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Oleg
08-01-2005, 20:06
New firmware and sources are available for download (http://wl500g.dyndns.org/1.9.2.7-3b/). This firmware was not carefully tested, so consider it as beta.


Fixed problems with 1.9.2.7 radius authentication
Fully functional client mode support, just like 1.7.5.9-5 had (i.e. WAN and WLAN interfaces roles are exchanged)
Workaround for broken ISP DHCP servers configurations (solves problem with renewing IP addresses)
Added checks to mount code to not mount the same partitions twice (so, you could now manually mount whatever you want in the post-boot script, and these partitions will not be mounted twice by firmware itself)
Updated dropbear to latest 0.44test4, which includes client ssh now
Replaced default ppp/pppoe stuff with ppp-2.4.3 (includes mschap/mschap v2 authentication support, should work with PPTP servers configured for mschap only)
Various pptp/pppoe related fixes, Tx only option is now functional
Added Idle timeout support, broken in the ASUS firmwares. For now, for this to work you need to manually specify DNS server addresses! To make connection permanent either specify idle timeout of 0 or use auto DNS (this way idle is ignored)
Added support for invocation of ppp custom ip-up, ip-down scripts (should be placed to the /usr/local/sbin/
Fixed problems with "PRINTER: bla-bla-bla" printed to the printer attached to the parallel port
Added simple samba configuration from the web (remember to set LAN hostname, otherwise samba will not work!)


Update: whole zoo is updated to 1.9.2.7-3a (http://wl500g.dyndns.org/1.9.2.7-3/), use it if you've problems with PPPoE/PPTP connections or FTP users problems.

Latest news: updated to 3b: 1.9.2.7-3b (http://wl500g.dyndns.org/1.9.2.7-3b/)

Fixed minor problem with Samba: setting Hostname in the Special Requiremnt from ISP is no longer affecting hostname used for Samba
Fixed PPPoE connection issues - moved to ppp-2.4.2. Added experimental support for MPPE over PPTP connections
Fixed kbps/kbits thing in the ASUS Bandwidth Management (thanks to yato for figuring this out)
Manual DHCP assignment list is now limited to 32 entries (vs 8 in stock)

erik_bies
08-01-2005, 20:35
Absolutely great.
A working SSH client, and the darn client mode fixed again.

Great work Oleg!

int
08-01-2005, 21:15
WAP are working?

hugo
08-01-2005, 21:34
Yes! With the ppp new version, I might be able to use a ppp connection using bluetooth without loosing connectivity with internet on client side. I'm going to test this right now. Thanks Oleg

int
09-01-2005, 01:00
I upgrade fw to 1.9.2.7.2-3
I have hardware reset..
I'm has make configuration from zero!

My router continue to restart with this fw, I have tried everthing.

And now the wl do not connect automaticly...



...
Jan 1 00:00:06 kernel: USB Mass Storage support registered.
Jan 1 00:00:06 pppd[80]: Plugin rp-pppoe.so loaded.
Jan 1 00:00:06 pppd[80]: RP-PPPoE plugin version 3.3 compiled against pppd 2.4.3
Jan 1 00:00:06 pppd[81]: pppd 2.4.3 started by admin, uid 0
Jan 1 00:00:06 kernel: lp driver: get device ID
Jan 1 00:00:06 kernel: neg fail
Jan 1 00:00:12 kernel: lp driver: get device ID
Jan 1 00:00:12 kernel: neg fail
Jan 1 00:00:12 kernel: neg fail
Jan 1 00:00:21 dnsmasq[51]: DHCPINFORM(br0) 192.168.1.126 00:04:e2:aa:b4:d0
Jan 1 00:00:21 dnsmasq[51]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.126 00:04:e2:aa:b4:d0 INT
Jan 1 00:00:24 dnsmasq[51]: DHCPINFORM(br0) 192.168.1.126 00:04:e2:aa:b4:d0
Jan 1 00:00:24 dnsmasq[51]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.126 00:04:e2:aa:b4:d0 INT
Jan 1 00:00:46 pppd[81]: Timeout waiting for PADS packets
Jan 1 00:00:46 pppd[81]: Fatal signal 11
Jan 1 00:00:46 pppd[81]: Exit.
Jan 1 00:02:48 wan: connected manually
Jan 1 00:03:49 wan: disconnected manually
Jan 1 00:03:51 dnsmasq[51]: read /etc/hosts - 4 addresses
Jan 1 00:03:51 dnsmasq[51]: reading /tmp/resolv.conf
Jan 1 00:03:52 wan: connected manually
Jan 1 00:03:54 pppd[162]: Plugin rp-pppoe.so loaded.
Jan 1 00:03:54 pppd[162]: RP-PPPoE plugin version 3.3 compiled against pppd 2.4.3
Jan 1 00:03:54 pppd[163]: pppd 2.4.3 started by admin, uid 0
Jan 1 00:03:59 pppd[163]: PPP session is 100
Jan 1 00:03:59 pppd[163]: Using interface ppp0
Jan 1 00:03:59 pppd[163]: Connect: ppp0 <--> eth1
Jan 1 00:04:00 pppd[163]: PAP authentication succeeded
Jan 1 00:04:00 pppd[163]: peer from calling number 00:90:1A:10:11:CB authorized
Jan 1 00:04:00 pppd[163]: local IP address 213.13.239.138
Jan 1 00:04:00 pppd[163]: remote IP address 213.13.72.1
Jan 1 00:04:00 pppd[163]: primary DNS address 194.65.100.117
Jan 1 00:04:00 dnsmasq[51]: read /etc/hosts - 4 addresses
Jan 1 00:04:00 dnsmasq[51]: reading /tmp/resolv.conf
Jan 1 00:04:00 dnsmasq[51]: using nameserver 194.65.100.117#53
Jan 1 00:04:01 PPPoE: connect to ISP

full log in attach

Oleg
09-01-2005, 10:48
I upgrade fw to 1.9.2.7.2-3
I have hardware reset..
I'm has make configuration from zero!

My router continue to restart with this fw, I have tried everthing.

And now the wl do not connect automaticly...

full log in attach
I suspect problems with your ISP, but I will check on how to increase timeouts/discovery.

Spot
09-01-2005, 11:52
Seems to me that there are some problems with the user account list:

I've tried to set private accounts and also an anonymous access whith read only rights (user: anonymous / pass: * / rights: read only) but all these access are dinied!

With previous firmware: when these accounts are correctly setted and when I plug an usb key freshly formatted in fat32, wl500g creates two directories (ftp_pub and ftp_pvt) and subdirectories in ftp_pvt according to private user account setted before... but with fw 1.9.2.7 CR3, nothing happends!

Anyone who experiment the same things?

kreator
09-01-2005, 12:53
New firmware and sources are available for download (http://wl500g.dyndns.org/1.9.2.7-3/). This firmware was not carefully tested, so consider it as beta.

Unfortunately, I still have problems with latest firmware [1.9.2.7-3] as with the whole 1.9.2.7 series. I have Asus WL500g, working as home router [SPI, MASQ, AP]. I have two issues:
1) Random reboots [I could to a remote syslogging to see if it has any issues, but if it OOPSes, than it probably won't do a thing] after a while, whenever listening to shoutcast streams. I'm not using any URL filter [ie. string netfilter match], not any special Netfilter rules except standard ones generated by router sw itself [NAT, MASQ, SPI].
2) Random problems with WPA connecting clients. In 1.9.2.7-1 version WPA client couldn't connect at all, in -2 and -3 they can connect but randomly they seem to be connected [radio link active, but no IP packets from AP to client] but no communication appears to be ongoing [ie. as the encryption is wrong]. WEP64/128 on the other hand work perfectly.

If I flash the router back to 1.8 series, all the problems dissapear [and router is being stable]. However, 1.8 series seem to lose connection to USB printers from time to time. Especially if printer was left in some other state then poweroff [ie. if WL500g gets any error from printer saying there were no paper and then printer gets poweroff-ed] such, connection cannot be reactivated [no matter printer state is] except by rebooting the router.

I hope it helps, let me know if you need any specific detail.

Csali
09-01-2005, 13:10
After I upgraded my router to CR3, i can't connect to my ISP. Tried hard reset + upload settings form file, but it didn't work.

I put back CR2, did a hard restet, and now its working again with CR2.

Do you have any idea what could be the problem?
I attach my syslog.

Thanks in advance!

int
09-01-2005, 13:13
I suspect problems with your ISP, but I will check on how to increase timeouts/discovery.

The problems is not with my ISP, this issue only appen in 1.9.2.7-3 fw then the WL reboot (I dont know why, I suspect that are another issue).

I this that the problem that not auto-connect ISP are about WL reboot random,
like kreator

If i shutdown the power of my WL and power-up the WL connect auto to ISP

Oleg
09-01-2005, 13:15
Seems to me that there are some problems with the user account list:

I've tried to set private accounts and also an anonymous access whith read only rights (user: anonymous / pass: * / rights: read only) but all these access are dinied!

With previous firmware: when these accounts are correctly setted and when I plug an usb key freshly formatted in fat32, wl500g creates two directories (ftp_pub and ftp_pvt) and subdirectories in ftp_pvt according to private user account setted before... but with fw 1.9.2.7 CR3, nothing happends!

Anyone who experiment the same things?
yes, this is a bug.

Oleg
09-01-2005, 13:18
After I upgraded my router to CR3, i can't connect to my ISP. Tried hard reset + upload settings form file, but it didn't work.

I put back CR2, did a hard restet, and now its working again with CR2.

Do you have any idea what could be the problem?
I attach my syslog.

Thanks in advance!
Which connection type are you using?

Oleg
09-01-2005, 13:21
The problems is not with my ISP, this issue only appen in 1.9.2.7 series fw then the WL reboot (I dont know why, I suspect that are another issue).

I can't fix this - I've no idea why this happens. Also, it does not happens to me.

int
09-01-2005, 13:28
The problems is not with my ISP, this issue only appen in 1.9.2.7 series fw then the WL reboot (I dont know why, I suspect that are another issue).
My mistake

My issues:
1.9.2.7-1 reboot random
1.9.2.7-2 reboot random
1.9.2.7-3 reboot random, and do not autoconnect(only happens after reboot issue)

GJAman
09-01-2005, 13:49
Note1: Using this firmware on WL500g, the range of wireless transmission will be shortened because of the power of tx is lower.

The range has decreased sinths firmware 1.9.2.7
Because I use the follow setup http://wl500g.info/showpost.php?p=3516&postcount=2

I have to use the full range. I Changed the output power but this hasn't any effect

Maybe you can correct in in the firmware?

Twisterchen
09-01-2005, 14:20
Hi Forum

first: thank you on Oleg for your Work

i'm from Germany
second: forgives me please for my bad English


I have a WL500g Asus too, and i upgrade to 1.9.2.7-2 and i think it's work finely
but on 1.9.2.7-2 i have no URL FILTER more.
Is that right


Today i upgrade to 1.9.2.7-3 and i can't connect to ISP too, not automaticly and not manual
in the log stand possibly which test user but i have my Username and Password from ISP in the Webinterface
registered.


Jan 1 01:01:13 pppd[73]: Connect: ppp0 <--> eth1
Jan 1 01:01:13 pppd[73]: Remote message: 0012 PSLEI001 0075428809 test user
Jan 1 01:01:13 pppd[73]: PAP authentication failed

I hope it understand my muck which I in English wrote


Very Thanks and i hope you can help me and the other one

Twister

naitkris
09-01-2005, 15:46
The range has decreased sinths firmware 1.9.2.7
Because I use the follow setup http://wl500g.info/showpost.php?p=3516&postcount=2

I have to use the full range. I Changed the output power but this hasn't any effect

Maybe you can correct in in the firmware?

i have the same problem - the range is very important and is lost on all but 1 wireless client if i change to 1.9.2.7. the beta 1.8.2.4 works fine and is what i am still using because of the limited range on the new firmware.

Spot
09-01-2005, 20:37
I think there is a big problem with wireless connections on 1.9.2.7 fw...

Since upgrading to officials or oleg's one, I experienced connection's lost or slower respons in many operations!

Knowing that power output is lower, I've tried different level until max... but no value solve the problem.

wl500g is set as gateway and no encryption is activated, I only use MAC adress control to achieve security.

Here is my config: wl500g in gateway mode, PC1 wirered , PC2 wireless (with US Robotics 54g), laptop1 wireless (with Topcom 54g), laptop2 centrino wireless (with intel 54g)...

Would it be possible that "no encryption" method was broken? (I've not tried encrypted methods yet because I think that It could make more cpu usage)

Oleg
09-01-2005, 22:58
Knowing that power output is lower, I've tried different level until max... but no value solve the problem.

Have you measured that? How did you know, that it's lower?
Try running tools like NetStumbler to measure output power with old and new firmwares.

Csali
09-01-2005, 23:00
Which connection type are you using?

ADSL / pppoe

Oleg
09-01-2005, 23:20
I have a WL500g Asus too, and i upgrade to 1.9.2.7-2 and i think it's work finely
but on 1.9.2.7-2 i have no URL FILTER more.
Is that right

Custom firmware does not support url filter, so this page was also removed starting with 1.8.1.7-3.



Today i upgrade to 1.9.2.7-3 and i can't connect to ISP too, not automaticly and not manual
in the log stand possibly which test user but i have my Username and Password from ISP in the Webinterface
registered.


Jan 1 01:01:13 pppd[73]: Connect: ppp0 <--> eth1
Jan 1 01:01:13 pppd[73]: Remote message: 0012 PSLEI001 0075428809 test user
Jan 1 01:01:13 pppd[73]: PAP authentication failed

Well, have you tried to wait a bit and start over? The problem is probably due to the fact, that previous pppoe connection was not properly terminated, so your ISP refused to authenticate you. I've no idea why "test user" appeared here...

Spot
10-01-2005, 00:00
Have you measured that? How did you know, that it's lower?
Try running tools like NetStumbler to measure output power with old and new firmwares.

Sorry for this missundurstanding. "Knowing" means that I've read about it on asus technical notes coming out with the downloaded official fw. And so I've tried different values with no effects... that makes me beleve that output power is NOT my problem!

Anyway, I just did a new test with fw 1.9.2.7 CR3 and router acts again as before: surfing on the net (and even on the router web interface) became more slower until I lose my "patience"! :D

I also try to modify encryption methods but with same results.

And like I said before, restoring to previous fw solve the issue.

PS: when I upgrade, I always made a firmware restoration with asus utility and a hardware reset and encode new settings manualy)

GJAman
10-01-2005, 03:57
Have you measured that? How did you know, that it's lower?
Try running tools like NetStumbler to measure output power with old and new firmwares.

When the distance is the same and I use the OLD firmware (1.8.1.7 CR3) the connection is good

When I use the NEW firmware (1.9.2.7 CRx) with the same distance the connection is bad! (even when the radio power is changed to different settings)

Conclusion Asus has changed the output power but changing the radio power hasn't enough effect and maybe it is hardcored programmed into the firmware???.



Note1: Using this firmware on WL500g, the range of wireless transmission will be shortened because of the power of tx is lower.

yato
10-01-2005, 08:46
Try running tools like NetStumbler to measure output power with old and new firmwares.
I made such experiment using NetStumbler when upgrading from 1.8.1.7-3 to 1.9.2.7-1. I had been using default settings for tx power before and still now. The measuring distance was wery low - half a meter, but I did not recognize any difference in signal strength before and after upgrade. So I did not understand what the change is.
I did not experiment with various tx power settings, but seems to me that the default is still the same:

$ wl txpwr
txpwr is 19
$ wl txpwr1
TxPower is 51 qdbm, 12.75 dbm, 19 mW Override is Off
Can anybody tell me what exactly has changed?
Just curious, 'cos I'm running with no problems.

Oleg
10-01-2005, 09:49
Conclusion Asus has changed the output power but changing the radio power hasn't enough effect and maybe it is hardcored programmed into the firmware???.
There was a change of DEFAULT output power, ASUS firmware treats 19mW as default, and does not change output power unless you specify something different than 19mW.
I've removed this check, so output power is ALWAYS in sync with one specified in the web interface.
So, I'm suggesting to measure it with both firmwares.

Oleg
10-01-2005, 10:32
ADSL / pppoe
Ok, there is nothing in the logs regarding connection attempt.
Could you please try again and if it still does not work, start telnet session and try running this command:


pppd file /tmp/ppp/options.wan0
?
It should produce some output, post it here.
If it fails I would like to see an output for


ls -l /tmp/ppp/
cat /tmp/ppp/options.wan0

engy
10-01-2005, 13:48
When the distance is the same and I use the OLD firmware (1.8.1.7 CR3) the connection is good

When I use the NEW firmware (1.9.2.7 CRx) with the same distance the connection is bad! (even when the radio power is changed to different settings)

Conclusion Asus has changed the output power but changing the radio power hasn't enough effect and maybe it is hardcored programmed into the firmware???.


Try setting fixed Data Rate. Not automatic. Seems that automatic setting data rate doesn't work with some devices (my Edimax) in firmware 1.9.2.7

hejira
10-01-2005, 15:28
Hi!

First of all I want to say thanks to Oleg, this is tremendous good work!

But I experience the same problem as Twisterchen with 1.9.2.7-3. I've entered the correct account information in the web interface but I'm not able to connect to my ISP. The log talks something about a guy called "test user" who is trying to connect instead of me. I'm from Germany, too and I think it's possible we're talking about the same ISP here (T-Online in my case).

Any help would be appreciated.
Hejira

WlanMan
10-01-2005, 17:55
Hi

Samba works fine, but
New PPP daemon breakes my internet access, ill post the log later.
Same problem like the others i think, test user and so.

Greets

Oleg
10-01-2005, 17:58
Same problem like the others i think, test user and so.

Fine, hope you can help figure out the problem. Wait for 1.9.2.7-3a please.

Oleg
10-01-2005, 18:12
Call to all pppoe users, which are unable to connect: how many characters your username has? Does username or password exceeds 31 chars?

Oleg
10-01-2005, 18:23
I've uploaded 3a version: http://wl500g.dyndns.org/1.9.2.7-3/WL500g-1.9.2.7-3a.trx
This should fix 1.9.2.7-3 ftp users problem and hopefully PPPoE/PPTP connection problems.
Please give it a try, I'm waiting for the feedback. At this time only wl500g version is available.

Twisterchen
10-01-2005, 18:23
Hi Oleg,


Call to all pppoe users, which are unable to connect: how many characters your username has? Does username or password exceeds 31 chars?

yes
in Germany T-online have between 35 to 45 or more my Username have 41 chars

i hope can help !


Twisterchen

Twisterchen
10-01-2005, 18:29
Nice Oleg Thanks

i have Upgrade to 1.9.2.7-3a now and i can connect to ISP

Thanks to you

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

GeorgJ
10-01-2005, 18:50
My mistake

My issues:
1.9.2.7-1 reboot random
1.9.2.7-2 reboot random
1.9.2.7-3 reboot random, and do not autoconnect(only happens after reboot issue)

Hello Together!
Yesterday I have upgraded to 1.9.2.7-3 the router only connects to the ISP after I reboot. Is there any help to autoconnect automatically.

Thanks for your help.
Georg

Oleg
10-01-2005, 18:52
Yesterday I have upgraded to 1.9.2.7-3 the router only connects to the ISP after I reboot. Is there any help to autoconnect automatically.

Upgrade to 1.9.2.7-3a, link posted above.

Csali
10-01-2005, 20:42
Ok, there is nothing in the logs regarding connection attempt.
Could you please try again and if it still does not work, start telnet session and try running this command:


pppd file /tmp/ppp/options.wan0
?
It should produce some output, post it here.
If it fails I would like to see an output for


ls -l /tmp/ppp/
cat /tmp/ppp/options.wan0


I put back CR3a, uploaded my settings, still no connection to isp.
Started a telnet session, typed "pppd file /tmp/ppp/options.wan0". The answer was "no such file or diercory" and indeed there was no such file called "options.wan0" in that dir.

My username, nor my pass. is longer than 31 chars.

So made a hard reset again, and stated to configure the wl500g from zero. /not uploading the settings/.
And it worked! Don't know why but it worked. /Strange that I used the same setting file successfully with CR2/.

Maybe the structure of the settings file was changed in CR3.

One more question: The changelog says> "Added simple samba configuration from the web". How can I reach this web interface?

Thank you for doing this for us, I really appriciate your work!

GeorgJ
10-01-2005, 20:49
Upgrade to 1.9.2.7-3a, link posted above.
Thanks Oleg.

I did this, but still not reconnecting. My username and PW ist about 10 char.

Any other solution?
Regards Georg

Oleg
10-01-2005, 21:12
Thanks Oleg.

I did this, but still not reconnecting. My username and PW ist about 10 char.

Any other solution?
Regards Georg
Post your log here.

GeorgJ
10-01-2005, 22:19
Post your log here.
Here is my log.

pipos
10-01-2005, 22:50
Hi,
which process are watched via watchdog...
i want to kill some process which i don't need (http, print, wave)
and add some new processes (dropbear)
how can i do this

what about cron...
i need periodicali send firewall output to log transfered data value
in this fw it could be possible via scp. Or am I wrong?
where and how to edit cron config?

does anybody test WPA, and afterburner in WDS?
with 1.9.2.7-2 afterburner and WDS doesnot connect (i have afterburne capable devices...rev3)

THX

Oleg
10-01-2005, 23:09
Here is my log.
You mean it does not reconnect automatically, when you disconnect it?
According to your logs wl500g automatically connects on the startup, when it gots manual disconnect from the web interface and then manual connect. I could not see any problems here.

WlanMan
11-01-2005, 00:09
Yep, the Username is an awfull string here, think this is it.
I will test it tomorrow.

To the Ftp problem:
I have anonymous login on, root login off and i ever had access to the hdd root with anonymous login, but he creates ftp_pub. Shouldīnt he use THIS dir with anonymous login as root, and drive root only with root login ??

Greets

Oleg
11-01-2005, 10:39
Hi,
which process are watched via watchdog...
i want to kill some process which i don't need (http, print, wave)
and add some new processes (dropbear)
how can i do this

yes, watchdog is take care of httpd and web camera.
kill watchdog first, and do whatever you need after that.


what about cron...
i need periodicali send firewall output to log transfered data value
in this fw it could be possible via scp. Or am I wrong?
where and how to edit cron config?

yes, this is possible. edit crontab using vi, try googling if you're in doubt.

Antiloop
11-01-2005, 14:51
Yep, the Username is an awfull string here, think this is it.
I will test it tomorrow.

To the Ftp problem:
I have anonymous login on, root login off and i ever had access to the hdd root with anonymous login, but he creates ftp_pub. Shouldīnt he use THIS dir with anonymous login as root, and drive root only with root login ??

Greets
uhm.. no afaik it is working correctly (like it always already did..) right now

when using usernames it uses /ftp_pub
anonymous uses /
and root users /

bungee
11-01-2005, 19:27
Hi,

today i had the second time an crash of the pppoed. After a restart everything works fine. will this problem fixed i the next cr release? I want to try out 1.9.2.7 CR3a now.
Bye Enno

My FW is 1.9.2.7 CR3
Here is my log:
yesterday:
Jan 1 04:48:22 pppd[2849]: pppd 2.4.3 started by admin, uid 0
Jan 1 04:48:57 pppd[2849]: Timeout waiting for PADO packets
Jan 1 04:48:57 pppd[2849]: Fatal signal 11
Jan 1 04:48:57 pppd[2849]: Exit.

today:
Jan 1 01:00:05 pppd[71]: pppd 2.4.3 started by admin, uid 0
Jan 1 01:00:05 kernel: lp driver: get device ID
Jan 1 01:00:40 pppd[71]: Timeout waiting for PADO packets
Jan 1 01:00:40 pppd[71]: Fatal signal 11
Jan 1 01:00:40 pppd[71]: Exit.

Oleg
11-01-2005, 19:45
Upgrade to CR3a as I wrote before.

JAW
11-01-2005, 23:03
Hi,

I have upgraded from 1.8.1.7-3 to 1.9.2.7-3, thanks for all the work Oleg, but I found that the router loses its LAN host name after a number of hours.

I then have to use the direct IP address for web admin and telnet. This means that samba drive mapping stop working until I reboot the router.

I have checked the hosts file and it is still OK.

The router kept its host name with 1.8.1.7-3. but samba kept failing as already described.

Thanks

GeorgJ
11-01-2005, 23:18
You mean it does not reconnect automatically, when you disconnect it?
According to your logs wl500g automatically connects on the startup, when it gots manual disconnect from the web interface and then manual connect. I could not see any problems here.
Hi Oleg,
attached you will find the log after 24h, the wl500g doesn't reconnect after the ISP disconnected the line. I had manually to reconnect.

Regards Georg

Oleg
12-01-2005, 09:55
Hi Oleg,
attached you will find the log after 24h, the wl500g doesn't reconnect after the ISP disconnected the line. I had manually to reconnect.

Regards Georg
Ok, I see. Same thing happened to me. ppp-2.4.3 seems to be buggy, I will probably will go to 2.4.2...

Oleg
12-01-2005, 10:39
Also, what happened after

Jan 11 22:38:16 pppd[232]: Connection terminated.
Jan 11 22:38:16 pppd[232]: PPP session is 4339
Jan 11 22:38:16 pppd[232]: Using interface ppp0
Jan 11 22:38:16 pppd[232]: Connect: ppp0 <--> eth1
Jan 11 22:38:16 pppd[232]: Modem hangup
Jan 11 22:38:46 pppd[232]: Modem hangup
Jan 11 22:38:46 pppd[232]: Connection terminated.

?

GeorgJ
12-01-2005, 20:24
Also, what happened after

Jan 11 22:38:16 pppd[232]: Connection terminated.
Jan 11 22:38:16 pppd[232]: PPP session is 4339
Jan 11 22:38:16 pppd[232]: Using interface ppp0
Jan 11 22:38:16 pppd[232]: Connect: ppp0 <--> eth1
Jan 11 22:38:16 pppd[232]: Modem hangup
Jan 11 22:38:46 pppd[232]: Modem hangup
Jan 11 22:38:46 pppd[232]: Connection terminated.

?
Hi Oleg!

Nothing happened, I had to reconnect manually.

Regards Georg

Oleg
12-01-2005, 20:34
Nothing? I mean do you've anything in the log below this point? Saying something like Exit?
Could you please post complete log?

GeorgJ
12-01-2005, 20:37
Nothing? I mean do you've anything in the log below this point? Saying something like Exit?
Could you please post complete log?
Incidently I rebooted and not only reconnected the router. The log was cleared. I will send you the log after this happens again tonight, around 23:30.
Regards Georg

Oleg
12-01-2005, 21:24
Ok, thanks. In the mean time I will post 1.9.2.7-3b with ppp-2.4.2, which is more stable as seems. I'm started testing it right now. This will took 24h also...

Michael57
12-01-2005, 22:07
I'm new at this. I've just bought a wl500G. Reception is good for only a few metres away, but transmission failes even to a PC on the next floor in my house. I've upgrade the drivers for the PCI cards...didn't help. Fiddled with the original and a new (external) antenna and it won't work! Now i'm told your latest firmware upgrade makes it possible to control and dramatically increase the signal strenght of the 500G. Is that true and if so, how do i install the firmware on my router? (I told you, i'm new at this :) ) My operating system is WinXP.

wiz
12-01-2005, 22:28
I'm new at this. how do i install the firmware on my router? (I told you, i'm new at this :) ) My operating system is WinXP.

Start by reading the manuals. How to upgrade firmware is described in detail. Doesn't harm to read first and then ask :cool:

Quick howto:

go to http://my.router, logon to it as admin, and go to tab system setup, click firmware update, point to directory where you have downloaded the new firmware and click update.

Wait until your browser screen gets updated and presto.

GeorgJ
12-01-2005, 23:33
Ok, thanks. In the mean time I will post 1.9.2.7-3b with ppp-2.4.2, which is more stable as seems. I'm started testing it right now. This will took 24h also...
Here is the new log. It didn't reconnect at all, even not manually.
I will install the b-version.
Good Night.
Georg

gundal
13-01-2005, 00:22
Just installed this firmware for Samba. Works really flawless on my environment!

Thanx for the excellent work, Oleg!

Jan Knegt
13-01-2005, 09:16
Ok, thanks. In the mean time I will post 1.9.2.7-3b with ppp-2.4.2, which is more stable as seems. I'm started testing it right now. This will took 24h also...

Oleg, I've download the firmware (I've bought the wl 500g two days ago and I've tried to connect my HP 710C printer (parralel). But it still doesn't work. I've understood that with the new firmware this problem should be solved. But my system (XP-SP2) doesn't recognize the TRX extension. Which program do i need to instaal the new firmware?

Antiloop
13-01-2005, 09:19
Oleg, I've download the firmware (I've bought the wl 500g two days ago and I've tried to connect my HP 710C printer (parralel). But it still doesn't work. I've understood that with the new firmware this problem should be solved. But my system (XP-SP2) doesn't recognize the TRX extension. Which program do i need to instaal the new firmware?

your question is ANSWERED ABOVE already!!

and it is in the manual

http://wl500g.info/showpost.php?p=9430&postcount=57

Styno
13-01-2005, 09:39
Oleg, I've download the firmware (I've bought the wl 500g two days ago and I've tried to connect my HP 710C printer (parralel). Also check 'reported compatible hardware' forum as well, and search the forum for how to setup printing in Windows.

Marko
13-01-2005, 10:20
Using 1.9.2.7 CR3a, works great stable now for over 36 hours. The DHCP issue with incorrectly configured ISPs reported last week seems to have gone away my ISPs lease time is 3600 and 36 leases later its still going

Great stuff Oleg Thanks

Oleg
13-01-2005, 11:03
Using 1.9.2.7 CR3a, works great stable now for over 36 hours. The DHCP issue with incorrectly configured ISPs reported last week seems to have gone away my ISPs lease time is 3600 and 36 leases later its still going
Have you experienced same problems with stock ASUS firmwares?

WlanMan
13-01-2005, 16:20
Ok Letīs go ...

PPP now Works, but does not reconnect automatik, manual is working. I hope this is the right part in the logfile, the inet access was gone and web iface said disconnected, but still there were more of the time updates AFTER the disconnect statement. Wired ...

Jan 12 14:39:50 ntp client: time is synchronized to 129.217.131.21
Jan 12 16:38:59 pppd[83]: LCP terminated by peer
Jan 12 16:38:59 pppd[83]: Connect time 18425738.9 minutes.
Jan 12 16:38:59 pppd[83]: Sent 609927283 bytes, received 157544578 bytes.
Jan 12 16:39:00 dnsmasq[49]: read /etc/hosts - 5 addresses
Jan 12 16:39:00 dnsmasq[49]: reading /tmp/resolv.conf
Jan 12 16:39:00 dnsmasq[49]: using nameserver XX.XXX.150.225#53
Jan 12 16:39:00 PPPoE: Disconnected
Jan 12 16:39:00 pppd[83]: Child process /tmp/ppp/ip-down (pid 8792) terminated with signal 11
Jan 12 16:39:02 pppd[83]: Connection terminated.
Jan 12 16:39:03 pppd[83]: PPP session is 2226
Jan 12 16:39:03 pppd[83]: Using interface ppp0
Jan 12 16:39:03 pppd[83]: Connect: ppp0 <--> eth1
Jan 12 16:39:03 pppd[83]: Modem hangup
Jan 12 16:39:33 pppd[83]: Modem hangup
Jan 12 16:39:33 pppd[83]: Connection terminated.
Jan 12 16:39:52 ntp client: time is synchronized to 129.217.131.21
Jan 12 18:39:52 ntp client: time is synchronized to 129.217.131.21
Wondershaper works if called direktly, but how can i check if it uns with post-firewall ? It would be nice to have some direktory from the HD in the path, like a /tmp/harddisk/local/bin to make external software usage simpler and maybe define a common standart for this.
Can it be that the Samba Ports are open to the Wan Port ?? I have Port 113 Open.
To the FTP: I KNOW that the standart "anonymous" option ever used the external hd root as base, but SHOULDīNT it use /ftp_pub instead ? So that root can get complete HD access and anonymous the resreicted as usual on the inet.


Greets

Oleg
13-01-2005, 16:36
Ok Letīs go ...

PPP now Works, but does not reconnect automatik, manual is working. I hope this is the right part in the logfile, the inet access was gone and web iface said disconnected, but still there were more of the time updates AFTER the disconnect statement. Wired ...
Wondershaper works if called direktly, but how can i check if it uns with post-firewall ? It would be nice to have some direktory from the HD in the path, like a /tmp/harddisk/local/bin to make external software usage simpler and maybe define a common standart for this.


Greets
"Time synchronized" message is a fake, it's actually means "I will try to synchronize time now". Yes, ppp-2.4.3 is buggy, I've "downgraded" to ppp-2.4.2 with patches and checking in right now (I will got results this evening).
As for path: for now I'm suggesting to modify /etc/profile to set PATH and save it to flashfs. This is how I've done for me. Adding this to the firmware could result in slowness when searching for executables.
And yes, we need to make some conventions on how to use external drives. I'm thinking of mounting separate partition to /opt. Placing everything to one partition is not a good idea...
Finally I'm thinking of recompiling everything using the openwrt toolchain and making possible to use openwrt packages with rootfs.

Marko
13-01-2005, 18:20
Have you experienced same problems with stock ASUS firmwares?
Had sames issues with ASUS firmwares too, without full access to the system log its hard to determine what was going, but hitting the renew button on the status page fixed the problem until the next DHCP renewal at which point it would renew and then stop passing traffic until the lease was renewed manually most frustratingly sometimes it would continue to work for a number of hours without manual intervention only to stop working again.

Under 1.9.2.7 CR2 i could see renew requests been issued but no reponse. I also could see occasionally a 10.xxx.xxx.xxx address for the DHCP server when the web interface says it is 83.xxx.xxx.xxx which is a similar senario to that described in another post

1.9.2.7 CR3a has been stable for 42 hours now, just logged on over ssh and all seems well

Spot
13-01-2005, 20:14
Hi,

Like I already said in this thread, I experiment difficulties with my wireless laptop and the new fw 1.9.X.X: slower or even no responds at all when trying to surf, enter ftp or even router admin page, etc.. (this never happend to me with previuos fw).

Sometimes, WinXP pops me that my wireless connectivity is insufficient and, after a while, try to get a new address from the router dhcp server.

When connection comes back as normal and when I enter the admin page, I see that there are no entries in the "Status & Log - DHCP Leases" menu.

Could it be in relation with this issue?

WlanMan
13-01-2005, 20:16
"Time synchronized" message is a fake, it's actually means "I will try to synchronize time now".
- Some reason not to come by ?

As for path: for now I'm suggesting to modify /etc/profile to set PATH and save it to flashfs. This is how I've done for me. Adding this to the firmware could result in slowness when searching for executables.
- OK

And yes, we need to make some conventions on how to use external drives. I'm thinking of mounting separate partition to /opt. Placing everything to one partition is not a good idea...
- Yep, sounds good. Also i have the idea to add some plugin system to the web iface, at least for enable-disable some features and change primary settings. SSH Web config would be usefull for now...

Finally I'm thinking of recompiling everything using the openwrt toolchain and making possible to use openwrt packages with rootfs.
- Dont know what the difference are, i think you know what youre doing :)

Greets

Oleg
13-01-2005, 21:06
"Time synchronized" message is a fake, it's actually means "I will try to synchronize time now".
- Some reason not to come by ?

Can't understand you.



SSH Web config would be usefull for now...

SSH is an advanced thing, which is requires using flashfs. So, anybody who need ssh should be able to do this from command line and I've an example on my page.

pipos
13-01-2005, 22:22
Hi Oleg,
after several reboots dropbear ssh daemon stopped working.
in the log i found this:
Jan 1 01:00:22 dropbear[94]: Child connection from 158.193.86.189:4257
Jan 1 01:01:04 dropbear[103]: Child connection from 158.193.86.189:4272

when I downgraded to 1.9.2.7-2 all works fine.

I'm out of idea what it can cause

SSH client? SAMBA?
router reset, power cycled....nothing helps

Oleg
13-01-2005, 22:29
Hi oleg,
after several reboots dropbear ssh daemon stop working.
in log i found this:
Jan 1 01:00:22 dropbear[94]: Child connection from 158.193.86.189:4257
Jan 1 01:01:04 dropbear[103]: Child connection from 158.193.86.189:4272

when i downgradet to 1.9.2.7-2 all works fine.

I'm out of idea what it can cause

SSH client? SAMBA?
router was reseted, power cycled....nothing helps
Have you re-enabled flashfs after upgrade? I mean


flashfs enable

pipos
13-01-2005, 22:35
Yes of course...

enabled, reseted.....re-generated rsa & dss keys....nothing helps

a few minutes after upgrade I've connected via SSH, and then....after adjusting some settings (SSID, DNS, GW, IP......) it stops working.

I can log in only via telnet

(i've checked IP, mask, all settings)

Oleg
13-01-2005, 22:38
Well, probably you've DNS issues - i.e. sshd is trying to resolve your host name - just waut some time...

Michael57
13-01-2005, 22:59
Start by reading the manuals. How to upgrade firmware is described in detail. Doesn't harm to read first and then ask :cool:


Oke Wiz. You're right. Thanks for the quick answer en the short "how to"

pipos
13-01-2005, 23:29
Well, probably you've DNS issues - i.e. sshd is trying to resolve your host name - just waut some time...
That was the problem....

sorry for wasting your time....

WlanMan
13-01-2005, 23:29
Can't understand you.
I have not looked how the time update is realised in the FW, i meaned if it isnt possible to generate the message when update succeedet, not when he tryes to.

Greets
I try 3b now.

Oleg
14-01-2005, 12:33
That was the problem....

sorry for wasting your time....
This is in fact dropbear 0.44test4 bug - no host lookups flag is ignored...

Spot
14-01-2005, 16:28
Hi,

Seems I'm th only one with problem I've described here before... and I keep on fighting it! :D

So, Could some one explain to me why there are so much and identical dhcp logs? Is it normal?



Jan 14 13:45:23 ntp client: time is synchronized to time.nist.gov
Jan 14 13:46:01 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPDISCOVER(br0) 00:0e:35:39:d0:11
Jan 14 13:46:01 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPOFFER(br0) 192.168.1.28 00:0e:35:39:d0:11
Jan 14 13:46:04 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPDISCOVER(br0) 00:0e:35:39:d0:11
Jan 14 13:46:04 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPOFFER(br0) 192.168.1.28 00:0e:35:39:d0:11
Jan 14 13:46:07 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPDISCOVER(br0) 00:0e:35:39:d0:11
Jan 14 13:46:07 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPOFFER(br0) 192.168.1.28 00:0e:35:39:d0:11
Jan 14 13:46:10 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPDISCOVER(br0) 00:0e:35:39:d0:11
Jan 14 13:46:10 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPOFFER(br0) 192.168.1.28 00:0e:35:39:d0:11
Jan 14 13:46:13 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPDISCOVER(br0) 00:0e:35:39:d0:11
Jan 14 13:46:13 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPOFFER(br0) 192.168.1.28 00:0e:35:39:d0:11
Jan 14 13:46:16 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPDISCOVER(br0) 00:0e:35:39:d0:11
Jan 14 13:46:16 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPOFFER(br0) 192.168.1.28 00:0e:35:39:d0:11
Jan 14 13:46:16 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.28 00:0e:35:39:d0:11
Jan 14 13:46:16 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.28 00:0e:35:39:d0:11 ulysse
Jan 14 13:46:16 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.28 00:0e:35:39:d0:11
Jan 14 13:46:16 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.28 00:0e:35:39:d0:11 ulysse
Jan 14 13:46:22 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.28 00:0e:35:39:d0:11
Jan 14 13:46:22 dnsmasq[49]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.28 00:0e:35:39:d0:11 ulysse

Oleg
14-01-2005, 16:59
Hi,

Seems I'm th only one with problem I've described here before... and I keep on fighting it! :D

So, Could some one explain to me why there are so much and identical dhcp logs? Is it normal?


Seems, some packets are get missed by your PC, but as soon as it got an IP address - every is fine, don't think about this. If these packets are from wireless clients and they've WPA enabled, then you could try playing with wireless drivers if you don't want for messages to appear multiple times.

Styno
14-01-2005, 21:55
Would it be possible to add an option to en/disable the usb speaker software (waveservermain) to the webinterface?

Oleg
15-01-2005, 10:12
Would it be possible to add an option to en/disable the usb speaker software (waveservermain) to the webinterface?
Probably. :)

Spot
15-01-2005, 11:33
Seems, some packets are get missed by your PC, but as soon as it got an IP address - every is fine, don't think about this. If these packets are from wireless clients and they've WPA enabled, then you could try playing with wireless drivers if you don't want for messages to appear multiple times.


Thaks oleg for your answer.

No param can give best results for me.
But I really suspect a compatibility issue with intel centrino... MAV is another user experimenting same problems as me...

Csali
15-01-2005, 11:44
Upgraded to 3b, and my router DID reconnect after my ISP terminated the connection!

Thanks Oleg!

sodb
15-01-2005, 11:54
Upgraded to 3b and found that /etc/smb.conf (default file was present on 2 version) was missing. This is what I used.

[global]
workgroup = WORKGROUP
guest account = nobody
security = share
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes
guest only = yes
log level = 1
max log size = 100
encrypt passwords = no
dns proxy = no
[share]
path = /tmp/harddisk/
[share$]
path = /tmp/harddisk/
writable = yes
force user = admin
browseable = no
Note that I had to change 'force user' from root to admin.

Oleg
15-01-2005, 12:01
Upgraded to 3b and found that /etc/smb.conf (default file was present on 2 version) was missing.
This file is now produced automagically with correct options, once samba is enabled in the web interface and usb drive is plugged in. You could also customize it and save to flashfs - this way web settings will not have any effect on the file content.

sodb
15-01-2005, 13:54
Oops, I just did not see the whole new Sambe GUI under USB Applications. I installed samba manually. I give it a try through the user interface.

Oleg
16-01-2005, 13:25
Would it be possible to add an option to en/disable the usb speaker software (waveservermain) to the webinterface?
Styno, I'm a bit lazy. :) So, add these lines to post-boot instead:


killall waveservermain
rmmod audio
rmmod soundcore

pLuto
16-01-2005, 16:52
Hello!

When I upgraded 1.9.2.7-2 to 1.9.2.7-3b, I had a trouble with SSH access - it is not working now.

In log I have messages like this:
Jan 16 21:06:53 dropbear[103]: Child connection from 192.168.1.65:4741
Jan 16 21:06:58 dropbear[103]: password auth succeeded for 'pluto'
Jan 16 21:06:58 dropbear[103]: exit after auth (pluto): bad buf_getbyte

How can I make SSH work?

Oleg
16-01-2005, 16:53
Use another ssh client software, there seems to be a bug in the dropbear.

pLuto
16-01-2005, 17:00
Use another ssh client software, there seems to be a bug in the dropbear.

Really, when I tried to use putty - it works! Errors came only with my preffered ssh client ZOC.
Thanks!

henoux
16-01-2005, 22:38
Hello!

When I upgraded 1.9.2.7-2 to 1.9.2.7-3b, I had a trouble with SSH access - it is not working now.

In log I have messages like this:
Jan 16 21:06:53 dropbear[103]: Child connection from 192.168.1.65:4741
Jan 16 21:06:58 dropbear[103]: password auth succeeded for 'pluto'
Jan 16 21:06:58 dropbear[103]: exit after auth (pluto): bad buf_getbyte

How can I make SSH work?

I had same problem with my cygwin ssh client and putty was ok. I simply erased the rsa keys for the wl500g router in the file ~/.ssh/known_hosts. After i had to create again news keys for a new connection. There is maybe a problem with rsa keys between 2 differents version of dropbear. Try to check the rsa keys for your ssh client.

sleuther
17-01-2005, 21:10
Hi Oleg,

I'm face to a problem and tried to solve it on my own, but now I'm running out of ideas.

I've done firmware updates to my WL500g several times before and everything went fine, until ...yes.. until version 1.8.1.7-3. You may remember some of my entries about "smaller probs" in this forum.

1.8.1.7-3 is the first version which will not run on my router at all. Since this version no future version is running.
the last I tried to get working was 1.9.2.7-3b. Just tried everything but the result is the same everytime.

powerlamp is on, the network switch is working, WLAN lamp is off. No reaction for the web interface or telnet.

The only way back to live is to use the recovery tool of ASUS, set the router in recovery mode and use a firmware 1.8.1.7-2a or before!!!

Anybody any idea on this topic? Anybody faced to the same problem?

To avoid aditional questions:

To avoid networking problems all updates are done by a direct network cable connection to the router.

Yes I have reset the router to factory defaults before trying to do an update. I did it by web interface and also by the switch on the back side.
I proofed the reset working, my Ip address is different from the default one and after reset it was 192.168.1.1 and the admin password was also resetted.

Now started 1st try of update by using the web client: upload seems to be fine. I could recognize the rooter is resetting after upload ( power lamp swich off/on) but no reaction of the router any longer. No respond to ping or the web interface.

Next try using the recovering tool of ASUS for upload, setting the router into recovery mode. Upload the new firmware. Results are the same as by web interface.

If I will use firmware 1.7.9-5 or 1.8.1.7-2a everythings fine, router will do a reset after upload and after a short period the WLAN lamp is turning on. And the router is reachable by ping and webinterface. Using one of the firmware version starting from 1.8.1.7-3 will show the negative result again.

I invested a lot of time to find the problem, but it seems I'm totally lost now.

Any idea?

Sigurd

Antiloop
17-01-2005, 21:39
@sigurd

have you verified the .trx files are correct ?
please redownload from http://oleg.wl500g.info/ or from the Chupa server if download is available

can you ping unit at all?

sylvesterrr
17-01-2005, 22:09
New firmware and sources are available for[b]

Workaround for broken ISP DHCP servers configurations (solves problem with renewing IP addresses)

I still have this problem. :(

Oleg
17-01-2005, 22:50
If I will use firmware 1.7.9-5 or 1.8.1.7-2a everythings fine, router will do a reset after upload and after a short period the WLAN lamp is turning on. And the router is reachable by ping and webinterface. Using one of the firmware version starting from 1.8.1.7-3 will show the negative result again.

I see no reason for 1.8.1.7-2a vs 1.8.1.7-3 differences. They're mostly the same...
Have you tried asus 1.8.1.9/2.4, 1.9.27/2.8 firmwares?

sleuther
17-01-2005, 23:14
I see no reason for 1.8.1.7-2a vs 1.8.1.7-3 differences. They're mostly the same...
Have you tried asus 1.8.1.9/2.4, 1.9.27/2.8 firmwares?

No since 1.7.5.3 I only use the firmware customized by you. It is much better than the ASUS original one. To be honest. I could not see any reason for this behaviour of my router too. I have access to another one in my company, there was no problem at all to update from 1.8.1.7-2a to 1.8.1.7-3. Only my private one seems to cause this trouble. :confused:

I have no idea what's going on because the router seems to work fine without this updating problem. This entry is of course done by using it.

Thank you for your very quick reaction.

Sigurd

jbrbv
17-01-2005, 23:32
No since 1.7.5.3 I only use the firmware customized by you. It is much better than the ASUS original one. To be honest. I could not see any reason for this behaviour of my router too. I have access to another one in my company, there was no problem at all to update from 1.8.1.7-2a to 1.8.1.7-3. Only my private one seems to cause this trouble. :confused:

I have no idea what's going on because the router seems to work fine without this updating problem. This entry is of course done by using it.

Thank you for your very quick reaction.

Sigurd

It would be very interesting to see if one of the ASUS firmware's do work. Try 1.9.2.8. Apart from the question which one is better, it could help to determine what the problem is. So try one of the ASUS firmware's mentioned in Oleg's reply.

kiboko
18-01-2005, 00:21
Hello.
Can anyone tell me what is this that I found in router's log?

Jan 17 22:20:26 kernel: HTB: quantum of class 10001 is big. Consider r2q change.
Jan 17 22:20:26 kernel: HTB: quantum of class 10010 is small. Consider r2q change.
Jan 17 22:20:26 kernel: HTB: quantum of class 10011 is small. Consider r2q change.
Jan 17 22:20:27 kernel: HTB: quantum of class 10012 is small. Consider r2q change.
Jan 17 22:20:27 kernel: HTB: quantum of class 10013 is small. Consider r2q change.
Jan 17 22:20:27 kernel: HTB: quantum of class 10015 is big. Consider r2q change.
thx

sleuther
18-01-2005, 10:20
It would be very interesting to see if one of the ASUS firmware's do work. Try 1.9.2.8. Apart from the question which one is better, it could help to determine what the problem is. So try one of the ASUS firmware's mentioned in Oleg's reply.

I will try it as soon as I'm at home and will find the time to do it. Unfortunately I'm not the only guy using the router and so I have to wait until night before I can start doing my tests.

I'm no so familiar with LINUX otherwise I would have started a diff on the 2a and 3 version to find the minor changes. This will perhaps give some hints is going on.

Sigurd

Oleg
18-01-2005, 11:02
Hello.
Can anyone tell me what is this that I found in router's log?

ASUS bandwidth management problems.

sleuther
18-01-2005, 19:57
I see no reason for 1.8.1.7-2a vs 1.8.1.7-3 differences. They're mostly the same...
Have you tried asus 1.8.1.9/2.4, 1.9.27/2.8 firmwares?

Hi Oleg,

i guess you'll not like the result at all. Using the recovery tool and resetting to factory default, I installed the new beta version from http://files.wl500g.info/asus/wl500g/fir..._1.9.2.8_EN.zip. And result was fine. The router is running. Another test with customized firmwares mentioned in my first entry, are still showing same results as before :( So I finally returned to the 1.8.1.7-2a ( last know working version containing your enhancements) to write this entry.

So what could be the next step? Is nobody else faced to this problem?

If there are only minor changes between 1.8.1.7-2a and 1.8.1.7-3 perhaps a diff of source code can give a hint.

If you'll need another test feel free to contact me.

Could the initialisation of the WLAN interface evoke this problem? I can notice that the LAN ports are turning on and the WLAN never even not one time. Was something change on this part between 2a and 3? What's about the WAN interface I know that you improved the PPPOE interface because of redial problem, could this be the reason for router crash?

Hope you'll be successful in hunting this bug.
Sigurd

Oleg
18-01-2005, 21:46
i guess you'll not like the result at all.
Why do you think so? In fact this does not hurt me at all. ;)
So, I've reviewed 2a vs 3 - still no ideas. So try to help yourself. You need to make rootfs on the usbstick or the usb drive with 1.8.1.7-2a. Once it boots fine - flash wl500g with 1.8.1.7-3 and try booting with old rootfs. If this will work, then kernel is ok and you could start replacing affected programs one by one. If you've further problems - start new thread in the Q&A forum, and I will help you. No linux box is needed at this time for you.

Antiloop
18-01-2005, 23:22
Hi Oleg,

i guess you'll not like the result at all. Using the recovery tool and resetting to factory default, I installed the new beta version from http://files.wl500g.info/asus/wl500g/fir..._1.9.2.8_EN.zip. And result was fine. The router is running. Another test with customized firmwares mentioned in my first entry, are still showing same results as before :( So I finally returned to the 1.8.1.7-2a ( last know working version containing your enhancements) to write this entry.

dunno if you tried this:

flash to 1.9.2.7 (asus firmware)
after flashing go into webconfig, reset router to default in the webinterface
turn unit off for 5 minutes
and try to flash firmware 1.9.2.7-1 (be sure to use WL500g version and not WL500gx as your WL500g will probably not boot)

WlanMan
20-01-2005, 18:35
Hi

Jesterday i had an unwanted reboot i think when i was away and the pppoe line was disconnected, got it online with klicking "connect".

I dont know what is the special improvement with the new ppp subsystem, but in my case it runs into more problems then it may solve...
Is this a choosable option between old and new ppp system in your firmware mod oleg ? I didnīt have looked deeper over the source tree until now.

Greets

Cabal
20-01-2005, 18:50
Hi all,
I upgraded my Asus WL-500gx to firmware v.1.9.2.7 CR3b, but I can properly change this Asus to fully functional client mode (just like 1.7.5.9-5).
I need connect to internet over Wifi and all eth ports is used on LAN with DHCP. Nat isn't used, because I have C blok routed over Wifi to my LAN.

Please help me with this settings.
Thanks a lot

Ascathôn
21-01-2005, 19:40
I've already had two reboots last 40 minutes. This afternoon I have installed 1.9.2.7-3b on the WL500g. A reboot at 19:09 and 19:36. What causes this problem.

ISP is cable. USB stick plugged in. 1 wired pc, 1 wireless.
Need more info?

Edit:
Downgraded back to 1.9.2.7 (which I had before). Still the same problem.
Possible that the processor gets overheated, after using 3b?? (What's the routers behaviour when overheating?)
Something different now: What about the guerantee if you upgrade to an official firmware?

pipos
22-01-2005, 23:13
Hi Oleg,

I just upgradet my asus to 1.9.2.7-3b

when i use VPN (PPTP) my asus still fils syslog with this:


Jan 22 23:04:19 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_pkt_to_tuple: found src key 0 for tuple 158.193.x.x:0x0 -> 172.16.x.x:0x0:1:0x880b
Jan 22 23:04:19 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_new: : 158.193.x.x:0x0 -> 172.16.x.x:0x0:1:0x880b
Jan 22 23:04:19 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_destroy: entering
Jan 22 23:04:19 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_destroy: no master exp for ct 80c00480
Jan 22 23:04:20 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_pkt_to_tuple: found src key 0 for tuple 158.193.x.x:0x0 -> 172.16.x.x:0x0:1:0x880b
Jan 22 23:04:20 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_new: : 158.193.x.x:0x0 -> 172.16.x.x:0x0:1:0x880b
Jan 22 23:04:20 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_destroy: entering
Jan 22 23:04:20 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_destroy: no master exp for ct 80c00480
Jan 22 23:04:22 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_pkt_to_tuple: found src key 0 for tuple 158.193.x.x:0x0 -> 172.16.x.x:0x0:1:0x880b
Jan 22 23:04:22 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_new: : 158.193.x.x:0x0 -> 172.16.x.x:0x0:1:0x880b
Jan 22 23:04:22 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_destroy: entering
Jan 22 23:04:22 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_destroy: no master exp for ct 80c00480
Jan 22 23:04:22 172.16.x.x ntp client: time is synchronized to time.nist.gov
Jan 22 23:04:40 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_pkt_to_tuple: found src key 0 for tuple 158.193.x.x:0x0 -> 172.16.x.x:0x0:1:0x880b
Jan 22 23:04:40 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_new: : 158.193.x.x:0x0 -> 172.16.x.x:0x0:1:0x880b
Jan 22 23:04:40 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_destroy: entering
Jan 22 23:04:40 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_destroy: no master exp for ct 80c00e20
Jan 22 23:04:40 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_pkt_to_tuple: found src key 0 for tuple 158.193.x.x:0x0 -> 172.16.x.x:0x0:1:0x880b
Jan 22 23:04:40 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_new: : 158.193.x.x:0x0 -> 172.16.x.x:0x0:1:0x880b
Jan 22 23:04:40 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_destroy: entering
Jan 22 23:04:40 172.16.x.x kernel: ip_conntrack_proto_gre.c:gre_destroy: no master exp for ct 80c00e20

ASUS us in ethernet bridge mode, without NAT (AP operation mode, NOT HomeGateway)
Have you an idea what could be the problem? Is this just some debug info?

With 1.9.2.7-2 my asus go down and freezes finaly when i start transfer with pptp

THX

hynek
23-01-2005, 21:49
The same problem here. I tried all the Oleg's custom fws for 500gx, none works in client mode.

If switched to client mode ("station" on the web interface), the device doesn't respond to pings, or any other network connections on eth0, didn't try eth1 or eth2 though. Also, it reboots over and over every half a minute or so.



Hi all,
I upgraded my Asus WL-500gx to firmware v.1.9.2.7 CR3b, but I can properly change this Asus to fully functional client mode (just like 1.7.5.9-5).
I need connect to internet over Wifi and all eth ports is used on LAN with DHCP. Nat isn't used, because I have C blok routed over Wifi to my LAN.

Please help me with this settings.
Thanks a lot

pipos
23-01-2005, 22:42
Hi,

wl500g works fine with 1.9.2.7-3b in client mode..

Bridged (AP mode)
NATed (Home gateway mode)

Now i test it for stability....but no reboot since last 12h (bridged)

hynek
23-01-2005, 23:24
No problems with wl-500g, wl-500gx is what gives me the troubles.


Hi,

wl500g works fine with 1.9.2.7-3b in client mode..

Bridged (AP mode)
NATed (Home gateway mode)

Now i test it for stability....but no reboot since last 12h (bridged)

Antiloop
24-01-2005, 01:45
No problems with wl-500g, wl-500gx is what gives me the troubles.
can you please confirm this:

turn on WPA-PSK encryption at wl500gx (don't use client stuff now) and verify it is using WPA-PSK or that it is OPEN(no encryption used at all)

hynek
24-01-2005, 08:35
I can't verify that at this moment, but the device was always reset after firmware upgrade, thus I assume, the wireless was set to OPEN.


can you please confirm this:

turn on WPA-PSK encryption at wl500gx (don't use client stuff now) and verify it is using WPA-PSK or that it is OPEN(no encryption used at all)

Antiloop
24-01-2005, 09:25
I can't verify that at this moment, but the device was always reset after firmware upgrade, thus I assume, the wireless was set to OPEN.
that's not what I am asking

turn on WPA-PSK encryption, and just verify it is using encryption at all or that it is using no encryption (while WPA-PSK has been turned on)

dsf260
27-01-2005, 20:55
Just thought I would let you know that version 3b has seemed to clear up the problems I have been having with dropped VoIP calls on 1.9.2.7 firmware versions. Don't know why--but thanks for the hard work

SurJector
01-02-2005, 15:31
Hi,

I'm using two computers linked through a WL500g (with firmware 1.9.2.7-3a, but as far as I can tell it's irrelevant). Both use wired connection and both boot either Linux or WindowsXP. When I use Windows sometimes the DNS seems to disappear. I can still connect from (obviously using IP numbers instead of fully qualified domain names) and to the corresponding computer (I have a Cygwin sshd running). I've not observerd the same problem with any of my computers using Linux. I've also observed that if I change the DNS "Use 192.168.1.1 as preferred DNS", then "Use DHCP provided DNS", Windows goes back to normal. There is probably a bug in the TCP/IP stack of Windows (who would have believed it ?) but the behaviour is strange: it does not occur if I connect directly to my provider (using DHCP as well) but only through the router and only with Windows. Does anybody have any idea ?

SurJector