[Fork] FreshTomato-ARM

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by kille72, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. M_ars

    M_ars Network Guru Member

    hi Edrikk,
    wrote you a pm, have a idea

    edit: was blink running ? setting blink_wl = 1 is done at init, so very early. restart wireless? (after you set up blink_wl = 1 ?)

    BR
     
  2. Elfew

    Elfew Network Guru Member

    +1 - that would be great!
     
  3. @0E800

    @0E800 New Member Member

    Thank you for the reply. I am curious myself as to why the AT theme was not used? I could not locate a reason for why its not used. I am not trying to offend anyone by asking, but what is the reason?

    Thank you for the suggestion. That is awesome how the theme can be changed using TTB.

    Also, can anyone explain to me how the main router home page is generated?
    I found index.html in the sources, but its not it. Is there some PHP file or similar?
     
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  4. Boktai1000

    Boktai1000 Network Guru Member

    I have the reason why saved for reference, it was stated in early 2018 the following: https://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/fork-freshtomato-arm.74117/page-4#post-297099


     
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  5. M_ars

    M_ars Network Guru Member

    Hi Edrikk,

    i just checked latest arm branch up to commit (yesterday)
    https://bitbucket.org/pedro311/freshtomato-arm/commits/a2107fff0f942692acb5d8a015d317cef1591029
    with R7000

    Both WLAN LEDs are working / blinking
    blink process for 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz WLAN LED are both up and running

    I did a full NVRAM erase. I also checked restart, reboot --> it is working :)

    I also checked latest mips branch up to commit
    https://bitbucket.org/pedro311/freshtomato-mips/commits/fecdd5fac3fc227739d76d7183c9d5dc6ca30f4a
    with RT-N15U and there it is working too


    BR
    M_ars
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2019
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  6. Edrikk

    Edrikk Network Guru Member

    Ok
    Must be something in my instance/setup clearly if it works for others.
    Maybe the lack of a full rest though I can’t see why as I added the new pram manually.

    Running blink command line manually brought it up and the LEDs function.


    At this point, I would just put this in the “let’s keep an eye on it pile.” :)
     
  7. abir1909

    abir1909 Network Newbie Member

    Is there an estimated ETA for next version ?
     
  8. rs232

    rs232 Network Guru Member

    Don't put pressure. You really don't want them to rush and release buggy firmwares, do you?
     
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  9. Acps87

    Acps87 New Member Member

    Looked like only 1 Dlink router was supported. I have a D-Link DIR-882-US AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi. I've used Fresh Tomato with my asus router and lived it. Do I have any options for custom firmware like tomato or DD-WRT?

    Not really digging the default firmware, seems like it's missing alot of functionality for being a high end router.

    Thanks in advance for your help

    ~Acps
     
  10. jerry0000

    jerry0000 Connected Client Member

    Does this Kille72 FORK include MultiWAN?

    And if I want to switch from Shibby to Fresh, can I simply flash from Shibby?
     
  11. jerry0000

    jerry0000 Connected Client Member

    Which one is the most recent Fresh Tomato build does not have MultiWAN?
     
  12. rgnldo

    rgnldo Networkin' Nut Member

    [​IMG]

    @pedro311 with the INACTIVE RULES CLEANING option enabled, streaming communication with YouTube is not as fluid. I've disabled.
     
  13. rgnldo

    rgnldo Networkin' Nut Member

    Yes, MultiWan. Just install from scratch, without the recovery file.
     
  14. digixmax

    digixmax LI Guru Member

    Yes, I've done this on several router models, just be sure to check the box "After flashing, erase all data in NVRAM memory" to clear all old settings.
     
  15. jerry0000

    jerry0000 Connected Client Member

    Is there a version of Fresh Tomato that does not include MultiWAN? I do not need it, and I have read some folks suggest to stay away from the builds with MultiWAN due to its issues.
     
  16. snowman58

    snowman58 Network Newbie Member

    Just Flash the latest and don't setup MultiWan.
     
  17. jerry0000

    jerry0000 Connected Client Member

    thanks. I think the latest stable is 2018.5
     
  18. usergay

    usergay Reformed Router Member

    I use shibby v132 on one of my r7000's because multiwan breaks a few things for me. My other r7000 with the latest 2019.1.015-beta is working ok.
     
  19. digixmax

    digixmax LI Guru Member

    No. If you want to avoid MultiWAN you need to use Shibby older builds v132.
     
  20. jerry0000

    jerry0000 Connected Client Member

    Thanks. Any known issues with 1.32? or reasons against using old 1.32?
     
  21. digixmax

    digixmax LI Guru Member

    Since 132 is over 3 years old, I opted to use a more recent build primarily to benefit from security fixes. I have been running 2019.5-beta on both my main router and wireless bridge since it came out and have not had any serious issue thus far -- but I also have backup routers loaded with 132 ready to go, just in case :).
     
  22. jerry0000

    jerry0000 Connected Client Member

    Thanks. Does the recent Fresh Tomato builds fix the issues I mentioned in the below post?
    https://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/tomato-shibbys-releases.33858/page-82#post-302859
     
  23. digixmax

    digixmax LI Guru Member

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  24. jerry0000

    jerry0000 Connected Client Member

    So you are using 20 MHz channel width for the 2.4 G Wifi, and 40 MHz channel width for the 5 G Wifi in the network settings?
     
  25. usergay

    usergay Reformed Router Member

    No issues here with either the latest 2019 beta or shibby v132. See attachments for my personal (best) advanced wifi settings. YMMV

    TIP: Try not to have any spaces in your SSID, it seemed to cause some issues for me in the past so I avoid it now.
     

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  26. digixmax

    digixmax LI Guru Member

    I had had both on 20Mhz, but started to try 40Mhz for 5G. There is a trade-off between bandwidth and signal strength.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2019
  27. Magister

    Magister LI Guru Member

    Shouldn't your 2.4GHz channel be only 1, 6 or 11 ? Else others AP will see it as "noise" instead of cooperative?

    I have a R7000 too and I'm using 20MHZ on my 2.4 with channel as "auto" so it roams every N minutes (?) to select the best channel by itself (it goes on 1, 6 or 11 only, automatically). My 5GHz is pretty free so I set to 80MHz channel 149, connected rate is almost always 433Mbps or better.
     
  28. txnative

    txnative Addicted to LI Member

    I noticed that too when users using the 40 channel width on 2.4ghz, but using WEB mode increases the throughput even more when connecting to ap in channel width 40 or 80, although with that bei
    ng said it has nothing to do with your internet bandwidth, well some , but mostly data transfers instead but it's a solid connection.
     
  29. Techie007

    Techie007 Networkin' Nut Member

    +1 Checked it for myself...why has the transmit power setting been removed? It works on every router I've used Tomato firmware on, and it is one of the most important settings in the Advanced Wireless Settings page! I demand that it be restored immediately!
     
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  30. jerry0000

    jerry0000 Connected Client Member

    Since which version this setting has been removed?
     
  31. gordo_1

    gordo_1 Network Guru Member

    My Asus RT-AC68U has been crashing every 2-3 days on FreshTomato-ARM 2018.5 (AIO), so I've spent the past few weeks troubleshooting...

    I started out by performing an NVRAM reset and soon discovered that the router crashes even with the most minimal config (essentially just an SSID on the 2.4GHz radio). That got me thinking that the crashes could be USB/hardware related, since I have a couple USB devices connected (a 2GB SATA HDD with USB3 enclosure and a CF card on a USB2 hub)... So, I turned off USB altogether... That resulted in no crashes after 9 days -- so I think it must be related to USB or the storage devices themselves. On a hunch, I then re-enabled USB, but physically disconnected the 2GB SATA drive. Lo and behold, after four days, the router is stable.

    Now, it probably needs to stay up for a few more days to be sure, but thinking ahead, if it is indeed a HDD/USB drive-related issue, are there any known gotchas or else general community knowledge about USB configuration (HDD spindown or the Tuxera NTFS driver?) that could more quickly lead me to the specific problem (and therefore a solution?) Is it more likely to be hardware related? When the router is up, the drive seems to work just fine...

    I suppose this *could* be related to a long-standing Shibby bug of some sort as I automatically scheduled router reboots under the old Shibby builds back in the day and didn't pay that much attention...
     
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  32. txnative

    txnative Addicted to LI Member

    Good troubleshooting, in narrowing it out a bit to hardware or driver. The hardware related you should be able tackle that some more as I'm curious when some users mentioned a drop in download file or transferring files to being slow using the USB 3.0 but not sure if could be enough to cause a crash? Do you have CTF enabled as well anything in specific, notice anything unusual in TOP command?
    Decided to update to see if there is any crashes in the current beta to check for a driver problem?
     
  33. txnative

    txnative Addicted to LI Member

    Revert to a previous build or use the cli to adjust if using the current beta, for now as the devs have their reasons so be patient. They'll read the thread here.
     
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  34. jerry0000

    jerry0000 Connected Client Member

    so the 2018.5 still has the wifi power setting?
     
  35. Mercjoe

    Mercjoe Network Guru Member

    yes
     
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  36. gordo_1

    gordo_1 Network Guru Member

    No, CTF is off (as is default) and nothing weird in the TOP command. I ran the router under practically pure NVRAM reset conditions and it still crashed within a couple days. The only non-standard thing about that situation was that my USB storage was connected. When USB was turned off altogether, it ran fine for over a week. That's why I'm focusing my troubleshooting efforts at USB-related functionality.

    Earlier in my troubleshooting efforts, I did see crashing on the latest 2019 beta, but it was well before i had narrowed it down to USB. If I run out of other things to try, I'll try that again to be sure.
     
  37. oldasus

    oldasus Network Newbie Member

    New router now, rt-ac68u fresh tomato 2018-5.

    HDD usb3, formatted Ext4, connected to usb3 port
    usb storage read/write 48MB/s / 20MB/s (samba file sharing)

    As soon as I enable bandwidth limiter read drops to 0.7MB/s, write stays around 20MB.

    HDD connected to usb2 port
    read/write 5MB/s / 3MB/s
    BL enabled read drops to 0,6MB/s

    Entering higher values in max download and upload (tried even 300MB for both) makes no difference.

    Also makes no difference if I do or don’t limit (with high values) the test ip (from where I read/write) and even the router ip (don’t know if that makes sense)

    qos not enabled

    Limiter seems perfectly fine with internet connection…

    Is it a bug?
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2019
  38. Tony Ramirez

    Tony Ramirez Serious Server Member

    Went back to the official Advanced Tomato build. I found wireless performance stronger and more stable on 5Ghz and my router has not randomly rebooted like it did with the latest FreshTomato build interrupting my primetime streaming. Also it looks way better too.
     
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  39. Boktai1000

    Boktai1000 Network Guru Member

    If you are not already aware you should check out AndreDVJ AdvancedTomato Builds which have the AT GUI ontop of some of the fixes and improvements that FreshTomato has made. I have been running it on my R7000 without issue for weeks now.

    https://bitbucket.org/AndreDVJ/advancedtomato-arm/

    But anyways, since this is not an Advanced Tomato topic and to potentially pinpoint the issue, what build of FreshTomato were you using previously that was having issues? Maybe the bug can be pinpointed and corrected so that it will not happen in the future. If you could follow up with more information, maybe others can determine where the problem is in the firmware or with your configuration.
     
  40. pedro311

    pedro311 Networkin' Nut Member

    Moreover, there are quite a few R7000 users satisfied with the FT on this router ...
     
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  41. oldasus

    oldasus Network Newbie Member

    FYI bug is happening also after restore/complete NVRAM erase with only configuration: enable filesharing in samba file sharing and enable bw limiter with standard values.
    Will try an older firmware to see if this is happening also.

    Someone have any confirmation/test on this?
     
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  42. pedro311

    pedro311 Networkin' Nut Member

    Yeap, I can confirm, just tested on AC3200.
    I'll investigate further...
     
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  43. oldasus

    oldasus Network Newbie Member

    Thanks!
     
  44. rgnldo

    rgnldo Networkin' Nut Member

    I was able to leave streaming traffic with youtube via mobile.
    @pedro311 See this detail

    Miniupnpd Custom configuration:
    Code:
    bitrate_up=1000000
    bitrate_down=10000000
     
  45. oldasus

    oldasus Network Newbie Member

    So about the USB-speed, tried Advanced Tomato,latest build.

    Lot lower read, 28MB/s, bit higher write, 24MB/s.

    After enabling BW limiter read drops to 9MB/s, write is the same



    So same bug there but much (10x) better performance…



    But what an awful GUI but perhaps that’s because I’m used to Victek’s mod, it’s practically the same…



    For now back on Fresh Tomato



    Willing to test to help, let me know…
     
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  46. pedro311

    pedro311 Networkin' Nut Member

    Well, I obtained the same result on FT (I wrote in "Max Available Download" 8x "9").
     
  47. rgnldo

    rgnldo Networkin' Nut Member

    :) 2019.1 - 2019.02.27 :)
     
  48. Pumpino

    Pumpino Networkin' Nut Member

    I ordered a secondhand Netgear R8000 yesterday to replace my R7000. I've since discovered recent posts on other forums suggesting that recent Netgear firmware for the R8000 prevents it from being flashed with Tomato or dd-wrt. Can anyone here comment on that? If that's the case, I'll likely have to sell the R8000 when it arrives and grab an Asus AC3200.
     
  49. digixmax

    digixmax LI Guru Member

    See https://www.linksysinfo.org/index.php?threads/fork-freshtomato-arm.74117/page-16#post-301827 for a potential pointer to solution to Netgear's lockout of custom firmware. Be aware that you will likely run into same custom FW lockout issue with recently produced stock-units of Asus routers. I had to resort to Asus Rescue utility to flash Tomato onto my RT-AC68P.
     
  50. MrBeer

    MrBeer Networkin' Nut Member

    r8000 is not lock you can flash it .
     
  51. jerry0000

    jerry0000 Connected Client Member

    I am using 2018.5, and I have difficulty with generating working openVPN keys. The UI did generate keys just fine, however, if I use run the server with generated keys and use the generated client config file, the client will not connect to the server. Anyone has similar issues?

    I went back to use easy-rsa manually generate keys and it works fine. Additional issue I had was, using the default vars setting in the easy-rsa-2.3.3 resulted in very slow connection. So I want back and copied my old easy-rsa-2.0 setting and it worked fine.
     
  52. oldasus

    oldasus Network Newbie Member

    No, sorry, not here, tested again with different values for download and upload in BL.

    With and without limiting the ip address of the test machine.

    Still max 0.7MB/s read, after disabling BL speed goes immediately to 48MB/s.



    Until recently I had my main old asus WL-500gP with Victek’s mod because of the bandwidth limiter feature for years.

    Changed to the ac-68u to speed up home network, especially usb-nas speed…



    Even if I could get reading speed up to 9MB/s (which would be great for now) it’s only 1/5 of the capability of the system, knowing that it’s hard to settle for less…



    I guess this is not high on your priority list for next mod, is it? :)

    Also guess this bug is somewhere deep in the BL code so not being changed on a rainy sunday afternoon…



    Any work around?
     
  53. lukestyler

    lukestyler New Member Member

    works perfect for me

    my current device is rt-ac68u

    short question

    did set frequency of cpu to 1200,800

    does this work?
     
  54. hawkmat

    hawkmat LI Guru Member

    Hi Lukestyler!
    Be careful overclocking the RT-AC68U. They have a 800 MHz processor and many of those units would not overclock to even 1000 MHz let alone to 1200 MHz. The ASUS RT-AC68P version is a great unit and comes with 1000 MHz processor and the several I owned have all overclocked to 1200 MHz with no problems.
     
  55. oldasus

    oldasus Network Newbie Member

    No, without BL read up to 60MB/s, write 25MB/s
    BL enabled read drops to 0,7MB/s

    What's your read?
     
  56. oldasus

    oldasus Network Newbie Member

    BTW back to normal cpu MHz
     
  57. jerry0000

    jerry0000 Connected Client Member

    I am running 2018.5 (the lastest non beta) on my Netgear R7000. I noticed the Wifi channel width reported on the Status Overview page are not the same as my setting on Network Basics for the Wifi channel width. For example, I set the 2.4GHz wif channel width at 40 MHz, and the Overview page previously shows 40 MHz, and now for some reason shows 20 MHz. As for the 5GHz channel width, regardless I set it at 40 MHz or 80 MHz, I only see 40 MHz at the Overview page. Is this normal?
     
  58. MrBeer

    MrBeer Networkin' Nut Member

    Any word on when new builds will be uploaded to the server
     
  59. Aardvark

    Aardvark Serious Server Member

    When they're ready.

    If you can't wait, there are step-by-step instructions available for building them yourself.
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2019
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  60. digixmax

    digixmax LI Guru Member

    Looking at the first post of this thread I am guessing circa 02/27.
     
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  61. MrBeer

    MrBeer Networkin' Nut Member

    lol didn't see that .
     
  62. jerry0000

    jerry0000 Connected Client Member

    Is your channel width showing in the Status/Overview the same as your settings in Basic/Network? Mine in Status/Overview (I assume is the actual running value) is not always the same I set in Basic/Network. Not sure why.
     
  63. Pumpino

    Pumpino Networkin' Nut Member

    I got hold of an Asus AC3200, and sure enough, you're right. With the latest firmware, I'm unable to flash Fresh Tomato or dd-wrt. When you say the rescue utility, do you mean a program you install on the computer and then connect to the router while it's in recovery mode? I didn't have a CD in the box, and I can't see the utility available to download on the Asus website.
     
  64. digixmax

    digixmax LI Guru Member

    The utility might be referred to by Asus as "Firmware Restoration" and should be under "Driver & Tools", you need to click on "Expand All" heading to get the complete listing of downloadable files.

    Did you check out your second-hand R8000 to see if it would accept custom FW? If router is several years old and the previous owner has not updated its stock FW in recent years then you might be in luck.
     
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  65. digixmax

    digixmax LI Guru Member

    It's a case of YMMV depending the release version of the stock FW that comes with the router.

    If the router is a second-hand unit that has not been updated in recent years then chances are there would be no issue preventing an "upgrade" to custom or older FW.

    If the router is new off-the-shelf then it is almost certain that there would be a FW check & lockout in place. See https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=315110&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0.
     
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  66. usergay

    usergay Reformed Router Member

    Yes it matches for me everytime. The one time that It didn't, I ended up doing a factory reset (Clearing NVRAM) and it's been smooth sailing since.
     
  67. M_ars

    M_ars Network Guru Member

    try upcomming version 2019.1
    there are some bug fixes for OpenVPN like
    https://bitbucket.org/kille72/freshtomato-arm/commits/2ae797cb779cbbf31973ff54c5d2d6eba94dbfe4

    BR
    M_ars
     
  68. kille72

    kille72 LI Guru Member

    A new version of FreshTomato for ARM and MIPS routers has been released.

    More information in the first post.

    Best regards,
    FreshTomato team, @kille72 & @pedro311

    Thanks to @M_ars and all others who helped us with this project!
     
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  69. jerry0000

    jerry0000 Connected Client Member

    Ahh! I really do not want to do another factory reset. I did factory reset before setup the router, and the discrepancy of channel width was there from the get go.

    Maybe I will take this time to flash the newest 2019.1
     
  70. HorseCalledHorse

    HorseCalledHorse LI Guru Member

    Is it recommended to erase NVRAM if upgrading from the 2019 beta? I recently switched two routers from the last Victek version to Fresh Tomato and everything is working so well using the beta firmwares I'm a little scared to change anything.
     
  71. usergay

    usergay Reformed Router Member

    I just went back to 2019 beta from 2019.1 as it kept crashing my router and acting funny even after an nvram erase. Things like my iptables corrupting and WAN DHCP renewing on a loop.

    When I have the time I will try and troubleshoot it for now, stability comes first.
     
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  72. pedro311

    pedro311 Networkin' Nut Member

    No.
     
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  73. HorseCalledHorse

    HorseCalledHorse LI Guru Member

    Thanks, pedro!
     
  74. abir1909

    abir1909 Network Newbie Member

    Hey Pedro, I updated to the new version, don’t really notice a difference in speed. How can I tell the router is using both cores? Can I see it anywhere?
    Thx
     
  75. jerry0000

    jerry0000 Connected Client Member

    Does the 2019.1 has Wifi power setting? I heard the dev removed the wifi power setting from the 2019 beta.

    Besides, anyone else has similar experience that 2019.1 acting funny? I plan to upgrade from 2018.5 to 2019.1 due to some OpenVPN issues, however is a bit concerned from what usergay reported.
     
  76. joew333

    joew333 LI Guru Member

    Just loaded 2019.1 a couple hours ago. Seems nicely stable. Processor load seems normal. All the basic functions I use seem to be working just fine. I did notice in the stubby.yml file the promised addition of Google's DNS over TLS servers. Thumbs up! I see that addition but I don't see the sha256 SPKI pinset for the server. For the IPv4 Google servers it would be:

    # Google
    - address_data: 8.8.8.8
    tls_auth_name: "dns.google"
    tls_pubkey_pinset:
    - digest: "sha256"
    value: nxmRHK4Oq08HNWWYZwakeCHmiKvsDsEaBPS3blQ+nSE=
    - address_data: 8.8.4.4
    tls_auth_name: "dns.google"
    tls_pubkey_pinset:
    - digest: "sha256"
    value: nxmRHK4Oq08HNWWYZwakeCHmiKvsDsEaBPS3blQ+nSE=

    Thanks for getting the new release out!
     
  77. AndreDVJ

    AndreDVJ LI Guru Member

    I reduced transmit power on my R7000 to 2mW for both radios two weeks ago, didn't notice a thing.

    If Pedro removed that setting, good riddance.

    What country is set in Advanced/Wireless? I'd have it United States, reboot and leave it alone. I'm running 2.4Ghz at 40Mhz and 5Ghz at 80Mhz for over three years, no issues at all.
     
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  78. rgnldo

    rgnldo Networkin' Nut Member

    I upgraded to stable version 2019.1 after physical reset. With the Firefox browser without a cache, I restored the 2019.1_beta settings without any problems. Very nice. Thanks @pedro311 @kille72 @M_ars @AndreDVJ :):)
     
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  79. alex3712

    alex3712 New Member Member

    Please return the wifi power setting...
     
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  80. kille72

    kille72 LI Guru Member

    You can try "nvram set wlX_txpwr".
     
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  81. pedro311

    pedro311 Networkin' Nut Member

    These are @kille72 tests on his RT-AC56U:

    speedtest no multi core patch.png speedtest with multi core patch.png
     
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  82. alex3712

    alex3712 New Member Member

    Thanks for the answer ... I just have an unlocked RT-AC68U, and this is not very convenient ...
    And what are the limits in the "wlX_txpwr" regulation - 1-200 or 1-400 ???
     
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  83. joew333

    joew333 LI Guru Member

    For checking both cores, open up a Telnet session. After logging on, enter the Linux command "top" and then press the number "1" on your keyboard. Both cores will be shown. Have fun with the cores!
     
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  84. joew333

    joew333 LI Guru Member

    From normal CFE on the Asus RT-AC68U, the max setting for transmit power is 106 mW. The country code (such as “ccode=US” or “ccode=#a” for no region) determines which channels you can use (and I think Tomato ignores this channel check).

    2.4Ghz limits in CFE

    maxp2ga0=106
    maxp2ga1=106
    maxp2ga2=106

    5Ghz limits in CFE

    maxp5ga0=106,106,106,106
    maxp5ga1=106,106,106,106
    maxp5ga2=106,106,106,106

    Some with modified CFE will have this set to 120mW.

    All of the txpwr settings in NVRAM (volatile memory) in Tomato appear to default to 0. With a setting of 0 in NVRAM, the router will use the hardware values I believe, which would be the values from CFE. So back to 106 or 120 mW.

    To check your CFE values, go to the Administration -> Debugging page in Tomato and download your CFE. Use a CFE editor (advanced tab on the CFE editor) to look at your CFE values (or change them). Note to self: flashing CFE can be risky and brick your router. You do so at your own risk.

    A good article: https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wir...s/32431-is-your-routers-transmit-power-juiced

    CFE editor: https://gregory-gost.ru/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/CFEEdit.zip

    Article about increasing RT-AC68U transmit power: https://w.wol.ph/2015/08/28/increasing-transmit-power-asus-rt-ac68u/

    I am curious as to what your default values are in CFE. Let us know what you find out.
     
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  85. abir1909

    abir1909 Network Newbie Member

    Thank you. Funny I just saw this instructions from a while back and run speed test and noticed only one core in use. Is that Normal? Is the second core go into action only at higher use of the 1st one?
     

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  86. txnative

    txnative Addicted to LI Member

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    I've noticed those as well, but I decided to just use the defaults as they are or should be to around country code, changing power levels just doesn't do anything of value to your wifi connection, there are other environmental situations you set your router in and have to take into account location, structure or wall construction material, other AP's around you as 2.4 can get over crowed in apartments, duplexes etc.
     
  87. joew333

    joew333 LI Guru Member

    I don't know the load sharing algorithm for the 2 CPUs. Maybe someone can comment.
     
  88. joew333

    joew333 LI Guru Member

    I also use the 0 setting in NVRAM which defaults to the max value in CFE.
     
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  89. abir1909

    abir1909 Network Newbie Member

    Thanks again. Just wondering since I can’t see any difference in speed while Kille72 speed test show otherwise. I am using R7000 he uses Asus I wonder if it doesn’t apply to my Netgear.
     
  90. txnative

    txnative Addicted to LI Member

    A similar discussion was done on a topic in the past about txpwr, a toastman thread. Since using default or 0 was recommended and while fiddling around with different levels doesn't help but could make it worse in whatever situation or environment your in. Whenever I was in OEM firmware find a way to a telnet or ssh or look at see a similar default value of 0 or the highest pwr that code was introduced for the hardware.
     
  91. Clementinox

    Clementinox New Member Member

    Hi Guys,
    I see that this version does support DNS over TLS. I tried turning it on but after a dns leak test, it seems to not use the dns I have specified under the BASIC->NETWORK Tab. Anyone know how to use DNS over TLS on this firmware properly?

    Also does anyone know hot to get proper iP address and public key from a string such as "
    sdns://AQAAAAAAAAAADjIwOC42Ny4yMjAuMjIwILc1EUAgbyJdPivYItf9aR6hwzzI1maNDL4Ev6vKQ_t5GzIuZG5zY3J5cHQtY2VydC5vcGVuZG5zLmNvbQ
    "

    Thank you!
     
  92. Pumpino

    Pumpino Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks. I managed to flash it with a lot of mucking around. I had to flash an old Asus firmware I found via Google via the recovery program prior to flashing Tomato via the recovery program. However, the performance in Tomato was terrible. Ethernet transfer dropped from 80MB/s to 50MB/s, only one or two wifi channels would work, and the wifi speeds were halved as well. I ended up having to flashing Merlin's firmware. Very disappointing, as I love Tomato.

    I bought it a week ago on eBay and the seller hasn't responded to my messages or posted it. Very disappointing on that front too!
     
  93. pedro311

    pedro311 Networkin' Nut Member

    As we did, it was exactly that way that was added to original Stubby config example in this commit: https://github.com/getdnsapi/stubby/commit/fdd925f2a1c8a74b295030902de0d88f3654e2dc
     
  94. alex3712

    alex3712 New Member Member

    The transition to "Tomato" is caused not only by its stability, but also by the number of advanced settings, so removing any settings from the web interface is not a good idea ... in particular, the power of the wifi ...

    But in general, a great job, thank you so much ...
     
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  95. Techie007

    Techie007 Networkin' Nut Member

    That's a slap in the face. We know how to change the WiFi transmit power. The issue here is that you guys removed literally the most important, basic and consequential setting on the Advanced Wireless page. You might as well remove the entire page now!
    I thought the whole purpose of a graphical user interface was to make changing settings user-friendly, minimizing the number of manually executed commands needed to make basic changes!

    No more donations from me until the Transmit Power option is restored. I am serious!
     
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  96. usergay

    usergay Reformed Router Member

    I, too, think this setting is really important. I will remain on 2019 Beta for now as it seems the most stable for me aside from Shibby v132 (which I alternate between)
     
  97. Yim Sonny

    Yim Sonny Serious Server Member

    I feel your pain. After making $242.81 dollars in donations to Killer and Pedro, my requests to repair a bug have remained ignored. Tomato is such a large and complex development project that the more basic things which make Tomato a pleasure to use will just have to wait.............................

    Using QOS - Tutorial and discussion

    QOS rules updating - suggestions?

    QOS rules updating - suggestions?

    [Fork] FreshTomato-MIPS

    [Fork] Tomato-ARM by @kille72
     
  98. joew333

    joew333 LI Guru Member

    I am not sure the transmit power setting actually does anything. However, I do feel the angst in the group about the removal of the txpwr settings in the GUI. On the other hand, the txpwr variables in NVRAM are set = 0 by default on the latest Tomato build which means the router will use the power setting from the CFE. As the CFE values are the max power level, this means that the current 2019.1 Tomato build will use the router's max power value. If anyone disagrees, I would suggest a small science project to see if the power level actually does anything or not, for example by using WIFI analyzer from a table or smart phone you can do a small test.
     
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  99. alex3712

    alex3712 New Member Member

    The fact is that the use of maximum power is not always good, the effect is when the transmitter of its power overlaps (does not hear) the signal from the client (this is described in detail in provider forums). Here it is just required to quickly adjust the power, and not to climb every time in cli.
    The choice of antennas also had to be left ...
     
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  100. AndreDVJ

    AndreDVJ LI Guru Member

    @pedro311 just git revert and leave the settings alone.

    About QoS, I'd take whatever danielhaden said as the "modern" default rules. I'm flat out and unable to look after TomatoUSB until I'm on my annual leave.
     
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