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by mstombs
Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: RT-N66U: Odd web-based only speed issues
Replies: 4
Views: 3930

Re: RT-N66U: Odd web-based only speed issues

If you are downloading P2P as fast as that the router will be busy with lots of connections, and the slower upload channel may be saturated - correctly configured QOS may help. Incorrectly configured QOS may be causing the issue. Are you sure how many clients are using the router when it is on? Are ...
by mstombs
Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Routers
Topic: speed problem with new router, need assistance
Replies: 5
Views: 4716

Re: speed problem with new router, need assistance

What are your modem stats, connection speeds and noise margins? What ADSL connection mode, i.e. PPPoE/ PPPoA How is modem connected to router? If modem mode is PPPoE preferred mode is usually to put modem in bridge mode and enter ISP details in router. What setting does router have for MTU/MRU, Ethe...
by mstombs
Tue May 26, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: Huawei HG630b Filtering Rule Priority
Replies: 4
Views: 4538

Re: Huawei HG630b Filtering Rule Priority

LOL I think it is more basic than that - you could have one rule that allows access to a specific site, and another which blocks all internet access, presumably you would want the latter to have higher priority. But why bother, router based MAC or URL based rules will be easy for your smart kids to ...
by mstombs
Mon May 25, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: Huawei HG630b Filtering Rule Priority
Replies: 4
Views: 4538

Re: Huawei HG630b Filtering Rule Priority

If it is Linux iptables 'like', then the rules are processed in strict order of priority and the first to match wins, so you need to think about order. Don't know anything about that router or its firmware, so it is up to you to experiment!
by mstombs
Sun May 17, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Routers
Topic: D-link DSL-g624T bricked
Replies: 16
Views: 8760

Re: D-link DSL-g624T bricked

Old thread here on fixing LAN ports

How to fix D-Link G624T ethernet ports @ 10 Mbps only

DLink mains power bricks also known to fail
by mstombs
Fri May 15, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: D-link DSL-g624T bricked
Replies: 16
Views: 8760

Re: D-link DSL-g624T bricked

Failing LAN ports often hardware failure due to bad electrolytic capacitors.
by mstombs
Sun May 03, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Router Upgrade Checker (Class II routers only)
Replies: 296
Views: 347281

Re: Router Upgrade Checker (Class II routers only)

We had users with a similar name router a long time ago ...

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But it is not unusual for manufacturers to keep the name and change the insides - which is where the ruc comes in to interrogate the current firmware.
by mstombs
Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Firewall/Security
Topic: Port Forwarding Help
Replies: 1
Views: 10994

Re: Port Forwarding Help

Ideally you put the modem into 'Bridge Mode' then let the dd-wrt router have the real Internet IP and configure port-forwarding in its GUI. You can only full-bridge pppoe, for other protocols the modem may some form of half-bridge, or failing that run with double nat _ dmz directed to your PC.
by mstombs
Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: How to fix a bad install of DD-WRT?
Replies: 1
Views: 5384

Re: How to fix a bad install of DD-WRT?

You might not have waited long enough, seems some new routers have slow flash/big firmwares that can take more than 10 minutes to flash. If flash not complete before a power cycle the router may refuse to load firmware and stick at a bootloader prompt - or it can get into a boot-loop where the fimwa...
by mstombs
Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Firmware
Topic: Installing extra applications
Replies: 4
Views: 5271

Re: Installing extra applications

You haven't started with a good example, first start with a simple shell script, then a "hello world" type app to prove you have a cross-compiler working setup.

Changes to userspace iptables need an corresponding kernel netfilter modules, basically only possible with firmware recompilation.
by mstombs
Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Firmware
Topic: Mini-FAQ: QoS setup on the RouterTech firmware
Replies: 51
Views: 51216

Re: Mini-FAQ: QoS setup on the RouterTech firmware

legume described the early firmware version as "TI's priowrr qdisc", don't forget this is an old custom kernel with binary atm/dsp drivers.
by mstombs
Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: IPTables && RouterTech Firmware
Replies: 8
Views: 4119

Re: IPTables && RouterTech Firmware

Not sure what use such an iptables backup is, but you will also need the nat tables, I use

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iptables -nvL -t nat
for a verbose listing using ip addresses
by mstombs
Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: Router Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 4368

Re: Router Recommendations

I happen to use a Linksys E3000 for wireless range extension, connected by wire back to main router - the E3000 has internal antennae and the 5GHz band limited coverage but fine for one room! Asus have been caught cheating in the US recently - using more power in products than allowed http://www.sma...
by mstombs
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Routers
Topic: Router Recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 4368

Re: Router Recommendations

I know some folk who get good use out of powerline, but do be aware of the marketting 'up to' specs, similar to wireless you'll be lucky to get half the advertised rate! If you can I recommend real cat5e cable, good for 2,000Mbps, you can get external grade to run wires outside if needed to put a ro...
by mstombs
Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: Routers
Topic: Asus RT N66U weird disconnects
Replies: 12
Views: 6092

Re: Asus RT N66U weird disconnects

AsusWRT Merlin Firmware:378.51 currently has the most recent drivers I have seen (not that this is always a good sign!)

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ASUSWRT-Merlin RT-N66U_3.0.0.4 Fri Mar  6 19:46:18 UTC 2015
admin@RT-N66U-3130:/tmp/home/root# wl ver
6.30 RC163.2002
wl0: Oct 17 2014 12:47:21 version 6.30.163.2002 (r382208)