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Posted 27 September 2012 - 08:48
Posted 27 September 2012 - 11:03
You might want to get on the TomatoUSB forums, or maybe the Linksysinfo forums. People there know way more about the firmware specifics..
re: different firmware versions, not sure if Shibby follows the same naming convention but here is Toastman's explanation:
http://www.4shared.c...man_Builds.html (look at the Versions.txt file)
I've been using Toastman's mod for a while, so nowadays maybe it's just out of habit? Started with Toastman on a Linksys E4200 v1 router (at the time Shibby did not have a firmware for the E4200 v1) & used his mods since then. There's definitely nothing wrong w/ Shibby's mods, though maybe they do a bit more than I need (everything listed in that wiki page that his firmware supports vs Toastman's are things I don't use).
I can't really give you a rec on a mod I don't use, but can tell you this one has been working fine for me on the Asus (on the Toastman side of things):
tomato-K26USB-NVRAM64K-1.28.0500.5MIPSR2Toastman-RT-N-VLAN-VPN-NOCAT.trx (in here)
I am having the same issue as you are. I also had upgraded my firmware to RT-N66U_126.96.36.199_220.trx from ASUS first. Figuring this would fix any space issues.
"ASUS RT-N66U B1 Firmware Version 188.8.131.52.220 IMPORTANT, DUE TO THE NVRAM SIZE UPGRADE, CHANGE TO THIS VERSION FIRMWARE WILL WIPE ALL YOUR SETTING! AFTER UPGRADED FIRMWARE, PLEASE PRESS THE RESET BUTTON AND HOLD OVER 5 SECONDS TO RESET THE ROUTER TO DEFAULT."
I tried for close to 8 hours to get DDWRT on this router. Most of it was reboot and wait. Tomato took 10 minutes and it was up and running. But I get all the same issues that you are having. I have no problem going back to ASUS or Tomato firmware as the unit takes them and boots fine. But I can not get DD-WRT to load for the life of me. I am going to repost all this on some other sites and maybe we can get this solved.
I have tried both the built in recover webpage and the firmware loader application also. I will be trying more but its now almost 5 am and I started around 8:30/9pm.. so I have had enough for tonight. But I need the same feature as you. I need the wirless bridge/repeter (wirless extender) system. I cant cut holed in my aprtment but I have game systems and such in one room and the rest is in another room. I dont want 80ft of cable through the apt and across two levels.
Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:37
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:21
Posted 11 October 2012 - 11:05
Have you considered checking out the asus rt-n53. I am using it currently in conjuction with a RT-N66U. No problems whatsoever i am extending my signal with the rt-n53 from my basement 2 floors down to my 3rd lvl. The rt-n53 isn't the most powerful machine but it will allow you to extend the signal without much difficulty with the manufacturer's firmware. Very cheap too i picked mine up for 40$ CDN. And contrary to what they still have on their main website for info on the rt-n53 it extend's both 2.4ghz and 5ghz signals at the same time. However that being said you can only choose one signal to repeat so if you can only pick up a 2.4 ghz signal it will repeat it on both 2.4ghz and 5ghz or you can take a 5ghz if your close enough and repeat it on 2.4ghz and 5ghz.
Posted 12 October 2012 - 00:05