The independent technical support site for all things networking!

RouterTech Firmware v2.91

RouterTech Firmware v2.91 has been released. While only a minor version number increase since our last release, we’ve included over 20 different changes to fix issues and generally make the firmware better.

1. Bug fix: the “Restart Access Point” button in 4-port non-wireless firmwares removed.

2. Busybox upgraded to v1.14.3.

3. Utilities: “insmod” is now a shell to modprobe; use “insmod-bin” for the “real” insmod (this is a result of the busybox upgrade to v1.14.x and higher).

4. Some security improvements.

5. The “RT configurations” feature has been updated to be able to specify Led file and DSP driver. The available ones are shown in brackets. The desired Led or DSP file should be specified as it
appears in the brackets – and their file extensions must NOT be specified.

6. A new shell script: (for routers with the Adam2 bootloader only). It will defragment the Adam2 bootloader environment. The script has to be run from a telnet/ssh login session. Normally, you should not run this command directly. Instead, use setenv DEFRAG DEFRAG (see below).

7. New command for defragmenting the environment – setenv DEFRAG DEFRAG (note the capitals!) – must be run from a telnet/ssh login session (never from the web interface).
NOTE: This command must only be used as a last resort. As with any low-level operation that writes to the router’s flash chip, things can go badly wrong. The recommended way to defragment the Adam2 bootloader environment is to run “fixenv” from the bootloader command prompt. The recommended way to defragment the PSP bootloader environment is to run “defragenv” from the bootloader command prompt. You will need a serial console to run commands from the bootloader command prompt.

8. A new shell script: – allows you to throttle the bandwidths of those who have exceeded a specified transfer bandwidth (default 500mb) to a very very low speed (default 128 bytes-per-sec), and to display current bandwidth usage data. Requires IP Account to be enabled (example: 250 1024 reset – will throttle any client that has exceeded 250mb bandwidth to 1024 bytes per second; the “reset” parameter is optional; if used, then it will first reset the IPAccount statistics – this is useful if your router is not rebooted everyday). Run the command with no parameter to see the syntax.

9. New support for wireless Adam2-based routers with just one ethernet port (e.g., the Actiontec GT701WG).

10. pppd upgraded to v2.4.4.

11. New support for siproxd (wireless routers only) (courtesy of Richard Antony Burton).

12. New environment variable (“siproxd_enable” (wireless routers only)). If set to 1, this will trigger automatic execution of siproxd each time the router boots up, using a default configuration file (/etc/siproxd.conf).

13. Enhancements to the “RT Configurations” page in the “Tools” menu. You can now a) enable/disable Siproxd from this page, and b) select/de-select DSP drivers and Led conf files.

14. DSP/tiatim v6.x has been restored to the AnnexA firmwares.

15. The default DSP driver (other than the 1350A wireless routers) has been changed to DSP/tiatm v6.x. This should free up some memory on low memory routers, and should also be less demanding on the hardware. In the firmwares that allowed for changing the DSP/tiatm drivers, the facility to change the drivers still remains.

16. New DDNS support for dnsomatic (courtesy of Richard Antony Burton).

17. New command: wol_forward (courtesy of Richard Antony Burton). This command is to wake a machine on the LAN from outside the network, via settings in the new wol_forward environment variable. Example: setenv wol_forward “ppp0 br0 7”.

18. Following a poll on the forum, Tinyproxy has been removed from all our firmwares and is no longer a feature of the RouterTech firmwares.

19. A new shell script – – resets the configuration to defaults. Use this command only as a last resort – when everything else fails (e.g., when reset from the web interface fails, or when you are unable to access the web interface).

20. New tool – mtd3_app – this is a low level helper program for some firmware scripts. Do NOT attempt to run it manually!

21. Change in the syntax of – the “size” parameter should now be in kilobytes (multiples of 64) and not in bytes – e.g. mtd5 192 auto_minix. The valid sizes are: 64; 128; 192; 256; 320; 384; 448; 512; 576; 640; 704; 768; 832; or 896. If an invalid/unsupported size parameter is given, the script will simply print an error message and will stop. Be sure to not try to create a new partition that is bigger than the available flash space, or you will trash your router.

22. A new shell script – – returns the number of lines in a text file (or “-1” on error). Empty lines and comment lines (beginning with a “#”) will be ignored. If you want comment lines to be counted as well, then supply the switch: “–with-comments”.

23. A new shell script – check_env – this is a rough-and-ready check for bootloader environment fragmentation (Adam2 routers only). It returns 1 if the bootloader appears to be fragmented, and 0 if it does not appear to be fragmented.

Thanks to all who worked hard developing and testing this release!

Comments are closed.

Powered by phpBB & WordPress     Hosted by Kieran O'Shea     Site Code © 2005-2011 Kieran O'Shea     All site contents © 2005-2011 RouterTech - All rights reserved     Valid HTML     Valid CSS     Graphics by Neo