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upgrading my AC68U from 1.28

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by vivithemage, May 13, 2017.

  1. vivithemage

    vivithemage Networkin' Nut Member

    So I have been running 1.28 for a while now, works great.

    I was wondering what changes were made that I might find beneficial in 1.40? I know there is multiwan support, which I don't need. But are there any performance gains? Or other new features?

    I really only care about stability and max throughput. I am getting 1gb fiber soon, so I want to make sure I can utilize it at full speed of the router!
     
  2. boardlord

    boardlord Network Guru Member

    I think the consensus here is that Shibby's build is the "bleeding edge", while Toastman is more stable. But neither Tomato branch will let you get full utilization of your connection, the router is simply not powerful enough... Unless you enable CTF, but then you cannot use many features (just search for CTF and routing). My R7000 maxes out at around 250-300 Mb, so you'll need a really beefy (not SOHO-class) router to max out your connection... Or an old PC with pfsense :)

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  3. vivithemage

    vivithemage Networkin' Nut Member

    Are you sure? I see people posting on dslr and getting 900-950mbps.

    I'm curious about the upgrade though? Should I even? Or just leave it?
     
  4. boardlord

    boardlord Network Guru Member

    I also have a 1 Gbit fiber connection, and with CTF enabled I get around 900 Mbit down out of my R7000. But CTF isn't for me, as I need some features for my home network that don't play well with it...

    You can read more here
    https://routerguide.net/nat-acceleration-on-or-off/

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  5. vivithemage

    vivithemage Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks, I use port forwarding, so I don't know if that will work.

    How about upgrading, or should I just stay on 1.28? Have there been any useful changes up to 1.40 beyond multi wan support?
     
  6. boardlord

    boardlord Network Guru Member

    I'm usually an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" guy, but since Shibby 1.28 there has been numerous updates to modules, security related fixes etc. So I suggest an upgrade. Since you wrote that stability is paramount, and an nvram erase is mandatory anyway when upgrading from such an old version, I'd suggest give Toastman's build a try (unless there are some Shibby features that you definitely need) - he didn't implement Multiwan (which brought along lot of bugs that are still being ironed out).
     
  7. vivithemage

    vivithemage Networkin' Nut Member

  8. ruggerof

    ruggerof LI Guru Member

    And for the record, they are all version 1.28 but different builds, Shibby's versions are, for example: Tomato Firmware 1.28.0000 - 136 K26ARM USB AIO-64K, so probably you are discussing about upgrading from build 128 to 140.

    I personally think that the "1.28" should be dropped by all devs, it does not make any sense now and generate this kind of confusion.
     
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  9. boardlord

    boardlord Network Guru Member

    Yup, I meant 128 as Shibby's build tag, but thanks for making it clear in my place

    Edit: And yes, I'd also support dropping 1.28 as the main version number wholeheartedly. We're so far past Jon's version's feature set and HW support...
     

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