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Asuswrt-Merlin on Netgear R7000

Discussion in 'Other Firmware Projects' started by XVortex, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. smapdi

    smapdi Network Guru Member

    I'm apologize if this has been answered in the 40 pages prior to this post but does xwrt mess with the WAN MAC address? I flashed the previous build over dd-wrt (I did a factory reset along with the flash) and ended up with some weird MAC address that wouldn't get a WAN connection. I wound up flashing back to stock then back to dd-wrt.

    I would really like to give xwrt a shot but this behavior has me spooked.
     
  2. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    Why didn't you flash this firm once you went to stock instead of ddwrt?
    Last, what question did you have?
     
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  3. Frank2

    Frank2 Serious Server Member

    I'm not familiar with Strongswan, but XWRT-Vortex has an option to select IPSEC. If you have OpenVPN set up on your router, your iPhone OpenVPN client should be able to access your webcams without port forwarding (Using IP's).

    My $.02 and that's about all it's worth.
     
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  4. smapdi

    smapdi Network Guru Member

    The weird behavior with a messed up MAC (along with an annoyed wife asking why the WiFi was down) made me recover as quickly as possible to a working state which in this case was DD-WRT.

    My question was this: is getting an incorrect WAN MAC address something that is expected? Like did I skip a step flashing Xwrt? The strangest thing is when I tried manually setting the MAC to the address printed on the bottom of the router, the change would not take effect.
     
  5. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    Your case of a messed up MAC is the first I recall hearing.
    Though most of us upgrade from stock first (my assumption).
     
  6. Makaveli

    Makaveli Serious Server Member

    This was most likely your problem.

    You should be flashing from stock firmware not custom to custom.

    This is mentioned on the first post.
     
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  7. quihong

    quihong Serious Server Member

    Where would I be able to find this option? Thanks
     
  8. wallyg8r

    wallyg8r Connected Client Member

    Can someone please tell me if there is a way to check if the custom CFE flashed successfully or not. I followed all the posts in the thread on the topic and flashed it but it didn't reboot by itself. I rebooted manually but can't tell any difference. Thanks in advance.
     
  9. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    Why did you flash a custom CFE if you don't understand what it's for?
     
  10. wallyg8r

    wallyg8r Connected Client Member

    I understand what it is for. I want to know if there is a way to check if it flashed correctly or not.
     
  11. Makaveli

    Makaveli Serious Server Member

    I ssh to the router in putty and entered this command and got this

    Makaveli@NETGEAR-D601:/tmp/home/root# nvram get bl_version
    1.0.0.0

    I'm on the stock CFE.

    Can you do the same and see what its results show?
     
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  12. wallyg8r

    wallyg8r Connected Client Member

    I also get 1.0.0.0 but under tools in the GUI the bootloader is 1.0.2.1. NVM - I tried restarting the router with the WPS button pressed down and the power led blinked fast and reset everything. The changes I made with cfeedit are shown in the gui so I guess it worked after all, it just needed to be reset. Thanks for the help.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2017 at 11:21 PM
  13. smapdi

    smapdi Network Guru Member

    My mistake. I assumed that just doing a flash+reset from within dd-wrt would work. I re-flashed using the stock firmware and it seems that XWRT is now working. So far it seems pretty good, the only annoyance is the one admin user at a time thing. Is there a way to disable that?
     
  14. jiznug

    jiznug Network Newbie Member

    Currently I have one major problem. After some time after copying files over samba into USB 3.0 pendrive it gets corrupted.
    Tried NTFS, ext3,4,2. Same behavior.
    Currently runnin' latest build 380.65.

    Solutions would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  15. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    Failing USB drive?
     
  16. Stimpy88

    Stimpy88 Network Newbie Member

    To be slightly more helpful, have you tried the Pendrive on another computer?
     
  17. jiznug

    jiznug Network Newbie Member

    Yep, no problems at all.
    I attached here lsmod, maybe it helps.
     

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    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017 at 2:58 PM
  18. Stimpy88

    Stimpy88 Network Newbie Member

    Try toggling the Reduce USB 3.0 Interference option. After that, I'm really not sure.
     
  19. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

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  20. J Arceg

    J Arceg Network Newbie Member

    Hi,

    I had re-occurring issues with my router where the 2.4Ghz band will disappear at random times and it does not whow up even after multiple resets (through router page, physical off switch or pulling power cord). It will reappear later (I have a scheduled reboot at 3am everyday) and then it will happen again after a few days/weeks. I did a search and the solution for some is to do a factory reset and re-enter the settings from scratch. I did that when I upgraded to the latest firmware (v380.65) last weekend. Yesterday, the 2.4Ghz band is missing again and all my devices that can only access that band cannot connect to internet.

    Any other suggestion on how to fix this issue?
     
  21. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    Have you tried hard coding a channel for your country?
     
  22. J Arceg

    J Arceg Network Newbie Member

    I don't think so. Where can I change this?
     
  23. Makaveli

    Makaveli Serious Server Member

    Some of this was asked on page 1 of this thread. I would suggest going back there to review those post.
     
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  24. J Arceg

    J Arceg Network Newbie Member

    Found it. 2.4Ghz is back. I'm going to wait and see if it happens again. Thanks!
     
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  25. jiznug

    jiznug Network Newbie Member

    I untick "Reduce 3.0 interference". Problem solved. Now ocassionally network drops over 2.4 Ghz.
    When its possible Ill stay 5 Ghz only.
    Thanks.
     
  26. J Arceg

    J Arceg Network Newbie Member

    Thanks I will try to uncheck that option. Unfortunately, I cannot use 5Ghz on all of my devices. I have a smart thermostat and a few WeMo switches that only work on 2.4Ghz.
     
  27. nwijma

    nwijma New Member Member

    Having problems with setting up IPTV with the IGMPPROXY. As I understand it did work with version v378.52_2 but I cannot find a download link. Can anybody help me?
     
  28. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    How about going to xvortex page and looking for it?
     
  29. nwijma

    nwijma New Member Member

    That version isn't listed overthere.
     
  30. slidermike

    slidermike Networkin' Nut Member

    Pretty sure I saw it down the list in previous version downloads before posting.
    You might want to double-check and lets us know.
     
  31. nwijma

    nwijma New Member Member

    Isn't there, but got it working after all with version 380.64
     
  32. jiznug

    jiznug Network Newbie Member

    Is it possible to install pihole into xwrt?
    Wich solution its more convenient, pihole or ab-solution with piselserv-tls?
     
  33. Makaveli

    Makaveli Serious Server Member

    I can't speak for Pihole but I use AB-Solution 3.6.5 with pixelserv-tls and its been great so far.
     
  34. jiznug

    jiznug Network Newbie Member

    Tends to act slow sometimes, i had to restart router because of slow laoading on some pages.
     
  35. cybrnook

    cybrnook Addicted to LI Member

    Yes, Pi-Hole also works fine on R7000 (and all other Asus routers as well). You can specify IPv4 and IPv6 DNS addresses in the firmware. (and any router that lets you specify a DNS server for WAN :) )
     

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