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TVLZ's additional model support tests

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by tvlz, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    I've added E2500/E3200 5GHZ support to Toastman's builds, also included
    TomatoAnon
    TC-ATM

    Tvlz's Tomato Builds
     
  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Nice work!

    Just a few comments:

    1) The version number is the same that I am currently testing. Consider use a new series of numbers so as not to clash?

    2) I would prefer that the Toastman name should not include things that I don't have any intention of adding, with particular reference to TomatoANON. New router support welcome, the other features I have already rejected. Consider a new Mod name, (TVLZ Tomato?)

    Keep up the good work!

    T.
     
  3. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    You're right, Sorry:(
    They were just some test builds that I was working on,
    I will change it right now!
     
  4. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Thanks, no worries :D
     
  5. callous

    callous Network Guru Member


    Thanks tvlz - I will give your version a try soon!
     
  6. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    I have tested this build, and can confirm that the wireless portion the 5ghz does not show up. And the save button when pressed does nothing on the wireless page. Other setting pages can save settings. I have done the nvram erase in the gui and default settings, and of the 30-30-30 reset prior and after flashing it twice.
     
  7. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    I made I new build(0001.1) to fix the problem, it works on a E2500, I needed to use the reset button to reset the nvram before it would work.
    Should move this to it's own topic, I think?
     
  8. mito

    mito LI Guru Member

    Yea, i think so.
     
  9. callous

    callous Network Guru Member


    I wasnt trying to be critical. These are test builds and I thought feedback would be good at this stage. Someone has to test these and I was the first to do that. I wasnt angry that it didnt work - I am just reporting my results.
     
  10. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    Ok thanks will test it out soon.
     
  11. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    How did u manage to get tvlz' .1 working for 5ghz? The save button wasnt functional, nor was the 5ghz (besides title) showing up
     
  12. El Maestro

    El Maestro Serious Server Member

    Got tomato-E2500-NVRAM60K-1.28.0001.1MIPSR2-Tvlz_Tomato_RTN-5GHz_TC-ATM-VLAN-VPN.

    Went back to stock firmware (30-30-30, then flash, then 30-30-30). After that, flashed with the above file, then 30-30-30, and you will see both frequences.
     
  13. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    Ah i see. Im using an E3200 router, not the E2500. My bad
     
  14. El Maestro

    El Maestro Serious Server Member

    Tlvz tomato-E3200USB-NVRAM60K-1.28.0001.1MIPSR2-Tvlz_Tomato_RTN-5GHz_TC-ATM-VLAN-VPN looks like it has support for 5Ghz. Did you do a 30-30-30 after flashing?
     
  15. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    Sure did. I'll give this another try tomorrow i guess. There is a very slight chance something wasnt followed properly. But I doubt it.
     
  16. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    For my E3200:

    Tried flashing again to TVL.tomato-E3200USB-NVRAM60K-1.28.0001.1MIPSR2-Tvlz_Tomato_RTN-5GHz_TC-ATM-VLAN-VPN,

    I did 30-30-30 before flashing and after flashing. There is some bug with tlvz's version this time, and the Save button on the wireless page doesnt work, and instead of "Wireless (5 GHz / eth2)" it says "Wireless (eth2)" something similar to that. There is no way to enable security for 2.4ghz either. Status overview says 5ghz is up however (but I didnt try to connect to it).

    Oh well :( I do appreciate him trying for certain.
     
  17. Jeffry

    Jeffry Networkin' Nut Member

    As soon as the bugs are worked out, I'm tempted to try out Tvlz's build just to get a Toastman build that has both radios working on the E3200. Hopefully at some point, Toastman will have time to officially add in support for the E3200's 5ghz radio.
     
  18. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    Jeffry could you at least try tvlz' build to confirm that there is a bug with the firmware for the E3200. Nothing is going to be done unless there are several people who can confirm a bug. You can easily just save your shibby build profile and flash back to shibby after trying out tvlz' build.

    Flashing to tvlz would take 20 mins or so. Fairly easy. I can confirm after flashing it twice there is no additional risk of killing your router - the firmware is wellbehaved in that regard.
     
  19. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Guys, before adding it, I am waiting for an indication in the forums that the 3200 is stable (not having one myself). I still see many people reporting hiccups with the wireless, so I am not sure of the status of this addition.

    tvlz??
     
  20. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    Just checking to make sure
    I dont know why it is working for 2500 but not 3200 either, they both use the same code.
    Made a new build 0002 if you & Jeffry could try it.
    Callous have you tried shibby's 104 build to rule out a bad router?

    I think Shibby's code is stable, but people forget that it is a USB radio so maybe that is why it has lower performance, might it need some tweaking?
    If you could make a test firmware for the e3200 to rule out something I may have done that would help.
     
  21. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    I haven`t E3200 but i have Asus RT-N53 (the same wireless usb interface for 5GHz) and:
    on OFW with 2.4GHz connection i have DL 9.89MB/s and UL 10.28MB/s
    OFW with 5GHz: DL 9.02MB/s and UL 5.52MB/s

    On Tomato with 2.4GHz: DL 8.03MB/s UL 9.63MB/s
    Tomato 5GHz: DL 6.84MB/s UL 7.26MB/s

    Ok ofw has better speed but on Tomato are not bad.We have to remember, that my tomato is the first 3rd part firmware supported 5GHz on those routers! Code/router is stable IMO.

    btw IMO the biggest problem is people knowledge about 5GHz connection. 5GHz connection is worse than 2.4GHz. I tested 5 dual-band routers (RT-N66U, RT-N53, tplink 3600, tplink 4300 and netgear 3400) with OFW and alternative software (tomato, ddwrt, gargoyle) and in a larger number of tests 2.4GHz was better ( mean speed of download/upload file from/to NAS via samba) than 5GHz!!
     
  22. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    I want to thank you all for not taking any of what i said personally. I am available to test out any new builds you have, or to grab logs from the router if you so desire it.

    TVLZ: I will be testing 0002 very soon, before the end of the weekend and giving you feedback.

    Shibby's version works fine right off the bat for 5ghz (5ghz shows up and I can connect to it, and I can save settings), although his version seems to freeze up after a month, but could be because i was trying to create a new VLAN something that isnt officially supported as that is known to be buggy across any version of tomato.

    I am not sure what he's doing that is different than your builds. It's not like he has a e3200 either.
     
  23. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    Hi tvlz:

    For the E3200 I've tried 0002 tomato-E3200USB-NVRAM60K-1.28.0002MIPSR2-Tvlz_Tomato-RTN_5Ghz-USBAP_TC-ATM-VLAN-VPN, and still couldnt get it to work.
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    The Save button in Network page is nonfunctional, and the 5ghz Wireless options arent showing up. In the Overview page, the 5ghz is somewhat showing up, but is labelled as "Down".

    I have done the 30-30-30 prior to the flash and after the flash, as well as Erase NVRAM after doing that, and a reboot and a shutdown, and use default settings as a last resort with the same results. I dont know why shibby's version is working for me.

    Thank for you looking at this. I hope jeffries will consider flashing 0002 to confirm what I am seeing here. I hope this picture of what I am seeing helps
     
  24. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    what happened to all the other posts?
     
  25. Monk E. Boy

    Monk E. Boy Network Guru Member

    A website issue. Toastman is looking into it for us. I would guess we're looking at a restore from a backup.
     
  26. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    Cool - for a moment there I thought all those guys got sick of me and deleted my posts :D
     
  27. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Haha ... no...

    It appears that the site host may have done a restore from an old backup ... Toxic is looking into it, but one might assume if they had a newer backup -they would have used it.
     
  28. Jeffry

    Jeffry Networkin' Nut Member

    I guess I'd better recap my findings regarding Tvlz's updated E3200 build since that posting disappeared into the internet black hole. :rolleyes: Did load the firmware and confirmed the same findings as callous. I just use Shibby builds and wait for Toastman to officially add in support for the E3200 5Ghz radio which will be as soon as he thinks things are stable enough.
     
  29. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Yes, I haven't got a clear picture yet.

    tvlz - as soon as you give it the "all clear" I will add it.

    And ... thanks for the work you're doing on these new models.
     
  30. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    Callous:
    Looking at the screenshot I see that there is no MAC address listed I think (should of tried it this earlier) if you default the MAC on the Advanced MAC page it might work. It looks like the right drivers are loaded - in the now missing logs you posted before.

    If you want to add it go right ahead, not having any problem with the E2500 & Shibby's works on E2500/E3200 & Asus RTN-53, they all use the same code so I don't know why the E3200 has problems. Your builds will make sure it's not something I did.

    I like adding new ones.:)

    Btw, on the TC-ATM Gui you can combine into one line 32- PPPoE VC-MUX & 32-RFC2684/RFC1483 Bridged LLC/Snap they are the same( i.e. 32-"PPPoE VC-MUX" or "RFC2684/RFC1483 Bridged LLC/Snap") - it was reported that they were showing up as the other one in now missing post.
     
  31. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    ok will test this soon and give results! thanks
     
  32. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    Good call. Advanced/mac address, setting everything default and clicking save enabled 5ghz. I can confirm internet is working through 2.4ghz and 5ghz thanks, and WPA2 works for both.

    After this is done, I can select Save on the Basic wireless page again. No issues there.
    Neither Shibby's or tvlz can accept a USB stick and show the data inside it whether it is FAT32 or NTFS. As you mentioned, this was disabled (why?).

    Tomatoman the overall driver for the 5ghz works just fine for the E3200 for Shibby's and tvlz now.

    Am testing the other features of the router right now. Will report back on findings.
     
  33. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    Jeffry when you can, please confirm that setting mac address to default and saving it fixes the 5ghz issue, like what it did for me for tvlz 0002
     
  34. rafwes

    rafwes Serious Server Member

    can you pls report how is the cpu usage with tvlz 0002 when maxing out the 5ghz channel? thx
     
  35. Jeffry

    Jeffry Networkin' Nut Member

    Good that you found a workaround. Tlvz might want to see if there is a way to fix that in his next build. As I mentioned in my last post, I am sticking with Shibby builds for now until a fully functional Toastman E3200 build is available.
     
  36. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    CPU Load (1 / 5 / 15 mins) 0.75 / 0.51 / 0.23
    CPU Usage 75.63%
    Using 5ghz band and about 10 mins of transferring from wired to wireless laptop. Is this typical? I have never felt a need to check it.

    Also under Advanced/Misc ther CPU speed says "188,94" in the pulldown menu. I am unsure at this point if the router is running at the full 500mhz or really at 188mhz.
     
  37. rafwes

    rafwes Serious Server Member

    Can't say, since on my e2500 with 300 MHz CPU the usage is always 100% on 5GHz.
     
  38. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    callous, try setting 480 and save with the GUI. I think the router may be set to some speed that isn't listed in my GUI selector, so it's showing 188 - otherwise, I have no idea :D
     
  39. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    Hmmmmmmmm that might screw up my router if things go badly. I dont have a jtag thingy to fix something like this. I'll have to wait for someone to try setting the speed to 480. I cant tell what speed it really is running at.

    Is there a command after I telnet in to ask the router what speed it is running at?
     
  40. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    NO, I was talking about the usb printer support being disabled by default.

    About the Usb port not working
    Does it work if usb1.1 is enabled?
    Does it show with cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
    Unless you need to give it more time(5 min) after you erase the nvram to make sure all the defaults get reset?

    Not something to worry about, the nvram clkfreq setting by default(500 for e3200) doesn't match what the Advanced/Misc GUI has(500,250,125) so it just uses the first setting to display as long as you don't save the page it will be OK. The overview page shows the correct CPU speed.
     
  41. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    Will try it on router over the next few days for testing for usb printer. I personally would never try using putting a printer onto the router as that is unreliable even with default firmware, and scanner portion wont work.
     
  42. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    Sorry:( I didn't mean for you to try the usb print option
    I was talking about a post that is now missing - where I said that I disabled the usb print option by default - when we were still trying the 5Ghz.
    I was asking about the usb ports working with a flash drive
     
  43. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    ok - well all i can say is that I didnt try plugging in a usb printer (never saw a point in using router for that), and usb flash drive plugged into router didnt show any drive or files that I can see in windows network page. The router wasnt even showing up on that page, while I remember linksys firmware the router would show up like a networked computer

    I did check usb 2.0 and usb 1.1 with ohci, with same results. I didnt try usb 1.1 by itself with 2.0 unchecked though.
     
  44. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    Windows network page -
    I though you were talking about the usb drives not showing up on the Router's USB Support - Attached Devices page.
    I think you need to use Samba if you want the files to show up in Windows.
     
  45. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    it is showing up in the attached devices page of the router. I didnt know about samba - I just assumed it would show up in windows just like using the linksys firmware.

    I will have to research what samba is
     
  46. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    ok file sharing through usb stick in router and using samba works just fine!

    What about UPS? Is that functional? I plug it in and my UPS isnt detected. It isnt a big thing as any rational person wants the usb hooked up from UPS to the computer. I was just curious what it does.
     
  47. Daryl Martin

    Daryl Martin Serious Server Member

    I'm running tlvz's build 0002 on my E2500, and it's great. I don't have any 5ghz cards, but the 2.4 is nice. :)
    Cisco's stock firmware is much slower throughput on this box.
     
  48. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    What's the difference between "Erase all data in nvram memory (through)" from the tomato router menu, vs SSH in and doing "nvram erase" then "reboot" ?
     
  49. Mangix

    Mangix Networkin' Nut Member

  50. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    What i have found the difference - is that one relies on the webgui code to be functional (which may or may not be, you can never predict from build to build that everything in it will function as it should - thus they are 'test' builds) the command line doesn't really rely on the webgui code being correct in order to work - and that is the difference to me.

    As far as if the webgui code is functional and working as should, then there is no difference in what either does, they both erase nvram effectively hard resetting the unit.
     
  51. callous

    callous Network Guru Member

    "Restore default setings" if I dont use this after a nvram erase, or a "Erase all data in nvram memory (through)", what would be the values of each setting?

    Would it be blank, thus risking problems later on?
     
  52. Mangix

    Mangix Networkin' Nut Member

    no. new nvram gets written by the bootloader during boot. tomato also helps.
     

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