Hello everyone, I am having some trouble with the EA8500 stock firmware so I flashed my EA8500 with the newest OpenWRT 19.07 by Kong, which went through smoothly.
After I setup the PPPoE connection I did some speed tests and found that on LAN I can only get max 500mbps when wget a file from a speedtest server, which is half of my internet connection speed. I tested again by ssh to the EA8500 and wget the test file on the router, it reached 900mbps so I think the PPPoE connection is working fine from my router to my ISP.
I checked all the settings in web UI but just can't figure out why this happens, does anyone knows if there is any settings or some sort service capped my LAN speed? Thank you.
This used to be a very busy thread and now it's *almost* dead.
I like OpenWRT a lot now and a very big thank you to @Kong for introducing it to me. I did not have any hiccups since I flashed it about 2 weeks back.
Needs a little bit googling to get used to the interface and now I am comfy. I even tried the backup/restore and it's working like a charm. _________________ Netgear R7800 - KONG 19 2019-Q2 / LuCI openwrt-19.07 branch (git-19.190.55584-ab90938)
I enabled Adblock and few Blacklist sources and turned on logging as well. But, I don't see anything in the logs and not sure whether the adblock is working as I see that the ads are still coming thru'.
Any ideas whether I need to enable or configure more?
Flashed it and looks solid as well. Thank you @Kong for another awesome build.
Is there a way to identify what build is in the router? I see only this label for both 07/29 and 08/17 build - KONG 19 2019-Q2 / LuCI openwrt-19.07 branch (git-19.190.55584-ab90938).
EDIT: I see that the kernel is updated to 4.14.138. That's probably one indicator of what build is in the router but love to see a build number to easily identify it. Not a big deal but just curious... _________________ Netgear R7800 - KONG 19 2019-Q2 / LuCI openwrt-19.07 branch (git-19.190.55584-ab90938)
There is a new version for adblock (3.8.0) which you can install it through opkg (you will have to download two ipks from openwrt snapshot packages) and it works much better.
It refreshes and updates the blacklists quickly as the adblock developer has made couple of tweaks (DNS File Reset & 'null' blocking variant in dnsmasq) to make it faster. _________________ Netgear R7800 - KONG 19 2019-Q2 / LuCI openwrt-19.07 branch (git-19.190.55584-ab90938)
Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:07 Post subject: Somthing wrong with PPPOE
EA8500 on 17 Aug version.
Just changed network provider. Connecting mode changed from DHCP to PPPOE. I can get internet by using laptop but can't make EA8500 run. When EA8500 was in PPPOE, it could not get correct WAN MAC which was shown as 00:00:00:00:00:00.
Joined: 07 Nov 2008 Posts: 134 Location: Spring Hill, Fl
Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 21:58 Post subject:
other than adblock_3.8.0-1_all.ipk , whats the other package? _________________ modem: arris tm1602
router: r7800 KONG 19 2019-Q3
ap: wrt1900ac v1 bs 41586,dir-825 b1 bs41117
NAS: Iomega ix2-200 CE 4tb, Seagate 1tb usb drive
Your pimp hand is strong Kemosabe!!!