R7000 shibby v121 various issues

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by SergeiFranco, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. SergeiFranco

    SergeiFranco Network Newbie Member

    I recently purchased Netgear R7000 as upgrade for my RT-N16.
    I flashed it successfully to shibby v121. Last image I used is tomato-R7000-ARM--121-AIO-64K.trx

    Here are the immediate issues I am having:

    I cannot connect to 5GHz with Galaxy Nexus, it attempts to connect, then the ssid disappears from the list for few seconds. While the Samsung S4 has no problems. I can however connect when there is no security enabled on the wireless...

    The 2.4GHz range is very weak (no matter of the tx power settings) unless "United States" is chosen as the region.
    TX power setting make little difference (only region). Even 'wl' command has very little effect. I could not differentiate power settings between 1mW or 1000mW (and increments inbetween). I tried both wl and setting it from web ui. I left it at 0 (equivalent to -1 if using wl).

    I couldn't test 5GHz due to connectivity issue (the S4 device is not mine).

    Other things that do not work (and not really mission critical) are:
    Bandwidth monitoring history is not saved, ethernet port "lights" (not really an issue). Saving settings to a file and restoring does not work (although I attempted only once).

    The WiFi lights are not activated when WiFi is turned on/off (it has 2.4GHz and 5GHz light).

    On 2.4GHz I am maxing out at about 40Mbit/s Down 25Mbit/s Up, right next to the device, although this was tested with speedtest.net app (via ethernet I max out about 98Mbit/s down and 45Mbit/s up to the same speed test servers).

    Unfortunately the factory firmware was so horrible from UI perspective that I didn't bother to test performance at all.

    TL;DR: how do I fix the 5GHz connectivity issues between R7000 running tomato by shibby v121, and Galaxy Nexus?


    Last edited: Aug 20, 2014
  2. eris23

    eris23 Networkin' Nut Member

    I've the same problem connecting with security enabled at 5 MHz. No problem with original firmware.
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