Tomato + Wireless + Xbox = SMB servers not found

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by HarshReality, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. HarshReality

    HarshReality Network Guru Member

    OK, I think I have this nailed to the firewall. Been beating up XBMC dev and other wireless network users and they are unable to duplicate EXCEPT when using the 'mater'.

    So here is the layout... main office internet -- Buffalo (w 1.11) to that I have my network printer, network storage and 2 hard wired terminals.

    Living room: WRT54G v2.2 (Tomato) -- xbox

    All IPs are static and WDS connection established.

    So if I have a link in my sources I can hit it and stream flawlessly but when it comes time to search for machine the firewall gets in the way. So any suggestions on how I can get around this so I can once again add network shares from my xbox?

    Dont misunderstand me, I was using WRT and could get through fine but in the race for stability 'T' has won the hands down.
  2. j.m.

    j.m. Network Guru Member

    I have the same problem browsing shares in a peer-to-peer LAN workgroup. I am pretty sure this is due to the same faulty loopback implementation that the Sveasoft firmware used to have. I documented that here:
    Unfortunately, I do not believe there is a way to disable loopback in the Tomato GUI. Perhaps in a future version Jon will implement loopback in the manner I suggest above or will at least provide us a GUI option to disable it all together.
  3. j.m.

    j.m. Network Guru Member

    FWIW, jon has graciously looked into this, and I believe this will be fixed in the next public release of Tomato. Please revisit this when it comes out (don't know when that will be).
  4. HarshReality

    HarshReality Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the input/update/information, in the meantime is there a workaround or something that could be done to resolve it? I know 'there shall be no wine before its time' but the sooner I get the box to see my network the sooner I can stop having to type things in so the kids can find their shares.
  5. j.m.

    j.m. Network Guru Member

    You can, of course, list all the shares in your XBMC XML file. Other than that, there is not much you can do for now. You can try disabling NAT Loopback on the Advanced | Firewall tab in Tomato. However, in my experience, this setting has no effect, at least in 1.11. It may have worked in some prior version.
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