New stable firmware release: 2.3.7.0 Paco the alpaca

Paco is finally here, loaded with fixes, new features and improvements! Just in time to have some holiday time to play with this new firmware.

What changed?
Comparing this release with the previous stable, 2.3.6.2, here’s a summary of the most important changes:

  • 2.0g now supports bridge mode (but not wifi-bridge mode, due to technical limitations).
  • The “Orange page” with the “Your internet is misconfigured” message was removed. It caused more problems than it solved, due to onlined incorrectly detecting a broken connection when it was still working.
  • Various networking and wifi fixes and improvements that can make the network more stable and a bit faster in some circumstances.
  • Wifi scans can now be performed from the web interface.
  • Status display in the dashboard is improved.
  • Large USB disks (>2TiB) are now supported.
  • Multiple Dynamic DNS providers are supported now.
  • Various software and drivers have been updated.
  • OpenVPN was made a lot more configurable.

There are dozens and dozens of smaller changes, which are listed in detail in the changelog.

So, how do I upgrade?

The easy way:

  • This method works if you’re currently running firmware 2.2.5.0 (Flipper) or 2.3.6.x (Gari).
  • Go to the “Applications” page in your Fonera’s webinterface.
  • You should see the firmware upgrade listed.
    Screenshot of the firmware upgrade part of the Applications page
  • Click the “plus” icon to install the firmware. It might take a few minutes for the page to load, it should show a countdown as soon as the actual upgrade started.
  • Done!

The manual way:

Download the web upgrade tarball below, navigate to your Fonera’s dashboard through “Settings” and then “System” and upload the tarball there (under “Firmware update”). Note that you should not unpack the file you download (and make sure your browser doesn’t automatically unzip the file either, it should remain a .tgz file).

Note: On 2.0g, the firmware update might fail due to insufficient memory. If you upload the firmware through the webinterface, but that page keeps loading indefinitely (and you do not get the updating countdown), you’re probably seeing this issue as well. As a workaround, you can disable windows file sharing (“Settings” -> “Fileserver” -> “Windows Network Shares”) and/or the public Fonspot (“Settings” -> “FONSpot”) to free up some memory. This should allow the 2.0g to successfully unpack the firmware and start flashing it.

This firmware is available for the following hardware. Be sure to pick the version for your hardware. If you pick the wrong one, the firmware update will silently bail out and no upgrade will happen (no error will appear either).

The above links point to the end user’s versions of the firmware. For different versions, like the developer’s version (which allows SSH access and custom plugins) and the .img version (which can be installed through SSH), you can look in the Paco directory on the download server.

If the upgrade somehow fails and you need to recover, the FAQ section has recovery instructions.

Are there any known problems with this version?
Yes, this release is still not perfect, but we’re getting closer at every step. In any case, here’s two things that used to work, but are now broken in this release. If you depend on them, you might want to reconsider the upgrade:

  • The music plugin is no longer available on the Fonera 2.0g, due to its limited available flash memory. The firmware has grown a bit since Flipper, so now there is no longer enough free space to install the music plugin.
  • The “Media” file share stopped working. In this release, a small security / stability fix was applied, which had the unintended side-effect of breaking the “Media” share. The shares for the individual partitions still work as expected. See ticket #1243 for details.

Special thanks go out to all of our users who have been testing the testing releases and have been providing excellent feedback and even contributed back some code and improvements!

Have fun!

Update 2013.03.13: The firmware can now be upgraded through the webinterface, the Wake-on-LAN plugin can now be installed through the webinterface and some known bugs were documented in this post.

80 Responses to “New stable firmware release: 2.3.7.0 Paco the alpaca”

  1. shareAir.net Says:

    Wow! It is really stable and a big improvement. You did a great job. Well done. Thank you.

  2. koter84 Says:

    Mathijs,

    thanks for the effort put into the whole system over last couple of months.
    i was just starting to think that the fonera 2.0n platform was almost dead…

    it’s been more than 2 years ago that the latest stable version was released..
    so it was about time… :)

    thanks, and keep up the good work..

  3. Senpa Says:

    Thank you. I upgrade now! happy new year

  4. FONmann Says:

    Well done on finally getting the update out of the door.
    Now the volume testing begins and will no doubt show up new issues to fix. ;-)

    For my installation (2.0n), wireless seems quicker to connect and more stable.

    Thank you & have a Happy New Year!

  5. Max Says:

    Thank you for the firmware.
    In first I was surpise to not see OpenVPN…
    The link here is not DEV version. I’m not developer, but I use OpenVPN.
    If you want it, you can download the firmware_DEV here:
    http://download.fonosfera.org/2.3.7.0_Paco/

  6. Mattia Says:

    Can i upload this with wifi?ty

  7. Matthijs Says:

    @FONmann, good to hear it’s working better for you now!

    @Max, OpenVPN is still only available in the DEV version (Perhaps we can enable it in the end user’s version as well for the next firmware release).

    @Mattia, Uploading the new firmware through wifi is fine. There is a checksum in the file, so if the connection is lost during the upload, the error is detected and the firmware flash will not start.

  8. tman Says:

    Hi,
    I had before a beta3 and upgraded now to paco 2.3.7.0 final. It works, but I have lost all my plugins like Motion4FON, MiniDLNA an SWAP. Tried to search for reinstall but it’s very hard to find the right info about all plugins I need.
    There is a plan to install MiniDLNA and Motion4FON directly from the plugion section?
    I had always avoided upgrades of fonera because of this inconvenience.
    Every plugin has it’s own special way to install and configure. It’s not enough if you done it once in the past… now I can’t even find again the same files/descriptions…

    Thanks for the hard work! Please continue to work on this product.
    Wish You a Happy New Year !

  9. Mattia Says:

    @Matthijs tyvm and happy new year!

  10. Marzio Spairani Says:

    Hy,

    it seems \Media sharing is not working properly anymore.
    even provinding correct password, the access to the share is not granted.

  11. tman Says:

    @Marzio, I had the same problem. After upgrade to Paco the accesss to samba folders was denied. i have tried also to change the password, the error stays. I have this in cmd after connect with net use:

    System error 5 has occurred.

    Access is denied.

    @Matthijs, this is a new error in Paco? Anybody reported it? Could you try? Thanks!

  12. Marzio Spairani Says:

    @tman, I tried to change the pw too, but same result! No way to get in … most annoying; tried ftp too and it works properly (at least it does ..)

  13. tman Says:

    @Marzio: FTP is working also for me. For Samba I have opened ticket #1242.

  14. Ian Says:

    I started getting the internet misconfiguration orange page today so I updated to 2.7.3.0 but I’m still getting the orange page!!

    Any idea?

    Regards
    Ian

  15. Miguel Says:

    Hi,

    I installed the update in 2.0n. Great. No problem.

    But I also have one 2.0g in failsafemode, and when trying to update a new firmware/fix (using the latest FON2202_2.3.7.0_DEV.gz), in the mais “Firmware upgrade and hotfix installation”, It allways reports after some minutes “This is not a FON upgrade image or hotfix. Retry with another file”.

    And wireless and power led continues to blink orange

    Any ideas?

  16. Christophe Says:

    Thanks for the update! Works perfectly here :-)

  17. Miguel Says:

    Thanks Matthijs for help on updating a very old 2202 (from yesterday’s IRC). BTW: Redboot method used

    everything working now

    Thanks

  18. Matthijs Says:

    @Ian, it’s pretty much impossible for you to still get the orange page in 2.3.7.0, it’s simply not included anymore. Perhaps you are still seeing a browser cache? Or perhaps the update didn’t complete properly (you can check the version number in the lower left corner of the web interface)?

    @Miguel, good to hear you got your 2.0g working again!

  19. Giljåm Says:

    @tman

    The miniDLNA plugin is here http://oldwiki.fon.com/wiki/Minidlna_Configuration.

    However, I can not get it up and running while it worked with the last RC.

  20. Ian Says:

    @ Matthijs, Your right must have been the browser cache

    Thanks
    Ian

  21. Jeroen Says:

    Hi Matthijs,
    Stable version is up and running! Works like a charm, thank you very much.
    However, is there a possibility to add time restrictions or ip/mac-based access policies? That’s the only feature I’m currently missing. Do I need to manually change iptables or is possible through the webinterface?
    Sincerey yours,
    Jeroen.

  22. Jose Says:

    I’ve just installed and till now everything is ok. Thanks for your efforts, you are great!!!

  23. Arnout Says:

    I installed the new stable release over the DEV RC1 version, and it said that the install was successfull, but on the dashboard page the firmware version mentioned is still the RC1 beta version, even after a restart. Did I do something wrong? I followed the instruction on the blog. I have a La Fonera 2.0n device.

  24. Nuno Says:

    Hi guys:
    If you are interested I’ve just updated my privoxy plugin in order to generate log files into /privoxy directory in the hard disk where it is running.

    You can pickup privoxy, ushare and motion plugins in my site:
    http://fon2n.planetaclix.pt/
    (it will be great to have fonera foruns back on)

    Regards
    Nuno

  25. Matthijs Says:

    @Jeroen, the webinterface does not suport this, so you’ll have to use custom firewall rules for this. IIRC cron is installed on official firmwares, though it is not started by default. See this old forum topic about how to get cron running. You might also want to keep an eye on ticket #229.

    @Arnout, any chance you used the version for 2.0g on your 2.0n device? If you do that, it will silently fail to upgrade right now, which matches your description.

    @Nuno, cool, thanks!

  26. steve mcfly Says:

    great news to have this new firmware!! cant wait to test it!

  27. Marco Says:

    hi Matthijs, thanks for the update!
    I’m glad that this is not dead :)

  28. Simon Says:

    Hey there Matthijs, thanks for the update. Installed it and it adds some nice new menues / options, but still the same signal strength issues remain for me – poor network quality when I chose anything else but wpa / tkip / g mode. If I chose g /n mode with this selection, the n mode just doesnt work. If I chose “mixed mode”, the connection will be very poor, if anything connects at all.
    I think I opened a ticket once because of this issue for previous firmware releases.. and exchanged some mails with you, matthijs, I think, but since I lost most old mails in a hardware-crash I can´t give you exact numbers.

    In the end, it doesn´t really matter.. let sleeping dogs lie.

    Just wanted to tell that I still use the 2.0n and the new firmware is a nice addition.

  29. JazzyJ Says:

    @Giljåm the minidlna plugin got broke in the RC (because I relied on some code from the tranmission plugin, still do) I posted an updated version in the comments (I don’t have an account to update the old wiki). See http://blog.fonosfera.org/2370-release-candidate-released/#comment-209597

  30. Mikado Says:

    Hi,

    This version is nice but shame it is not with a Dev mod because it limits the ability (adding plugins for example).

  31. Paco Says:

    Hi. I have the fonera in wifi bridge mode and it is connected to internet but the icon of the fonera status in the user interface is crossed out, i can’t activate the public wifi and i can’t use the torrent and it tells that the fonera must be connected for the aplication to works but the fonera it is connectet to internet.

  32. syphen Says:

    I was just wondering if anyone else was having issues with video streaming on this version of the firmware. I have a pretty good connection (15-20 MB/s speedtest) and even over the wired connection I can’t seem to maintain a stream at semi high quality. Any suggestions?

  33. Matthijs Says:

    @Mikado, there also DEV versions of this firmware available, there is a link in the post (around “For different versions, like the developer’s version (which allows SSH access and custom plugins)”).

    @Paco, perhaps you misconfigured the gateway address or DNS server address on your Fonera? In this case, any pc’s connected will still have internet connectivity (since they get the right addresses through DHCP from your other router), but the Fonera cannot connect to the internet.

    @Syphen, do you perhaps have a link for an example streaming video that doesn’t work reliably for you, so I can see if it also happens here?

  34. hoppy Says:

    Not sure this is related to the new firmware, but my 2.0n just died after a few days of agony. First, the lan eth ports went out, then the wifi and after a final reboot, no leds are blinking nor any other sign of life is visible (the adapter is ok).

  35. Matthijs Says:

    @hoppy, that doesn’t sound like a firmware problem. Even if you flash in all zeroes, some leds should still light up when the Fonera powers on and/or when the bootloader runs.

    You say the power adapter is ok, but it might still pay off try a replacement adapter, we’ve seen cases where broken adapters give a proper voltage when disconnected from the Fonera but as soon as the Fonera starts drawing power, the voltage drops and the Fonera behaves erratically.

    Perhaps you could also contact Fon support at https://fon.zendesk.com/ perhaps they have seen this behaviour before and/or have additional suggestions on how to proceed (this blog has more of a firmware focus).

  36. s3boun3t Says:

    i have many problem with transmission on my fonera, the interface of transmission are blocked and i could reboot my fonera.

  37. Nuno Says:

    The fonera is not a full pc !
    You should load only 1 or 2 torrent at the same time.
    And configure 80 or 90 as the peer limit.
    If the fonera starts to be slow (samba, ftp or even transmission) just stop torrent loading.
    and yes, reboot usually solves the issues :)

  38. tman Says:

    s3boun3t&nuno:
    It’s usually not the number of torrents fault, but the open connections. Limit the connections per torrent to 2 (or 3) and connections global to 50. I have suggested in a ticket to make that default on Fonera’s transmission.
    Another issue sometimes is the usb driver and the file system. I had many many problems with various errors and reboots related to usb disk compatibility.
    And one more thing: the more torrents you run the greater the chance to be attacked on ssh/http. A lot of cyber criminals also use torrent and see you in their peer list ;-). Once they have your IP they start the attack, and there is a gret chance to mess up your linux. I have also suggested in a ticket a correction to this issue, like banning ip’s after some attempts to guess your password.

  39. Nuno Says:

    mail server running into fonera 2n !!!
    How about it ?
    Putting our foneras running as mail servers ?

    I’ve made a plugin that installs xmail into the fonera (17KB) and uses the external disk to install a fonera20n image (3MB) and the future mailboxes.

    You can then use an external app to administer the mail server (ex: xmail manager).

    If someone care to test, just visit my fonera page:
    http://fon2n.planetaclix.pt

    Note to fon: it would be REALLY GREAT if you could re-instate a forum where we could share our experiences with fonera and upload our homemade plugins.

  40. Hans Says:

    Hello Mathijs,
    It looks that Family and Friends is not working in Firefox.
    If I want to login I get this in the address line:
    http://:/logon?username=BonBon&password=41292729946 etc.
    and a message:
    Firefox kan de server op : niet vinden.
    With MS Internet Explorer all is working well.
    Regards, Hans.

  41. Matthijs Says:

    @Nuno, cool to see you’ve built a mail server plugin! As for getting back a forum, that seems unlikely at present. Perhaps someone in the community wants to host a forum instead?

    @Hans, I’ve been able to reproduce that issue on my 2.0n. I’ve reported it with the right Fon department, hopefully they’ll be able to either fix it at server-side. Thanks for reporting!

  42. JazzyJ Says:

    To be honest, I think the ‘community’ died when ‘fon’ killed the forum.. I think it’s extremely unlikely any of your customers would currently dedicate the time needed to run a forum.

  43. Nuno Says:

    Yes JazzyJ, I agree with you.
    When the forum was running there were several topics with daily inputs.
    User shared experience, tricks, howto’s and many plug-ins.

    I understand that nowadays fon is more interested in mantaining the support to the big agreements made with ISP’s like ZON and BT but they should not forget the FON users running “real” foneras and dedicated to fon for a lot of years.

    I had a Fonera, a Fonera+, a Fonera 2g and I have a Fonera 2n since it was released (back in 2009, I believe).

  44. joe Says:

    @JazzyJ i’ve installed mini dlna on fonera 2.0n 2.3.7.0 RC2 , when i play movie on toshiba smart tv 32px200 the movie is working, but subtitles not working.

  45. FM Says:

    I can’t access clients LAN (example 192.168.10.0/24) through my Fonera 2.0N OpenVPN server.

    I’ve detailed the question here: https://forums.openvpn.net/topic12559.html

    any help?

  46. Matthijs Says:

    @JazzyJ & Nuno, I see that the original Fon forum was a useful place for the community, but this weblog and the firmware team is mostly concerned with firmware development, so there’s really nothing I can say or do here to change Fon policy.

    @FM, I’ve replied to your posting on the mailing list about this issue.

  47. tman Says:

    #1242 is back again. After reboot by ssh, samba access is denied. But after another passw change and reboot by webpage/system is works again.
    Could be that reboot by ssh is different as reboot by web gui, and cause samba to not work??
    Updated the ticket with this info.

  48. Nuno Says:

    Tman, I’ve also seen that, but after another reboot it usually fixes samba access ( without the need for a password change).

  49. JazzyJ Says:

    @joe Sorry i can’t give a lot of help, you could try the minidlna forum http://sourceforge.net/projects/minidlna/forums to see if its helpful, I believe you need to name the subtitles the same as the videos file just with a different ending (moviename.srt).. Also do you know if your TV supports subtitles via DLNA? (It’s probably better if you email me if you think I may be able to help, rather than using these comments. Check http://blog.fonosfera.org/2370-release-candidate-released/#comment-209597 for my email)

  50. Fabian Says:

    Hey,

    thenks for the nice release.

    I want the 2202 to connect internet via wifi as a client.
    But there are just channels up to 11 listed in the scan and I cannot connect to any station out of the range which will be listed in the scan table.

    Is there any sollution to add channels up to 14?

    Channel Frequency (MHz)
    12 2467
    13 2472
    14 2484

    Fabian

  51. Daniel Bernardo Says:

    Since Flipper and still with Paco I noticed a problem still not addressed.
    All persistent connections made over the Fonera get dropped every 2 hours.
    This happens both on the LAN and on the Wifi interfaces.
    I cannot maintain a RDP, SSH or whatever persistent connection over 2 hours.

  52. Matthijs Says:

    Fabian, the available channels are different per country, because different countries have different regulation. channel 1-11 is available in all countries, some countries additionally offer channel 12 and 13. Channel 14 is not supported (AFAIK it is actually illegal to use it in most parts of the world). So you should check if the country is set correctly in the wifi settings page. If the upper channels are not allowed in your country, there is not much we can do for that.

    Daniel, are you positive that this problem is in the Fonera? I’m using a 2.0n in PPPoE mode (and previously in bridge mode) myself without problems, with persistent SSH sessions that last hours without problems. Perhaps it’s the upstream modem, router or something at your ISP that breaks the connection?

  53. Daniel Bernardo Says:

    @Matthijs I am dead sure. Mine is a 2.0g. You can check the support ticket: #128706 Connections/ Sessions drop every two hours.
    It is Client OS independent. I have recreated the same conditions connected to the same, and different modems WITHOUT the Fonera and without any problem. As soon as I connect to the Fonera the issue is recreated. I have a RIPE Atlas probe running behind the Fonera for several months showing connection drops every two hours but only recently after upgraded to Paco did the full check with different computers and OSs. It is caused by the Fonera.

  54. Matthijs Says:

    @Daniel, could you also open a ticket on the trac? Then we can continue collecting debug info there. I’ll hook up my laptop to my 2.0g next week for some testing as well.

  55. Fabian Says:

    hey Matthijs,

    Thanks for your response. I will try it.

    Fabian

  56. Daniel Bernardo Says:

    @Matthijs Open a ticket where ? How many tickets and how many support portals does one need to go to get support ?!

  57. tman Says:

    @Daniel, here is the trac:
    http://trac.fonosfera.org/fon-ng/newticket

  58. Daniel Bernardo Says:

    2202 and 2201 don’t have that much differences in hardware. Why have you stopped releasing upgrades for the 2201 ?
    Is anybody still developing FON enabled firmware for the 2201 ? Where ? What is the latest release ?

  59. Daniel Bernardo Says:

    @Matthijs Have you been able to verify ?

  60. Matthijs Says:

    @Daniel, The firmware for the 2202 has been created from an entirely separate tree, because of the extra possibilities the USB port offered. Right now, the 2201 firmware is no longer being developed. I’m not entirely sure what the latest release is, but I think it should be installed on the 2201 automatically, so you should be running it already.

    As for your connection drop issue, I’ve replied to your ticket on the trac.

  61. Joe Says:

    I tried to upgrade my fonera 2.0n from 2.3.6.1 (Gari) to 2.3.7.0 (Paco) both easy and manual way several times.

    As I could not reach the Web-GUI afterwards
    I restored the firmware as described by https://support.fon.com/entries/21439902-How-do-I-restore-the-firmware-on-my-Fonera-
    which means firmware 2.3.0.0
    From 2.3.0.0 I could update both ways to back to 2.3.6.1 (Gari) again.

    Any idea what could cause this problem and
    allow me to udate to Paco?

  62. Matthijs Says:

    Weird that things weren’t working. The upgrades you are describing should work. Did you also try going from 2.3.0.0 directly to 2.3.7.0 (that should work, I just did it yesterday).

    Perhaps it’s best if you open up a ticket on the trac so we can some debugging there? Alternatively (or in addition), you can drop by on IRC to talk there?

  63. Joe Says:

    Thank you Matthijs,

    that helped.
    I could update directly from 2.3.0.0 to 2.3.7.0.

  64. kiraz Says:

    hi all, i have a problem for accessing my fonera from the internet.
    i had enabled all settings in firewall to allow so i hope i can access it but until now i can’t.
    for example, let’s say my connection

    Internet connection
    Connection type: dhcp
    IP Address: 139.228.53.134
    Gateway address: 139.228.53.1
    DNS Server: 202.73.99.2

    i can ping 139.228.53.134 from my different connection, but when i want to access it from internet, i can’t
    it says Connection refused: 139.228.53.134:80
    i already try https, 443 port and still fail.

    is there something i must do before ??
    thanks

  65. Matthijs Says:

    @kiraz, is your Fonera directly connected to the internet, or is there another router/modem in front of it? In the latter case, you’ll have to set up a port forward on the other router. The IP addresses you show suggest that you’re directly connected to the internet (unless you changed the addresses for the example and you are really getting an internal address like 192.168.x.x or 10.x.x.x).

    As for http vs https, the Fonera only exposes https on its internet side, so you should always use https in this case.

    Another option is that your ISP blocks port 80 and 443, they sometimes do that unfortunately. If this is the case, you can try exposing the webinterface on a different port. This can be done by using a port forwarding trick. In the Settings -> Firewall -> Port forwarding page, set up a TCP forward where source port is the port you’d like to use (e.g., 4430), IP is the wan ip of your Fonera (e.g., 139.228.53.134) and target port is 443.

    Then, access your Fonera through https://139.228.53.134:4430.

    Let me know if this helps to resolve your issue!

  66. kiraz Says:

    @Matthijs
    after i add port forwarding like u say,
    it works like a charm..
    thank you!

  67. Matthijs Says:

    @kiraz, great! It was probably your ISP blocking the 443 port, then.

  68. FM Says:

    Hi,

    My fonera IP is 192.168.1.A and the openvpn network is 10.8.0.x.

    When I try to connect to something that is on the other side of the VPN it sees the connection coming from the source IP 192.168.1.A and not from the client source IP.

    I would like that the original source IP would become visible to the other machine and NOT the openvpn server.

    I believe that this might be iptables playing with me…

    Any hint?

    Thanks

  69. Matthijs Says:

    @FM, I’ve replied in your ticket at http://trac.fonosfera.org/fon-ng/ticket/1318

  70. FM Says:

    Hi,

    I have two sites connected with OPENVPN.

    Lan 1 – 192.168.1.0/24
    Lan 2 – 192.168.10.0/24
    Openvpn – 10.8.0.0/24

    At Lan 1 I have a DHCP server that I would like to serve Lan 2.

    My openvpn server is a Fonera 2.0n at Lan 1. The client is a WRT54GL at Lan 2. This device is configured as DHCP forwarder but no DHCP requests are arriving to my DHCP server (Lan 1) from LAN 2 Devices.

    Any hint?

  71. Christos Says:

    Hello,

    i have the Fonera 2.0n and i try to update to the 2.3.7 firmware. However after the countdown of the 5 mins and the process that seem to be 100% nothing happens and if i reload the web interface i am still on the 2.3.6 version.

    I tried both automatically to update form the UI and manually downloading the firmware file on my own.

    The fileserver and the fon spot is down to free some ram. i delete all the apps to save some space, although it still shows 100% space usage, despite the fact that no app such is installed.

    Any idea? suggestion? help?

  72. Matthijs Says:

    @FM, I’ve replied to your question on the mailing list.

    @Christos, weird! Are you sure you’re downloading the 2.0n version and not the 2.0g version?

    Deleting apps shouldn’t affect the firmware upgrade, the apps will be cleared during the firmware upgrade in any case. Also, the 2.0n should have sufficient RAM to allow upgrading the firmware even with the fileserver etc. running.

    If the problem persists, perhaps you could try manually flashing the Fonera through SSH? You’d need this .img file, and instructions can be found on the trac.

  73. Christos Says:

    Hello Matthijs,

    thank you for your reply. Only the manual firmware update for the developers 2.3.7 version worked for me. I want to play a bit with IPv6 so this is why i needed to update. The developers version is even better!

  74. Ace Says:

    Matthijs I am on 2.3.7 and i have been having trouble with transmission. I am not sure but transmission stops working after every couple of days. I cannot connect to it from any remote gui software and the three buttons on the bottom of the transmission page do not appear on the dashboard. I have had to go into the fonerapps folder and manually delete the swap files etc and reinstall transmission to get it to work. This is such a pain. Please help.

  75. Matthijs Says:

    @Ace, sounds weird. If the bottom three buttons are not appearing, then I think transmission fails to start (it’s continously being restarted). Perhaps running “logread” through SSH will offer some extra insight in what’s happening. Perhaps you can open up a ticket on the trac about this and include the logread output there?

  76. Nuno Says:

    This happened to me in 4 situations:
    a) using to many peers (i now use a limit of 80);
    b) downloading to many files at the same time (i suggest max 2);
    c) having a very slow disk (as an old sub pen);
    d) having the system file corrupt (run a fsck once in a while);
    With the above “remedies” all ok for months.

  77. Ace Says:

    How do i run fsck ?

  78. nono1920 Says:

    Hi,

    I have a problem that already existed in the previous firmware versions :

    I use the fonera behind a modem/router provided by my ISP.
    When I switch on both device in the same time (both are connected to the same power block) it seems the fonera is not able to catch the ip address provided by the DHCP from the modem router.

    In order it works I have first to switch on the modem, wait it is up, and switch on the fonera.

    Would it be some DHCP issue ?

  79. Matthijs Says:

    @Ace, I presume Nuno is running fsck by connecting the stick to another (Linux) machine that has fsck installed (since the Fonera does not have it, nor has the memory to reliably fsck bigger filesystems). Perhaps Nuno can comment with details?

    @nono1920, that sounds weird – normally when the Fonera is unable to get a DHCP lease, it just keeps the DHCP client running and periodically retries getting a DHCP lease. Perhaps you can open a ticket on the trac so we can investigate a bit further?

  80. nono1920 Says:

    Just for your info i hadn’t the problem with my netgear WGR614 v6.

    My fonera stopped working yesterday. The power led is off.

    If I manage to make it work again, I will issue a ticket.

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