03-02-2012 02:03 PM - edited 03-02-2012 02:04 PM
Nothing really "special" with my setup. I do make sure to disable any power saving features with my devices. That alone can certainly effect speeds. I don't use the Cisco connect software either and set things up manually.
03-02-2012 02:38 PM - last edited on 03-02-2012 02:47 PM by kent07
Totally unimpressed with the 1.04 firmware. I'd had my external Western Digital 1TB drive working on 1.03 for a few months (after disabling the Media Server - worked fine on 1.02 but the 1.03 upgrade messed that up), but that was probably pure luck that it was working. Had a long power failure the other day and the UPS drained, shutting down the router. When it rebooted (and I tried several times) could not get it to see the external drive, connected hard wired PC had DHCP assigned address and could connect to the Internet - but only if you knew the IP address as the router would not provide DNS services to it (hardcoded a few DNS servers in the PC's network config to get around that). Then found the HTTP browser config interface didn't work anymore (I'd had it set for https only). SO - though I may as well try the version 1.04 firmware. First had to reset to factory defaults (as I mentioned the http browser interface had stopped working - I refuse to use Cisco Connect). Firmware upgrade went OK. Thought I'd try restoring my saved configuration. That didn't work (no external drive recognized, no http browser config), so reset to factory defaults and reconfigured everything manually. STILL can't get external drive to be recognized (note - this drive WAS working with the E4200 for months until this latest problem), and if you try to connect the external drive it still seems to disable the http browser config capability.
(Mod note: Edited for guideline compliance.)
03-02-2012 02:54 PM - last edited on 03-02-2012 03:02 PM by 24JUAN80
I should add that now it appears the HTTPS browser config doesn't work at all. Browser gives you the warning that it's an untrusted site, but then after you tell it to ignore that it will NOT connect to the router to config (either I.E. or Firefox - both versions that WERE working before for HTTPS config to the E4200).. HTTP browser config still works. Again though, yet ANOTHER advertised feature that doesn't work.
(Mod Note: Edited for guideline compliance.)
03-02-2012 03:54 PM
Stable tomato I'm running:
Tomato Firmware v1.28.0494 MIPSR2-Toastman-RT K26 USB Ext
uptime 47 days
Another highly useful feature is the ability to increase the trasmit power on both frequencies. I'm consistently getting minimally ~ -37 to -44dBm everywhere in my house, even in places I never even was able to get a signal.
It's a no brainer....
03-02-2012 04:12 PM
So, you guys can agree that the 1.1 stock firmware is better than and more stable than this ?
I use this dd-wrt firmware for now, and I don't think I will change it for a while, it works very good...
03-02-2012 10:25 PM
We have been putting the new firmware through the paces, including stress/load testing it. We have successfully connected 20+ wireless devices to each E4200 and performed all kinds of file transfers, downloads, and VPN connections without any issues/hiccups.
The throughput and reliability of our E4200's has been great over the past 1+ years. We only felt the need to update the firmware to fix the WPS vulnerability. 1.0.03 was extremely stable.
Everyone's topology/environment is different, but our's is a SMB (our gateway router is a Cisco SA540). The ability to provide both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands is very important thus the reason we didn't go with business class access points.
We are very pleased with these routers.
03-02-2012 10:33 PM
I installed firmware v1.04 and now I can no longer access/ manage the router using HTTPS. Using Adminitration page if I enable HTTP then I can access it (local & remotely using the predefine port), but if I disable HTTP and leave only HTTPS I can no longer connect.
Both Google Chrome and IE10 return a net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET error.
I found othe poeple with the same problem:
The soultion was to access the router using IETester in IE5.1 mode. For now I enable HTTP to access remotely but I prefer to use HTTPS.
Can somebody help?