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Tomato RAF Releases

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

  1. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    Transmit power regarding E4200 v1. I am in the United States and its set to 42. Yet it says set it to 0 to use hardware default. So, what is the correct way after choosing the United States from the drop down tab? Leave it at 42 or set it to 0? I have no interest in tweaking the transmit power and would like to use the default the hardware supports.
     
  2. jerrm

    jerrm Network Guru Member

    My main desire is to send ssl/starttls email to external servers. From a quick google, I see a glimmer of how this might work, but it seems over engineered for simply sending mail. Are the mail proxy functions included in the current builds?
     
  3. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    @ FattysGoneWild, yesterday I was measuring RF power delivered versus a reference level from a master unit with Openwrt and using SSID tool. E4200 with default values showed 19dBm (79mW) in 2.4GHz and 21dBm (125mW) at 5GHz Band. So, leave to zero.

    @ jerrm, no, not compiled in the present build but it can be something to discuss if more people consider that can be useful.

    Thanks!
     
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  4. M0g13r

    M0g13r LI Guru Member

    he victek .... how much betas today to test ? *G*
    my flashchip gets cold :D
     
  5. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Weekend M0g13r .. today is 'null' day ;) ... but neuron still thinks..
     
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  6. M0g13r

    M0g13r LI Guru Member

    it looks like shibby want to us an other id for eth-port images :\
    cau u eventually change one id later ?
     
  7. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    I think shibby will provide the same id as I wrote you cause I released the code to him yesterday.. ;) anyway, I'll include if you need it.
     
  8. fubdap

    fubdap Addicted to LI Member

    Victek - great job on this. I read your "read before you download" - see below - and it specified your naming standards. I don't see the router names on your recent beta versions. I hope people are not going to be confused by that.

    Code:
    Asus RT-N16 ----------------> tomato-RT-N16U-K26USB-1.28.9013MIPSR2R1.1k-RAF-VLAN-VPN-NOCAT-NGINX.trx
    Asus RT-N66U  -------------> tomato-RT-N66U-K26USB-1.28.9013MIPSR2R1.1k-RAF-VLAN-VPN-NOCAT-NGINX.trx
    Cisco E2500 ----------------> tomato-E2500-NVRAM60K-1.28.9013MIPSR2R1.1f-RAF.bin
    Cisco E3000 & WRT610N v2----> tomato-E3000-WRT610Nv2-K26USB-1.28.9013MIPSR2R1.1f-RAF-VLAN-VPN-NOCAT-LIGHTY.trx
    Cisco E3200 ----------------> tomato-E3200-K26USB-1.28.9013MIPSR2R1.1f-RAF-VLAN-VPN-NOCAT-LIGHTY.trx
    Cisco E4200 v1--------------> tomato-E4200USB-NVRAM60K-1.28.9013MIPSR2R1.1k-RAF-VLAN-VPN-NOCAT-NGINX.bin
    
     
  9. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

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  10. leshan

    leshan Network Guru Member

    @Victeck and FattysGoneWild. My E4200 had better result with Transmit power of '0' than '42'.
     
  11. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Just said.. in my previous post ... leave to zero. But if you change the value and keep the same country list value 42 has no response.. you must choice a 'free country' to apply this value. ;)
     
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  12. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    AFAIK - 0 for Tx will actually make it transmit at the hardware max.

    @victek - question about the E3000/WRT610N v2 build - is this build compatible for both units? And i hope that you are aware that one of these units is a 32k nvram unit (wrt610n v2) whereas the other unit is a 60k nvram unit (e3000)? That being said, hopefully the build compiled for these units are cross compatible with each other, but as known in the past, flashing a non nv60k build to a nv60k unit most times will brick it.
     
  13. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    @lefty, yes I know this is why I compiled with 32KB for these models, it's beta. Thanks!
     
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  14. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    Excellent, Thanks for the test builds. :)
     
  15. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Vic, I have only one or two neurons left now ... let's pray for a miracle!
     
  16. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Toastman :) miracles are unusual today unfortunately but sure, you can!.
     
  17. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    Vic about eth-state... i have only 2 states - eth_off and eth_on. when i was make this feature i made images for 10 100 1000 mbps as you did. but IMO this is wrong. robocfg is not compatible with 100% with all gigabits router and it detect 1000mbps connections as 10mbps (rtn15 or wnr3500lv2 and more). this is why i made only one link-up state and i added option to disable labels. if someone will install Raf ( for example) on rtn15u then all gigabits port will be detected as 10 and all images will be the same (10/100). Well imo there is no reason to make different images for speeds. What do you think?
     
  18. M0g13r

    M0g13r LI Guru Member

    hi
    shibby u can use only 1 or 12 states it doesent matter
    the id is only for changing the image nothing else
    if u use the id's eth_off and eth_on and same named images ... nothing changes if u use an other id for image eth_on

    the point is .... the theme is automatic compatible with your mod (if all devs use the same id's its with all .... easy eh)

    with this u can use 2 states and viktec 3 and toastman if he wants only one *G*
    and nothing changes

    so theme creator don't have to add xtra id stuff to css for every mod

    shibby u know what i mean ?!
     
  19. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    i do, but i think you don`t understand me.

    victek has:

    and this make sense. Id has the same name as image.

    Now i have:
    and IMO this is right. Looks clean and nice.

    But you try to tell me i should change it to:
    and this looks strange. What do you think?

    2nd think: It`s to early to make themes for etherstate. Maybe Victek will look my point and he will change state to only 2 (on/off) - his build has BETA status as you know. Well he can change it at any time he wants.
     
  20. macgyver

    macgyver Reformed Router Member

    The E3000 build does not work with F build as it is reading the wrong info from the CFE for mac addresses...it is assigning the generic linksys mac address from the CFE in all linksys units...perhaps it works on 610v2 but definitely does not work properly on E3000 with 60k...CFE info follows:

    jboot_hw_model=E300�boot_hw_ver=1.0�cthwver=xe�boardtype=0x04cf�boardnum=42�boardrev=0x1216�clkfreq=480,240,120�xtalfreq=20000�sdram_config=0x184�sdram_ncdl=0x6a26162a �sdram_refresh=0x1834�et0macaddr=00:01:36:1f:e4:59

    This is not the proper mac address for the router; flashing back to official 9013 corrects this bug
     
  21. macgyver

    macgyver Reformed Router Member

    I am noticing some strange behaviour with wireless country selection and tx power...namely if I leave my country set to US or Canada for both 2.4 and 5GHz bands the signal is 5dbm weaker than selecting US for 2.4 and Singapore for 5GHz band... I dont know why changing the 5GHz country affects the 2.4 band this way but it is a clear improvement on both bands...any other similar findings?
    Using US/US for 2.4/5GHz I see 48dbm on2.4GHz and 51dbm on 5GHz
    Using US/Singapore I see 40dbm and 48dbm respectively...
    Tx power is set to 0 as any other value seems to lower the signal on E3000
     
  22. macgyver

    macgyver Reformed Router Member

    Singapore Power settings:
    Tomato v1.28.9013 MIPSR2-R1.0--RAF K26 USB VLAN-VPN-NOCAT
    tmp/home/root# wl curpower
    Power Control: On, HW
    Current channel: 3l
    BSS channel: 3l
    BSS Local Max: 23.0 dBm
    BSS Local Constraint: 0.0 dB
    User Target: 31.75 dBm
    SROM antgain: 2G: 3.0 dB, 5G: 0.0 dB
    Regulatory Limits:
    CCK : 20.0
    CCK CDD 1x2 : 0.0
    CCK CDD 1x3 : 0.0
    Legacy OFDM 20MHz SISO : 20.0
    Legacy OFDM 20MHz CDD : 20.0
    MCS 0-7 20MHz SISO : 20.0
    MCS 0-7 20MHz CDD : 16.0
    MCS 0-7 20MHz STBC : 16.0
    MCS 8-15 20MHz SDM : 16.0
    Legacy OFDM 40MHz SISO : 16.0
    Legacy OFDM 40MHz CDD : 16.0
    MCS 0-7 40MHz SISO : 16.0
    MCS 0-7 40MHz CDD : 16.0
    MCS 0-7 40MHz STBC : 16.0
    MCS 8-15 40MHz SDM : 16.0
    MCS 32 : 16.0
    Power Target:
    CCK : 18.50
    CCK CDD 1x2 : 0.0
    CCK CDD 1x3 : 0.0
    Legacy OFDM 20MHz SISO : 18.50 18.50 18.50 18.50 18.50 18.50 18.0 18.0
    Legacy OFDM 20MHz CDD : 14.50
    MCS 0-7 20MHz SISO : 18.50 18.50 18.50 18.50 18.50 18.0 18.0 18.0
    MCS 0-7 20MHz CDD : 14.50
    MCS 0-7 20MHz STBC : 14.50
    MCS 8-15 20MHz SDM : 14.50
    Legacy OFDM 40MHz SISO : 14.50
    Legacy OFDM 40MHz CDD : 14.50
    MCS 0-7 40MHz SISO : 14.50
    MCS 0-7 40MHz CDD : 14.50
    MCS 0-7 40MHz STBC : 14.50
    MCS 8-15 40MHz SDM : 14.50
    MCS 32 : 14.50
    Maximum Power Target among all rates: 18.50 18.50
    Rate index with Maximum Power Target: 0 0
    Last adjusted est. power : 18.50 0.0

    Canada Power settings:

    wl curpower
    Power Control: On, HW
    Current channel: 3l
    BSS channel: 3l
    BSS Local Max: 30.0 dBm
    BSS Local Constraint: 0.0 dB
    User Target: 31.75 dBm
    SROM antgain: 2G: 3.0 dB, 5G: 0.0 dB
    Regulatory Limits:
    CCK : 30.0
    CCK CDD 1x2 : 0.0
    CCK CDD 1x3 : 0.0
    Legacy OFDM 20MHz SISO : 30.0
    Legacy OFDM 20MHz CDD : 30.0
    MCS 0-7 20MHz SISO : 19.0
    MCS 0-7 20MHz CDD : 19.0
    MCS 0-7 20MHz STBC : 19.0
    MCS 8-15 20MHz SDM : 19.0
    Legacy OFDM 40MHz SISO : 16.50
    Legacy OFDM 40MHz CDD : 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 15.0 15.0 15.0
    MCS 0-7 40MHz SISO : 16.50
    MCS 0-7 40MHz CDD : 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 15.0 15.0 15.0
    MCS 0-7 40MHz STBC : 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 15.0 15.0 15.0
    MCS 8-15 40MHz SDM : 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.50 15.50 15.50 15.50
    MCS 32 : 16.50
    Power Target:
    CCK : 21.50
    CCK CDD 1x2 : 0.0
    CCK CDD 1x3 : 0.0
    Legacy OFDM 20MHz SISO : 17.50
    Legacy OFDM 20MHz CDD : 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.0
    MCS 0-7 20MHz SISO : 17.50
    MCS 0-7 20MHz CDD : 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.0 17.0
    MCS 0-7 20MHz STBC : 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.0 17.0
    MCS 8-15 20MHz SDM : 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.0 17.0
    Legacy OFDM 40MHz SISO : 15.0
    Legacy OFDM 40MHz CDD : 12.50 12.50 12.50 12.50 12.50 12.50 13.50 13.50
    MCS 0-7 40MHz SISO : 15.0
    MCS 0-7 40MHz CDD : 12.50 12.50 12.50 12.50 12.50 13.50 13.50 13.50
    MCS 0-7 40MHz STBC : 12.50 12.50 12.50 12.50 12.50 13.50 13.50 13.50
    MCS 8-15 40MHz SDM : 13.50 13.50 13.50 13.50 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0
    MCS 32 : 12.50
    Maximum Power Target among all rates: 21.50 21.50
    Rate index with Maximum Power Target: 0 0
    Last adjusted est. power : 0.0 21.50

    Using Txpower 0 changes the user target to 31.75dbm and NO power setting comes close to that from 1-400mw so something is clearly broken here from what I see
    I also see that the max txpower is 84mw according to wl driver
     
  23. Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant

    Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant Networkin' Nut Member


    Shibby, I have WNR3500Lv2 and this is showing LAN state, speed & duplex (10,100,1000 HD/FD) all correctly. This is main router status page you're talking about? Or am I missing something?
     
  24. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Unfortunately Broadcom is a 'black hole' is documentation/communication, this is the reason why Tomato changed wireless driver constantly forced by new models, physical measurement shows better approach to values, the maximal value of the driver is broken by the hardware restrictions done by the manufacturer. The ERP value (included antenna gain) has to be added.
     
  25. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    @ Kevin, yes, it's the gui shibby talks, I tested with WRT54GL-E3200-4200 WL500gP-RTN16-66 and I did not found wrong ID, but I don't have RT-N15 to test it.

    Then... we have to work with the RT-N15 and solve it, not? we can do it since robocfg can keep cases. ;)

    edit: I think the feature is fine, some discovered a bad wiring in their ethernet cable (4 wires instead of 8 wires for cheaper UTP cables) when they thought it was a Gigabit link and the utility was showing 100FD.

    Shall we move it to 'devtalk' ?

    Thanks!
     
  26. Edrikk

    Edrikk Network Guru Member

    Hi Vic,

    Any chance of <8MB beta (newer) builds for routers such as E3000? I know you're testing the webserver and such a build would exclude that, but i think a lot more feedback would be provided from <8MB Flash router user base (as it's a larger user base)
     
  27. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Hi Eddrik, well, last weekend was a bunch of Betas triying to sort ipv6 and nvram bugs, I'll create builds for E3000-3200 during this week at the next relax moment. ;)
     
  28. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    well maybe it was Lv1 :) i don`t remember.

    My friend has RT-N15u and there all gigabits ports are detected as 10HD.

    of course :)
     
  29. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    done.. let's continue with betas ;)
     
  30. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Since switch chipset is the same as WL-500gP and this router works nice.. may be he shall try with one patch cable made by you to confirm the correct wiring of his network... ;) be careful with thinner made in china UTP cables and fake CAT5e stamp.
     
  31. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Victek's warning is to be taken very seriously. here in SE Asia most cable has 4 normal wires, and 4 high resistance wires (which work with short distances only) which would be used for 1000mbps. Many people have big problems with that, but they don't usually know why.

    Beware of even 1000 ft reels of AMP cable too, most of it here in SE Asia is as described above, the boxes look genuine and have all the holograms, but would they really market substandard cable, or is it actually a copy?

    philess: You can't use thicker wire with RJ45 connectors. The size is predetermined by the connector, only the cable resistance various with the metal in use.

    What beats me is - is the increase in profit from using slightly cheaper metal really worth selling a useless product? I guess the Chinese see it that way.
     
  32. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

    The thicker the cable, the better the quality ;)

    I have updated to R1.1k now and was surprised to find the "NTPD Server" option in it :)
    I like that a lot, i have previously always installed ntpd seperately and launched at WANUP.
    But the included ntpd doesnt seem to be working (yet?). The router itself gets the time
    from the specified servers. But when i try to sync from a client to the router (Win7) it fails
    with a timeout. And the Tomato syslog doesnt mention anything. Is the ntpd configured
    to log to somewhere else? If so, where?

    On a sidenote: The previously mentioned bug in miniupnpd ("Cant find in which subnet the client is in")
    that appeared only when NAT-PMP & UPNP where enabled for br1 but not for br0 or both,
    it seems to be fixed in 1.1k now :) No more log-spam about this. Thank you!
    The only thing i get now is

    Code:
    May  7 16:36:25 router daemon.err miniupnpd[22315]: setsockopt(udp, IPV6_ADD_MEMBERSHIP): No such device
    But it only shows up once after startup and isnt really a problem, just cosmetics i guess.
     
  33. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    No, I have to fix the script but the service is running, just type from the cli:

    root@unknown:/tmp/home/root# ntpd -n -p 1.europe.pool.ntp.org (or your ntp provider) and it works. ;)
     
  34. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

    Sorry that doesnt work either. It starts fine from the commandline and syncs with the peer. But i cannot
    sync from my Windows client to the router over LAN. You seem to have included a different ntpd binary
    than i was using seperatly (from Entware).
     
  35. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    I added the ntpd service already available in Busybox ;) type ntpd and you'll see the service options.
     
  36. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

    Yes i realized that its build into Busybox. But it still doesnt work.

    Edit: But it works syncing from Mac :eek: Ok then i have a problem with this Windows here,
    need to figure that out. Thanks Vic!

    Edit: On the E4200 using 1.1k, working fine from Mac now. The RT-N16 is using 1.1f i think.
     
  37. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

  38. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

    You mean only the latest RT-N16 build has the service actually built in?
    I can see the NTPD option on the E4200.

    It stopped working on the Mac too now :( Very weird.

    Edit: I made sure i dont have a ntpd installed from Entware, disabled it in the WebUI again.
    Uploaded the binary i have been using for the past months to /opt and used it witjh my ntpd.conf (ntpd -c /opt/ntpd.conf) and immediately works on both computers without problems.

    ntpd binary http://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/at-last-an-ntp-server-daemon-for-tomato.31599/

    Code:
    # /opt/ntpd.conf
     
    # driftfile required to save learned time-adjustments for servers
    driftfile "/opt/ntpd_drift"
     
    # logfile
    logfile "/opt/ntpd.log"
    logconfig -allinfo -allevents -allstatistics -allstatus -clockinfo -clockevents -clockstatistics -clockstatus -clockall +syncinfo +syncevents +syncstatistics +syncstatus +syncall -sysinfo +sysevents -sysstatistics -sysstatus -sysall
     
    # interfaces
    broadcast 10.10.10.255
    broadcastclient
    interface drop ipv6
    interface listen 10.10.10.254
     
    # 129.143.2.23 ntp1.belwue.de, BelWue Stuttgart, Stratum 1
    # 131.188.3.220 ntp0.rrze.uni-erlangen.de, Stratum 1
    # 194.25.134.196 ntp1.sul.t-online.de DTAG Ulm, Stratum 1
    # 192.53.103.108 ntp1.ptb.de PTB Braunschweig, Stratum 1
     
    server 129.143.2.23 prefer true
    server 131.188.3.220
    server 194.25.134.196
    server 127.127.1.0
     
    # default access settings
    restrict default kod nomodify notrap noquery nopeer
    restrict 127.0.0.1 mask 255.255.255.255
    restrict 127.127.1.0 mask 255.255.255.255
    restrict 10.10.10.1 mask 255.255.255.0 nomodify
     
  39. 4char

    4char Network Guru Member

    Victek, I did nvram reset re-enter all the settings (not from restore). The error ("iptables-restore: line 73 failed") still show up in the Access Restriction and Port Forwarding page.
     
  40. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    @ thanks 4char, what beta version and router model please? I'll try again.
    @ philess, moment, I check.. I think the path should be typed..
     
  41. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

    Oh please dont rush anything just because i mentioned it. I just play around with that
    feauture, its currently not important at all. Just thought i would give you info about it :)

    Btw, the "iptables-restore" error only shows up for me when i have a enabled Access Restriction.
    Having no AR at all, or just disbabled, the error doesnt show up. Neither in AR or Port Forwarding menu.
    Having Port Forwardings active also works fine by itself. But as soon as a active AR is there, the
    error shows up in both menus. So it must be related to only active AR entries.
     
  42. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Code:
    [SIZE=1]Tomato v1.28.9013 MIPSR2-RAF-v1.1l K26 USB VLAN-VPN-NOCAT-NGINX[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1]root@unknown:/tmp/home/root# ntpd[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1]BusyBox v1.20.2 (2013-05-06 08:43:55 CEST) multi-call binary.[/SIZE]
     
    [SIZE=1]Usage: ntpd [-dnqNwl] [-S PROG] [-p PEER]...[/SIZE]
     
    [SIZE=1]NTP client/server[/SIZE]
     
    [SIZE=1]Options:[/SIZE][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1]        -d      Verbose[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1]        -n      Do not daemonize[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1]        -q      Quit after clock is set[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1]        -N      Run at high priority[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1]        -w      Do not set time (only query peers), implies -n[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1]        -l      Run as server on port 123[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1]        -S PROG Run PROG after stepping time, stratum change, and every 11 mins[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=1]        -p PEER Obtain time from PEER (may be repeated)[/SIZE]
     
    [SIZE=1]root@unknown:/tmp/home/root#[/SIZE]
    
    Please try.. it works in my last beta...

    I try now the errors with AR enabled, did'nt try before ;)
     
  43. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Just tried to reproduce it again, I will upload one video .. I don't get any warning or message. Tried first with AR enabled, later without AR enabled.. I don't get any message and after save the screen goes 5 seconds applying changes and everything works. Would you describe the steps you do in order to reproduce the error?

    Same for philess, enabled AR and entered PF rules everything fine.

    Both of you have a link to my video in PM message, let's go to find what's wrong? ;)

    Thanks,
     
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  44. 4char

    4char Network Guru Member

  45. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

    Meh, the miniupnp error "Cant find in which subnet the client is on" error is still showing up using 1.1k :(
     
  46. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Sure, miniupnp works on LAN ... are you trying to extend to VLAN, not?
     
  47. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

    Yes the bug i mentioned some days ago. I thought it was gone in 1.1k but its still there.
    Having upnp/natpmp only enabled for br1 gives the error. Enable for br0 only, or br0 & br1, works fine.
    Tried it manually from the cli too, same result, so its not an issue with the WebUI or nvram setting.
     
  48. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    In reality is not a bug, it's something not planned.. It's in the todo list ;)
     
  49. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

    Dont worry about it, i can live without upnp for my guests.
    It was just something that would have been useful for a friend of mine.
     
  50. daddygame

    daddygame Reformed Router Member

    yes thats what im searching for i thought i was the only one with the bandwith limiter rebooot issues i was just about to post it up but it seems ur already hard at work! any release date on fix? and im sorry to be asking
     
  51. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

  52. leshan

    leshan Network Guru Member

    @Victeck, I tried to use the path file on your website to the 9013 source, but got many rejection. Thanks.
     
  53. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

  54. leshan

    leshan Network Guru Member

    @philess. I tried to apply the patch to the source, but many files got rejected.
     
  55. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

    Oh the patch. Sorry, i cant help with that.
     
  56. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Don't know ... there are many new files and complete directories updated .. not usual. If you decompressed it's around 289MB of patches and changes. Also shibby said to me that some graphic elements was not in the patch.
    Nevertheless wait to final release .. or look specifically for the patches solving bugs in Tomato. Experiments with betas are dangerous if you're not the owner...
     
  57. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Added device E3200 in beta release section for 9013V1.1l by request. Enjoy!
     
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  58. AmyGrrl

    AmyGrrl LI Guru Member

    I just bought an Asus RT-N66U 2 weeks ago to replace my RT-N16. I love the router. I did the CFE Update on the RT-N66U. Currently running your 1.1k firmware on both the RT-N16 and RT-N66U. Both are working great. I'm planning on picking up a 32GB Class 10 Kingston MircoSD Card next week to install into my RT-N66U. I gave my RT-N16 to my brother to replace the old Linksys WRT54GL v1.1 I gave him. The WRT54GL is using your firmware as well.

    Which leads me to question I wanted to ask. Do you plan to include Transmission? Its the one feature I would like to see included. I know you have done some test firmwares in the past that included Transmission. I know I could switch to a different tomato firmware that has it included. However I really like your Tomato Builds and don't really wish to switch. I assume I may also have the option to install Transmission myself. I just haven't taken the time to learn. Which I may do on my next day off.
     
  59. M0g13r

    M0g13r LI Guru Member

    hi victek
    plz do not integrate transmission .... it must be always updated :\
    or only the gui part from shibby ... and user can install entware transmission
     
  60. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Thank you AmyGrrl it's a pleasure for me to read your confidence in Tomato RAF version and I wish it will continue for next model ...
    No, I don't plan to include Transmission in Tomato RAF, as you said I did at the beginning but the memory limits and less powerful CPU gave some problems. I know, RT-N66U is powerful enough to handle it, so I don't expect any problem if you include it from optware-entware easily. ;)

    Edit: M0g13r .. LOL .. relax! ... and I think the webgui includedin transmission it's also very intuitive. Tomato RAF features are going in another way...
     
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  61. AmyGrrl

    AmyGrrl LI Guru Member

    I was wondering why it wasn't included. So thank you for answering that. I think I may just continue to use uTorrent on my PC. Seems like Transmission has to many issues.

    I like your Tomato Builds because they seem to be very balanced between having new features and stability. Plus I like that you like to wait and test and make sure everything is good before releasing a new version. Can't wait for the final 1.1 firmware for my RT-N66U.
     
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  62. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    +1, please no transmission in your builds - many problems

    I would like to see different features which are useful, at least more than transmissions... I mean IPsec, nodog, VOIP server with GUI, working IPv6 over dnsmasq, fixed iptables and QoS, etc. I hope that many of these features will be in the final build ;) at least 70% of them are on the way ;) that makes me happy!

    Thank you Victek
     
  63. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    No.. Thanks to all of you testing the Betas ... I'm very motivated when reading these comments.

    Enjoy the weekend and Thanks!
     
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  64. myersw

    myersw Network Guru Member

    I agree with Elfew. No transmission for me. Use PC for torrent and use router for what it was designed for which is routing. While I have no need currently for IPsec or VOIP I can see where these would be helpful to others and I do not see these as non router functions, unlike transmission.
    Thanks for all your hard work. Keep this up and I'll have to buy you another drink of your choice. :)
    --bill
     
  65. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    Elfew what kind of problems do you mean? please tell me.
     
  66. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    Of course, lets summarize:
    - low CPU clock speed on RT-16n -> GUI of router is very slow or is not accessible during downloading over transmissions
    - download/upload speeds are lower than on my PC with uTorrent - about 30%!
    - USB device (1TB HDD) connected into USB is not accessible or the reading/writting is so slow, so it is unusable during downloading over transmissions
    - GUI is nice, but the package is not perfect - frequent updates, bug fixing etc - it is OK, but I dont have time to updating my router every day!

    My opinion - router is for routing, not for downloading torrents... I just wanna say, that Tomato developers should focus on more important features, because they are needed and they are essencial - for example - fully working IPv6 ove DNSmasq, fix problems with IPtables (nightmare in Tomato), rewrite and clean core code of Tomato - it is so complicated - you can see this problem with DNSmasq, KDB wrote that DNSmasq has problems because of undocumented parts of code or hardcoded features... I think Tomato could live without Transmissions, but could Tomato live without working IPv6 in future? So Shibby and others, just coordinate your work for better outputs and better TOMATO!

    It is only my opinion...
     
  67. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

    I personally like the variety of different mods, some users sure love that shibby offers Transmission builtin.
    It is good that it exists and everyone can chose their own "taste" from all the mods.
    I for myself dont have any need for that on my router. And i like that Vic focuses mostly on core router services,
    which is why it is my favorite mod.
     
  68. kyrios

    kyrios Serious Server Member

    +1 philess.
    Let there more mods for Tomato. Let users pick their own fav.
    I personally (at the end of my venture) use Toastman mod.
    I would like to try Victek's mod but once it's final.
     
  69. Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant

    Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant Networkin' Nut Member

    I have no problem with transmission (or any other internet facing service) running on the router BUT it must not bypass the QOS rules. It must share the WAN bandwidth like any other host on the network. My understanding is that at the moment, services running on the router effectively bypass the QOS mechanisms.
     
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  70. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    To Tomato devs having a torrent client in the firmware - have you considered renicing it to lower its CPU priority? We used to do that with the WDLXTV torrent client, and now Asus is also doing it with Download Master. It helps preserving the router's general performance while torrenting files.
     
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  71. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    The main problem with transmission when I integrated in Tomato RAF two year ago was the I/O stress through USB and sometimes higher download/upload rates achieved, if priority is set to 10 then it can live together with other applications ... but .. then the complaint was.. 'I get higher speeds downloading with my computer than with the router' ... solution, Transmission is not in Tomato RAF ;)
     
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  72. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

    Well it kinda makes sense (by default) that Transmission (or any other extra app) running on the router would bypass QoS rules. But even if that would be fixed, i still wouldnt use such a firmware myself.

    Imho the firmware should be focused on router services. Thats all, very simple.
    Everything else can be added through Optware/Entware or manually. There will never be any mod
    that will satisfiy every possible user out there. Some want Transmission, others want Dnsmasq to do ipv6,
    others want this, others want that. I really do like Vics approach to focus on the core and leave the
    rest to others. If anyone really really wants Transmission in a mod, sure, go ahead, use shibby. Nothing
    wrong with that. Its your choice.

    My choice is a stable and focused mod. Any fancy extras i want, i will add myself. And then blame myself.
     
  73. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    I agree with you... but DNSmasq is essencial, or will be soon and must have
     
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  74. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    So, never, 'final' means 'ended' .. I don't plan to end never with Tomato RAF ;) , every day more or less I have one idea and the TODO list is now with at least 12 features to add without considering patches and bugs finding.

    I remember now the words of a good colleague (roadkill) when he said.. welcome to the real world ;) .. kyrios, the same for you, 'welcome to the real world'.

    I'm sure dnsmasq Kevin's project is working, at least in my case it works, let's him work, he's doing a great job since we all known how difficult is Tomato inside...
     
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  75. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    KDB had some problems with this:

     
  76. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    philles well we should remove all usb features like samba, vsftpd and minidlna. Those features are not used by router and all make a huge load of cpu.

    Transmission in router i used first time on WL500gp v2 and it works very well i it was used with head - max 3 torrents in the same moment.
     
  77. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

    Samba, FTP and DLNA are very much core network features. And they dont bloat the whole firmware
    for those people who do not chose to use it, or not all the time.
     
  78. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    We all have different opinions. We're talking about a router. I agree with Shibby. Those features are not core routing features, but were something added by manufacturers to sell routers to people who don't know any better and will seriously impact the routing performance. They are all nothing to do with a router's function, and let's be honest, they're crap anyway. You need a fileserver? Get a NAS or run a real server, and stop expecting a router to do a job it's lousy at.

    But I think the same about transmission too. Even VPN running on a consumer router is really slow and -err- pretty crap - let's face it. And wireless? haha. What has wireless got to do with routing, really? Yes, I know we're all used to it, but ... it's crap too.

    I've made cut-down versions for my own use with all of the crap removed for years. We all have different opinions. And that's why we have several different flavours of Tomato, I guess.
     
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  79. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    Shibby, Toastman, Victek - all of you are good, every of you continue with Tomato and add new features, bug fixing etc. I am really happy, because Tomato is great. Keep your good work...

    Which feature is useless or not, it is not important, just let users to choise which mod or build need
     
  80. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Beta release 'm' ready to download. To see changes please read the changelog file. Most of fixes are related with ipv6 ping tools, iptraffic and bandwidth limiter.

    Thanks.
     
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  81. macgyver

    macgyver Reformed Router Member

    Hi Victek any chance of nv60k build for E3000 looking forward to testing if you got the mac address issue fixed
     
  82. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    Thank you Victek, I just flashed new build on my RT-16n

    Keep good work
     
  83. Edrikk

    Edrikk Network Guru Member

    Yes please!
     
  84. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Yes, I'll release one version today for E3000. and I did some changes in the latest minutes.. so, beta 'n' available in few minutes, one day.. two betas..
     
  85. kthaddock

    kthaddock Network Guru Member

    That is fighting spirit !:eek:
     
  86. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Just hobby and happiness to see Tomato free of bugs and stable day by day ;), OK, ready to download versions for RT-N16/66 WRT610N v2 (use the RT-N16 firmware) E3000/3200/4200. beta 'n' ... IPTraffic gui working stable again, please feedback.

    Macgyver, try E3000 MAC address behavior and feedback please. I don't have unit to test it.

    Thanks!
     
  87. 4char

    4char Network Guru Member

    I just flashed the 1.1n on RT-N66U and the Web Usage doesn't seems working. Where does the web usage logged at? Is it related to syslog location (I set the syslog to the MicroSD I plugged in) or it is only in memory?
    Re-flashed with 1.1m and 1.1g version. It still no web usage info.
     
  88. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Hi 4char, Thanks for testing, I verified it once I read your comment, used several combinations; saved in /var/log/messages (added to syslog messages) when you tick checkbox at the left of the path. Also it's saved in /tmp/mnt/messages in my USB memory stick once I changed the path. Also saved in CIFS directory in my PC once I started syslog sniffer in port 514 ... and finally .. yes it's held in router memory up to a maximum of 50KB size before rotating.

    I released 'n' beta, doesn't change nothing in relation with your question but it's always recommended you update it, never go back (some nvram values stacked in the router ....)

    Thanks! ;)
     
  89. macgyver

    macgyver Reformed Router Member

    Hi and thanks for a great update once again Victek... running fine here on E3000 all MAC address reported properly and everything else looking good so far....will be testing VPN more in the next 24 hours so far so good thanks again running E3000 v1.28.9013 MIPSR2-RAF-V1.1n K26 USB VLAN-VPN-NOCAT :)
     
  90. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Thanks macgyver, we are fighting to keep it stable, found more bugs in iptraffic counters and speed section, so, apologies but I'll release a new beta today... 'o'.... (pedantic apologies ...:rolleyes: ).

    It doesn't affect your functions I hope. I appreciate the job RMerlin is doing, we are finally improving code.
     
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  91. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    Ok, my router has a flashing week :) thanks ;)
     
  92. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Well, also ntfs-3g will be updated to last stable release Jan, 2013 ... so it's a real update besides the Beta.
     
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  93. macgyver

    macgyver Reformed Router Member

    Hi Victek I dont use IPtraffic but am happy to help test in 'o' version ... everything else seems ok so far...coffee anyone? :D VPN stayed connected overnight but Im not surprised there...great job and cant thank you enough for all your work!!
     
  94. gffmac

    gffmac Serious Server Member

    Getting 'iptables-restore: line 43 failed' on Port Forwarding/Basic page..

    Looking at /etc/iptables.error it says '-X rres01' at line 43??

    I have tried rebooting the rooter and have two port forwards.

    Using tomato-E3000USB-NVRAM60K-1.28.9013MIPSR2-RAF-V1.1n-VLAN-VPN-NOCAT.
     
  95. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    gffmac, thanks ... don't know why users with same router don't report this error and others yes..
     
  96. gffmac

    gffmac Serious Server Member

    No probs, seems to happen when my access restriction is enabled.
     
  97. macgyver

    macgyver Reformed Router Member

    no problems with port forwarding here...cant see how access restrictions would do anything to port forward page...I did thorough nvram erase before/after flash and reconfigured from scratch (old habit) and not using UPnP
     
  98. 4char

    4char Network Guru Member

    I having the same problem (the error msg: "iptables-restore: line nnn failed") on RT-N66U.
    The relation between Port Forwarding and Access Restriction is that they are all using iptables rules.
     
  99. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

    We have already figured out that it only shows up when using a Access Restriction rule that
    does "Block all internet access". Rules that have conditions like TCP Port 6969 do not produce
    that error. I dont know how far Vic has gotten on this bug by now.
     
  100. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    I'm closer to debug it... I think (same as iptraffic) the 32bit-64bit counters have some relation on it. Rules away of iptables are difficult to sort ... and QoS, Access restrictions, BW limiter relies in tc shape control. Then you can understand why QoS and BW limiter are in conflict when both are active at the same time...
     
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