02-19-2010 10:19 AM
Anyone in here speak/understand german?. Forum member from another site helped me find this site,where theres a wag160n annex a firmware with telnet functionality enabled.Will someone ask the guy how he compiled the firmware or try the firmware themselves and post their experience in here.
02-20-2010 09:27 AM
I've tried the annex a telnet enabled firmware and it works like a charm all you need to do is set a debug mode on and then telnet is enabled, despite that It's a very basic busybox shell as there isn't any space for anything else (2mb flash) I can put whatever I want into the RAM though which is mapped to /tmp I'm thinking of getting some binaries of useful utilites and sticking them in.
02-20-2010 09:32 AM
Lawbayly when you say it works like a charm.
Is that mean drop outs are gone and everything got fixed?
If yes then can you explain what telnet is ? Is there any changes of the installation and connection my router.
02-20-2010 10:00 AM
Not sure about the dropouts or the AP Isolation yet, The telnet allows you to administer the router using a cli which means you can configure the modem to fix it if anything goes wrong, It also means I can see whats going on when the AP Isolation happens
It also means you can configure the router how you want it, only issue with it is everything is stored in ram which means a reboot wipes it.
I guess thats the issue with only having 2megs of flash
02-20-2010 11:28 AM
Router reboot or PC reboot?
Well hope that can help to solve out some problems.
Although I been talking with support few days ago they told me they working on new firmware. So I hope our fight is not for nothen.
02-21-2010 05:54 PM
Router Reboot, it's all stored in the routers RAM, I'll see if I can find out how to make something persistant, but I'm not sure how I would do this (might be able to just stick it in etc and it sticks) What I know is the configuration of the router sticks when you do something so something much be persistant and writable.
It's also difficult to get files into the router since there isn't wget or any program to download or edit files so the only way to create files is to echo them in e.g.:
echo "nameserver 192.168.2.2">/etc/resolv.conf
You can also stop useless servers like the ntp client which doesn't seem to actually work
/usr/sbin/rc ntp stop
If anyone has this firmware and the router fails, try the command free, which should tell me if the ram is running out or not.
03-09-2010 02:56 AM - last edited on 03-09-2010 03:52 AM by primus
has anyone had anything offical from the manufacturer yet?! I am on my 3rd unit. The first had an AP isolation and a connection drop issue and poor range. The second had the ap isolation issue, the third, ap isolation and a chronic adsl line dropping issue. I have spoken to support online and they admitted to me that they were working on firmware fix for the ap isolation....they still shipped me the 3rd unit knowing it wouldn't work however. I have since been using the phone support, the issue has been escalated, but no one can give you a time line. Since then the ADSL connection has dropped so many times I have unplugged it and put in my ancient, but fully functional Siemens unit.
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03-09-2010 06:00 AM
After writing code for years myself, I know its a lot easier to remove functionality than add it. It seems to me that there are alot of people who need this fix, they need it because the AP Isolation keeps cutting in and disrupting network connectivity. I suspect this is the most underused feature in the firmware package, after all I don't see any posts complaining that AP Isolation isn't on by default. So why not just remove the feature from release basline, repackage, retest, distribute and make some people happy.
03-09-2010 07:27 PM