First thoughts after Tomato installation

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by poperator, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. poperator

    poperator LI Guru Member

    Thanks for all support.
    I upgraded 54GL v1.1 to Tomato 1.04 from Linksys factory default.
    Main purpose of the unit is a local WiFi access point as broadband is provided by a stable SMC router. So I don't check the broadband at first.
    Browser Opera 9.1

    Few first thoughts or questions. :)

    1. Device list obtains mac and Ip numbers but device name is empty.
    Is it by design or did I missed something? If the name column exists I guess it isn't expected to stay empty... also at first it obtained all lan IP's but after 5 minutes lost other most lan PC's. There seems to be something wrong with device menu refreshing.

    2. Ses button 1st function to toggle wifi is excellent choice for my purpose. But doesn't seem to work. The SES light is off and stays off when I toggle the SES button and Wifi stays connected.

    3. Button 4-2 second function might be the script to switch security on off, followed by some led blinking confirmation. Obviously not implemented yet.

  2. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    I'm assuming you did NVRAM clear? Since you are getting somewhat questionable results I'd do it again.

    Device list for me has the device names filled in appropriately. It shows the name of my main computer and the name of my wireless computer.

    The Tomato FAQ/pictures provided by the author on his website will definitely help any new user, and also the readme.htm included as part of the download. For example, the readme.htm has this regarding Opera:

  3. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Same here. I think it only works when DHCP is used (am i right?)

    Works here like charm. But i not sure if the SES light works like it should. :biggrin:

  4. poperator

    poperator LI Guru Member

    I switched to MSIE to avoid possible compatibility issues with Opera.

    I did once again reset from button back of unit and also commit NVRM from Tomato menu....
    Now it shows Wifi clents name, still names of wired lan are missing and all PC doesn't show up at all as during first 5 minutes, thee were more PC's visible if not all.

    Can the 54GL v1.1 unit show also the wired lan device names?
  5. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Hi, do you use DHCP or do assign your IP's manually ? Because (as i mentioned one post before) i think that works only when DHCP is used !

  6. poperator

    poperator LI Guru Member

    I use smc router as dhcp server ... while 54GL has dhcp enabled too.
    now wifi clients show the name and wired land don't.

    I don't find any possible DHCP client table menu? Perhaps the device list should be named a DHCP client list instead of device list to be more precise?

    That clears why it doesn't show properly wired lan devices.

    Or not entirely because it displays at least one additional wired device and without name ....
  7. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    The wired device is possible the SMC router... You may have issues with SMC devices not seeing your WRT devices and WRT devices not seeing SMC devices.

    You might want to disable DHCP on WRT and let the SMC do everything. Unless you have a particular reason you need both DHCP servers enabled. The two units might start handing out duplicate addresses. Just disable wan on WRT.

    Set WRT IP to (SMC ip).2, gateway and DNS should = SMC IP.
  8. poperator

    poperator LI Guru Member

    After disabling WRT DHCP WiFi devices don't show up IP ether name.
    The additional IP is not a SMC router but another PC.

    I can't either easily reboot the WRT too often as it's default IP is not in a local network and therefore after reboot I have to access it's default with direct cable from another PC and change the IP.
  9. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    Is there a reason why you need the WRT on a seperate subnet...

    I believe the SMC is @ so you should set your WRT to
  10. poperator

    poperator LI Guru Member

    Not a default subnet is because of security reasons, against known security holes... Usually it isn't a problem as devices don't need to be restarted from factory default too often.
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