Version 1.3.11

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Version 1.3.11

Postby Eric » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:36 pm

Two important caveats with this release:

First: If you're using a broadcom router (e.g. WRT54GL) , and you've already installed gargoyle 1.3.10 upgrade via TFTP or via sshing in and using the command line, not the web interface. The broadcom upgrade functionality is broken in 1.3.10 (and fixed in this release), but this means that you won't be able to upgrade from 1.3.10 -> 1.3.11 via the web interface.

Second: This release contains numerous improvements for the bandwidth module, which is responsible for both monitoring bandwidth and controlling bandwidth quotas. As these are features that a lot of people rely on, it is worth noting that the underlying code has changed considerably in this release. While the improvements have been tested, it is possible that new, subtle issues have been introduced. I am very interested in hearing about any issues that anyone runs into with the bandwidth monitor or quotas in this release, and want to warn anyone who absolutely needs rock-solid performance of these features that it might be better to skip this experimental release.

New in 1.3.11:
  • Implement custom SSID for 5Ghz band in dual band routers (instead of just appending _5Ghz to 2.4 Ghz SSID)
  • WAN speed improvements (due to optimization of bandwidth module, max speed of 107Mbit/s measured on a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND)
  • Fixes bug in bandwidth module that may be responsible for zeroing of last time point (due to extremely intermittent nature of original issue this isn't a 100% certain fix for the problem)
  • Removes all openwrt rdate functionality so that NTP client isn't competing with rdate for setting correct time
  • Fixes upgrade functionality in broadcom routers (broken in 1.3.10)
  • Fixes bug in display of DHCP lease expiration time
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Re: Version 1.3.11

Postby mix » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:56 pm

How do you upgrade to 1.3.11 from 1.3.10 using ssh on a WRT54GL?
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Re: Version 1.3.11

Postby Eric » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:16 pm

scp the firmware to: /tmp/gargoyle_1.3.11-brcm47xx-squashfs.trx

then ssh in and run: sysupgrade -n /tmp/gargoyle_1.3.11-brcm47xx-squashfs.trx
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Re: Version 1.3.11

Postby sipi » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:34 am

Hi!

This version working with Ubnt Routerstation + Atheros card?

1.3.9 and 1.3.10 doesn't working, but 1.3.5 working ( but wireless signal very poor)
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Re: Version 1.3.11

Postby pbix » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:58 am

Eric,
I have been upgrading my WRT54GL from v1.3.10 to experimental versions in the last week. I have noticed that the upgrade process does not complete like you would expect. It gets stuck on the "rebooting" part. But if you just wait awhile and then power cycle the router all seems to have upgraded OK.

What problems have you noticed?
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Re: Version 1.3.11

Postby Eric » Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:26 am

I have a WRT54GL I'm testing on and found that if I used the old method of using mtd to write the firmware to the linux partition in brcm47xx the upgrade would sometimes fail (couldn't ssh into the router even after a few minutes) and I would have to recover via tftp, but if I used the sysupgrade utility it would work reliably.
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Re: Version 1.3.11

Postby igorfie » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:59 am

Is 1.3.11 expected to see bandwidth usage data collected by previous gargoyle versions? I am upgrading from 1.3.9 and Bandwidth Usage Table is empty in the webui.
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Re: Version 1.3.11

Postby mix » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:02 am

Eric, I just had the opposite experience. sysupgrade didn't seem to work, even though I tried it 3 times. I had no problem getting the file to the /tmp directory via scp (or even simply using wget to download it directly from your website). md5sums matched your website. Further, I tried the tftp reload 5 times. My windows 7 tftp client would always time out after about 2 min even though the WRT54gl power light was blinking rapidly leaving me to believe that the router really was in recovery mode and the firmware was being uploaded. Using sysupgrade the only message I would see in my ssh connection after commencing was something about a ramdisk then the ssh connection would drop, and the router would eventually reboot, but the old 1.3.10 firmware was still there. Using the tftp upgrade, the router would stay in the power light blinking recovery state. I waited a good 10 min each time after each tftp attempt, but again, upon rebooting the router, the old firmware remained. I was finally able to update to 1.3.11 using the method you just said doesn't work reliably, "mtd write gargoyle_1.3.11-brcm47xx-squashfs.trx linux".

So I don't know wtf was going on. boot_wait is on in my nvram. I have successfully done a tftp recovery a couple times before when using dd-wrt.
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Re: Version 1.3.11

Postby Eric » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:51 pm

mix: Huh, that's really weird. I saw the upgrade fail multiple times using the old method, but work fine consistently (with the same firmware file) with sysupgrade (and TFTP always works). It's easy to revert the change, but based on these reports, I'm a little confused about what the best strategy is...

If anyone else has the same/different experience please post here and let me know so I can try to understand what's going on and make the best decision on this issue.
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Re: Version 1.3.11

Postby UsernameTaken » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:35 pm

What openwrt version is this version based on? I ask since, in RC4 but not in trunk, there is a pretty nasty bug (https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/6819) that affects wr1043ND routers which you could also see in Gargoyle 1.3.10.
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