Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 14:26 Post subject: Re: no nat/internet on other subnets
what does "without resetting any options" mean?
Probably means that the post doesn't seem to have anything to do with this build thread... seemed more to have to do with 14896, 17201 and 17990.
correct, i tried to update the firmware since the last one was a bit dated and didnt realize until after the fact that this originated in the build AFTER 17201.
by resetting options i mean when flashing the new firmware, i reset the configuration, but when flashing back to the old one, i didn't reset, just to prove it's not the options (although i could have redid them from scratch). all build up to and including 17201 work.
Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 14:31 Post subject: Flashed E1200 very smootly through web interface
OK, I'm totally new to flashed routeurs.
For everbody like me who benefit from other's people work, the least we can do is take 5 minutes for reporting.
So here is what I've done.
1. lot of reding general stuff about DD-WRT flash (peacoks, install, etc). Like 2 days.
2. while reading, took notes cause there are so many mistakes we can make, it's better to list them for not forgetting one in the action.
3. Hard reset the router. This can seem stupid, but I need to say in here for noobs like me: 30-30-30 is NOT possible on E1200. I've seen some guy complaining it didn't reset the routeur. SURE! the button at the rear is about wireless keys, so the routeur won't care if you press it for 30sec... For hard resetting you will need to use a toothpick UNDER the routeur. Try to conect back to the web interface, if it tells you shit about unprotected wireless, you've reset your router.
4. Disconnect WAN, connect routeur with an ethernet cable to some Windows machine for having IExplore. I've read somewhere Firefox could be a problem, so I didn't take the risk. Disconnect your Wifi devices.
5. Downloaded the build:
6. Checked it with MD5 sums (easy, I use Linux)
7. connected my old switch for keeping some internet connection during the flashing, I'm paranoid and tend to verify again and again every step. Other possibility: you save webpages offline, you print them or make pdf (you can upload it to your phone if you only have one computer)
8. Loaded windows, connected to original firmware's web interface, and launched the flashing. It was nearly instantaneous, a matters of seconds, maybe a minute. But anyway I waited 20 minutes not doing anything. Remember, I'm paranoid. Sure 10 minutes would be OK; but you brick your routeur only once, and then you'll like to only have to wait 10 minutes for having it back to life.
9. Unplugged the power from routeur, waited 5 minutes.
10. Performed new hard reset and waited 5 minutes.
11. Connect again to 188.8.131.52:80
GREAT! You're in DD-WRT, meaning you did flash the correct way.
I'm still a bit afraid of loading a bigger build (that's why we buy a version 2, right?). Read someone did brick its E1200 after trying to load a bigger build. I would definitely love to use an OpenVPN build; since I live in a firewalled country.
Could anyone make a try and confirme this is possible ?
Again, to everyone reading. Noobs like me can contribute by reporting. Take five minutes, it is like a "Thank You" to people who gets their hand dirty to provide the DD-WRT software.
Some of the newly supported models use an external amplifer rather than the internal one eg the E1500 or any other model cisco linksys with 'speedbooster' - is this feature properly supported or is the txpower setting non functional on models which use the external amps?
E1200 internal amp, E1500 external amp.
With the new build , I have default of 71mw for txpower with E1500 and DDWRT, however the TX error rate is very high
2561784 OK, 2882174 errors
I have to reboot the router to clear the error rate and eventually it drops to 50% anyway. Have tried very slow and high txpower setting in router and client. Using 20MHz clients and both mini and mega builds. Otherwise the firmware is OK and flashing from stock was painless.
I installed the mini build on my E1500 and noticed wireless problems too. I did not have many errors, but I did have an unusually low wireless connection rate. I suspected that it was because of the high TX setting.
The owner's manual says the transmission power for this router is about 17db, so using the chart I set the TX power to 50mW. Everything seems okay now.
One thing that really bothers me is if the transmit power is boosted right out of the box. The E1500 might be in a different ballpark with the external antennas and the added power just might damage them. I am very curious what the default Linksys transmit setting is. Would any builders be able to confirm what the TX power is from the factory?
I think I have found an issue with the OpenVPN client and these recent builds.
Just updated my Linksys (Cisco) E3200 with v18946M Mega.
I have the same problem with this build as the v18024 build.
I am connecting via a 3G dongle plugged into the USB port. This works well with my ZTE MF626i on Telstra Prepaid.
I have a PPTP VPN server running, which is a little useless as Telstra give you a 10.x private IP range.
The problem occurs when I set up an OpenVPN client. The service works until the client connects to the server, then the sytsem locks. No ping on wifi or ethernet. Nothing. Restart and it works again until the point where OpenVPN connects to the server.
I do not have access to the serial console to get you any more information other than this.
Without the OpenVPn client, its been fine. Only using 2.4GHz Wifi. Got a laptop and a couple of iPhones working off it as I am travelling at the moment.
If you want me to post the OpenVPN settings and the dump from /var/log/messages or /var/log/openvpncl I can do so later. I'll be spending time with the family for the next few days
The DNSmasq / OpenVPN issue i reported appears to be not the build but a bad OpenVPN config, iroutes, and misspelled certificate names. It kills the local IP. This may also be part of my Internet on a stick USB issue with OpenVPN in another post.
I also learned that you can not TFTP recover an E3200 without a JTAG cable as it needs some commands typed in to commit the image to flash, or something like that.
Sleep also helps prevent these occurances too, for which Red Bull is no substitute
I will post my findings and fixes in a separate post, in the appropriate location.
Have tried "DD-WRT v24-sp2 (04/07/12) std-nokaid-small (SVN revision 18946M NEWD-2 K2.6 Eko)" on Linksys E1200v1.
It works fine. No problems during installation. ( Upgraded to mini from Original 1.03, after update, added some settings, restarted, confirmed that Internet works, and updated to std-nokaid-small ). All done via router web interface.
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 13:45 Post subject: WRT610N v2 & svn18946 - WAN output 0
I am not sure if this is an issue with the build, or my ISP (cable) provider.
I am running svn18946 big on a 610Nv2 which leaves ~4.2k of nvram. Everything including QoS seems to work well until I make a change then apply or save - for example disabling the WAN traffic monitor daemon. Output to the WAN drops to 0 and does not recover even with a reboot. Although the router does get an IP address, ... from the ISP. I can disconnect all links and power down the cable modem and 610Nv2 for 5 minutes (2 does not work) and then power on the modem then 1 min. later the router - everything is working again.
Cable company reported power fluxes on the cable. They came out re-terminated all the cable connections and replaced the cable modem. This was due to losing WAN output on an older build (recommended build) on a WRT320 v1. At this time plugging a PC into the cable modem did not work. Now, I can plug a laptop directly into the cable modem and have it work even when the 610 is not passing traffic. Kind of reminds me of the old days when coax was not grounded.