Help with LAN

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Jezulkim, May 21, 2007.

  1. Jezulkim

    Jezulkim LI Guru Member

    Hi, I must say that Tomato is awesome :), big thanks to the creator.
    But, I have a little problem with it. As I have more than one computer, I'd like to make them communicate with each other (wirelessy). This worked fine with the original firmware but not with Tomato.
    When I try to ping one of these computers, it times out every time.
    I have a Buffalo WHR-G54S router. The operating system is Windows XP SP2 on every computer. And I use NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS protocol for the LAN.

    Any suggestions?

    EDIT2: Yeah, and I have the version 1.07 of Tomato.
  2. Odin-60

    Odin-60 LI Guru Member

    make sure that "AP Isolation" is disabled
    (on the page Advanced/Wireless)
  3. Jezulkim

    Jezulkim LI Guru Member

    Yes, it's disabled. I forgot to mention on my first post that I did reset the settings after firmware change, I don't know if this is important.
  4. affer

    affer LI Guru Member

    Did you enable NAT loopback in the Tomato advanced|firewall menu?

    edit - if you want to ping clients, you may also need to check
    advanced | firewall | respond to ICMP ping
  5. Jezulkim

    Jezulkim LI Guru Member

    I have both enabled, didn't help. Also, I tried a wired connection today but that didn't help either.
  6. Jezulkim

    Jezulkim LI Guru Member

    I have been thinking, there are two options for me and I need the community's help.
    1) Could someone with a working lan share his/her settings?

    2) The other unofficial firmwares.
    -dd wrt. Is it any good? How does it compare with tomato?
    -HyperWRT does it work with buffalo whr-g54s? Is it good?
    -Any other suggestions for buffalo whr-g54s?

    EDIT: also, does it cause any conflicts when you change from tomato?

    EDIT2: What's important to me is qos(<- must have), tcp timeout settings, ability to increase the number of connections and port forwarding.
  7. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    You seem to be having alot of problems which you did not have with the original firmware that came with the router. I'd suggest you reload the original firmware to make certain you did not have the same problem.

    Also for questions regarding DDWRT and HyperWRT, you might try asking in their respective forums -- they are both very good firmwares.

    BTW, most of us are using Tomato with multiple wireless computers without any problems. It's possible your problems are with your wireless adapters and their settings.

  8. Jezulkim

    Jezulkim LI Guru Member

    I flashed with DD WRT, and the LAN works now. Too bad that DD WRT doesn't have as neat interface as Tomato, but fortunately it has the features I want.

    EDIT: Now this is kinda strange, as the DD WRT's qos doesn't give you much options, I decided to go back to tomato. AND. The LAN works now with tomato.
  9. Jezulkim

    Jezulkim LI Guru Member

    Sorry about the double post but I found out what was wrong. Somehow using WPA security disabled my LAN. Any ideas?

    Also, tomato wants me to enter hex values for WEP (yes, WEP works with my LAN). Can I change it so I can enter "normal" values?

    EDIT: I got it working with WPA2. Could it be possible that there's a bug on the WPA security option on Tomato?
  10. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    No there is nothing wrong with WPA... I am using WPA with WDS with out any problems... and I can ping all the devices on my network with out any problems.

    ...multiple wireless devices (include non standard devices), a printer and two routers in WDS... (and PPPoE works great too...w/o a 24hr reconnect)
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