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Old 08-31-2012, 11:13 AM
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:17 AM
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So far I am liking the newest firmware (RT-N56U_1.1.2.3-010). But for the life of me I can't find the IPv6 settings. Where did it go? I've cleared my browser cache but I can't find it.
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So far I am liking the newest firmware (RT-N56U_1.1.2.3-010). But for the life of me I can't find the IPv6 settings. Where did it go? I've cleared my browser cache but I can't find it.
Yes, I asked the same question in the article review thread some ago, I couldn't find them, either. Maybe there's a secret mode switch somewhere, or they just haven't put them into the new GUI yet. After looking at the new Padavan GUI, I switched to the new Asus Beta firmware, the IPv6 settings are obvious in the GUI there *smile*. And both versions of firmware are functional for my use of the router.

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Actually, I just need IPv6 on the LAN side for right now. My ISP hasn't implemented IPv6 on the WAN side, yet.
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I noticed the longest DHCP lease time I can select is 7 days. I don't know if this has always been the case. I'm only noticing this recently because my new EA-N66 AP, when it gets a new lease, drops all it's wireless clients and they switch over to my RT-N56.(I'm using 2.4GHz on the Rt-N56u and 5Ghz with the EA-N66)

So I was going to increase the lease time to 30 days or something longer and found out that the max time I can input is 604800 seconds.
I never had this issue with my Dlink APs so I'm not sure why the EA-N66 would drop it's wireless clients when the lease is renewed.

But why is there such a short restriction on the lease time with this firmware for the RT-N56U?
Why can't it be made longer?
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Have you tried setting it to 0? On many firmwares this means "never expire". This might be more appropriate for your specific usage.
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Have you tried setting it to 0? On many firmwares this means "never expire". This might be more appropriate for your specific usage.
I'll give that a try, thanks.

EDIT: the minimum value is 120. It won't let me input anything below 120 or above 604800.
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I only just noticed the donate button on the custom firmware website. I just donated a few bucks. Maybe that can help with getting a longer lease time in the firmware.

Anyway I've been using the last few versions of this custom firmware. It has been much better than the couple of official Asus firmwares and the Asus Beta firmware I tried.
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I only just noticed the donate button on the custom firmware website. I just donated a few bucks. Maybe that can help with getting a longer lease time in the firmware.

Anyway I've been using the last few versions of this custom firmware. It has been much better than the couple of official Asus firmwares and the Asus Beta firmware I tried.
There's a chance you might be able to manually set it over telnet. Unfortunately I'm not familiar with this firmware, so I have no idea what's the command to manipulate the nvram content, or the name of the field that contains those static leases.
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If you want indefinite DHCP leases, just reserve the IP's by MAC address. Or set your devices with static IP's, and adjust your DHCP range.

Example:
Set your DHCP range to 192.168.1.100-254
Statically assign your devices in the 192.168.1.2-99 range.

Setting your DHCP to indefinite leases, somewhat defeats the idea of DHCP. IHMO

Oh, I found out that Pavadan pulled IPv6 out of the current builds for technical reasons. I'm not sure of the actual reasons (language translation software doesn't work for all topics), but he does plan on putting it back in when he figures it out.
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