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Tomato RAF Releases

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Victek, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Help me with more details about your configuration.. accessing remotely into the router? .. sending files from your network to remote system?...

    Thanks

    Bluetooth and USB3.0 are conflict points for a router, I can't tell you what happened since you commented some tweaks done in the wireless section, but I'm happy that you solved.

    Thanks Peter, about UPS, well, you can connect any UPS to any device without problem but the most important part of your message and latest post it's the stability in operation runnig RAF version, it's the key point. As anecdotal situation a friend of mine phoned last week asking me "Where do we installed the router? I need to connect a PC without wireless card...", the router (WRT54GL) was installed 7 year ago with Tomato RAF at the house roof inside a box for better wireless coverage ... :)...
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2013
  2. dnguyen826

    dnguyen826 Reformed Router Member

    I tried both chrome and firefox. Firefox was a new installation so I had never used it for my router config before. I would hit cancel first to make sure that no corrupted fields were there. Even if I hit save right away, nothing would happen (no yellow box that saves saving). On other menus it would save regardless.

    I also tried erasing NVRAM again, but that didn't do anything either.
     
  3. Msan2000

    Msan2000 Reformed Router Member

    Yup, same issue.. tried Safari and Chrome and erases cookies etc..
     
  4. zapoqx

    zapoqx Networkin' Nut Member

    Well we don't have a USB3.0 device anywhere (but I suppose that can't be said for the apartments around us, but somehow I doubt they will interfere from that far on each side).
    That said, it was just enabling Bluetooth Coexistence on 2.4 GHZ only.
     
  5. godraab

    godraab Networkin' Nut Member

    Did something change from 1.1y to 1.2, with regards to upnp implementation? Because when I disable UPnP, the router gets more responsive. And yes, I can access the router remotely.
     
  6. HorseCalledHorse

    HorseCalledHorse Addicted to LI Member

    Vic's server appears to be down at the moment. Any mirrors for 1.2 anywhere?
     
  7. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    I have few:
    http://dropcanvas.com/0m0se
     
  8. The Master

    The Master LI Guru Member

    Hello Vic!
    Do you plan to Port 1.2 Version in the Future to "Linksys E900 v1.0" and "Linksys WRT54G"?? Thanks for the Info.

    See ya.
     
  9. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    Linksys WRT54G is limited by flash RAM size and kernel version
     
  10. The Master

    The Master LI Guru Member

    Hmmm... Maybe a micro-tiny-Version.

    Maybe for the E900 :D (Crossing fingers)
     
  11. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    :) I was changing router in my personal server .. sorry.

    No, sorry

    Look the git, no changes related to upnp...
     
  12. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    *edited* Koitsu's right as usual :)
    UPnP adds *CPU* load, if I'm not mistaken. If your CPU is already under load then UPnP will compound the problem. Disable anything you're not using, such as USB, ip traffic monitor, etc...
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2013
  13. HorseCalledHorse

    HorseCalledHorse Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks, guys!
     
  14. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    Can't confirm this, at least the first part of your sentence. The 2nd part (if CPU is already under load...) is completely 100% true.

    Code:
    root@gw:/tmp/home/root# top -b -d 1 -p 27645
    top - 16:55:38 up 83 days, 21:44,  0 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Tasks:  1 total,  0 running,  1 sleeping,  0 stopped,  0 zombie
    Cpu(s):  0.0%us,  0.0%sy,  0.0%ni, 98.9%id,  0.0%wa,  0.1%hi,  1.0%si,  0.0%st
    Mem:  126984k total,  83296k used,  43688k free,  22260k buffers
    Swap:  0k total,  0k used,  0k free,  46732k cached
    
      PID USER  PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM  TIME+  COMMAND
    27645 root  19  0  864  380  308 S  0.0  0.3  0:00.11 miniupnpd
    
    
    top - 16:55:39 up 83 days, 21:44,  0 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Tasks:  1 total,  0 running,  1 sleeping,  0 stopped,  0 zombie
    Cpu(s):  0.0%us,  0.0%sy,  0.0%ni,100.0%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
    Mem:  126984k total,  83324k used,  43660k free,  22260k buffers
    Swap:  0k total,  0k used,  0k free,  46732k cached
    
      PID USER  PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM  TIME+  COMMAND
    27645 root  19  0  864  380  308 S  0.0  0.3  0:00.11 miniupnpd
    
    
    top - 16:55:40 up 83 days, 21:44,  0 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    Tasks:  1 total,  0 running,  1 sleeping,  0 stopped,  0 zombie
    Cpu(s):  0.0%us,  0.0%sy,  0.0%ni,100.0%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
    Mem:  126984k total,  83324k used,  43660k free,  22260k buffers
    Swap:  0k total,  0k used,  0k free,  46732k cached
    
      PID USER  PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM  TIME+  COMMAND
    27645 root  19  0  864  380  308 S  0.0  0.3  0:00.11 miniupnpd
    
    I agree that miniupnpd's CPU amount would increase when handling a UPnP request of sorts, but only for the period of time it takes for it to add the iptable rule or remove it. Most of the time the daemon sits in _newselect() (a.k.a. select()), where it's blocking on multiple FDs (sockets) waiting for any network I/O. Validation:

    Code:
    root@gw:/tmp/home/root# strace -y -e all -p 27645
    Process 27645 attached
    _newselect(11, [4<socket:[164613]> 5<socket:[164615]> 7<socket:[164617]> 9<socket:[164632]>], [], NULL, {13, 750000}^C
    Process 27645 detached
    <detached ...>
    
    root@gw:/tmp/home/root# ls -l /proc/27645/fd
    lrwx------  1 root  root  64 Aug 30 17:01 0 -> /dev/null
    lrwx------  1 root  root  64 Aug 30 17:01 1 -> /dev/null
    lrwx------  1 root  root  64 Aug 30 17:01 2 -> /dev/null
    lrwx------  1 root  root  64 Aug 30 17:01 3 -> socket:[164605]
    lrwx------  1 root  root  64 Aug 30 16:57 4 -> socket:[164613]
    lrwx------  1 root  root  64 Aug 30 16:57 5 -> socket:[164615]
    lrwx------  1 root  root  64 Aug 30 17:01 6 -> socket:[164616]
    lrwx------  1 root  root  64 Aug 30 16:57 7 -> socket:[164617]
    lrwx------  1 root  root  64 Aug 30 16:57 9 -> socket:[164632]
    
    root@gw:/tmp/home/root# head -5 /proc/27645/status
    Name:  miniupnpd
    State:  S (sleeping)
    SleepAVG:  85%
    Tgid:  27645
    Pid:  27645
    
     
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  15. The Master

    The Master LI Guru Member

    Thx for the Info.
     
  16. Alexander Rousseau

    Alexander Rousseau Reformed Router Member

    Hey guys, just wanted to drop a line and say hi. I've been a long time lurker here and I finally have a question a wanted to ask... Has anyone noticed that the Rx and Tx reported speeds in the device list page differ from the actual speeds read on the client side? I was noticing this while transferring some files to my NAS; my macbook was reporting 300mbps steady but when I looked at the reported speeds on the tomato page, I saw 108 / 7.

    I did some troubleshooting and found that the issue cannot be reproduced with shibby's firmware, it seems to be exactly the same as reported on the client side. Both firmwares use different wireless driver versions... perhaps that's the reason. Anyone else notice this?

    I have an e3000, running latest victek RAF 1.2
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2013
  17. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    The reported speed is the lower device connected speed ... try only one wireless device connected to verify please. Driver version from shibby's and RAF are using the same now afaik.
     
  18. BlaSTiWi

    BlaSTiWi Network Guru Member

    Victek,

    Quick question ... is sftp-server binary not included in RT-N66U fw? Is there a way to integrate it?

    Tkx!
     
  19. Alexander Rousseau

    Alexander Rousseau Reformed Router Member

    @Victek : Confirmed this can reproduced with only one device connected. I just checked again to make sure; the wireless driver version numbers are different for shibby and victek E3000 firmwares.
     
  20. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Just including into the modules to be compiled, no difficult to do it... but not in my priorities now, I tick it in my TODO list. Thanks.
    Have to check then.. what version performs better wireless coverage and transfer speed?
     
  21. Alexander Rousseau

    Alexander Rousseau Reformed Router Member

    For the E3000 at least, it seems Wireless Driver 5.10.147. functions best (related to the speed reporting).

    I wonder if @shibby20 has noticed a difference with the wireless driver versions on slightly older hardware.
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2013
  22. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    @The Master working in E900 version now since I'll update also for E800 and other hardware, D-Link DIR620C1.
    Thanks!
     
  23. hawkmat

    hawkmat Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi Alexander! The wireless speed listing in Devices has been broken for some time. The problem lies with the broadcom wireless driver and is most likely not going to be fixed by the developers. The problem is the same with Victek, Shibby and Toastman's Tomato versions. It worked for the most part with a little flakeyness with the 5.10.147 and the 5.100.138.9 drivers. The switch to the 5.100.138.20 driver pretty much broke it. Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013
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  24. asammar

    asammar Network Guru Member

    Victek,

    I noticed that the e2000 build includes only VPN while the one for the e3000 includes VLAN and NOCAT as well. Any reason for this given that both routers have the same amount of flash? Is there a way I can compile a version for e2000 that has VLAN-VPN-NOCAT. What files do I need to change please?

    Thank you (and all the devs) for all your efforts and support.
     
  25. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    make V1=1.28 V2=9013v1.2x VLAN=y NOCAT=y n60nv
     
  26. Alexander Rousseau

    Alexander Rousseau Reformed Router Member


    Thanks for the explanation!!! I've noticed slight flakiness as well with driver version 5.10.147.0, but it works well for the most part.
     
  27. alexlau

    alexlau LI Guru Member

    Hi Vic, just to alert u, the download link for Netgear - WNR3500L v2 shows a 404 error. maybe can check?

    thanks~:)
     
  28. Planiwa

    Planiwa LI Guru Member

    V1.2 -- Crasheroo.

    Previously: 83 days uptime, moving 1 Petabyte.
    Now it crashes every couple of hours, while doing almost nothing.

    Otherwise perfect. :)
     
  29. godraab

    godraab Networkin' Nut Member

    Anyhoo, went back to 1.1y, and it is running fine now.

    m
     
  30. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    solved, thanks for hands up.
     
  31. ksergey2012

    ksergey2012 Serious Server Member

  32. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Thanks for your comment, it's a beta version and I received some complaints about the stability and the issue you mention. You must use Asus Restoration Utility to revert to stable firmware.
    I'm building another version (it will be ready in 1 hour .. release V1.2b with basic configuration), would you be so kind to try this version and report back?

    Google translation is not bad, understood ;)

    Edit: ready.. in the same directory as the previous.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013
  33. ksergey2012

    ksergey2012 Serious Server Member

    Dear Victek, thank you for your reply. I look forward to your firmware would necessarily going to her test.
     
  34. ksergey2012

    ksergey2012 Serious Server Member

    Dear Victek, by tests your new firmware (http://victek.is-a-geek.com/Repositorios/RT-AC/tomato-RT-AC66U_9013-RAF-V1.2b-VPN.trx). Unfortunately firmware is not working. Web-based firmware already loaded, but when in the Basic (Network) changes the setting, and then press the button "Save", the router does not save them, the router simply does not respond when I press the button "Save". Sorry for the google translation.
     
  35. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Funny!!! so, it works (partially) I can't test cause I don't have unit to test but I apreciate your 'guinea pig' job ... OK, go to patch another modification, the new build will have V1.2c .. Thanks for testing ;)

    Edit: Ready V1.2c
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013
  36. ksergey2012

    ksergey2012 Serious Server Member

    We'll wait. Thank you for your work!
     
  37. mahi2003

    mahi2003 Reformed Router Member

    Victek: I just tested 1.2c on my RT-AC66U and this time it boots properly and I am able to save changes. However, I'm afraid I have to report your firmware has exactly the same issue as Shibby's on the RT-AC66U: high pings (see my topic)... Below is the result of pinging from the router to another computer in my local LAN (direct wired gigabit link):
    Code:
    # ping -c8 192.168.1.10
    PING 192.168.1.10 (192.168.1.10): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.724 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=1 ttl=64 time=10.062 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=2 ttl=64 time=10.201 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=3 ttl=64 time=9.933 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=4 ttl=64 time=10.064 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=5 ttl=64 time=10.065 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=6 ttl=64 time=10.081 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=7 ttl=64 time=4.098 ms
    I also didn't see the 5 GHz band in the firmware (I don't use it but mention it for completeness).
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013
  38. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    mahi2003 thanks for testing, as you may remember I showed test done with one remote user using ac66u and ping average was around 0.4ms, after it I did some changes (between them switch driver...) due to complaints from user's using the first release when flashing. I'll revert previous switch driver (hope it will not crash..) and release a new version V1.2d, at least somebody can test and report findings ;)
    About 5GHz band... I'm lost... do you enjoy 5GHz in shibby's release?

    Thanks, I go fo it ;)
     
  39. mahi2003

    mahi2003 Reformed Router Member

    Yes, the 5 GHz band is available and working in Shibby's release. I do recall Shibby had some issues with it as well. His first RT-AC66U release didn't have the 5 GHz band either.
     
  40. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Yes, cherry picking ASUS trick for it, thanks, working in drivers reversion ;). I didn't follow shibby's git for RT-AC66U, in Tomato RAF it's integrated inside the master trunk with shared files and features for all Tomato routers, not as separate one.
     
  41. ksergey2012

    ksergey2012 Serious Server Member

    Dear Victek, 1.2c firmware for the router Asus RT-AC66U loaded and running. Setting the 5 Ghz, in the words of the distinguished Shibby, appear in the settings only when cheating Country / Region on - EU. But the light on the router indicating that the 5 Ghz included - does not burn. Although the Wi-Fi adapter (asus pce-ac66) on the PC says that is connected to the speed of 877,5 Mbps - then AC mode works.Connect WAN (PPPoE), as well as on firmware from a reputable Shibby, occurs in three minutes as the router is fully rebooted. Why is that? Another nice thing is not worth making what some changes in the Advanced / Wireless and save, as immediately falls off WAN. Sorry for machine translation.
     
  42. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    a) Good! ... OK.. so 5GHz works but you have to set EU and only synchronized at 877Mbps, ok, good to follow on it.
    b) PPPoE reboots the unit after three minutes? How do you know is PPPoE? Did you test with DHCP and works OK?
    c) Yes, if you make changes in advanced/wireless the unit disconnects pppoe and reconnects again, that's normal.

    I uploaded a new version 'd' with previous network switch driver, please check ping latency.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013
  43. Msan2000

    Msan2000 Reformed Router Member

    Any chance of an updated 1.2 one for the E1000v2 that lets you save basic settings?
     
  44. ksergey2012

    ksergey2012 Serious Server Member

    Dear Victek, here screenshot ping v. 1.2d: http://yadi.sk/d/Rg4dhqYl8_qG2, and here screenshot long connection WAN: http://yadi.sk/d/iD3iMfCH8_qJM, with DHCP normally operates. If even a change Advanced / Wireless in the number of Maximum Clients, WAN is already falling off, and again three minutes is a connection WAN. Indicator 5 Ghz range of routere not lit.
     
  45. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Yes!, working in a new version.. I hope to release today, thanks!
    The ping test is not correct, you must use your PC command prompt, now you test the router ping against it's own IP (If router IP is 192.168.1.1)... do like it.

    Code:
    
    victek@victek-PC ~ $ ifconfig (my IP address)
    eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
              inet addr:10.10.2.9  Bcast:10.10.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
                     
    victek@victek-PC ~ $ ping 10.10.2.1
    PING 10.10.2.1 (10.10.2.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 10.10.2.1: icmp_req=1 ttl=64 time=0.647 ms
    64 bytes from 10.10.2.1: icmp_req=2 ttl=64 time=0.580 ms
    64 bytes from 10.10.2.1: icmp_req=3 ttl=64 time=0.505 ms
    64 bytes from 10.10.2.1: icmp_req=4 ttl=64 time=0.447 ms
    64 bytes from 10.10.2.1: icmp_req=5 ttl=64 time=0.275 ms
    64 bytes from 10.10.2.1: icmp_req=6 ttl=64 time=0.271 ms
    64 bytes from 10.10.2.1: icmp_req=7 ttl=64 time=0.269 ms
    64 bytes from 10.10.2.1: icmp_req=8 ttl=64 time=0.278 ms
    64 bytes from 10.10.2.1: icmp_req=9 ttl=64 time=0.253 ms
    64 bytes from 10.10.2.1: icmp_req=10 ttl=64 time=0.263 ms
    64 bytes from 10.10.2.1: icmp_req=11 ttl=64 time=0.264 ms
    ^C
    --- 10.10.2.1 ping statistics ---
    11 packets transmitted, 11 received, 0% packet loss, time 10000ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.253/0.368/0.647/0.141 ms
    victek@victek-PC ~ $
    About PPPoE .. it indicates that the user-password authentication has failed.. recheck please for the correct parameter like it ... https://app.box.com/s/utysr702j2728lrevtsi

    About 5GHz LED, I can make the fake light trick .. but I prefer to find the right settings.

    Please check pppoe parameters.... I think the fail is in your side. Ask your ISP for correct user and password.

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013
  46. kyrios

    kyrios Serious Server Member

    @ksergey2012
    If your redial period is short, you'll never get be authenticated.
    My PPPoE (ADSL) need to be set at least 27s or more.

    When I use default one (10s), I always have no internet connection.
    Set 25s still failed to me.
     
  47. ksergey2012

    ksergey2012 Serious Server Member

    Dear Victek, here screenshot ping PC: http://yadi.sk/d/z_KgwXqx8a4dg. With regards to the parameters PPPoE, then if they were not correct, then the WAN would not connected at all, and so WAN is connected, but very long. On the original firmware from Asus WAN connection occurs when the load router.
     
  48. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Look @kyrios suggestion .. set to 30 seconds.
    About ping, great!! solved ;)
     
  49. ksergey2012

    ksergey2012 Serious Server Member

  50. ksergey2012

    ksergey2012 Serious Server Member

    It does not help, put the value Redial Period = 30, all the same.:(
     
  51. M0g13r

    M0g13r LI Guru Member

    hi
    latest victek build on RT-N66U
    have a little question .....
    top shows ...
    6735 1 root S 1572 1% 0% nc -w30 ismeh.web44.net 80

    why ? for what ?

    edit: found it ... f**cking adblock hostsfile ....http://ismeh.web44.net/HOSTS

    looks like he is generating some bitcoins :\
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013
  52. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Joke: (Since I don't receive donations we have to create some income) ... ;)

    Weird, Are your sure that vlan2 it's used by your ISP ? It's the only difference I can imagine since the setup wizard from asus discover other configurations.
     
  53. mahi2003

    mahi2003 Reformed Router Member

    Victek: Finally found time to test drive version 1.2d on my RT-AC66U... I'm confused. While ksergey2012 gets normal low pings with 1.2d on his RT-AC66U, I still get high pings... Are there maybe different revisions of the RT-AC66U?
    Code:
    # ping -c8 192.168.1.10
    PING 192.168.1.10 (192.168.1.10): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=0 ttl=64 time=4.568 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=1 ttl=64 time=10.059 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=2 ttl=64 time=10.069 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=3 ttl=64 time=10.198 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=4 ttl=64 time=9.937 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=5 ttl=64 time=10.066 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=6 ttl=64 time=10.065 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=7 ttl=64 time=10.070 ms
    I can also confirm the 5 GHz bad does work but is not visible in the web interface by default. It only shows up after setting the country code to "EU" via the command shell:
    Code:
    nvram set pci/1/1/ccode=EU
    nvram commit
     
  54. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    If I remember correct you tested also with stock firmware and RMerlin version and then you got normal ping, not? ... as far I know there are no versions for RT-AC66U.. we're confused now .. (incoherence is the worst bug to solve). Did you erased nvram after flash last V1.2d beta?. I can't tell you to change the ethernet cable but... I say, please change the ethernet cable, or try with another PC, just try.
    About 5GHz, thanks I did some changes and it should work with next release selecting USA or EU also. 5GHz led .. it's a fake led for BCM4360. I'm now doing symlinks for common files between N, AC and latest ARM CPU models. Hope to build new AC66 beta tomorrow.
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013
  55. mahi2003

    mahi2003 Reformed Router Member

    Yes, but not with all versions:
    • Asus/Merlin 3.0.0.4.270.24: OK
    • Asus/Merlin 3.0.0.4.354.29: HIGH PINGS
    • Asus/Merlin 3.0.0.4.374.32: OK
    This was actually confirmed by Merlin and he wrote that in the latest release (374) Asus fixed a high ping issue that was introduced in the 3xx firmware line. This may or may not be the same issue we are experiencing with your and Shibby's Tomato but it's worth mentioning. In other words; the problem is not unique to Tomato, but at this moment there are no Tomato versions for the RT-AC66U that do not have the issue (for me). Part of the problem is that there aren't any "older" Tomato firmwares for the RT-AC66U. As far as I know Shibby's version was the first, but even that is only from June 2013...
    Yes. I always test with erased NVRAM and then repeat the tests with a normal configuration. Both show exactly the same behavior.
    I already tried several cables, computers and operating systems. All show the same behavior. Since Shibby experiences exactly the same issue, I'm quite confident the cause is not with my hardware or software (other than what's running on the RT-AC66U obviously).
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2013
  56. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Well, as I said the results from ksergey2012 after I recommend to test twice built the doubt, I use sources from version 3.0.0.4.374.32 in release d...
     
  57. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    When testing for the ping issue, make sure you are all testing over wired. The issue did not apply to wireless (which will have its own latency issues based on the wireless card you use and many other factors).

    Just to make sure that everyone is testing things the same way.
     
  58. ksergey2012

    ksergey2012 Serious Server Member

    Good day to all! I did ping the air, I have no way to connect the PC and the router (standing in the hallway) wire. Here again ping made by air, screenshot: http://yadi.sk/d/zRyzlcmZ8caA4
     
  59. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    Thank you, but please re-read what RMerlin wrote (slowly and carefully). He says clearly that the ping issue that mahi2003 is talking about only applies to wired connections. The issue there is that the pings across a physical Ethernet segment are taking 9-10ms, which is a very long time (they should be 1ms or lower). So testing wireless pings is pointless with regards to RMerlin's point.

    For wireless connections, there will always be some variance in packet transit time depending upon the congestion level, distance, and many other reasons which I will not go into here.

    I ask readers to stay focused: the issue mahi2003 is talking about is with regards to physically wired connections. If you do not have a way to test this or check, then (no disrespect intended) do not add further confusion by making comments about wireless connectivity.
     
  60. ksergey2012

    ksergey2012 Serious Server Member

    Perhaps, yes God is with him, the more so when the router is stable it is not frequently rebooted, in extreme cases, can be a few minutes and wait.:)
     
  61. ksergey2012

    ksergey2012 Serious Server Member

    Dear Victek, I wanted to ask you, do you have any plans to do the firmware for Asus RT-AC66U in the various models? The fact that I, along with a router using a NAS and router would like to have a light, stable and fast firmware. Thank you for your work!
     
  62. ksergey2012

    ksergey2012 Serious Server Member

    Okay, I get it, I wrote that I have no way to test with a wired connection. Sorry
     
  63. ksergey2012

    ksergey2012 Serious Server Member

  64. mahi2003

    mahi2003 Reformed Router Member

    ksergey2012: That's exactly what Shibby and I are seeing as well. Anything over 1 ms in a wired LAN is just plain wrong. Also worth mentioning is that pinging from the LAN to the router gives fluctuating pings like in your screenshot, but pinging from the router to the LAN gives an almost constant 10 ms delay.

    From LAN to router
    Code:
    # ping -c16 192.168.1.1
    PING 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.445 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=9.95 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=7.97 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=7.03 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=2.19 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 time=4.73 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=7 ttl=64 time=2.98 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=8 ttl=64 time=1.98 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=9 ttl=64 time=0.984 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=10 ttl=64 time=10.0 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=11 ttl=64 time=8.99 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=12 ttl=64 time=7.94 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=13 ttl=64 time=5.98 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=14 ttl=64 time=2.39 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=15 ttl=64 time=3.58 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.1: icmp_seq=16 ttl=64 time=1.98 ms
    
    --- 192.168.1.1 ping statistics ---
    16 packets transmitted, 16 received, 0% packet loss, time 15017ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.445/4.949/10.019/3.203 ms
    From router to LAN
    Code:
    # ping -c16 192.168.1.10
    PING 192.168.1.10 (192.168.1.10): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.858 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=1 ttl=64 time=9.705 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=2 ttl=64 time=10.613 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=3 ttl=64 time=10.047 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=4 ttl=64 time=10.060 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=5 ttl=64 time=10.067 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=6 ttl=64 time=10.735 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=7 ttl=64 time=10.070 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=8 ttl=64 time=10.080 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=9 ttl=64 time=4.033 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=10 ttl=64 time=8.000 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=11 ttl=64 time=10.200 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=12 ttl=64 time=10.082 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=13 ttl=64 time=10.708 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=14 ttl=64 time=10.061 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.10: seq=15 ttl=64 time=10.082 ms
    
    --- 192.168.1.10 ping statistics ---
    16 packets transmitted, 16 packets received, 0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max = 0.858/9.087/10.735 ms
     
  65. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    The wired LAN ping problem has a separate thread (at that time Subject line is specific to Shibby, but obviously the issue spans different firmwares depending on which branches took in changes from other branches, but Victek also assisted in that thread so he's aware of it):

    http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.ph...on-asus-rt-ac66u-with-tomato-by-shibby.68949/

    Some other models of routers and firmware branches (ex. RT-N16 w/ Toastman builds) are not affected at this time.

    Root cause stated here:

    http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.ph...c66u-with-tomato-by-shibby.68949/#post-233011

    Thus I'm not sure why the issue is being rehashed here when there's already a thread on the matter. The firmware maintainers will respectfully investigate the issue and try to fix it time permitting.

    Users who need this fixed sooner are urged to help with the project (read: check out the code via git and start digging).
     
  66. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    To be more direct:

    High latency ping over LAN with wired connection ONLY affects RT-AC66U running Tomato and I can't test it cause I have no RT-AC66U to deep in... :mad:

    Let's follow with Tomato RAF thread ...
     
  67. macgyver

    macgyver Reformed Router Member

    upgraded E3000 to final build 1.2 from build "X" now OpenVPN is not connecting and giving TLS errors...I didnt change anything in the config, and when I went in to the office in the morning to upgrade the OpenVPN server router I was greeted with a flashing power light...all I did was upgrade the client router the night before, but I cant see any other reason why the server router would brick at the same time...any insight? I have the bricked router here now going to see what it takes to bring it back to life...
     
  68. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Router server is also E3000 and you tried to upgrade remotely?.. xing fingers... bad practice.
     
  69. macgyver

    macgyver Reformed Router Member

    nononono :eek:
    There were 2 E3000, 1 as VPN client and 1 as VPN server...I upgraded the VPN client router locally and afterwards noticed it was not connecting to the VPN server. When I went in the office the next morning to see why, the VPN Server E3000 was only flashing power light and if I hold reset for 5 seconds the LAN port the cable is plugged in registers the cable, otherwise nothing
     
  70. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    ok, there is no relation in the issue then it seems hardware problem in the router ... are you able to flash using Linksys or normat ftp tool?
    You can find utilities browsing my web site ...
     
  71. macgyver

    macgyver Reformed Router Member

    The router is giving different responses and different lights depending how long I hold the reset button...sometimes the USB lights up, other times I get wireless LED...tftp transfer gets cancelled by router but Im getting ttl=100 ping response sometimes as well..all seems to depend how its booting...I have usb serial so I can solder the 3 pads on bottom of router but Im determined to see if I can get it working without that...the only reason being it seems to have different behaviour how its booting, I just dont know what exactly is causing the issue...sometimes all the lights flash twice, other times only once...and the wireless light odd as well...still working on it now...

    I did replace the router with another E3000 spare I had and OpenVPN is still giving TLS errors and will not complete the connection...this is the last thing that shows up when using OpenVPN client:

    Tue Sep 03 13:34:46 2013 Authenticate/Decrypt packet error: cipher final failed
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2013
  72. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Remember to replace the Power Supply.. it looks some instability or power surge. I tested the 1.2 version in my E4200 and it looks fine, nevertheless I did lot of changes in last week and V1.2a will be released for E3000 tonight.

    Thanks!
     
  73. Elite_Cow

    Elite_Cow Reformed Router Member

    Hey Vic, I have Asus WL 500Gp V2 (Premium) Do you have firmware that supports this? I would really like to use your firmware for a Web Server! I looked on your site but became confused quickly on which firmware was the one I actually needed. Please if there is a version could I get a direct DL or mirror link. THANKS!!
     
  74. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    No Web Server version for WL500Gp. Latest firmware for this model is here: http://victek.is-a-geek.com/tomatoen.html and look the two alternatives,

    Tomato RAF. Bitorrent Client. Last Release. K-2.6.22. MIPSR1
    • Tomato RAF 1.28.8800 USB+BT. Version for ASUS WL-500gP v1 & v2 and in general for MIPSR1 USB Routers with 8MB flash & Transmission (BT). Dated, MARCH 19th, 2011.
     
  75. macgyver

    macgyver Reformed Router Member

    serial output from E3000 :eek:...any thoughts? it just keeps looping this over and over really fast and ctrl-c does nothing :confused:

    CFE version 1.0.37 for BCM947XX (32bit,SP,LE)
    Build Date: Fri Oct 8 13:07:27 CST 2010 (lzh@team2-complier)
    Copyright (C) 2000-2008 Broadcom Corporation.
    Init Arena
    Init Devs.
    No DPN
    This is a Parallel Flash
    Boot partition size = 262144(0x40000)
    CPU type 0x19740: 133MHz
    Tot mem: 65536 KBytes
    CFE mem: 0x80700000 - 0x8079DAC0 (645824)
    Data: 0x80732A20 - 0x80737080 (18016)
    BSS: 0x80737080 - 0x80737AC0 (2624)
    Heap: 0x80737AC0 - 0x8079BAC0 (409600)
    Stack: 0x8079BAC0 - 0x8079DAC0 (8192)
    Text: 0x80700000 - 0x80732A1C (207388)
    Boot version: v4.2
    The boot is CFE
    mac_init(): Find mac [EDITED] in location 0
    Nothing...
    country_init(): Find country code in location 0
    The country is same
    **Exception 8: EPC=80715648, Cause=80008008 (TLBMissRd)
    RA=80715650, VAddr=0000000C
    0 ($00) = 00000000 AT ($01) = 807300A8
    v0 ($02) = 00000000 v1 ($03) = 00000000
    a0 ($04) = 80738C80 a1 ($05) = 8072CAB9
    a2 ($06) = 00000001 a3 ($07) = 80737AD8
    t0 ($08) = 8079D654 t1 ($09) = 00000000
    t2 ($10) = 807322B0 t3 ($11) = 00000000
    t4 ($12) = 66000023 t5 ($13) = 48534C46
    t6 ($14) = 9FC036BC t7 ($15) = BB77EE8F
    s0 ($16) = 00000000 s1 ($17) = 00000000
    s2 ($18) = 8072CA8C s3 ($19) = 8072CA68
    s4 ($20) = 8079D880 s5 ($21) = 8079D880
    s6 ($22) = 00004716 s7 ($23) = 00000001
    t8 ($24) = 04000000 t9 ($25) = 00000000
    k0 ($26) = FFFFFFFF k1 ($27) = FFFFFFFF
    gp ($28) = 8073AA20 sp ($29) = 8079D858
    fp ($30) = 00000000 ra ($31) = 80715650
     
  76. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

  77. macgyver

    macgyver Reformed Router Member

    I came across that post as well...very strange the router was on SmartAPC 1500va so I know the power was clean to the router...now the reset button doesnt work at all, and before it was detecting the CPU @480MHz...last night I was messing around with it till 3am and at one point it did verify the checksum of original FW but just hung there...now its got to this...before all LAN ports were working as well..now nothing...
     
  78. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

  79. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    I would also try to erase nvram from CFE.
     
  80. macgyver

    macgyver Reformed Router Member

    I was able to stop the boot before when it was showing 480MHz CPU and showing LED for LAN ports...now it goes by so fast its gone before I can even blink...will keep trying to stop the boot....
    When I was able to CTRL+C at CFE prompt it did give me successful nvram erase message (0) and even read the file for upgrade with version # etc...but would either say transfer cancelled or timed out before it would finish...I was using TFTP command line from windowsXP...win7 takes way too long to identify things
     
  81. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

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  82. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    The procedure is:
    a) Download Linksys firmware for E3000,
    b) Rename file to code.bin,
    c) Download solarwinds and install
    d) Set your network card to static IP, i.e:192.168.1.5, mas 255.255.255.0 gateway 0.0.0.0
    e) Disable Windows firewall.
    e) Launch Solarwinds and set path where you renamed code.bin
    f) Connect ethernet cable to your network card and router LAN port (any).
    g) Power ON router and wait till file is captured and uploaded. If you have rs232 connected you can see the progress.
    h) Wait till router reboots again or 5-6 minutes after successful transfer.

    Edit, sorry, saw RMerlin post after I revised mine...
     
  83. zapoqx

    zapoqx Networkin' Nut Member

    what is 1.2a for E3000 supposed to change Vic?
    I was considering getting ready to upgrade to 1.2 cause its the 3rd time in a week where I had the Wireless speed drop to horrible levels and suddenly, speed in the wired connections start to get affected ( and this is all from using 1.1Y. Prior to that, this has never happened). Of course, this time, when I tried to promise myself to check if there is any log info as to why, I forgot to and reset (I am obviously tired if I forgot that). If its gonna come out in a bit, I may just wait then.
     
  84. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    @ zapoqx, please wait a while, I'm doing a revamping of some modules in Tomato RAF.
     
  85. Cefur

    Cefur Networkin' Nut Member

    Dear All,

    If I try to compile the Extended version everything compiles just fine, but if I add NGINX option I get the following error.

    Does anybody know how to resolve this error?

    Btw. when I compile, I need to "answer" the following "question":

    As far as I can tell, the reason is in .config, since there it is "wrongly" written (should be in new/its own line). Can this be "answered/forced" through "make" command line parameter?

    Thanks.

    Regards.
     
  86. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    make distclean and try again. What distro do you use? I got this error when cloning from repo.cz and my laptop with i7 CPU but I can't say you why exactly, then I clone it again and the error is gone, also I tried avoiding PARALLEL compilation but it's a 'dark' point for me. I don't have this problem with my desktop dual core... so, first try, wipe all PARALLEL compilation.
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2013
  87. Cefur

    Cefur Networkin' Nut Member

    I always build from "clean". I tried even from your clean/clone git repo with same result.
    Distro: Linux ubuntu server 12.04 3.2.0-52-virtual #78-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 26 16:45:00 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    This is a VirtualMachine run on Citrix XenServer with AMD processors (12 cores).

    I wiped PARALLEL in makefile, but the error is still there.
     
  88. macgyver

    macgyver Reformed Router Member

    I think nothing short of a miracle will get that boot to stop before the error happens...since its looping I just have been hammering on the keys and cant get in if my life depended on it...usually I have no problem getting to the CFE prompt but something happened that it doesnt even recognize the reset button at all now or light up the LAN ports..until then it even showed messages about waiting for reset button and committing nvram etc...it was doing that until it showed 133MHz so I think its safe to say this router wont be coming back to life? :oops::eek:

    Thanks Victek and RMerlin for your help and suggestions
     
  89. zapoqx

    zapoqx Networkin' Nut Member

    Roger that.
     
  90. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    clone again
    I did again all cycle...
    Linux Mint 15_64 bits. on i7

    Clone and checkout...
    http://db.tt/0huL7zSO
    compiling and final build..
    http://db.tt/Nan4StEi

    Remember to reconfigure bash ....

    @macgyver if I can help you send me a PM I have some routers that I can send to you, you pay delivery only.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2013
  91. DarkFnh

    DarkFnh Serious Server Member

    Hi Victek I have been using your mod for a couple of years now, thanks for the awesome work.

    Yesterday I got an RT-N66U, after setting it up with tomato its WiFi throughput has been a bit bad at long range (a bit worse than my old RT-N16 at the same range)

    Do you guys have any tips improving the WiFi signal in (2.4GHz/5Ghz) .. I have tried upping the Transmit Power to 160 and changed the Region to Singapore for both and the range improved a bit ..

    5Ghz seems to be about 25% worse than 2.4Ghz at all ranges which is a bit of a let down ...

    Also I am using 20 MHz width for both .. Thanks guys and keep up the awesome work ...
     
  92. Engineer

    Engineer Network Guru Member

    Not sure how far away you are from the router, the 5GHz has a lower (much?) range than 2.4GHz. That's one of the reasons that WiFi is going back to 900MHz to up the range (and to get things off the 2.4GHz band I'm sure) for items that need it (but don't need as much speed).
     
  93. DarkFnh

    DarkFnh Serious Server Member

    Well, I would like to know what the optimal tx power is if anyone has used the RT-N66U for a while..
    Also does changing the region make any difference when you override the tx power (other than the Channel restrictions)?
    160mw in 2.4GHz is essentially giving me full coverage around the house which is a pretty crazy range when the router is in a room in the corner of the house .. On the other hand 160mw in 5GHz is great in the room the routers in otherwise its pretty slow and unusable ..

    The difference in range between the 2.4GHz and 5GHz connection is pretty huge .. Essentially the 2.4GHz covers most of my house while the 5GHz covers about 4 or 5 meters from where the router sits ..
     
  94. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Region SG gives the max power as hardware restrictions but as you already discover 5GHz is poor in coverage, I got similar figures (-25%) in my tests.
    Wireless driver shows a recommended value of 80 in Power settings for both bands but I didn't see any improvement in the coverage. Restrict to 20MHz it doesn't help also, leave the default values.

    For your information I'm now 5 meter away from hotspot, while 2.4GHz band shows me 81% signal when I switch to 5GHz the signal strength drops to 60%.

    The most important is the link speed and the achieved/maintained speed, this is the reason why I suggested to keep bandwidth 20/40Mhz to default values. Some users got better results using 20MHz only.. I'm having better in auto mode 20/40Mhz, I think it's related with wireless card driver and brand.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2013
  95. konax

    konax Reformed Router Member

    @Victek Do you have any idea for a release date for a full speedtest version?? i know that's this version isn't a priority at this time.
    Thanks.
     
  96. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Now I'm adding new models to Tomato, I expect one month from now.
     
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  97. Darius510

    Darius510 Reformed Router Member

    I'm also attempting to put tomato on my new RT-AC66U. As others have noticed, shibby's build is giving me high and erratic pings, so I reverted back to stock for now. Problem is that the qos implementation in stock FW is completely broken and useless.

    There's a lot I love about tomato, been using it for years, but now that I've for a 110/35 connection I'm starting to hit performance barriers. My old E3000 couldn't push more than 60-80mbps with qos on, even with very simple rules. The ac66u can push through the full 110 with stock firmware and qos on, but the quick tests I did while I had the shibby build on (the one on his site), I'm still limited to about 100ish, although I didn't change the default rules beyond ensuring the U/D limits weren't bottlenecking. The router spikes to full load.

    I'm a frequent gamer, so my priority is to keep the pings low and predictable. Ive got a ton of BW so I don't need full blown QoS, and I can spare some if I have to. As long as I'm staying within 70-80% of my B/W limit, pings usually look good. Beyond that, I get spikes and the occasional dropped packet, despite how much BW I have. All I really need is a simple B/W limit, preferably with port classification so I can filter out HTTP downloads on every device, even the gaming ones. I don't really need any sort of packet prioritization as long as I'm not saturated.

    Once the ping issue is figured out and I can move back to tomato full time....is there anything I can do to lower the performance hit of qos? Beyond QoS, what other services soak up a lot of CPU on the router? IPtraffic maybe?
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2013
  98. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    @Victek - great news ;)

    Speedtest version will have all of the Tomato RAF features in future or it will be limited because of high throughput?
     
  99. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Can tell you exactly now... any feature accessing netfilter can hurt it...
     
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  100. iRiii

    iRiii Reformed Router Member

    Hi Victek,
    Is there a version of your latest firmware that I can flash on Belkin F7D8031/4031? TIA!
     

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