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Tomato RAF Releases

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

  1. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    No problem, I'll do from now on (no more politics..). Thanks for understanding my point of view and click 'likes'.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. WRD - EasyTomato

    WRD - EasyTomato Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi Vic,

    Did you get these patches (#50, #52) as well? We also used to see issues with iptables getting broken when you make changes to the routers IP. The fix for that is here. It looks like iptables is happiest when flushed then rebuilt.
     
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  3. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Thanks, I applied 50 and 52, the issue occurs after upgrading erasing nvram also ... but I'll apply also the wipe-flush.

    Thanks, appreciate it!
     
  4. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    There were, are and will be the problems with GPL code and project based on it... unfortunately there are many persons who wanna earn money and get rich. They take free project, add own logo and change the design, add some features which are buggy, but it looks better in advertisment where they show ultimate firmware for your devices with zero bugs and advanced functions... it is sad. :( (DualWAN is buggy, I tried it last year and it was unstable and the performance was really poor. Google translate helped me a lot, because Chinese is not my prefered language :D )

    Developers should cooperate together, make a timeline and focus on specific problems and feature request in Tomato. There are a lot of skilled users which build own build at home, add minor changes but they dont share them.

    I really like Tomato, I cannot imagine my router with stock buggy firmware.

    Cooperate, share your work for better Tomato! :)
     
  5. adlerfra

    adlerfra LI Guru Member

    Victek. With release v, is max speed still 197Mbits/down 135Mbits/up?
     
  6. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Yes, with iperf and without QoS.
     
  7. kthaddock

    kthaddock Network Guru Member

    @Victek
    Is it possible in next relese to add some new wifi driver as test as Shibby have done?
    The new 5.110.27.20012 to t:ex RT-N16 as that only use 2.4Ghz band. (seem to working fine)
    In RT-N66U and 5Ghz is problem as people say, can't connect with Intel cards. (can't test that)

    Regards
    kthaddock
     
  8. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Yes, I read it, 5110 series driver have 40MHz window problem with centrino dual band cards but as I mentioned the performance with Ralink USB wifi stick is amazing.
    Well, we are in beta phase so we can test 'risk' combinations but at the same time I would like to study some fix for the 40MHz width channel.

    Thanks kthaddock.
     
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  9. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    20Mhz is without problem, amazing performance... maybe next version of broadcom driver will have a fix for 40MHz... who knows ;)
     
  10. kthaddock

    kthaddock Network Guru Member

    Thanks Viktek

    I have test Intel Centrino 1030 from GF-laptop and that one working just fine with new driver on 2,4Ghz, (5.110).

    kthaddock
     
  11. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Yes, the problem is restricted to 5GHz (40MHz) as it's referred in some posts.
     
  12. kthaddock

    kthaddock Network Guru Member

    In 5Ghz is there settings to network mode as in 2.4Ghz b/g/n-mode ?
    Have some one tested to set only N-mode 40Mhz 5Ghz and then try to connect with Intel problem cards?

    I'm using N-mode only on my RT-N16 and all my device connect as they should.
    Only kids old PS3 with G-mode/20Mhz desen't connect.

    kthaddock
     
  13. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    If you talk about 5.110 driver, yes I tried and it doesn't work for /110/6300/5110 centrino cards with 40MHz in 5GHz band, but it works perfect with Ralink USB wireless stick, so, as I wrote in other posts Intel-Broadcom needs to sit in a table and talk ...
     
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  14. macgyver

    macgyver Reformed Router Member

    using the latest intel drivers 15.8 on intel 6235 and 6205 40MHz mode works fine...on E3000 reporting same WL driver 138.9 for 2.4 and 5GHz running release "v" no issues to report...it seems there was some random reboot using the previous build but nothing so far with this one...
    Dec 31 19:00:49 unknown user.warn kernel: eth1: Broadcom BCM4329 802.11 Wireless Controller 5.100.138.9
    Dec 31 19:00:49 unknown user.warn kernel: eth2: Broadcom BCM4322 802.11 Wireless Controller 5.100.138.9
     
  15. kthaddock

    kthaddock Network Guru Member

    We are talking about 5.110.27.20012 here not that old one. :)
     
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  16. alexlau

    alexlau LI Guru Member

    This is really an impressive speed considering the functions it provides at the same time...

    Victek how about the speed on the old E4200 router?
     
  17. JugsteR

    JugsteR Serious Server Member

    FYI, some of the functions are turned of at that speed.

    Signature? Signature!
     
  18. M0g13r

    M0g13r LI Guru Member

    something wrong with tune2fs ?

    Code:
    root@fli4l:/# df
    Filesystem          1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/root                9216      9216        0 100% /
    tmpfs                  127976      9692    118284  8% /tmp
    devfs                  127976        0    127976  0% /dev
    /dev/sda3            28507284    24348  28482936  0% /tmp/mnt/stuff
    /dev/sda3            28507284    24348  28482936  0% /tmp/var/wwwext
    /dev/sda2              1923084      3920  1919164  0% /tmp/mnt/opt
    /dev/sda2              1923084      3920  1919164  0% /opt
    root@fli4l:/# tune2fs -c 0 -i 0 /dev/sda3
    tune2fs 1.38 (30-Jun-2005)
    tune2fs: Unable to resolve '/dev/sda3'
    root@fli4l:/#
    last v build on RT-N66U
     
  19. Malitiacurt

    Malitiacurt Networkin' Nut Member


    If you have the capable bandwidth and want to know, why not test it yourself?

    If you don't have the capability, why bother him with the trouble of finding someone with that capability to test it for the sake of knowing? Since he has said he has a beta tester to test the RTN-16 on 300Mb/s.
     
  20. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member



    Thanks for the info M0g13r, I did not tested this section, did you tried previous releases? Was OK? just to know from which release went broken.

    Thanks!

     
  21. StickyBones

    StickyBones Reformed Router Member

    I realized that it only goes out when I set an access restriction rule. Setting an HTTP request "thepiratebay" to block users on my lan from visiting their websites. Gives an error:

    "ip6tables-restore v1.3.8: Couldn't load match `string':File not found

    Error occurred at line: 47
    Try `ip6tables-restore -h' or 'ip6tables-restore --help' for more information."
     
  22. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Yes, reported some post before, make a reboot and the message will be avoid. Next release will be a cure for it (I hope)....

    Thanks.
     
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  23. plgvie

    plgvie Reformed Router Member

    I've been using "v"-version for a week now and so far no issues at all!
    This refers to:
    1 RT-N66U (Static, OpenVPN-Server, both WiFi-bands WPA+WPA2-Enterprise)
    1 E4200v1 (PPTP, OpenVPN-Client, both WiFi-bands WPA+WPA2-Enterprise)
    1 E4200v1 (AP, both WiFi-bands WPA+WPA2-Enterprise, 1 virt.WLan WPA2 personal)
    2 E3000 (AP, both WiFi-bands WPA+WPA2-Enterprise)

    Many, many thanks for the effort and dedication put into tomato!

    Kind rgds
    Peter
     
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  24. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Thanks a lot, it's a good reference.
     
  25. bimmerm3m5

    bimmerm3m5 Network Guru Member

    Love your work Vic, but I keep having a consistent problem with every new firmware since v 1.28.9007. I always clear NVRAM on each update, but my router never seems to be as snappy as v1.28.9007.

    I decided to try to find some evidence of this instead of just whining. This is the best I can do at the moment. Any ideas what would cause this? I don't use QOS or really anything too fancy. I ran pingtests within 10 minutes of each other. It seems like my router is busy with something, causing not only the higher ping, but much higher jitter.


    latest Beta v1.1v:
    [​IMG]

    Back on v9007:
    [​IMG]
     
  26. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    I agree with you that the 'lite' 9007 is faster in terms of GUI response (but it had serious security bugs and memory leaks...). About CPU load, no differences, about sirq, many changes cause new modules have been included from 9007 and yes, in some cases it's perceived the GUI 'thinking' something when you push any option in the menu (it's running some script to scan data or retrieve nvram values to the gui..).
    In terms of network performance, I noticed better response from release 'u' when I did some kernel cleaning and iptables sorting.
    But looking back to 9007, yes, you're right, less options, CTF was active (no IPv6 was implemented, old ppp, no PPPtP, no webserver, buggy access restriction, no VLAN, no VSSID), so... more features... more CPU sirq process and powerful CPU needed.
    For some people 9007 is enough? may be yes.. but as everything in our lives, we want to adapt the router to the progress till the CPU says enough and we must buy powerful devices. It's a sign of life, predictable and expected.

    Would you accept a 9007 release now?... ;)

    edit: sorry, about ping, in my case I got better ping now than using 9007 (try the dnscrypto enable, it's a lightstorm) but I don't have evidences since I changed from dsl to cable and ftth now, so my memory is not good enough to confirm it, I get now 7-8ms ping to the speedtest server closer to my location. I'll revert the router to 9007 (nostalgic revert..) version and make the test comparing versions. Never look back .. ;)
     
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  27. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    Same results! Thank you Victek... your build is a powerful masterpiece ;) which gives life to our small boxes with antennas :))) hehe

    Keep awesome work
     
  28. M0g13r

    M0g13r LI Guru Member

    sry dont know .... i only use it if the filesystem was totally crashed on my sd card (thanks god its not so often)

    but i found another thing ... on old browsers ... i think it was ie 5.5 or 6 ... the web server config page shows only the text Status, Web Server Management and the User Manual .... the field with the settings isn't displayed
     
  29. Planiwa

    Planiwa LI Guru Member

    Tomato v1.28.9013 MIPSR2-RAF-V1.1t K26 USB VLAN-NGINX-64K

    0. Typo: s/exiting/existing/
    1. Why so many messages, especially since no one has been using the 2.4GHz band?
    3. Why are channels 2 4 7 8 9 10 used? (Instead of *only* 1 6 11)
    4. Even though channels 7 and 10 have been assigned frequently, and later unassigned, there are no COEX messages that say "channel 7 used by existing" or "channel 10 used by existing".

    Code:
    Jun 29 13:00:15 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e05 to 0x2b07: channel 1 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 13:00:15 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: channel 3 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 13:00:15 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e09 to 0x2b0b: channel 6 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 13:06:21 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e05 to 0x2b07: channel 1 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 13:06:34 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: channel 3 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 13:15:15 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: channel 3 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 13:30:16 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: channel 3 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 13:37:47 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: channel 3 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 13:38:00 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: channel 3 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 13:38:13 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: channel 3 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 13:38:26 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: channel 4 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 13:38:39 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: ext channel 6 used as ctrl channel by existing BSSs
    Jun 29 13:40:07 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: channel 3 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 13:40:47 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: ext channel 6 used as ctrl channel by existing BSSs
    Jun 29 13:41:22 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: channel 3 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 13:42:22 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: ext channel 6 used as ctrl channel by existing BSSs
    Jun 29 14:00:01 Router syslog.info root: -- MARK --
    Jun 29 14:00:16 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: channel 3 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 14:00:32 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e05 to 0x2b07: channel 1 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 14:00:32 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: channel 3 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 14:01:22 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: channel 3 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 14:01:22 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e09 to 0x2b0b: channel 6 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 14:01:35 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: channel 3 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 14:02:57 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e05 to 0x2b07: channel 1 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 14:02:57 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: channel 3 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 14:03:57 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e05 to 0x2b07: channel 1 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 14:04:27 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e05 to 0x2b07: channel 1 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 14:04:40 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e05 to 0x2b07: channel 1 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 14:04:40 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: channel 3 used by exiting BSSs
    Jun 29 14:06:37 Router user.warn kernel: COEX: downgraded chanspec 0x2e08 to 0x2b0a: channel 3 used by exiting BSSs 
    Code:
    #    for C in 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 a; do grep -c 0x2b0$C /var/log/m*s; done
    2: 22
    3: 0
    4: 98
    5: 0
    7: 57
    8: 9
    9: 4
    a: 191
    #    grep -c COEX /var/log/m*s
    479
    #    wc /var/log/m*s
        3477    64641    598072 /var/log/messages
    
     
  30. gffmac

    gffmac Serious Server Member

    Anyone else having upnp problems with 'V' on e3000?
    Went from U to V today erased nvram on flash and tried again via gui later but upnp doesnt seem, to work.

    First noticed on xboxlive with moderate nat. U was fine previously.

    EDIT: Scrap that went back to U and same issue, weird... Must be something else.. Xbox live connection test says all is ok but game says moderate nat must be an issue elsewhere.
     
  31. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member


    Well .. I hope the same as you like the last release for Tomato people will update their browser.. I don't expect people working today with IE 5.5 or 6 ;) Use Chrome or Firefox.
     
  32. zapoqx

    zapoqx Networkin' Nut Member

    Sadly, some websites believe in using IE6 to work properly and in some cases, you have to use compatibility to force working on older code that they refuse to update.
     
  33. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    IE 6 and older versions are totally useles today. I think we should not support these browsers in Tomato. They are ancient, my websites dont support this browsers and reject the users... because it is impossible to make websites with full support for every version of browser...
     
  34. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    sometimes it's simpler than write ';' instead of ',' .. these subjects delays projects .. I'll install VM to check with IE6.. no problem.. as zapoqx said.. sadly to loose time with these issues but ... by the way, M0g13r , did you tried compatibility mode?
     
  35. Ric

    Ric Network Guru Member

    Click on Settings (Toggle Visibility)band select lan to listen for upnp requests. Save, and all should start working for you.
     
  36. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member


    Thanks for revert and check, it works very well in my case. @Ric, by default it listens in LAN, not needed, I'll swap this non-sense option...
     
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  37. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    We are using binary modules, I don't have access to wireless drivers code. You can send a letter to Broadcom about your thoughts and typos.... ;). Please use the latest beta, it fixed many useful functions and works very stable.
     
  38. Planiwa

    Planiwa LI Guru Member

    Does anyone know what causes those messages to appear in the Syslog?
    I would rather have them than not, but I haven't seen them with Toastman or Shibby FW.

    Same wl version:

    Tomato v1.28.0000 MIPSR2-104 K26 USB AIO-64K
    5.100 RC138.20
    wl0: May 29 2012 08:48:50 version 5.100.138.20

    Tomato v1.28.9013 MIPSR2-RAF-V1.1t K26 USB VLAN-NGINX-64K
    5.100 RC138.20
    wl0: May 29 2012 08:48:50 version 5.100.138.20
     
  39. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    It's the same driver and the same log level for both.. depends on the moment and how many networks are closer, but please use other version if you're not confident with Tomato RAF. ;) as I said I can't do nothing with Broadcom closed drivers.
     
  40. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    Personally, I would just apply the same fix Asus implemented in Asuswrt:

    Code:
    function initial(){
            show_menu();
            var isIE6 = navigator.userAgent.search("MSIE 6") > -1;
            if(isIE6)
                    alert("<#ALERT_TO_CHANGE_BROWSER#>");
    ...
    
    Seriously, IE6 has been EOL'ed by Microsoft in July 2010. And it's so full of security holes that you might as well plug your modem straight into your computer, and shout out "PWN ME! PWN ME!!!" to the rest of the Internet.
     
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  41. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    RMerlin - yes, IE 5, 5.5 and 6 are outdated, there are many better browsers... I dont understand why many users of Tomato use these browsers... They flashed router, every month flash new build, but dont update IE or replace it by something else... :( it is stupid.
     
  42. gffmac

    gffmac Serious Server Member

    Hey Vic, just wondering if things are on track for the 'end of June' timeframe for 1.2 or is it 1.3? ( http://victek.is-a-geek.com/ ) How are things going?

    Thanks for all your hard work!
     
  43. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    Now we have 1.1, so I think it is for 1.2 release...
     
  44. bimmerm3m5

    bimmerm3m5 Network Guru Member



    Ok, I tried v1.1u and things seem fine. About the the only thing I might want to enable is the web server. Looks like a very fun little feature :)

    Thanks as always for your great work!
     
  45. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Yes, externally is a little feature .. (it's a nice thing.. to show it friendly and easy) but internally it's a powerful beast module with PHP. Reading the little User guide brings you some idea how to start, include your web files in the USB with an index.html header, set the path in the GUI to look at your USB directory and fix firewall and port rules, easy as it. For extended features read NGINX user documentation.

    The stable release will be V1.2
     
  46. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    After all test done Release v1.2 will use 5.100.138.20 wireless driver. It will be release next weekend. ;)
     
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  47. adlerfra

    adlerfra LI Guru Member

    Vic. Is this the same driver as in current beta 1.1v?
     
  48. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    No, I did a merge in 'v' beta, in my test I found better stability and higher RSSI (-11dBm) for 2.4GHz and (-14dBm) in 5GHz with this driver compared with the one used in v release. Do you like to test the build with 5.100.138.20 driver? I can create another beta prior to stable release and then you can compare and help to sort the best...

    Thanks!
     
  49. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    Hi Victek, I would like to test it and make final version better. But I am not at home, I will be back on Saturday, so I will test the final version :)

    I am confused - wireless drivers - so there will be a version from build "u"?

    Thanks
     
  50. adlerfra

    adlerfra LI Guru Member

    Yes. I would like to test a beta with the 5.100.138.20 driver to compare. Thanks!
     
  51. Planiwa

    Planiwa LI Guru Member

    Tomato v1.28.9013 MIPSR2-RAF-V1.1v K26 USB VLAN-NGINX-64K

    Code:
    5.100 RC138.20
    wl0: Aug 9 2011 09:29:42 version 5.100.138.9
    Otherwise (and V1.2):

    Code:
    5.100 RC138.20
    wl0: May 29 2012 08:48:50 version 5.100.138.20
     
  52. adlerfra

    adlerfra LI Guru Member

    I just did an "about" with V1.1v and it shows Broadcom Drivers 5.100.138.20. Is this the driver that will be included in the stable release V1.2?
     
  53. Planiwa

    Planiwa LI Guru Member

    Perhaps I was too subtle?

    There is an obvious inconsistency (an identity problem?) in the response to "wl ver" in 1.1v
     
  54. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    No identity problem ;) , it was part of my tests.. I fixed 5.100.138.20 for both bands now.

    :) Version 'v' is the last one.. and I'll release 'w' for test wl and exFAT and then stable release (I hope.. ).


    @adlerfra, it's correct, the ethernet driver is 5.100.138.20 the wl0 is 5.100.138.9.. in next beta 'w' you have full 5.100.138.20 for ethernet and wl. You can read the drivers included in the Log file generated by the router after boot.

    'w' beta release will include exFAT (in USB support GUI) for multiplatform, MAC OSX (from 10.7|Lion), Windows (XP+SP2, Vista+SP1 and Windows 7). Please test when available.

    Thanks!
     
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  55. mpegmaster

    mpegmaster Addicted to LI Member

    GOD BLESS...VICTEK!!!:)
     
  56. mito

    mito LI Guru Member

    Vicente you rock:D!
    I'll be back with RAF asap.
    Salu2
     
  57. macgyver

    macgyver Reformed Router Member

    Release V is running well here and would like to try something newer than 138.9 on E3000 :) thanks again for all your work Victek looking forward to 'W'...cheers!
     
  58. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Beta release 'w' ready to download, enjoy ! :) .. tested, main improvements and fixes:

    - Definitive wireless drivers for all versions 5.100.138.20, stable and a powerful wireless.
    - Please try the new exFAT filesystem, it dismiss router overhead for users using NTFS and wide compatibility to MAC OSX / Windows.
    - Test iptables-restore line xx error, should be solved.
    - IE6 can't work with Tomato RAF, upgrade browser, message pop-up.

    Thanks!
     
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  59. macgyver

    macgyver Reformed Router Member

    Version "v" was rock solid no issues to report...just flashed "W" and happy to see updated wireless drivers seems to make a difference for the better noticing higher connection on WDS node (was 54mbps now 108)...thanks again! OpenVPN running rock solid and connections are great...can it get any better? ;)
     
  60. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Thanks for report, yes, there is room for improvement... working on it now.
     
  61. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    I am stable with Toastman but I can't wait to test the final release.

    Thanks Victek, great work.
     
  62. Planiwa

    Planiwa LI Guru Member

    I suppose I should apologize ahead of time for contributing something that might make the product better.

    From the Overview page:
    Code:
    CPU Load   0.57%
    CPU Load   (1 / 5 / 15 mins)  0.00 / 0.00 / 0.00
    
    1. Perhaps the Load Average is not a CPU load average, but a System load average?

    2. There is an interesting observation about precision here.

    It may seem that, in the example above, both CPU utilization and System load average have the same data precision, however they do not have the same information precision.

    A high CPU utilization may be 80%. A high system load average may be 3.

    If I were to do this, I would show the CPU utilization as an integer: 1-100.
    And the load average with one decimal place: 0.1-9.9.
    That way the information precision would be meaningful.

    I'm sure none is at all interested in this. So, here is another apology. :)
     
  63. Holy_Hunter

    Holy_Hunter Serious Server Member

    Which build can i use for my WL-500gP v1 ?

    thanks.
     
  64. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member


    It's very interesting what you mention, I appreciate your thinking and the point, the CPU rate is based in real time (depending of the refresh rate on the page) while the CPU Load it's based in other time units (1 minute, 5 or 15min), then the figures you see are logical (at least I can say real time CPU Load is correct), one expressed now and other showed in last minute, 5 min or 15 mins. Then when the time is elapsed the % reflected in the real time measure will be divided by 60, 300 or 9000 seconds.

    (1) Both count the system load.. not only the CPU.
    (2) One display shows instant, other divided by period of time.

    I implemented the CPU Load %, Teaman modified and now is the original one again with some work integrating other counters in the real time CPU Load calculation to be more accurate, sirq and I/O activity time are included too.
    At least now you're able to detect peak load while the other counters are showing you average along one period.

    Thanks!

    I don't make builds for WL500gP v1, but in your signature I saw RT-N16, you can use the build for this model available in my site.

    Thanks eahm.
     
  65. kyrios

    kyrios Serious Server Member

    Donation Confirmation number: 6KC93533DC5520928
    Vic, you forgot to match Toastman's classification rules in latest w
     
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  66. alexlau

    alexlau LI Guru Member

    Thanks Vic! One step away from the final release~~

    BTW what's the default administrator id/password? I remembered the old .9007 was root/admin, but after flashing a E4200 with version .v, it is admin/admin.

    so is admin/admin the id/pwd for the future as well? or am I making any mistake? thanks.
     
  67. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member


    ;) Thanks, answered, .. I forgot, yes, I don't use.. Thanks!


    Always was admin/admin .. but may be when you flashed from dd-wrt to tomato you typed root/admin .. isn't? ;)
     
  68. adlerfra

    adlerfra LI Guru Member

    Vic. Thanks for 1.1W. For my RT-N16 wireless settings, would you recommend that I use Channel Width 20 MHz or 40 MHz?
     
  69. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Depends of your wireless card .. I use always 40MHz, why then you bought RT-N16? squeeze it!! ;)
     
  70. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    Me too, always 40mhz... I bought usb wifi adapter tplink and it is better than intel in my notebook
     
  71. adlerfra

    adlerfra LI Guru Member

    I'm squeezing it now.:p
     
  72. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    Always (Marcel is right) Better to use 20MHz for 2.4GHz WiFi. There are many documents that explain why. 40MHz works better with 5GHz WiFi.
     
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  73. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    "Always" is a strong word. If you have a wifi friendly environment (low noise) then 40MHz works perfectly well. It is impolite to do so if it will interfere with your neighbors' wifi, but that can sometimes be offset through channel selection, directional antennas, and lower transmission power.

    My own wifi environment is a mess, so I use 20MHz. My throughput is definitely better and my neighbors are probably happier that way.
     
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  74. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Under my point and little experience the wireless card (also the radio environment polution) have a big influence to say 'always', 'may be' or 'perhaps'. I got superb results with Ralink wifi cards and random 'opinions' with Intel cards. To make all happy, in resume, try 20 or 40 MHZ, try different channels and select the best bandwidth according to performance, not? ;)

    In my case I got better results with 40MHz ... :D
     
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  75. buggage

    buggage LI Guru Member

    Just curious, did the ISP concentrator information get removed from the latest builds (currently on build W)? It didn't seem to work for me anyway, but now I don't see it at all under the WAN info section.
     
  76. alexlau

    alexlau LI Guru Member

    Yeah, thinking about it, I did :p

    I'm thinking to wait until your final release, then do a hard 30-30-30 reset and start from ground zero:D

    Thanks Vic! Always!
     
  77. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Yes, since ppp was removed and changed by rp-pppoe together with pppd I don't know how to retreive this information, value exist but get gives an empty string. Also nvram values has been deleted.

    Well, if you wait till final release it can't help me much, almost all tomato builds are in constant evolution, some don't include Beta 'word' but in fact all are beta, the only difference is I include one letter instead of number..
     
  78. gffmac

    gffmac Serious Server Member

    Thanks Vic all running smooth on my e3000. Added a fan mod last night powered by my cable tv box via usb :p
     
  79. plgvie

    plgvie Reformed Router Member

    ... for "w"-version, but it's quite a plain setup with almost everything disabled (no usb-support, no dlna, no wds, no QoS...).

    Well, there is one problem but that's not beta- or even directly tomato related, so I'd better open a separate thread.

    Kind rgds
    Peter
     
  80. lmartinez7641

    lmartinez7641 Serious Server Member

    Hi, I installed "w" version on my E4200v1 router and now it does not seem to work the WOL.
    My previous version was "u" and when the desktop was sleep and I RDP to the desktop it will wake up.

    It may be the desktop but i was wonder if anyone has noticed this problem

    Thank you

    UPDATE:
    Please ignore this as I installed version "u" and I still have the same issue
     
  81. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    I just flashed the last beta version "w" on my RT-16n... No problems, thank you for new a file system ;)

    EDIT:
    - openVPN is 2.3.2?

    So now just test it properly, update modules (if there is any update) and v1.2 is out! :D awesome, thank you
     
  82. RonV

    RonV Network Guru Member

    I am going to test flash the "w" also in my RT-16n. It's my backup router but as I usually do is "ping/pong" between the two for testing. If it passes the week like Toastman's latest beta it's gold!
     
  83. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Thank you for testing RonV, it's the way to reach the almost perfect firmware ;) you have some features not implemented in Toastman build, dnscrypto, access restriction filter, web server, may be you don't need it .. you can compare.
     
  84. zapoqx

    zapoqx Networkin' Nut Member

    I am so looking forward to stable release so I can play around with the newer features... and hopefully fix minor issues with some devices while I'm at it. Though... if W is working right, wouldn't that mean that there would be very few things to mess with configuration transfer from W - 1.2 (even assuming last minute fixes)? If So, I may try and take tomorrow as the day to update if its gonna save more time.
     
  85. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    zapoqx, yes, you can try, changes in stable release will include some new values and new features but you can update without upgrade.
     
  86. zapoqx

    zapoqx Networkin' Nut Member

    Cool! Guess I'll do so.
     
  87. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

  88. RonV

    RonV Network Guru Member

    Thanks Victek, one thing that has me excited is the ability to publish a web site. I don't offer web site recommendations to my current clients and with a built in server and the proper content management templates they could use the capture portal + web server to provide links to in-location offerings and services. I am still thinking about implementation and coming up with a model for offering this capability.

    So far in the home I did the router swap on Sunday all my Toastman configurations carried over with no issues. QOS, Access Restrictions, VPN, IPv6, etc. seem to be working well....
     
  89. zapoqx

    zapoqx Networkin' Nut Member

    Well Currently, as-is without QoS, BW, and IPv6, it seems to work quite well. Speedtest seems to show my connection improved quite a bit (going from avg 100 mbps to 130 mbps). Wireless connections, I'm unsure of right now, but all seems to connect well so I'm not worried. I checked some of the signal strengths on the page and it reads many of them as much stronger. Still gotta test my phone's VoIP under the new setup. The only thing I did test so far is my Nexus. It seems to use the internet, but one app seems to not be able to connect to something right and I'm not sure if the server is down or if it is indeed me (damn apps not making it apparent for such things).... wait a second, I double checked something. Don't really much on it, but as soon as I disabled Secure Mode in the UPnP settings, it seemed to work. Also, didn't even see any ports being forwarded before turning that off which was odd. I guess we'll see as the week goes on.
     
  90. Planiwa

    Planiwa LI Guru Member

    A very small usability improvement suggestion:

    in /tools-shell.asp

    Notes (Click here to show)

    Appears between [Execute] and the results. In actual use, this is extremely annoying.

    The "Notes", etc., should be at the bottom.

    For equal but opposite reasons, it would be better if the [Refresh] buttons were on the left, near [Execute], rather than the far right.

    Thus, when there is a deep page, you don't want to see the "Notes", etc, at the precious Top Left, but you do want to see the [Refresh] buttons in your field of vision, when the page is very wide.

    Yes?
     
  91. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    I had a free time yesterday, so I set IPTV over my RT-16n instead of the external modem from my provider... it works great! No more extra cables in my house :)

    An one more thing - I tested my connection speed yesterday - there is my new record with 150/100Mbit connection - RT16n - 142,3Mbit down; 93Mbit upl... amazing!
     
  92. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Yes, it's a good idea for SMB, hotels, restaurants, shops.. offering free wifi to get a ROI for the service.
    I had the same goal while implementing Nodogsplash for RAF version, module is ready to replace Nocatsplash (with option login/password access, bandwidth limiter, https....) and one of the targets it's to do so.. but there are some modules to update/replace before to start with it, in resume, yes, it's in the TODO list, we are syncing which feature will open the next v.1.2 beta race, Nodogsplash or SIProxd ... and waiting for one big project GPL green light to replace all secure communications modules in Tomato....
    Thanks!

    Yes, it's a cosmetic update that will cost few minutes, I agree, no problem. Thanks for the detail.

    And you have also udproxy if you need to negotiate UDP streams, no gui but it's already in the package. ;)

    To all of you, thanks for the feedback and test. Now I'm stacked in BIRD (http://bird.network.cz/) to add OSPF V3 for another project (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Shortest_Path_First) implementation to replace zebra and fighting with an annoying compilation problem when readline library (needed and also helpful to add sqlite listings ;)) is not found by BIRD to include commands sent from the GUI... sometimes I wanna be one 'bit' ..:oops:
     
  93. JAC70

    JAC70 Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks for all your work, Victek. Sadly, the 2013 releases seem to have left my router behind (e3000). There's only 64K free space for JFFS, and I lose 30Mbps speed over the 9007 version. (presumably the Fast NAT issue).
     
  94. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Well, unfortunately progress leave some hardware obsolete, I had the best smartphone 12 month ago or best LCD TV and now it's an 'average' phone. Don't waste money for best hardware if you don't need it.

    But I'm glad that 9007 release keeps your router in good condition despite some new features and security fix have been included in 9013 release. ;)
     
  95. JAC70

    JAC70 Networkin' Nut Member

    So was it Fast NAT being disabled in modern releases that explains the speed drop, then? If so, how can I re-enable it?
     
  96. Planiwa

    Planiwa LI Guru Member

    I did some wl throughput tests (2 GB from RT N66U router to LAN host, 5m away), with 1.1v. Later I will try the same with 1.1w.

    I also monitored CPU utilization on both router and LAN host, as well as wl parameters.
    [If there is interest, I will share the detailed method -- requires nothing to install on either Tomato or any Unix LAN host.]
    [The 2.4 GHz rate especially varies with external factors.]

    Here is the summary: 2.4 GHz: 45-70 Mb/s, 5 GHz: 105-115 Mb/s.
    Router CPU Utilization: 40% 80%
    LAN Host CPU Util: 26% 36%
     
  97. Planiwa

    Planiwa LI Guru Member

    Well, so far, with 3 trials for each band, for 1.1w:

    2.4 GHz: 68-70 Mb/s, 5 GHz: 112-129 Mb/s.

    This looks like a nice improvement!
     
  98. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    You can.. but some unexpected results in net_filter section may happen.. (even can brick your router) it's one of the 'black box uncertain' Broadcom features, I never tried but I think it can be useful for drowned CPU's...

    If your router bricks after this change press WPS button for 5 seconds while power ON, it will reset to default nvram values, so, make a configuration backup before and then you can easy restore your settings later.

    > nvram set ctf_disable="0"
    > nvram commit
    > reboot

    And please report back your findings.. Thanks!
     
  99. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member


    As you said these results are heavily linked with external factors, but I'm glad to see this improvement in your case. ;)
     
  100. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member


    Yes, Bird is from the Czech Republic :) I heard about this project, friends of mine contributed some parts of the code... it sounds good!

    Victek, could you provide me command for this? Thank you

    I would like to see this option in GUI in future ;) make it easier for newbies and users who havent read this topic and dont know the commands...
     

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