RouterTech Firmware 2.91 Discussion

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RouterTech Firmware 2.91 Discussion

Post by Kieran » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:53 pm

This is the place to discuss (thanks, suggestions, criticisms etc.) the v2.91 release of the RouterTech firmware, available for download here

For support, problems, bugs or other such firmware related questions or issues, please start a new thread
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Re: RouterTech Firmware 2.91 Discussion

Post by mstombs » Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:34 pm

Just flashed the download on my "production router", found the syntax of the Busybox 1.14.3 sendmail has changed slightly since I last checked - here is a script that successfully uses the latest version, change all the <..> to suit, works with a standard ISP that accepts standard email post on port 25

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#!/bin/sh
# ----------------------------------------------------------
#  bootmsg.sh
# Script to send an email whenever the router is (re)booted.
# ----------------------------------------------------------
#===============================
FROM=<fromemail@address>
TO=<toemail@address>
NAME=<name>
SMTP=<smtp.yourisp>
SUB="Router reboot"
MSG="/var/msg.txt"
#===============================

# write the email headers
cat >$MSG<<EOF
From: $FROM
To: $TO
Subject: $SUB
Date: $(date)

Hello $NAME

The router has booted up (or has been rebooted) on: $(date)

I just thought I'd notify you.

Here's the new ISP IP details

$(ifconfig ppp0 |grep inet) 

and the connection stats

$(cat /proc/avalanche/avsar_modem_stats)

Best regards,
   Your beloved router.

EOF
# send the email
sendmail -S $SMTP -f $FROM <msg.txt

logger "bootmsg sent"
# cleanup
# rm $MSG
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Re: RouterTech Firmware 2.91 Discussion

Post by thechief » Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:16 am

Thanks :)
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Re: RouterTech Firmware 2.91 Discussion

Post by gorneman » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:00 pm

Thanks for the new firmware.
I have installed it on my DLink g624t and seems to work perfectly.

What are differences from dsp73 and dsp75A?
Thanks for the great work.
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Re: RouterTech Firmware 2.91 Discussion

Post by thechief » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:33 pm

gorneman wrote:What are differences from dsp73 and dsp75A?
How long is a piece of string? The differences depend on the line conditions and a host of other factors.
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Re: RouterTech Firmware 2.91 Discussion

Post by gorneman » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:42 pm

Excuse me for misunderstanding: differences of features between dsp73 and dsp75.
I couldn't find documentation on it.
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Re: RouterTech Firmware 2.91 Discussion

Post by mstombs » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:10 pm

gorneman wrote:Excuse me for misunderstanding: differences of features between dsp73 and dsp75.
I couldn't find documentation on it.
Sorry, we do not have any formal release notes - they are official versions of the drivers as used as options by Acorp - and I believe one or two other original equipment vendors. General consensus was that dsp74 would disconnect more often than previous. I have a suspicion dsp75 may sometimes try to hang on too long when it would be better to resync, your mileage may vary. Routertech firmware is the only one we know that gives you an option to try different drivers in the same firmwares - Acorp build multiple versions of their beta firmware because certain drivers work best for certain routers/lines/ISPs.
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Re: RouterTech Firmware 2.91 Discussion

Post by Pondera » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:38 am

D-Link DSL-504T with PSPBoot 1.4.0.4 and RT 2.90 modified as below:
Pondera wrote:Installed PSPBoot 1.4.0.4 (psp_boot_Acorp_W400G-1.4.0.4) on D-Link DSL-504T with CICLaMaB 4.5.8.
With TIUpgrade package of DSL-504T-GenII REV_C (same hardware of DSL-524T -that uses ADAM2- and DSL-2540T -that uses PSPBoot-) in Corrupted Image Mode updated to V3.02B01T01.AU.20080827.
Then via WEB GUI updated to RouterTech_3.6.0D_20090419_2.90.A_AR7RD-4Ports_psbl-4mb-flash_firmware.upgrade.img!
All done without JTAG!
updated via WEB GUI to RouterTech_3.6.0D_20090912_2.91_AR7RD-4Ports_psbl-4mb-flash_firmware.upgrade.img and setted to led.504t-v2 (PPP Status working fine as McMCC style!). :D
Instead led.504t-acorp doesn't work: "Status" led always off!
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Re: RouterTech Firmware 2.91 Discussion

Post by thechief » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:58 am

Excellent!
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RouterTech Firmware 2.91 - Dlink DSL-300T

Post by bovirus » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:48 am

I tested your firmware (Adam2 1 port) on DSL-300T. Works fine with PPPOA and PPPOE (very speed connect)
I just checked a problem regarding the change of DSP with dsp_ver variable.
I tried to set DSP 7.3 with set dsp_ver dsp73A command (and save-reboot.sh) command.
At reboot I checked that the variable dsp_ver is dsp73A but the DSP it's alway 6.02
I tried also with DSP 7.5 (set dsp_ver dsp75A) and again the variable it's OK but the DSP at reboot it's always 6.02

Could you fix it and add in dsp documentation the info about limitation of dsp version in 2Mb flash firmware (just as remind for 2Mb flash users)

I'm not sure (I didn't find info about it). Is it possible to copy into the modem (and activate it) new led schemes?
Should be interesting for modem that now there aren't led schemes.
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Re: RouterTech Firmware 2.91 - Dlink DSL-300T

Post by thechief » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:59 am

bovirus wrote:Could you fix it and add in dsp documentation the info about limitation of dsp version in 2Mb flash firmware (just as remind for 2Mb flash users)
Read features.html. It is item number 6 in the features list, and this information is clearly stated. ;)
bovirus wrote:I'm not sure (I didn't find info about it). Is it possible to copy into the modem (and activate it) new led schemes?
Should be interesting for modem that now there aren't led schemes.
You might be able to get it into the /var/ directory with wget.
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Re: RouterTech Firmware 2.91 Discussion

Post by bovirus » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:01 pm

This the point 6

Facility to choose between different DSP modem driver versions (for wireless routers and routers with 4mb flash and 16 mb RAM only (by setting the appropriate value for a new bootloader environment variable, "dsp_ver")) - e.g., running: setenv dsp_ver dsp73A && /sbin/reboot would select DSP v7.03, AnnexA. Choices are between dsp62A, dsp72A, dsp73A, and dsp62B/dsp72B/dsp73B (i.e., AnnexB). Note also that all these are case-sensitive. The normal default is dsp62A. For the TNETW1350A firmware, the default is dsp72A. From v2.9 onwards, there are separate firmware images for Annex A and Annex B.

Should be more clear if you add the sentence like "For 2MB it's available one single DSP 6.02".
And plesae if you can release also an additional 2MB firmware version with updated DSP 7.3 (or DSP 7.5)

In this way I think should be exactly clear the situation for 2Mb flash file.

The same information should be add into "dsp_drivers.txt"

If the information it's clear the user can understand what they do and don't.
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Re: RouterTech Firmware 2.91 Discussion

Post by thechief » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:21 pm

Yes, we can easily add more things to the docs to make them even more explicit. As for extra firmwares with dsp 7.x, I don't think that will happen any time soon. Routers with 2mb flash normally have 8mb RAM as well. Things are tight enough with respect to memory. The later dsp/tiatm drivers use more memory than 6.x, and are also more demanding of the hardware. We have therefore adopted a "better safe than sorry" approach.
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Re: RouterTech Firmware 2.91 Discussion

Post by foskarulla » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:50 pm

Updated my Linksys ADSL2MUE from 2.9 to 2.91 and works like a charm, thank you (:
And btw for instance for my DSL line "old" DSP 7.3A seems more stable than the brand new 7.5A.
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Re: RouterTech Firmware 2.91 Discussion

Post by stevew » Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:37 pm

Loaded it up on my D-Link DSL-G624T in the UK this morning. Upgrade from 2.9 was super smooth! :D
Cheers,
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