Help Configuring Tomato 1.13 New User From DD-WRT

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Tilhasbb, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. Tilhasbb

    Tilhasbb LI Guru Member

    Help Configuring Tomato 1.13


    I am a new Tomato Adopter.
    I am trying to configure it but I am having some problems. Here's what I have.

    Modem Adsl Speedtouch 516 Bridge Setting. IP:
    Router: WRT54G with Tomato 1.13 IP:

    Modem connected to WAN port and Router autodials in PPPoe.

    I want to do the following.
    A) Overclock the router to 225Mhz
    B) Access the modem from Lan port to configure it.
    C) Dial into the Modem using PPPoe to use another ISP login.

    I did some searching on and here's what I've done but its not working.

    Under> Administration> Scripts> Init

    nvram set clkfreq=225
    ip addr add dev vlan1 brd
    ifconfig vlan1 up
    brctl addif br0 vlan1
    brctl delif br0 vlan1
    ifconfig vlan1 down
    nvram commit

    Under Firewall
    /usr/sbin/iptables -I POSTROUTING -t nat -o vlan1 -d -j MASQUERADE

    Thanks in advance
  2. Tilhasbb

    Tilhasbb LI Guru Member

    Rebooted and Linksys Powerlight is BLINKING !!!!
  3. Tilhasbb

    Tilhasbb LI Guru Member

    Does this firmware not have the bootwait feature????????????????????
  4. FRiC

    FRiC LI Guru Member

    Have you used another firmware before? Settings should be similar, but you shouldn't be using nvram commit in a startup script, nvram settings are permanent, so you should only need to set them once, and commit.
  5. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    You bricked it by setting you speed to 255Mhz too soon. In order to achieve the speed you should have raised it in increments such as setting it to 100, let it run for a few days. Then raise it to 120 and let that run for a few days. Do that until you reach 255Mhz. But why would you want it that high? I have read that setting it that high will cause an extremely large amount of noise. A safe setting for a WRT54G is anything under 100Mhz.
  6. FRiC

    FRiC LI Guru Member

    The default speed is usually 200 or 216 MHz. I think you're thinking of the wi-fi transmit power, which shouldn't be over 70-80 in most cases.
  7. Tilhasbb

    Tilhasbb LI Guru Member

    I've ran the WRT54G at 225Mhz on DD-WRT for over 3 months without a reboot. I know that speed is stable. And I set the Transmit power to 55Mw which are the setting I had with DD-WRT. I just wanted to try tomato to for the neat QOS feature.

    The Tomato Worked fine. but I couldnt use pppoee or see my modem. I couldnt telnet into the modem it refused the u/p:admin:admin. So I had those on Setup int and reboot the router using the browser and clicking REBOOT.
    I waited 10-15 seconds still didnt see the wireless pop up. I figured it disabled it and i had to connect using ethernet to enable it. I look at the router and power is FLASHING.

    I tried hitting the reset for 30 seconds. nothing
    I tried to set my ip to, gateway
    I pushed reset for 30 seconds on router, unplugged power kept pushing reset for 10 seconds while pc kept trying to ping and it wouldnt see a thing.
    Hence there is NO BOOT WAIT.
    The Power keeps flashing and DMZ never comes on...
    WTF !!! This was my favorite router
  8. Tilhasbb

    Tilhasbb LI Guru Member

    "Linksys' password protected TFTP upgrade will not work with Tomato. If you need to use TFTP to upgrade the firmware, use the bootloader's TFTP upgrade "

    So the "wrk54g_fw_upgrade_utility.exe" Will NOT work with tomato?????
    What is the bootloader's TFTP upgrade?
    press reset for 5 seconds before plugging into power and tftp should work??!?
  9. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    Sorry about that, I was thinking of the transmit power. It was early morning and I had not had my coffee yet.
  10. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Link to FAQ thread re overclocking

    seems as though overclocking incorrectly is risky.

    As mentioned elsewhere I would try tftping a small firmware rather than risk damaging the flash chip by shorting a pin.

    There are instructions around for pppoe adsl modem access using Tomato, I've no idea what the brctl commands in the first post are meant to achieve!
  11. FRiC

    FRiC LI Guru Member

    Boot wait is enabled by default on Tomato. Don't try to ping, just tftp a new firmware into the router when booting up.
  12. Tilhasbb

    Tilhasbb LI Guru Member

    tried and tried and tried and tried :(
    i decided to call linksys and hope it was under warranty and it was :)
    saved me risking opening her up.
    I am just wondering do you think there going to send me another v3 or v8?

    I told them I cant have the V8 since I bought 50$ antenna from them and the V8 has antennas that arent removable.
  13. kripz

    kripz LI Guru Member

    i would of thought u send them your router, they see you are messing around with 3rd party os's which voids warranty and they wont fix it.

    Correct me if im wrong.
  14. Tilhasbb

    Tilhasbb LI Guru Member

    how can they find out i put 3rd party os if the thing wont
    power keeps blinking hence corrupt firmware. i dont think there going to actually try to recover to find out i tampered with it
  15. Mastec

    Mastec Network Guru Member

    They will send you a version 8. Unless you specify on the RMA form you want the same router. They would send you a WRT54GL in its place. Some place on the RMA form it asks you what router you have or want replaced. Somewhere on the form you add **SAME** so they know not to send you the current version.

    The samething happened to me with a version 4, LAN worked but wireless stopped. I sent in an RMA and they sent back a version 6. I bitched and complained and they sent me a UPS label via email. Sent it back the next morning. About a month later I received my WRT54GL. They were on backorder. They didn't check the version 4, it had dd-wrt on it
  16. Tilhasbb

    Tilhasbb LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the heads up.

    I'll call in and confirm to send me the same router.
    I am hoping they send me V3 thou. Since its 216 MHz Ram 16 MB and Flash 4 MB.
    While the GL is 200 MHz Memory 16MB and Flash 4MB.
    How well does the GL overclock?

    When me and my brother use bittorent I realize it gets lagging to surf the net. I was able to push my router all the way up to 245mhz and it ran fine. but kept dropping it till 225mhz since thats all i needed for no slow downs with both of us using bittorent. I hope the GL can acheive the same or send me back a V3 :)

    The good ones are V2 to V4 right?
  17. bhlonewolf

    bhlonewolf LI Guru Member

    So you overclocked it, used a 3rd party firmware, and now want linksys to replace it? Either they see enough low volume of this type of stuff that it doesn't impact their bottom line, or, they'll run a test on it to figure it out.

    The GL uses a different cpu (a newer one) so don't equate the clock speed with performance. Having said that, I don't know if the 5352 offers any better perf than the 4712.
  18. Tilhasbb

    Tilhasbb LI Guru Member

    Overclocking does NOT hinder the life expectancy of a CPU. Its the extra heat it generates and increases operating temperature that lower the CPU life.
    I live in Montreal where its nice and cold. The router is always COLD to touch (room temp around 66F = 19C.
    3rd Party firmware shouldnt have anything to do with it.
    I dont see how its possible to test for it. It would cost them more than a brand new unit.
    Darn thing cost me over 120$ when it came out + around 60$ for the 7Dbi Antenna. Plus I am a computer guy and i've probably gotten them over a hundred extra sales from my recommendation. So yes I expect them to fulfill their warranty.
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