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Guide_Tim

join:2012-02-28
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Re: [Internet] Best Routers for Bridged Networks

RT-N56U_3.0.3.3-046_full.zip 7.6 MB
Description:

- IPv6+IPv4 (dual stack).
- Linux kernel 3.0.68.
- 5GHz WiFi driver v2.4.3.6 (include backports and fixes).
- 2.4GHz WiFi driver v2.5.0.11.
- Full build: included "transmission", "minidlna", "xupnpd".
»code.google.com/p/rt-n56u/
Anyone else running the latest Firmware ?
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ispalten

join:2005-04-16
Clermont, FL

The 'fixes' to .045 :

-------------

Changes to firmware ver. 3.0.3.3-045:
----------------------------------------------------------
- Fixed daylight time for European timezones CET and EET.
- Fixed dnsmasq failure exit on not existing tftp root directory.
- Added IPv6 fixes from upstream kernels.
- Improved stability RTL8367 switch initialization on system startup.
- Improved WebGUI design for PPPoE VPN + MAN connection.

-------------

.045 didn't last too long did it? From what I can tell from the above I don't see anything major? .045 was working fine for me?
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LOL okay I'll test it now....jeez



John97
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Apparently there is alternate firmware for my RT-AC66U. I'm curious, but the darn thing works flawlessly. I'm reluctant to mess around with a good thing.

»www.lostrealm.ca/tower/blog
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And take it to the limit one more time...



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said by John97:

Apparently there is alternate firmware for my RT-AC66U. I'm curious, but the darn thing works flawlessly. I'm reluctant to mess around with a good thing.

»www.lostrealm.ca/tower/blog

There is and I am not a fan of it. I tried the 56 version of this and it's nothing at all like the Padvan version which is truly an impressive piece of coding. Down the road things may be different as it matures but right now if faced with stock or Merlin stay where you are.
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said by ispalten:

The 'fixes' to .045 :

-------------

Changes to firmware ver. 3.0.3.3-045:
----------------------------------------------------------
- Fixed daylight time for European timezones CET and EET.
- Fixed dnsmasq failure exit on not existing tftp root directory.
- Added IPv6 fixes from upstream kernels.
- Improved stability RTL8367 switch initialization on system startup.
- Improved WebGUI design for PPPoE VPN + MAN connection.

-------------

.045 didn't last too long did it? From what I can tell from the above I don't see anything major? .045 was working fine for me?

Go for it... it's fine...
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Guide_Tim

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Ok I will update firmware after family goes to bed Thanks



RUQRU
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reply to FTBoomer

Hi guys,

Padavan now showing: "The new release of firmware version 3.0.3.3-046 is ready."

Has anyone installed this update? If so, any issues?

Thanks



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Look up



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said by BHNtechXpert:

Look up

Duh! Thanks. Updated with no obvious issues...thanks!


Guide_Tim

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On padavan's firmware for the RT-N56U it has classical linux hybrid NAT by default . My Question is would Full Cone NAT be less restrictive?
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said by Guide_Tim:

On padavan's firmware for the RT-N56U it has classical linux hybrid NAT by default . My Question is would Full Cone NAT be less restrictive?

»think-like-a-computer.com/2011/0···-of-nat/
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Happy Easter... new rev out testing will begin tonight...

File: RT-N56U_3.0.3.4-048_full.zip 7.5 MB

Description: - IPv6+IPv4 (dual stack).
- Linux kernel 3.0.71.
- 5GHz WiFi driver v2.4.3.6 (include backports and fixes).
- 2.4GHz WiFi driver v2.5.0.11.
- Full build: included "transmission", "minidlna", "xupnpd".

Changes to firmware ver. 3.0.3.3-046:
----------------------------------------------------------
- Rolled back to gcc-4.4.7 cross-toolchain.
- Updated kernel-3.0.x to 3.0.71 from www.kernel.org.
- Updated MIPS code from upstream kernels.
- Updated dropbear SSH to v2013.56.
- Added ipset v6.17 (utility + kernel modules).
- Added FTP shares access control for anonymous user, improve WebUI
storage page.
- Added ability to disable SMB master browser and enable FTP syslog.
- Added ability to change minidlna root container in WebUI.
- Fixed IPv6 6rd logic and improve WebUI IPv6 page.
- Fixed HW_NAT TX handler.
- Fixed unmount bug for FAT/FAT32.
- Fixed LAN network map in WebUI after LAN IP address reconfig.
- Fixed daylight time for Azores, Greenwich. Disabled daylight for
Casablanca/Monrovia.

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Guide_Tim

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Ok Thanks I updated to the latest firmware so far no issues. Everything seems a bit more snappier, faster which is always a good thing
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ispalten

join:2005-04-16
Clermont, FL
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I've been having problems with the Media Server on the last two drops and had to go back to .040 drop. I've been having drops of the server and either have to give up or open the Router on my iPad and then restart the server. Works for a short while and then stops. Video mostly.

Has anyone else had problems using the Media Server? Does anyone use/test this feature?

There are similar reports on the Padavan site, but I can't tell is any are 'active', either verified or fixed even?

I've also had the same problem using FTP and clicking on AVI files as well. Restarting the router works for a while in this case too.

Also, what is the correct way to flash the router? What I've been doing is flashing over the old one and then browsing the router to make sure the settings have held. Is this OK?
--
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geo44

join:2013-03-20
Saint Petersburg, FL
reply to Guide_Tim

So whats the deal with this padavan firmware? I went to the site but it really doesn't say much about it. Why would you use this instead of the stock firmware? Just curious.



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said by ispalten:

I've been having problems with the Media Server on the last two drops and had to go back to .040 drop. I've been having drops of the server and either have to give up or open the Router on my iPad and then restart the server. Works for a short while and then stops. Video mostly.

Has anyone else had problems using the Media Server? Does anyone use/test this feature?

There are similar reports on the Padavan site, but I can't tell is any are 'active', either verified or fixed even?

I've also had the same problem using FTP and clicking on AVI files as well. Restarting the router works for a while in this case too.

Also, what is the correct way to flash the router? What I've been doing is flashing over the old one and then browsing the router to make sure the settings have held. Is this OK?

Go ahead and try .48 and let me know how it goes...
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said by geo44:

So whats the deal with this padavan firmware? I went to the site but it really doesn't say much about it. Why would you use this instead of the stock firmware? Just curious.

Padavan firmware is completely re-written, cleaned up, optimized and feature enhanced greatly over the stock. Once you go to Padavan you won't go stock again. Plus updates run about once per month and each an improvememt over the previous. Stock updates can tale months and offer little in improvement.
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ispalten

join:2005-04-16
Clermont, FL
reply to BHNtechXpert

It is on now, we'll see the Media Server service later.

We've been having some problems getting to Chase and Bank of America, more on my wife's 5Ghz wireless system than my direct 1GB wired computer so I was suspecting the router or how I flashed it (didn't get an answer on what is the 'suggested' way to flash). Turns out Chase was having 'problems' as was BofA. Wonder if they are under attack?
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Guide_Tim

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Yes i was having chase.com issues earlier it wouldn't pull up my checking info said server error and stuff. Should be working now thou
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ispalten

join:2005-04-16
Clermont, FL

Yeah, got on Chase later too.

Media Server appeared to work fine last night. No info in the 'fixes' would indicate anything was done on it? At least not specific to that problem, oh well.
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Irv Spalten



RUQRU
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reply to FTBoomer

Updated to .48. No issues noted. Wireless connectivity seems more solid. I left an iPad on all day streaming some live media with no drops.



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Yes so far everything working fine here as well. So anyone holding back go for it.



Guide_Tim

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New Padavan Firmware Released 4/22/2013
For ASUS RT-N56U
»code.google.com/p/rt-n56u/
3.0.3.5-055:
----------------------------------------------------------
- Updated kernel-3.0.x to 3.0.74 from www.kernel.org.
- Updated dropbear SSH to v2013.58.
- Updated INADYN to v1.99.2, added support new DDNS services www.dnsexit.com and
www.changeip.com. Updated code for freedns.afraid.org. Moved DDNS scheduler role
to INADYN. Set DDNS force update every 5 days.
- Updated dnsmasq to v2.66+.
- Updated xUPnPd to rev383.
- Updated u2ec (USB-over-Ethernet printer daemon) from last ASUS-WRT firmware.
- Added support handling USB devices on any level USB hubs.
- Added support many 3G/LTE modems in NDIS mode (e.g. Huawei E392, E398, E3276)
via QMI, NCM, MBIM kernel drivers.
- Added HW_NAT offload for 3G/LTE modems in NDIS/RNDIS mode.
- Added MTU control for USB modems in RAS and NDIS/RNDIS mode.
- Added manual MTU/MRU control for PPTP/L2TP WAN connection.
- Added authentication method control for PPPoE/PPTP/L2TP WAN connection.
- Added show WAN MAC on WebUI Internet status page.
- Improved UMTS/EVDO connect scripts, fixed PIN-code handling.
- Improved connections tracking list for IPv6 items in WebUI.
- Fixed WAN VLAN filter for case "CPU Internet" tagged but "CPU IPTV" not tagged. Ability
to combine VLAN ID for any bridged ports with "CPU Internet" VLAN ID.
- Fixed miniupnpd retrieve LAN interface netmask.
- Fixed minidnla sendfile bug (now work with new Philips TV).
- Fixed blocking progressbar during firmware upgrade under many anti-Adware software.
- Fixed daylight time for USA, Canada, Brazil.
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Thanks and checking it now - right on schedule...



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Many small but nice improvements including instant access to the logs, help balloons and several other things mentioned in the post above.

So far so good... testing with all my usual testing toys and the new Asterisk PBX and SIP phones all working fine.



RUQRU
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Uploaded new firmware. No issues so far.

I note IPv6 Connection type is disabled. Is this the correct setting or should it be enabled?

Do you have any recommendations for setting the switches on the Firewall tab?



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Leave it off until we start to offer it.

The firewall tab options should be enabled as you need them only...most only need the stock.



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Guys I think you are good to go with this release from a major issues standpoint...nothing found so feel free to update.



RUQRU
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One thing I noticed in the last three releases is the stability of my wireless devices. I have left an iPad streaming all day to test this and find that it never looses connectivity. On some of the older releases this was not the case. This software has definitely improved!