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Wireless survey seems to do nothing in the web UI

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by darksky, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. darksky

    darksky Networkin' Nut Member

    Does tools>wireless survey do anything for others? When I run it, I only get an animated wheel and the last updated time changes, but I see nothing displayed consistent with this older thread (Shibby). I see nothing in the log file.

    I am running tomato-R7000-9008.5Toastman-ARM-VPN-64K on an R7000.

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  2. kille72

    kille72 LI Guru Member

    I'm using Tomato by Shibby v138, it's working.
     

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  3. darksky

    darksky Networkin' Nut Member

  4. kille72

    kille72 LI Guru Member

  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    All Toastman versions Wireless Survey works fine here. And also, every Shibby version I've tried have also worked fine. Perhaps it is time to clear NVRAM and set up the router from scratch.

    EDIT - I should have stated this is for the routers I use, RT-N16, WNR3500LV2, and ARM R7000
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2017
  6. darksky

    darksky Networkin' Nut Member

    @Toastman - I will try that but it is a new install (literally) :)
     
  7. starlong

    starlong Network Newbie Member

    I'm seeing the same on my R6300v2. Shibby 138 K26ARM USB AIO-64K.

    Running the survey lasts about 5-10 seconds, causes the wifi to disrupt, but yields no results when complete.


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  8. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Could be some bug has been introduced, but I can't reproduce it here.
     
  9. ghoffman

    ghoffman LI Guru Member

    i have an r6300v2 as main router and this firmware:
    Tomato Firmware v1.28.9008 Toastman-ARM K26ARM USB VPN-64K
    Built on Mon, 02 Jan 2017 10:10:43 +0700

    wireless survey works fine.
     
  10. Sortec

    Sortec Reformed Router Member

    latest version of shibby works fine on R7000
     
  11. darksky

    darksky Networkin' Nut Member

    Well, after an NVRAM reset, it's the same. Not a big deal, but the dev team should be aware of it.
     
  12. starlong

    starlong Network Newbie Member

    Are you seeing output from wl scanresults?

    In my configuration it is only the Web UI that is not showing the scan results.


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  13. darksky

    darksky Networkin' Nut Member

    @starlong - Happy to test from the shell. What exact stanzas are you using?
     
  14. starlong

    starlong Network Newbie Member

    I welcome others to correct me here. On my R6300v2 I have used the "wl scan" and "wl scanresults" commands via cli per the following wiki. There is a note that AP mode must be disabled for scan to execute properly.

    https://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Wl_command

    The text output of scanresults should be a very verbose detail per ssid similar to what would be shown in the Web UI.


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  15. darksky

    darksky Networkin' Nut Member

    Perhaps part of my problem is that I have the 2.4 GHz radio disabled; I am only using the 5 GHz radio. When I try the wl from the shell, I get:
    Code:
    # wl scan
    wl: Not up
    Need to read the wiki you linked to see how to direct it to the 5 GHz device.
     
  16. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    If someone can find a way to reproduce it reliably, i.e. narrow it down to the cause, I can try to fix it.

    I've never run into this problem myself either, but I certainly don't doubt something like this could happen. There is an actual edge case in the code for where a scan might fail ("unable to start scan"), but no real error indicators passed back into the UI. Whether or not this is the situation is unknown.

    I've never had the 2.4GHz interface disabled, but I *have* had 5GHz disabled and had the scan work reliably. For what that's worth.

    I will note that in the Tomato source, the wireless scan capability is not done using wl scan from the shell (many parts of Tomato do rely on shell utilities to get data, but not this). It is done using native Broadcom ioctl()s to/from the wireless driver.
     
  17. ghoffman

    ghoffman LI Guru Member

    on my r6300v2 -
    wireless appears to be disabled if i uncheck 'broadcast' from the basic wireless setup. theremight be some mixed-up coding.
     
  18. koitsu

    koitsu Network Guru Member

    What relevancy does this have to the subject matter being discussed? Can a separate thread about that be opened? (I cannot reproduce it (I just tried) on tomato-RT-N66U_0511Toastman-RT-AC-VPN.trx, but it needs to be in a separate thread)
     
  19. thomaz

    thomaz Networkin' Nut Member

    i'm running tomato-R7000-ARM--140-AIO-64K.trx and after i set up everything via the web gui wireless survey doesnt work anymore.
    also "wl scan" and "wl scanresults" outputs nothing.

    there are also many many other bugs, which i dont have with an e3000 and v140.

    1. cifs isnt working by ui. i have to mount by hand using the "nounix,noserverino" options.
    2. Samba File Sharing with /cifs1 as source shows randomly many folders as files (similar to this here: http://bit.ly/2gnommu).
    3. bandwidth limiter on br1 affects the internal ftp download speed. for about 10 seconds the ftp speed matches the value of the br1 upload limit. then it goes up to full speed.

    i really cant believe that tomato runs so bad on the current "no1" mainstream router. :(
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2017
  20. Sortec

    Sortec Reformed Router Member

    works perfectly here... R7000 running Shibby 140.
    One thing to note however, you can not do a wireless survey when on a wireless device. There will not be any output as you get temporarily disconnected from the wireless network as the output is being generated. If you perform it on a wired device, it works as it should.
     
  21. thomaz

    thomaz Networkin' Nut Member

    i am always on a wired device.
    at factory defaults it works.
    when i reload my config it doesnt work anymore, so there is something i set up that kills the wireless survey.
    i do everything via web ui. the only extraordinary is the cifs mounting. jffs is also enabled.
     
  22. thomaz

    thomaz Networkin' Nut Member

    this is how wifi survey looks like when it "works" after clearing nvram:

    [​IMG]
     
  23. thomaz

    thomaz Networkin' Nut Member

    i found out what it is.
    when i enable "wireless filter/Permit only the following clients" wifi survey doesnt work anymore.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. Elfew

    Elfew Network Guru Member

  25. thomaz

    thomaz Networkin' Nut Member

    Netgear R7000 flashed exactly like shibbys youtube howto with theese files:
    03891e69819c00f0a4de9aa3b369cfea *tomato-R7000-initial.chk <--- 1st step
    faf111fecda43153048cf6c343f9afb6 *tomato-R7000-ARM--140-AIO-64K.trx <--- 2nd step
     
  26. Sortec

    Sortec Reformed Router Member

    Is it possible that you need to add the wireless MAC of the router itself to that list in order for its radios to listen?
     
  27. thomaz

    thomaz Networkin' Nut Member

    i added the macs of eth1 and eth2 but doesnt work.
     
  28. Sortec

    Sortec Reformed Router Member

    Hmm... this is odd... I dont use whitelists on my wifi filtering... I use blacklists and it works for me.

    Not sure how, but somehow a rouge device connected to my wifi. I have a pretty secure wifi password (i dont even let my family know, I enter it for them).

    So I black listed the unknown device until I can track it down.
    doing an OUI search on the mac, results in a vendor that I am unfamiliar with. My guess is that there is some device in the house that turned on that I have forgotten about and has since been purged from my static arp table.

    For my kid's friends, I have set up a virtual guest wifi, which is on its own subnet and has a real short IP lease time (like an hour). This unknown device is connecting to my main network. so, I black list it and it cant connect.

    Even when no one else is home, I turn off the black list and it connect immediately. So I am sure that it is a device in the house (or possible the neighbor, but I never gave them my password). One day I will track it down.
     

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