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Tomato RAF Releases

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

  1. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the help .. I'll check it now.

    Sure, I'll do also, in fact 9014 v.1.3 is the begining of the Beta for this year ;), and mipsel it's also updated.
     
  2. teh_g

    teh_g Networkin' Nut Member

    Loving the talk of ARM getting working! Can't wait to setup Tomato in my RT-AC68U
     
  3. noyp

    noyp Network Guru Member

  4. john9527

    john9527 Network Guru Member

    I tried to flash the AC68U version on my AC68R and couldn't get off the ground. Flash via tftp went fine....rebooted and all the lights came up. But when I went to configure I got the following message.....

    Settings have been updated. Web page will now refresh.
    Changes have been made to the IP address or port number. You will now be disconnected from RT-AC68R.
    To access the settings of RT-AC68R, reconnect to the wireless network and use the updated IP address and port number.

    I am connecting via wired Ethernet. It looks like the DHCP server never came up, as the card was assigned a 169 address. Had to do a recovery flash to the ASUS-Merlin build to get back up.

    Any ideas? I was really happy to see a tomato build available.
     
  5. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Yes, use Asus restoration utility.. it covers basic functions and some functions may be still broken but under security and operation standard settings it works. Reportyour findings please.

    Yes, you must erase nvram completely and clear your browser cache settings. This message is stored in your browser.. not coming from the router I think. Next time (not between Tomato upgrades) use Asus restoration utility, it's the safer way.
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2014
  6. john9527

    john9527 Network Guru Member

    I also tried with the restoration utility.....same results. I've been doing some reading, and it was also suggested to make sure to disconnect USB devices (I have one), disable DOM storage (using IE)....and clear cache as you suggested.

    Continuing.....just tried again with all of the above and the restoration utility. Used the 'mtd-erase2 nvram' command to clear nvram. Clearing the browser cache just gave me a 'not connected to network' instead of the previous message. The DHCP server is definitely not coming up. I still only get a 169 address and can't talk to the router.

    FYI....I've had stock, Merlin, and DD-WRT on the router without problems, but really prefer tomato. Any chance of a bad upload?
     
  7. kthaddock

    kthaddock Network Guru Member

    Try to set you PC when you are i recover mode to:
    ip- 192.168.1.10
    sub - 255.255.255.0
    gw - 192.168.1.1
    and use WEB update, hold reset and power on untill power led blink.
     
  8. john9527

    john9527 Network Guru Member

    Already tried with tftp and fixing the ip address with the recovery mode (reset/power until blink).....also tried setting a fixed ip address when I couldn't get the DHCP server to respond and still couldn't get in. Don't think that's it. All indications from tftp or recovery utility are that the firmware upload was successful.
     
  9. pena1348

    pena1348 Serious Server Member

  10. pena1348

    pena1348 Serious Server Member

    I know I spelled it wrong (victek)
     
  11. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    I did not tested the firmware in RT-AC68R version.. (I think it's just a retail version without any change in the CFE), but .. I'll apreciate if you can paste (after you go back to RMerlin, Asus or dd-wrt firmware) the following output using telnet:

    Tomato v1.28.9014 -RAF K26ARM USB RAF-64K
    root@unknown:/tmp/home/root# nvram get odmpid
    RT-AC68U
    root@unknown:/tmp/home/root#

    If the output is different (like as for instance ... RT.AC68R ..) then I have to add the model to be correctly identified by the firmware.

    Thanks!
     
  12. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    I'm doing some test with ARM firmware ... and the web server is my home connection, sorry for that, operative again.
     
  13. KGB-7

    KGB-7 Reformed Router Member

    victec-is-a-geek.com is down and cant be reached.
     
  14. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    misspeled .. click in my signature ...;)
     
  15. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    http://tomatoraf.com also.
     
  16. KGB-7

    KGB-7 Reformed Router Member

  17. john9527

    john9527 Network Guru Member

    Here you go......

    ASUSWRT-Merlin RT-AC68U_3.0.0.4 Fri Mar 7 01:38:38 UTC 2014
    admin@ASUS-00006650:/tmp/home/root# nvram show | grep AC68
    odmpid=RT-AC68R
    model=RT-AC68U
    productid=RT-AC68U
    size: 51047 bytes (14489 left)
    wps_modelnum=RT-AC68R
    wps_device_name=RT-AC68R
    admin@ASUS-00006650:/tmp/home/root#

    Don't understand that "size" line in the output though :)

    I already tried setting all these to RT-AC68U, without success....but it may be getting reset during a reboot. Thanks for your help.
     
  18. kIssGlaY

    kIssGlaY Serious Server Member

    Hi Victek,
    Found a strange thing several days ago on shibby's build, which is almost same to your build in this case i guess.

    I found every time I reboot the router (one reboot after another without doing anything else), the free space of nvram get reduced a little bit (several bytes).
    With simple compare of output of "nvram show", I found the token "acs_ifnames" get appended every time the router is rebooted.
    Now it's "acs_ifnames=eth1 eth2 eth1 eth2 eth1 eth2 eth1 eth2 eth1 eth2 eth1 eth2", with several reboots, which seems like with every reboot, an "eth1 eth2" get appended.

    Another question: In normal case, does every reboot modify the nvram? I mean the physical nvram which get committed, not the map in the ram which is volatile. Except the "Apply" in the GUI when saving settings, is there any other case Tomato will do a "commit" to the nvram? Like saving some vars between every reboots and retrieve it later on.
     
  19. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the output.. then the issue is simple, I have to include this odmpid=RT-AC68R as another model .. pfff... I'll do now and send you one PM for testing it.
    About size .. nvram used + available =64KB

    Anyway, I go to look how dd-wrt is doing model identification....
     
  20. john9527

    john9527 Network Guru Member

    Re the size....I meant I don't understand why it shows up in the grep output.....
     
  21. teh_g

    teh_g Networkin' Nut Member

    How stable is your RT-AC68U build? Want to know before I potentially am unable to work for the rest of the day
     
  22. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    One week running, conditions .... 25GB traffic every day, web server, SIP for two phones, 12 PC's connected and 4 wireless. It's a beta .. do not expect 100% functionality...
     
  23. desiromeo

    desiromeo Networkin' Nut Member

    Also wondering if VPN is working.. I can't wait to test it.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
     
  24. KGB-7

    KGB-7 Reformed Router Member

    Firmware is not working on AC68R.

    I flashed it twice from recovery mode and nothing happens. It just sits there doing nothing, cant access GUI cant get an IP.
     
  25. teh_g

    teh_g Networkin' Nut Member

    Sounds like it is running well so far. I might flash it after my meeting. Any "gotchas" that you ran into that I should be aware of?

    Coming back to the Tomato fold will be nice...
     
  26. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Did you press the WPS button with power off and then power ON until Power led flashes and then released the button and wait for IP in your PC?.. it takes around 100 seconds once you release. Please try and thanks.
     
  27. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Erase nvram once you are in the tomato gui by administration/configuration/restore defaults/erase nvram completely ...then, reconfigure.
     
  28. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    I have to check, the token is written by the wl chipset firmware (embedded), this value is not included in nvram by default.
     
  29. desiromeo

    desiromeo Networkin' Nut Member

    does the tomato-arm firmware use the same wireless driver as asus?
     
  30. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Don't know what driver is used by Asus, beta is using:
    eth2: Broadcom BCM4360 802.11 Wireless Controller 6.37.14.73 (r448163)
     
  31. desiromeo

    desiromeo Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks victek.. I have another issue. I just tried installing shibby beta and my router won't boot nor go into rescue mode after it said it had successfully uploaded the firmware from the restore utility... Any help?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
     
  32. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Weird.. it's near imposible to brick this router and Shibby's beta I think it's nearly the same as I released. Procedures;
    _ Press RESET button, switch on the unit and wait till LED POWER is flashing, slowly but flash.
    _ Set your NIC to static IP 192.168.1.5 , mask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.1.1
    _ Plug Router LAN1 cord to your laptop/pc NIC.
    _ Start Asus Restoration Utility and upload same firmware, aus firmware, RMerlin, Tomato RAF Arm ... what you like.
    _ Wait till Succesfully upgraded appear, switch OFF the router
    _ Press WPS button, Switch on the router till POWER LED flash quickly.
    _ Release the button, restore your NIC settings and wait till you get IP .. type 192.168.1.1 in your browser, that's all.

    I think you know this procedure but also helps other people with similar issues.
     
  33. desiromeo

    desiromeo Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks. So by pressing reset and wps button and power cycling multiple times I did see the tomato gui page. I cleared nvram thorough and still had issues with the router booting up after...then I somehow got it back to the webgui and flashed your build over shibbys and cleared nvram and still had issues with the router. I finally was able get the restore utility to upload merlins firmware by pressing the reset buttonon the back with your firmware. I will have to mess around with this later.
     
  34. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    BTW .. what model do you own?
     
  35. desiromeo

    desiromeo Networkin' Nut Member

    So sorry, I have the Asus RTAC68U.
     
  36. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    Does a bug exist with 2.4GHz N atm in latest beta firmware? Max rate it will connect to the firmware says is 65 Mbps. I am using the following settings.

    N only
    WPA2+AES
    20 MHz channel width
    channels 1, 6 or 11.

    ****EDIT****

    I only have a wireless printer hooked up using 2.4GHz N. Maybe that explains it?
     
  37. KGB-7

    KGB-7 Reformed Router Member


    I waited 240 seconds each time between flashing, rebooting and resetting and i still couldnt get an IP or get in to GUI. I even tried using Asus Firmware Recovery Utility and still same results.

    Kongs DD-WRT and RMerlin firmware works just fine.


    Router; AC68R.
     
  38. deagle

    deagle Reformed Router Member

    Thank you for the ARM work!!

    Any word on when we can try flashing the Linksys dual core models?
     
  39. crayonshin

    crayonshin Reformed Router Member

    I'm also waiting and hoping these get supported eventually. Specifically the EA6700 in my case. Great work guys!
     
  40. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    See in Device list and check the rate of your wireless devices, also set the Channel to 40Mhz (in some cases it creates problems but the link sync is now limited to 144MHz).
     
  41. ryu2964

    ryu2964 Network Newbie Member


    I follow this strictly but it doesn't work, can't load gui or get any ip. router model is RT-AC68U other firmware like dd-wrt or stock is just fine.

    P.S. I had try if I flash it over dd-wrt(use ddwrt's firmware update function, get http_nv pw first), I can access tomato GUI with a very long pw, but seems like everything broken, can't pppoe ,wifi doesn't give any ip and if I do the nv reset, the router had no response again and you must flash back any firmware beside this one. the summary is every way I tried just doesn't work with this fw.
     
  42. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Better use Asus Restoration Utility for any firmware upgrade, if tomato is flashed then Power OFF after flash, press WPS button and power on, release WPS button when LED POWER have flashed for 5 seconds. The double flash area used in this router can create some conflicts with nvram values stored.
    Wait 90-100 sec. to get one IP in your NIC...
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2014
  43. noyp

    noyp Network Guru Member

    here's what happened to my ac56u, cant get to upgrade it in recovery mode so i flashed it with dd-wrt successfully from the asus firmware, now i flashed tomato from dd-wrt fw and tick erase nvram and says successfully upgraded and restarted got a dhcp ip address and now when i try to login dialog box says"The site says: DD-WRT" and here's my problem it wont accept the login details in http, telnet, ssh, i tried every combination but no success.only the power led is solid the rest is off, wont go in recovery mode, tried wps no luck. looks like the nvram is messed up. can anybody confirm my ac56u is bricked ? any other recovery solution for this :( ?
     
  44. kthaddock

    kthaddock Network Guru Member

    Try to login with telnet or ssh and reset nvram with: mtd-erase2 nvram and then reboot.
     
  45. noyp

    noyp Network Guru Member

    it wont accept my login details even the password i made during the dd-wrt setup, this the telnet login prompt "RT-AC220B246509 login:"
     
  46. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Curious mess with dd-wrt, pity that WPS button is not active to erase it, I recommend you to flash Original Asus firmware and then using Asus telnet erase nvram safely, then use Asus Restoration Utility flash direct to tomato. I Don't know if shibby released RT-AC56U version, double check.
     
  47. noyp

    noyp Network Guru Member

    hi vic, dont know how to flash this to original fw when recovery mode reset button is not working, i was hoping i can get pass the web or ssh login details but to no avail. do u have any tutorial on serial console access ?
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2014
  48. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    not yet. i`m too busy at the moment.
     
  49. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Recovery reset = Reset button?
    External nvram erase = WPS button.

    What firmware version are you running now? Asus, Rmerlin,dd-wrt, other?
     
  50. noyp

    noyp Network Guru Member

    right now it is supposed to be tomato after upgrading from dd-wrt but http login windows says DD-WRT and it wont accept my login inputs. tried the reset button to access recovery mode no luck power button just stays solid, looks like this would be my last resort http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13628&page=4
     
  51. john9527

    john9527 Network Guru Member

    One last shot in the dark before having to go to the serial hookup......here's what I would try

    - Unplug the power plug, press the power button as if you were turning it on, wait 5 minutes
    - Turn off the power button and put the power plug back in
    - Try to WPS button erase nvram......hold in the WPS button and while holding it press the power button
    - Hopefully you will get a fast flashing power light in a little while
    - Release the WPS button then turn off the power button
    - Try to enter recovery mode....hold in the reset button and while holding it press the power button
    - Hopefully you will get a slow flashing power light, release reset button and are in recovery mode

    Good luck.
     
  52. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Weird .. if you tried then the only way is it, easy... 3USD.

    2013-12-04 00.41.36.jpg
     
  53. kIssGlaY

    kIssGlaY Serious Server Member

    wl firmware would commit a change to nvram by itself, which means even if user didn't make any change, NVRAM will get written?
     
  54. noyp

    noyp Network Guru Member

    hi vic,
    this seems to be what happened to my ac56u after upgrading to tomato from dd-wrt gui, if somebody can decode the encrypted root/admin of dd-wrt think i can access the web gui and reset the nvram

    http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=757209
     
  55. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    yes
    I'll install dd-wrt and then tomato to help all of us on it. Please tell me what version did you installed ;)
     
  56. noyp

    noyp Network Guru Member

  57. noyp

    noyp Network Guru Member

    thanks john, didnt work for me no response from either wps and reset procedure
     
  58. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    OK, If you flashed dd-wrt and over tomato without changing passwords in dd-wrt (i.e, using Asus Restoration Utility) first time when you login in router GUI will ask you to enter user and password.. then login following:

    login= root , Password= bJz7PcC1rCRJQ .. that's all, solved, next... ;)

    Note: Remember to set new credentials in tomato to remember later...
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2014
  59. kIssGlaY

    kIssGlaY Serious Server Member

    But it isn't right that every time the router reboot, wl firmware writes the NVRAM and commit, which actually shorten the NVRAM life and implicitly claim that someone could only soft reboot your router how many times and then it'll be broken, plus this will slowly exhaust the free NVRAM space.
    This is actually a bug, isn't it?
     
  60. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    It only occurs when you reboot the unit, and the (eth1 eth2..) also happen using asus firmware... it's a bug? don't know.. have to investigate.
     
  61. noyp

    noyp Network Guru Member

    i did change the admin password to "c0m3ng01" during dd-wrt setup it wont let you go through the rest if the password isn't change. even with this password the login dialog box says it is invalid.
     
  62. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    If you changed password then I can't help you because the new pass have been encrypted too.. but let me try using your credentials in dd-wrt and see the stored nvram token, what did you enter as login and password in dd-wrt?
     
  63. noyp

    noyp Network Guru Member

    username: root
    password: c0m3ng01
     
  64. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    username: root
    password: $1$5Xho7KKK$RxL2/Zktgp1hCiUFUMCcM/

    then go to Administration and setup new user and password...
     
  65. noyp

    noyp Network Guru Member

    thanks vic, still no luck, im going to open this bastard :D and do a serial recovery
     
  66. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    it worked in mine... are your sure about password?... in any case in serial com you may face the same problem... dd-wrt ask you user and password also, the only solution is to stop the boot, enter in CFE> and then erase nvram.
     
  67. noyp

    noyp Network Guru Member

    yes vic, i've rebooted it a couple times before flashing tomato, i will try the CFE way, btw how to remove this stubborn stand, feel like im gonna break it with full force, ok i got it using flat head screw driver
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2014
  68. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    I see also some 'dangerous' traces of being flashed dd-wrt in the router and it match your comments, WPS and reset doesn't work after I upgraded to tomato, it's a bad scenario.. go to investigate and find a remedy. I'm in the same situation as you...but with serial tag connected.

    edit: after nvram erase in administration/configuration/nvram erase all ... everything is back as it should.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2014
  69. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    I discovered early on that invalid/corrupted nvram content can cause the bootloader to fail to initialize itself properly, including making it ignore the state of the WPS and reset button while powering up the router, and fail to initialize the network interface (which prevents the use of the Firmware Recovery tool). When that happens, the only way I ever succeeded in recovering my RT-AC56U (if the firmware wasn't booting properly) was through a serial cable, so you could abort the boot process early enough (there is a very small window to do so, I had to keep Ctrl-C pressed through the whole boot) to gain access to the CFE prompt, from which I could

    Not saying this is what occurred here, but it's a possibility. I ran into this quite a few times while working on my AC56U. I also know an overclocker who recently got bit by this as well.
     
  70. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Yes, it's a combination of brute force in the hinges sticking back and front cover + two screews at the back and quit the vertical support holder.
     
  71. kIssGlaY

    kIssGlaY Serious Server Member

    Merlin said Asuswrt(-Merlin) doesn't have this issue, "eth1 eth2" wouldn't get appended endlessly on every reboot. Same wireless driver, so it's Tomato's problem?
     
  72. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    If RMerlin said then it should be a tomato problem.. also Shibby is aware about it.. we're working on it over other issues.

    Edit: this is the root of the problem ... router/wlconf_arm/wlconf.c:2890: snprintf(tmp, sizeof(tmp), "acs_ifnames");
    there is one value miss in nvram.. goto fix... ;)
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2014
  73. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Ok, fixed, temporary fix till new release, enter telnet:

    nvram set acs_mode="legacy"
    nvram set acs_ifnames="eth1 eth2"
    nvram commit
    reboot

    Then you can reboot as you like to check it's fixed.
    Thanks
     
  74. kIssGlaY

    kIssGlaY Serious Server Member

    Ok. Thank you and shibby.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2014
  75. kIssGlaY

    kIssGlaY Serious Server Member

    Temporary fix addressed the issue that "acs_ifnames" get appended every reboot, but seems with every reboot, NVRAM still got commited.
    Checked Asuswrt/Merlin and they didn't commit to NVRAM between reboots.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2014
  76. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    There are some values validated/restored/created or written to nvram in every reboot or power on, it's correct but there is no commit, are nvram_tuple values overriding default settings. If you know some concrete case please comment, I appreciate your comments.
    For instance, there is a nvram commit when you see the yellow bottom band when you push save in any page, there is a compete commit and reboot when you see 90 seconds counter, same as other firmwares.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2014
  77. kIssGlaY

    kIssGlaY Serious Server Member

    Because I found every time you type "nvram commit", then "nvram show > fileX" and "fileX" is identical every other time.
    E.g.:
    $nvram commit
    $nvram show > file1
    $nvram commit
    $nvram show > file2
    $nvram commit
    $nvram show > file3
    $nvram commit
    $nvram show > file4
    ....
    Then you will find file1 is identical to file3, file2 to file4, etc. But content of file1 and file2 are not in same order(overall contents are same, but lines are reshuffled).

    This is also true on Asuswrt/Merlin. So based on this, you can see if NVRAM get committed.

    On tomato, after every reboot, when you do "nvram show", you could confirm the NVRAM is committed at least 1 time, or odd times(3,5,7...), on every reboot, because the output of "nvram show" is identical on every other reboot, but not adjacent reboot.

    Same step on Asuswrt/Merlin, found "nvram show" give exactly the same stuff after every reboot(Of course some token like "wan0_ipaddr" will vary every time, but them are only ram mapped not committed). But I donno if Asuswrt/Merlin do the commitment to NVRAM even times(2/4/6...), because if commitment is done through even number times, the content order is also same.

    This is only a conjecture induced from some apparent phenomenon, so you can comfirm if it's the case and I think you can get much more detail on boot sequence given you are on serial cable, so maybe you can dig if NVRAM is indeed committed between reboots.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2014
  78. leandroong

    leandroong Addicted to LI Member

    Sound like maybe we need similar function to "nvram setfile2nvram", maybe "nvram setram2nvram".
     
  79. kIssGlaY

    kIssGlaY Serious Server Member

    Hi Vic,
    Can you plz tell me where the value of NVRAM token like "wan_ipaddr" is retrieved from? Because this value seems not committed to NVRAM but only volatile, so I guess it'll be lost when power off. But after the router is powered off and on again, this value can still be retrieved and filled as the value of token "wan_ipaddr_buf".
    This is maybe why I mistook the router would commit to NVRAM every reboot.
    Thx.
     
  80. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    If your connection is set to static IP the value is kept, otherwise no sense to be saved, wan_ipaddr_buf is a history value, then is maintained in nvram.
     
  81. kIssGlaY

    kIssGlaY Serious Server Member

    I'm using PPPoE. What i'm curious about is that as you say "Wan IP Address" ("wan_ipaddr" in NVRAM) is a volatile value in NVRAM and won't get saved/committed in NVRAM, why AFTER reboot or power off/on, this value can still be received and then displayed as "Previous WAN IP". And it isn't in browsers cookie either. So where it's saved or whatever.
    If I just do "nvram set key=value" and don't commit it, it'll be lost after reboot. But this "wan_ipaddr" didn't get committed and also didn't lose its value after reboot.
    Thx.
     
  82. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    These are questions that I'm always glad to answer but the post it's for 'average user' that want to connect and go. last answer; the value is saved in previous wan ip when you switch off the unit.
     
  83. kIssGlaY

    kIssGlaY Serious Server Member

    No answer.
    Anyway, thx and it's actually a simple question and I've find the answer myself.
    When the WAN is down and up, there's a committing to the NVRAM, so the WAN ip can be kept while power off. Simple, no magic trick.
    So it's a misleading to conclude that there's no commit to the NVRAM at boot time, because at least when the WAN is up, there's immediately a commit, not some mere volatile change to ram mapping to NVRAM. And so a NVRAM committing can happen without users' notice.
    This is done by the kernel not tomato, so it's also true for ASUSWrt.
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2014
  84. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    :) it depends how the manufacturer customized the kernel.. for instance this is not the case for Netgear.. conclusion, each firmware behaves different.
     
  85. nbinont

    nbinont Network Newbie Member

    Hi Victek!

    My ISP recently setup IPv6 using 6RD and I'm trying to use it on an RT-N16 running V1.2x (beta). ( http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r29096077-IPv6-Update~start=200 ).

    IPv6 works great with my Linux clients, however it doesn't seem to work at all for my windows 7/8 clients. I was wondering if you'd be wiling to take a look?

    I've captured wireshark logs of windows7 and linux running on the same machine (dual boot) for comparison. The logs show that in both cases a DHCP request is made and receives a response. Then, after a bit of chatter, a ICMPv6 Router Solicitation is sent. This is where it differs - here the router responds with an ICMPv6 Router Advertisement when asked by the linux machine, however it doesn't respond at all to the Windows machine.

    When I ping -6 the link local IPv6 address of the router, it responds to the linux pings, but ignores the windows pings. I'm confused!

    I'll try to PM you the logs.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2014
  86. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Ok, I'll check also with some windows 7 machine.. I think we should add an additional parameter in dnsmasq configuration box..
     
  87. nbinont

    nbinont Network Newbie Member

    Sure, let me know what to try and I'll test it.
     
  88. Guzel

    Guzel Network Guru Member

    Thx Victek
    Nice firmware for ac56
    I have 1000/1000 internet l get
    WAN-LAN 288/302
    Wan-5Ghz 255/268
    Not bad :)
     
  89. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Did you enabled CTF? ...
     
  90. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    1/4 not bad? Drop Tomato, build a router pc.

    Doesn't Ubiquiti make better products for Gbps connections?
     
  91. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    ;) keen as always ... we need motivated people as you.

    @Guzel it's a great opportunity then to test wan-lan with new builds, please follow the thread, and confirm if CTF works ok, I know some reboots in combination with rp-pppoe+ipv6+ctf but if your case it's not in this scenario I'll apreciate your feedback. Also please post the throughput with Asus official firmware.

    I'm seeking somebody with Linksys EA6900 and serial tag ready to test one version.. please PM and I'll send the firmware.... it's risky.
     
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  92. Guzel

    Guzel Network Guru Member

    CTF enable ac56
    WAN-LAN 867/914
    WAN-5Ghz 280/308
     
  93. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    So with CTF enabled is actually good.
     
  94. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    I think wireless performance it's restricted by the wireless hardware than wan-wl bridge ... with USB-AC53 I get same results as wan-lan .. it's hardware matching dependent .. but in any case it's a good progress.

    @eahm ... believer now? ;) .. in any case I think the settings are strongly influenced by enabled-disabled tomato addons modules, he tested with default configuration (correct me if I'm wrong), with QoS enabled I noticed some conflicts, wip, I got new source (revision 4887 GPL) code from Asus link few minutes ago, let's see...

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2014
  95. pena1348

    pena1348 Serious Server Member

    For what it's worth, I have an EA6500 with serial connectivity if you have any inkling of putting out Tomato for this router; I would be willing to beta test it.
    Pena
     
  96. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    V1 or V2? ... one is made by Cybertan and the V2 by Wistron ... could you send me the CFE.bin please?
     
  97. deagle

    deagle Reformed Router Member

    i have an ea6700, how risky is this?
     
  98. KGB-7

    KGB-7 Reformed Router Member

    Since no one is addressing the elephant in the room, then i will do so.

    When will the firmware be fixed, so the rest of us can actually use it? As of now, current build wont even let us use the router at all. The suggested resets and reboots do not work.

    So do we have an eta? Is the issue being worked on? No one gives a crap?

    Thanks.
     
  99. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    Ok, KGB-7, if you feel so strongly, I'm sure people would have no problem if you set up a build environment and looked into the problems yourself. I can guarantee you that you'll be paid the same as every other developer of Tomato for your efforts.

    You might want to watch your tone. The current developers are doing this on a purely volunteer basis because they think it is fun and want to share their results with everyone else. As soon as it stops being fun, there's nothing stopping them from walking away from it, or continuing development without sharing their results with other people.
     
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  100. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    To put things in perspective, it took months for Asus to update Asuswrt to work on the ARM platform, and they had a team of developers + Broadcom's help. The code they sent me roughly 6 weeks before the RT-AC56U was launched so I could work on my own stuff still had some unfinished bits and glaring bugs that they addressed over these last few weeks (and some of them were adressed after that).

    Now going back to Tomato: there are two persons (AFAIK) trying to accomplish the same thing. So, pretty hard to give any ETA, as you have to discover and fix issues as you go along.

    Debugging isn't something that can be evaluated. A bug can take 5 mins to fix or it might take months. You never know in advance.
     

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