Tomato Toastman on Asus RT-AC66U

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by airwolfke, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. airwolfke

    airwolfke New Member Member


    newbie here, want to flash my Asus RT-AC66U router for the first time.
    I want the Tomato Toastman version on it.
    I did some searches and I find a lot of references for the Shibby's version not Toastman.
    Can somebody help me and tell me which version I need for this router from Toastman?

  2. AndreDVJ

    AndreDVJ Addicted to LI Member

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  3. airwolfke

    airwolfke New Member Member

    Thanks for the post AndreDVJ,

    I installed it successfully.
    Question about the IP.
    While installing I set IPv4 to:

    After the install I put it back to automatic but it can't find the router when going to
    It only finds it when I set the IP back to

    How do I solve this?
  4. dc361

    dc361 Network Guru Member

    Toastman's builds do not have the dhcp server enabled by default. Set your static IP again and check 'dhcp' on the BASIC->Network page->Lan
  5. airwolfke

    airwolfke New Member Member

    Thanks for the help dc361.
    So I set the ip back to connected to the router and these are the settings:
    Type: DHCP
    MTU: Default
    Route Modem IP:

    I guess this is alright isn't it?
    --> I still can't connect to the router with my ipad when I got to

    Second situation
    On my router the light of the 5GHz channel keeps lighting up even while I shut down that wireless connection. I don't have this issue when I close down the 2.4Ghz channel.
    What would be the reason of this? Bug in firmware?
  6. AndreDVJ

    AndreDVJ Addicted to LI Member

    These are the WAN settings, not LAN.

    1) I'll repeat dc361: You have to tick DHCP box in Basic Settings > Network > LAN
    2) Turn off 5Ghz, make sure its SSID is no longer available, and paste here output of the following command:
     ps | grep blink
  7. airwolfke

    airwolfke New Member Member

    Ok. I enabled DHCP as you can see on the image.[​IMG]
    Check: [​IMG]
    What is the situation right now:
    - I can connect to the router from my 2 laptops, through wifi and LAN from
    - From those 2 laptops I can't surf on websites, Google is possible als getting my emails...but going to just a regular website doesn't work.
    - From my iPad I can't reach the modem on but on this device I can surf! Google, websites, etc,... very very strange!

    Situation 2:
    I guess you are talking about telnet, never done this but I did some googling and tried it out
    I typed in CMD when connected to LAN: telnet
    Then I need to enter username and psw, it's still both "admin"
    But can't get through, check image.

    Thanks already!
  8. AndreDVJ

    AndreDVJ Addicted to LI Member

    1) Make sure LAN clients obtain IP addresses via DHCP. If you set a fixed IP address and don't specify a gateway and DNS server, your LAN clients won't be able to browse websites.

    2) Check Advanced > DHCP/DNS, and please make sure Use internal DNS checkbox is ticked, so your router is able to forward DNS queries from your LAN clients, to DNS servers of your ISP.

    3) Use Tools > System to issue Linux commands, in case you're not familiar with a SSH client.
  9. airwolfke

    airwolfke New Member Member

    1) I should be able to reach from my ipad don't it? Now I can't.
    Concerning the settings on the laptops, these are the settings that I have for my wireless and LAN, both on automatic:
    I guess this is ok?
    So long story short:
    - Ipad: Everything is working on my ipad, I can surf but can't reach the router
    - Laptops (connected through wifi): Can't surf, only google and small things it seems, plus I can reach the router.
    I switched back to my router of my ISP and funny thing is that also with this router I have the same issue! Only google, websites...
    I'm right now walking in the dark!

    2) Internal DNS was/is checked!

    3) The result: 364 root 1336 S blink_5g
  10. Monk E. Boy

    Monk E. Boy Network Guru Member

    When using telnet or ssh to connect to the router the username is always root, not admin. root works for ssh or telnet, while admin or root works for the website. The password is the same in both cases.

    I would guess you need to reboot whatever piece of network equipment you're plugging the router into, but that's based on US ISPs locking onto a MAC address of the first attached system and refusing to allow you to connect anything else until the equipment is power cycled (with the new system/router attached).
  11. airwolfke

    airwolfke New Member Member

    Hey guys,
    I found what was the issue was that I couldn't reach my router on, very stupid! Utp cable connected to an port 1 and not wan. Stupid!
    Sorry for that.

    Any one ideas about the blue light of 5ghz that is still one while it's disabled?
  12. AndreDVJ

    AndreDVJ Addicted to LI Member

    It's hard to track down when you don't have the hardware at hand. My best bet is that blink_5g process is keeping turned on 5Ghz LED.

    There are many other factors, but I'm unfortunately unable to fix or look further into it. In order to really troubleshoot, you need to have some knowledge of enabling/disabling gpio, and some familiarity with the source code.
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