2,376 (edited by starcms 2017-06-18 01:47:00)

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

komodo_1 wrote:

did you ever try to use a bin file to update, from the other partition (stock/lede or lede/lede), an already running lede installation

You can most certainly use a .bin file to upgrade from one LEDE build to another using LuCi.  However, doing so will over-write the stock Linksys partition on the other partition.

Another way to upgrade is to boot back to the stock Linksys partition and use the file ending in .img to install LEDE, and this will keep the stock Linksys firmware intact on the other partition.

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starcms wrote:

Before the LEDE swap, Eth1 was LAN and Eth0 was WAN on your model (as is still shown on the openwrt wrt wiki page).

Starcms,


Thanks. one too many swaps got me lost ,and looking at the diffs somehow my eyes again swapped the - and +  lines.

So I'm good, and the online docs are incorrect.

2,378 (edited by komodo_1 2017-06-19 14:11:53)

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

smile lol Yea!!!

starcms wrote:

Love your AP names; always great to meet another TWD fan smile

Yes, the ModemTI interface it's the one that connects to my modem, but that had not the x.x.1.1 ip, i used x.x.1.29 instead.
Actually i switched the modem's ip to x.x.6.x and the modemti interface to x.x.6.x
This way I can get to the modem's ui but that x.x.1.1 on eth0.1 it's still there.

I wish tomorrow i'll get some time in the evening to install the latest release.
We'll see if that will resolve this issue.

Yes, yes, i could act in many way to bypass the problem and find a workaround, but i'ld like to understand what's going on under the hood wink
Thanks for the suggestion about the uhttp modification anyway

The bin update will also delete the certificates directory, firewall setting, etc, right? I need a backup asap, before to go with the update
It's a good idea to import a backup after the update or it's better to make again all the configurations by hand?
I'm actually using a usb stick for extroot

Good night

starcms wrote:

Edit: I believe I found your issue.

2,379 (edited by starcms 2017-06-18 04:57:46)

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

komodo_1 wrote:

The bin update will also delete the certificates directory, firewall setting, etc, right? I need a backup asap, before to go with the update
It's a good idea to import a backup after the update or it's better to make again all the configurations by hand?
I'm actually using a usb stick for extroot

Good night

You can either choose to create a backup and restore it, or choose the checkbox to keep-settings.  However, I would recommend doing neither, and doing a fresh install (not keeping your existing configuration because of the reasons below).

As I said in my previous post, I believe you are getting the 192.168.1.1 IP showing on eth0.1 because of the improper way you have ModemTI interface configured...it is confusing the router. 

You need to make a new LAN VLAN (such as eth0.3) for ModemTI.  You can't simply assign it to eth1.2 with wan and wan6 because ModemTI is a LAN link, not a WAN link (Even though the modem is the source of your internet and connected to the WAN port, the way you are trying to access it via a static address requires a LAN link/VLAN in addition to the WAN link (eth1.2) for your internet).  Also, this improper configuration is most likely opening a giant hole in your firewall.  I'm 99% sure this unstable configuration is confusing the router and generating the 192.168.1.1 IP for eth0.1 even though it is part of br-lan which has the desired 192.168.2.1 IP.

I would highly recommend just leaving the router/LEDE settings as defaults and simply changing the modem's IP to 192.168.1.2, or even 192.168.100.1 (if it allows that).  Every cable modem I've ever seen has the IP set to 192.168.100.1, including mine, and I can easily access it without changing any configuration in LEDE.

2,380 (edited by komodo_1 2017-06-19 14:12:27)

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

Hi star,
i used the same config with many previous openwrt releases and I never saw this behavior.
Actually the modemti interface has a x.x.6.x ip so, if that interface would originate the weird ip on eth0.1, that would be a x.x.6.x class and not a 6.x, imho
Anyway I'll let you know the results after the update.
I need at least to backup sone certs and some config manually

Thanks again and good sunday

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Hi, Are there installation and usage instructions for this? I have the 3200 and would like to be able to revert back to factory.  What are best practices when applying updates?

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

Hi, tomorrow I will be getting this router, is the latest firmware stable? I need good 5ghz signal, thanks

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

NewImage wrote:

Hi, Are there installation and usage instructions for this? I have the 3200 and would like to be able to revert back to factory.  What are best practices when applying updates?

A great place to start is the 1900/3200ac wiki.  https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/linksys/wrt_ac_series

Since the 1900/3200ac  series has 2 partitions it's easy to go back.

David's 1900ac 3200acm Snapshot Builds W/LuCi Modern - https://davidc502sis.dynamic-dns.net

Linksys Wrt1900acx/3200acm  - Current build - Lede Reboot SNAPSHOT r4114-6704410

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

feche1320 wrote:

Hi, tomorrow I will be getting this router, is the latest firmware stable? I need good 5ghz signal, thanks

The 3200acm firmware is stable, and many of the wifi bugs have been worked out, but there are several others being worked on. The wifi driver is still considered to be pre-release.

Due to the FCC rules change last year, 5Ghz power is not adjustable on ANY channel, so some have considered the pre-determined power levels to be weak. You should test to see if it is acceptable or not.

David's 1900ac 3200acm Snapshot Builds W/LuCi Modern - https://davidc502sis.dynamic-dns.net

Linksys Wrt1900acx/3200acm  - Current build - Lede Reboot SNAPSHOT r4114-6704410

2,385 (edited by komodo_1 2017-06-19 14:13:15)

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

Morning all
Starcms, i'm testing the configuration you suggested, before to flash the new image (just to understand why that's happening)
I created a new vlan (i.e. vlan3) and tagged the interfaces this way (I tested the wan on tagged and untagged also)
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa309/komodo1980/th_LedeVlanSwitch.png
This are the physical settings of modemti int:
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa309/komodo1980/th_modemti_physical.png
And this the firewall 's one:
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa309/komodo1980/th_modemti_firewall.png
modeti's ip it's in the x.x.69.x/24 net
The x.x.1.1 is still present on eth0.1 and i can't get to the modem's ui anymore sad

Am I missing something?

I think the only way it's to flash and then apply the right settings, but I need to understand which is the good way to do this before i proceed.
I'm actually using extroot and i customized some packages configurations (i.e. ssh, ecc), i would like to backup the config files
When I'll go on with the fresh install of the new firmware (on the same or the alternate partition), do i need to unmount the extroot and format the usb drive before to flash the new img?
Thanks again.
I'll report asa i'll have new info

2,386 (edited by d4niel_p 2017-06-19 20:23:27)

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

komodo_1 wrote:

Morning all
Starcms, i'm testing the configuration you suggested, before to flash the new image (just to understand why that's happening)
I created a new vlan (i.e. vlan3) and tagged the interfaces this way (I tested the wan on tagged and untagged also)

modeti's ip it's in the x.x.69.x/24 net
The x.x.1.x is still present on eth0.1 and i cant get to the modem's ui anymore sad

Am I missing something?

Modem should be "connected" on the same VLAN as WAN. Here's my working configuration, my modem has static address 192.168.100.1:
i.imgur.com/CF5LXFL.png

I didn't create any extra VLANs, I just have default ones.

Sorry for screenshots' quality, the only way I can reach luci at this moment is VNC to Raspberry basic GUI.

2,387 (edited by komodo_1 2017-06-19 19:20:41)

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

hi d4niel,
this was the same (working) config i had before
Do you still have any ip x.x.1.x if you check it with
  ifconfig -a
Thank you for intrestin' to it

I need to flash asap and check if the strange ip behavior happens again

p.s. star & d4niel, could you please edit or delete the quotations where ip/hwaddress/ecc are present?
I was in hurry and have not been very wise
Thank you very much

p.p.s d4niele, did you ever try ssh tunneling and x11forwarding instead of vnc?

2,388 (edited by feche1320 2017-06-19 18:23:41)

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

davidc502 wrote:
feche1320 wrote:

Hi, tomorrow I will be getting this router, is the latest firmware stable? I need good 5ghz signal, thanks

The 3200acm firmware is stable, and many of the wifi bugs have been worked out, but there are several others being worked on. The wifi driver is still considered to be pre-release.

Due to the FCC rules change last year, 5Ghz power is not adjustable on ANY channel, so some have considered the pre-determined power levels to be weak. You should test to see if it is acceptable or not.

Hi, thanks for your reply.
I just installed the latest firmware from your page, everything seems OK but the only issue (?) is that I see three wifi radios in the wifi configuration page, I enabled the abgn radio but I cannot see the SSID, is this normal or I did something wrong?
PS: I have WRT3200ACM

2,389 (edited by regadpellagru 2017-06-19 18:32:38)

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

Hi there,

Just to report I was able to update from r2695-c9c68c7 to r4323-1898f73 from luci without any issue.
Well, except luci was not responding and I had to manually log via ssh to reboot.

It's running stable for now 3 days on an early wrt1200

Environment: big house, 60 cm stone walls, middle of nowhere (no nearby wap), low throughput internet (2.5 Mbps download), half a dozen wired devices, half a dozen wifi devices, both wifi bands used on 2 SSIDS.

Seems 2.4 Ghz wifi is better as it was a lot problematic from outside last week (typing from outside).

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

feche1320 wrote:
davidc502 wrote:
feche1320 wrote:

Hi, tomorrow I will be getting this router, is the latest firmware stable? I need good 5ghz signal, thanks

The 3200acm firmware is stable, and many of the wifi bugs have been worked out, but there are several others being worked on. The wifi driver is still considered to be pre-release.

Due to the FCC rules change last year, 5Ghz power is not adjustable on ANY channel, so some have considered the pre-determined power levels to be weak. You should test to see if it is acceptable or not.

Hi, thanks for your reply.
I just installed the latest firmware from your page, everything seems OK but the only issue (?) is that I see three wifi radios in the wifi configuration page, I enabled the abgn radio but I cannot see the SSID, is this normal or I did something wrong?
PS: I have WRT3200ACM

The 3200acm leverages a 3rd wifi chip, and it's okay to just go ahead and disable it.  That should be your acbgn radio.

David's 1900ac 3200acm Snapshot Builds W/LuCi Modern - https://davidc502sis.dynamic-dns.net

Linksys Wrt1900acx/3200acm  - Current build - Lede Reboot SNAPSHOT r4114-6704410

2,391 (edited by d4niel_p 2017-06-19 20:26:10)

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

komodo_1 wrote:

hi d4niel,
this was the same (working) config i had before
Do you still have any ip x.x.1.x if you check it with
  ifconfig -a
Thank you for intrestin' to it

I need to flash asap and check if the strange ip behavior happens again

No I don't have any address assigned to eth0.1.
You should try to do it again from scratch, remove modem interface, make sure modem is in a bridge mode, has static (and from different subnet than router) IP and disabled dhcp, then configure it using this manual:
hxxp://simplebeian.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/accessing-your-modem-from-openwrt-router/
Remember that modem interface IP has to be from the same subnet as modem IP, but different.

komodo_1 wrote:

p.s. star & d4niel, could you please edit or delete the quotations where ip/hwaddress/ecc are present?
I was in hurry and have not been very wise
Thank you very much

It's save to show private IP classes, you never should post your external IP, and it's unwise to post MACs or serial numbers as well.

komodo_1 wrote:

p.p.s d4niele, did you ever try ssh tunneling and x11forwarding instead of vnc?

My Raspberry is headless and I only SSH to it, but it was the only device with web browser I could reach remotely earlier, so quick startx and VNC did the trick. wink

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Hi,
I already deleted and did all again from scratch many times, but this x.x.1.x ip it's still ther.
Thanks for the manual provided, i followed the same procedure on many (openwrt) devices and never had this strange behavior.
Agree for the local ip infos, it's not a big deal but it's anyway an info wink

I need a little help, I switched wireless location from Deutch to Italy and wireless interfaces are both disappeared.  sad

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Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

Hello - I'm new to OpenWRT and am running Davidc502 Lede Reboot SNAPSHOT r4323-1898f73 / LuCI Master (git-17.152.82962-a9e8376) with the 4.4.70 Kernel on my WRT1900ACv1.

I'm curious why when I set my 5Ghz channel to 149 it actually runs on 153?  I can confirm by checking connected devices who also report being on channel 153...

For fun, I configured my 5GHz to use channel 161 and everything reported in LuCI and on my devices as 161....

Only seems the 149 channel is odd... am I doing something wrong?

//Brew

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

Brewder wrote:

Hello - I'm new to OpenWRT and am running Davidc502 Lede Reboot SNAPSHOT r4323-1898f73 / LuCI Master (git-17.152.82962-a9e8376) with the 4.4.70 Kernel on my WRT1900ACv1.

I'm curious why when I set my 5Ghz channel to 149 it actually runs on 153?  I can confirm by checking connected devices who also report being on channel 153...

For fun, I configured my 5GHz to use channel 161 and everything reported in LuCI and on my devices as 161....

Only seems the 149 channel is odd... am I doing something wrong?

//Brew

Most run 5Ghz in 80Mhz width, and 80Mhz covers roughly 4 channels. So, the channel the devices choose isn't necessarily the same channel chosen in LuCi. However, it will be within the width chosen.

David's 1900ac 3200acm Snapshot Builds W/LuCi Modern - https://davidc502sis.dynamic-dns.net

Linksys Wrt1900acx/3200acm  - Current build - Lede Reboot SNAPSHOT r4114-6704410

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

davidc502 wrote:
feche1320 wrote:
davidc502 wrote:

The 3200acm firmware is stable, and many of the wifi bugs have been worked out, but there are several others being worked on. The wifi driver is still considered to be pre-release.

Due to the FCC rules change last year, 5Ghz power is not adjustable on ANY channel, so some have considered the pre-determined power levels to be weak. You should test to see if it is acceptable or not.

Hi, thanks for your reply.
I just installed the latest firmware from your page, everything seems OK but the only issue (?) is that I see three wifi radios in the wifi configuration page, I enabled the abgn radio but I cannot see the SSID, is this normal or I did something wrong?
PS: I have WRT3200ACM

The 3200acm leverages a 3rd wifi chip, and it's okay to just go ahead and disable it.  That should be your acbgn radio.

So which chip is the correct one to use? Can I use both at the same time with the same SSID?
If the 2nd chip is disabled, wifi strenght is going to be weaker versus stock firmware?
Thanks

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

feche1320 wrote:
davidc502 wrote:
feche1320 wrote:

Hi, thanks for your reply.
I just installed the latest firmware from your page, everything seems OK but the only issue (?) is that I see three wifi radios in the wifi configuration page, I enabled the abgn radio but I cannot see the SSID, is this normal or I did something wrong?
PS: I have WRT3200ACM

The 3200acm leverages a 3rd wifi chip, and it's okay to just go ahead and disable it.  That should be your acbgn radio.

So which chip is the correct one to use? Can I use both at the same time with the same SSID?
If the 2nd chip is disabled, wifi strenght is going to be weaker versus stock firmware?
Thanks

Disable the one that should say "Radio2" Radio2 is used for DFS purposes, and if you try to use it for regular Wifi, the router will have issues over time.

Wifi signal strength will be the same.

David's 1900ac 3200acm Snapshot Builds W/LuCi Modern - https://davidc502sis.dynamic-dns.net

Linksys Wrt1900acx/3200acm  - Current build - Lede Reboot SNAPSHOT r4114-6704410

2,397 (edited by starcms 2017-06-20 06:16:55)

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

d4niel_p wrote:
komodo_1 wrote:

Morning all
Starcms, i'm testing the configuration you suggested, before to flash the new image (just to understand why that's happening)
I created a new vlan (i.e. vlan3) and tagged the interfaces this way (I tested the wan on tagged and untagged also)

modeti's ip it's in the x.x.69.x/24 net
The x.x.1.x is still present on eth0.1 and i cant get to the modem's ui anymore sad

Am I missing something?

Modem should be "connected" on the same VLAN as WAN. Here's my working configuration, my modem has static address 192.168.100.1:
i.imgur.com/CF5LXFL.png

I didn't create any extra VLANs, I just have default ones.

Sorry for screenshots' quality, the only way I can reach luci at this moment is VNC to Raspberry basic GUI.

Why do you do this?  My cable modem is also reachable at 192.168.100.1 and is reachable using the default settings; no additional interfaces need to be created...

As 192.168.100.1 is not in the default subnet of the default IP of the router (255.255.255.0 and 192.168.1.1), the router simply interprets 192.168.100.1 as any WAN IP address and connects perfectly fine.  No "modem" interface is required.

You can delete your "modem" interface and you'd still be able to connect to your cable modem at 192.168.100.1 perfectly fine.

Re: davidc502 1900ac 3200acm builds

davidc502 wrote:
feche1320 wrote:
davidc502 wrote:

The 3200acm leverages a 3rd wifi chip, and it's okay to just go ahead and disable it.  That should be your acbgn radio.

So which chip is the correct one to use? Can I use both at the same time with the same SSID?
If the 2nd chip is disabled, wifi strenght is going to be weaker versus stock firmware?
Thanks

Disable the one that should say "Radio2" Radio2 is used for DFS purposes, and if you try to use it for regular Wifi, the router will have issues over time.

Wifi signal strength will be the same.

With issues do you mean hardware issues or just software/drivers issues?

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starcms wrote:

Why do you do this?  My cable modem is also reachable at 192.168.100.1 and is reachable using the default settings; no additional interfaces need to be created...

As 192.168.100.1 is not in the default subnet of the default IP of the router (255.255.255.0 and 192.168.1.1), the router simply interprets 192.168.100.1 as any WAN IP address and connects perfectly fine.  No "modem" interface is required.

Afaik, this will work on DOCSIS modem, most probably will not work on fiber-optic (it doesn't on HG8247H), definitely won't work on PPPoE/A modem in bridge mode. When my modem is in bridge mode and there's no extra interface on router, modem is completely transparent from LAN, I cannot reach or ping it whether its address is in the same subnet or not.

P.S. I'm afraid we are way off-topic. Sorry @davidc502 for hijacking thread.

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davidc502 wrote:
Brewder wrote:

Hello - I'm new to OpenWRT and am running Davidc502 Lede Reboot SNAPSHOT r4323-1898f73 / LuCI Master (git-17.152.82962-a9e8376) with the 4.4.70 Kernel on my WRT1900ACv1.

I'm curious why when I set my 5Ghz channel to 149 it actually runs on 153?  I can confirm by checking connected devices who also report being on channel 153...

For fun, I configured my 5GHz to use channel 161 and everything reported in LuCI and on my devices as 161....

Only seems the 149 channel is odd... am I doing something wrong?

//Brew

Most run 5Ghz in 80Mhz width, and 80Mhz covers roughly 4 channels. So, the channel the devices choose isn't necessarily the same channel chosen in LuCi. However, it will be within the width chosen.

Hi David - thanks for the response and yes I understand.  I guess I found it more interesting that my SSID is configured for the channel I want, but the interface is reporting something different on the router itself...  and my connected clients match what the interface says.  I don't know how to post pictures here, or I could more easily show you what I'm talking about.

//Brew