conversion, etc), and updating the kernel to the latest from 2.6 series while keeping all the Broadcom patches working. If you are interested in that kind of work, and have 8MB+ flash router (the new kernel and wl driver simply won't fit into 4MB) to experiment with and the serial console, I certainly could use some help. We can discuss the details by PM/email.
     
  84. micko_escalade

    micko_escalade Network Guru Member

    Hi,

    I guess anyone explain this, right now I'm on version 36 - 10/18/2009 and would like to upgrade to latest version as of now 39 - 11/19/2009 so my question is do I just upgrade thru regular web interface or is there other way ?
     
  85. Engineer

    Engineer Network Guru Member

    Regular web interface <Administration><Upgrade> works fine.
     
  86. micko_escalade

    micko_escalade Network Guru Member

    Cool, Thanks!
     
  87. ghostknife

    ghostknife Addicted to LI Member

    Just to confirm in case there was any doubt, so thats:
    500gpV2 [WPA-TKIP] <-> 520gu WET [WPA-TKIP], OK (this was my test setup)
    520gu [WPA/WPA2-AES/TKIP] <-> 520gu WET [WPA-TKIP], OK (user setup)

    user reports he is pretty happy now he can use PS3 for online gaming etc., has been thrashing it for a few days.

    Well I can't program but I can test, have 500gpv2 to test with. Could get a serial console working but have never needed that, read lots about it just need to visit electronics store and get the parts. If you know which is required PM me or i'll have to check on the dd-wrt forum, I read it there somewhere.
     
  88. Pinqvin

    Pinqvin Addicted to LI Member

    Does this firmware include this fix yet? I think that bug may be causing a problem that I'm having with my router. The router fails to renew the lease on my WAN IP and loses connectivity every 6 hours or so.
     
  89. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    Pinqvin,
    Yes, it does - since build 37.

    ghostknife,
    It's not quite ready for testing yet, but I'll keep you in mind for when it is... And you won't need a console - it's only needed for early stages when the firmware won't even boot up.
     
  90. Pinqvin

    Pinqvin Addicted to LI Member

    Welp, okay. Then I'm all out of ideas on what the hell is causing this thing to happen. Anyone got any suggestions? I'm on a cable connection, my ISP is TeliaSonera and my cable modem is Cisco EPC-3000. I've connected my WHR-HP-G54 to the modem and it's currently flashed with Tomato Firmware v1.25.8739 ND from this thread. I lose my internet connection after about 6 hours of connection uptime (sometimes a bit sooner or a bit later) and then I have to do a DHCP renew to get the connection working again. Or reboot the router or modem, DHCP renew is the fastest way though.

    I've contacted my ISP about this and they are blaming the router saying that the new DHCP request is somehow changed from the initial DHCP request sent to the ISP and thus the lease isn't renew. They didn't bother explaining how or why the request was different nor have I heard from them again since. I have a WHR-G54S also with the same firmware and it has the same problem so I doubt there's any physical problems on the router itself. I've tried many different firmwares (DD-WRT, Tomato, Buffalo original, OpenWRT and its variants), but the problem still persist. I'm at a complete loss on what to blame. The logs never show anything special or interesting that might be related to the issue.
     
  91. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    Well, if the problem exists with all these firmwares, blaming the router sounds like BS... Do they provide you their own router? Have you tried to connect your computer directly to the modem, and if so - did it work properly?

    Try to get a higher level tech support person - maybe they can at least explain to you what's wrong... As a workaround, try the scheduled "Reconnect" every 330 minutes (on Administration -> Scheduler page). Also, take a look at this - maybe you can dig out some useful info from there.
     
  92. Desi4Life

    Desi4Life Addicted to LI Member

    Hello TB,

    First off, thanks for all the hard work and excellent job. I have a question about utilizing the USB function on the router to be used by a multi function printer (Canon Pixma MP780). I am able to use the printer from one my vista 32 bit workstation, however it seems to not work when I have it setup on one of the 64 bit workstation. Do you have any suggestion or ideas? Is it just a limitation because of 64 bit?

    Thanks,
    D$L
     
  93. teddy_bear

    teddy_bear Network Guru Member

    Desi4Life,
    As far as I know there are no limitations in general for setting up printer TCP/IP port on 64-bit Windows. Could be a printer driver issue?..
     
  94. Desi4Life

    Desi4Life Addicted to LI Member

    Well, I was able to install the drivers on 64 bit system and it does appear as being available and connected. but when you print something, it seems the command is not being sent as I don't see anything in the log file.
     
  95. Desi4Life

    Desi4Life Addicted to LI Member

    Ok, nevermind I got it fixed and working. It seems that vista is stupid enough to take 32bit drivers and try to use it even though it says vista x64 installed. So, I researched the canon website and got a new set of drivers for x64 and it seems to be working. Also there is an option for Windows Update when you perform installation of printer and especially when you do it manually, so do the windows update which will get a complete list of printers and drivers so that appropriate package gets installed.

    thanks TB for all your help & quick response

    Now if I can only get the scanner functionality to work as well without having to swap around the USB cable.. and I'll be all set..:)
     
  96. ghostknife

    ghostknife Addicted to LI Member

    You can, it was a few pages back, need to install a few extra packages on it first, think the other guy got it working. I have a MP810 but I never tried as the scan to email/pdf from the printer panel doesn't work i think, either way I don't scan enough to worry about it.
     
  97. ghostknife

    ghostknife Addicted to LI Member

    Don't know much about that modem but they didn't mean something stupid like it's coming from a different MAC did they, tried cloning the MAC of modem into the router?
     
  98. jnappert

    jnappert LI Guru Member

    Is there a way to automatically check ext2-fs on my usb sticks before mounting?

    As i am running squid as web accelerator on my ASUS Router and all data is stored on a 4 GB USB-Stick id like to make sure that the fs is clean before starting the proxy service.

    I am using v39 EXT.
     
  99. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    Curious as to what gains can be had by doing this... have you done any speed-testing? Also how does one install Squid?
     
  100. jnappert

    jnappert LI Guru Member

    I only have a 1024/1024 SDSL-Line for about 30 Users. As most of them frequently visit the same web-content it is useful to cache it...

    I did not do speed tests recently but a have a chart based on webhits served by the proxy which is about 60%. The saved bandwith can be used for other things ;-)

    I could do a howto for compiling and installing squid...
     

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