Voxel Custom firmware build for R9000/R8900 v. 1.0.4.59HF

Voxel

Part of the Furniture
Continuation of:

https://www.snbforums.com/threads/custom-firmware-build-for-r9000.40125/
. . .
https://www.snbforums.com/threads/c...9000-r8900-v-1-0-4-57hf-v-1-0-4-57-1hf.76826/
https://www.snbforums.com/threads/custom-firmware-build-for-r9000-r8900-v-1-0-4-58hf.77537/

New version of my custom firmware build: 1.0.4.59HF.

Changes (vs 1.0.4.58HF):

1. Toolchain: Go is upgraded 1.17.7->1.18.
2. OpenVPN is upgraded 2.5.5->2.5.6 (fixing CVE-2022-0547, score 9.8, Critical).
3. OpenSSL v. 1.1.1 package is upgraded 1.1.1m->1.1.1n (fixing CVE-2022-0778, score 7.5, High).
4. minidlna package is upgraded 1.3.0->1.3.1 (fixing CVE-2022-26505, score 7.4, High).
5. libxml2 package is upgraded 2.9.12->2.9.13 (fixing CVE-2022-23308, score 7.5, High).
6. expat package is upgraded 2.4.6->2.4.8 Relax fix to CVE-2022-25236 (introduced with release 2.4.5).
7. dropbear package is upgraded 2020.81->2022.82.
8. zlib package is upgraded 1.2.11->1.2.12.
9. libgpg-error package is upgraded 1.42->1.43.
10. curl package is upgraded 7.81.0->7.82.0.
11. wget package is upgraded 1.21.2->1.21.3.
12. ethtool package is upgraded 5.16->5.17.
13. util-linux package is upgraded 2.37.4->2.38.
14. ubus package is upgraded 2021-08-90->2022-02-28.
15. dbus package is upgraded 1.13.20->1.13.22.
16. libflac package is upgraded 1.3.3->1.3.4.
17. libogg package is upgraded 1.3.4->1.3.5.
18. sysstat package is upgraded 12.4.3->12.4.5.
19. libjpeg package is upgraded 9d->9e.
20. Make an order in various Makefiles.
21. Host tools: upgrade mkimage/u-boot to 2022.01.

The link is:

https://www.voxel-firmware.com (thanks to vladlenas for his help with hosting).

Thanks to HELLO_wORLD for his help (making order in Makefiles).

Voxel.
 

LeKeiser

Regular Contributor
Hello all
Out of curiosity, how does the R9000 fare compared to the R7800? Is it as stable? How's the WiFi?
Just checking, I'm having some weird problems with my 5GHz WiFi dropping for no reason with my R7800. Dunno if it's a problem with nvram, but if it is, then a change might be needed. And I would prefer getting a router with Mr Voxel's firmware :)
Thanx for your comments :)
 

foo man

Regular Contributor
I don't have a r7800 so can't compare the two, but no WiFi problems with my r9000 in the two years I've owned it. I've had Voxel's firmware installed since the first hour I got it and have never looked back. Very stable.
 

kamoj

Very Senior Member
Hello all
Out of curiosity, how does the R9000 fare compared to the R7800? Is it as stable? How's the WiFi?
Just checking, I'm having some weird problems with my 5GHz WiFi dropping for no reason with my R7800. Dunno if it's a problem with nvram, but if it is, then a change might be needed. And I would prefer getting a router with Mr Voxel's firmware :)
Thanx for your comments :)
FYI
The kamoj addon has a function for WiFi supervision (including an automatic WiFi restart) if/when it fails.
 
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kamoj

Very Senior Member
Hello Mr Kamoj :)

This function is only for the R9000? Or is it also available for the R7800?
Yes, it's there for the R7800 as well.

For me it kicks in very seldom, maybe once every month or so,
and I wouldn't notice unless I looked in the log.
The log provides some extended information about why the connection failed as well.
Might be good for further problem solving.
 

LeKeiser

Regular Contributor
Yes, it's there for the R7800 as well.

For me it kicks in very seldom, maybe once every month or so,
and I wouldn't notice unless I looked in the log.
The log provides some extended information about why the connection failed as well.
Might be good for further problem solving.

Is this this option we're talking about?
Restart traffic-less WiFi. ⚠ Warning: Restarts both Radios if activity cease on any channel. Use with caution ⚠

Does this mean that the router would "see" that the WiFi is down and then restart it automatically? Should I activate that function?

When you're talking about the log, you mean dmesg? Or the very complete logs that I did see under Kamoj Menu / System Information / WiFi 5GHz ?

Sorry if my questions sound dumb :(
 

kamoj

Very Senior Member
Is this this option we're talking about?
Restart traffic-less WiFi. ⚠ Warning: Restarts both Radios if activity cease on any channel. Use with caution ⚠

Does this mean that the router would "see" that the WiFi is down and then restart it automatically? Should I activate that function?

When you're talking about the log, you mean dmesg? Or the very complete logs that I did see under Kamoj Menu / System Information / WiFi 5GHz ?

Sorry if my questions sound dumb :(
Its' ok!
No, that one is NOT to recommend (as the Warning implies).
The correct one is : Supervise WiFi radios.
The log is in System Information, Supervision.
 

LeKeiser

Regular Contributor
Hello again

I think I asked the wrong question. You said there is a quick restart when it fails. I thought there was an option to restart the WiFi 5GHz somewhere in your add-on, that would prevent me to have to reboot the router to get the 5GHz back.
If I look at the Supervision tab, I have this :
7800 WiFi Kamoj.jpg


So I can monitor what's going on with the WiFi.

But just to make sure, there is no option to restart the 5GHz (or the 2.4GHz) if it fails? If there is, could you show me a screenshot?

Thanx a lot :)
 

kamoj

Very Senior Member
Hello again

I think I asked the wrong question. You said there is a quick restart when it fails. I thought there was an option to restart the WiFi 5GHz somewhere in your add-on, that would prevent me to have to reboot the router to get the 5GHz back.
If I look at the Supervision tab, I have this :
View attachment 40710

So I can monitor what's going on with the WiFi.

But just to make sure, there is no option to restart the 5GHz (or the 2.4GHz) if it fails? If there is, could you show me a screenshot?

Thanx a lot :)
Just also be sure to enable the main switch "SUPERVISION: Supervision On" and you will have the supervision including both logs and automatic restart of wifi if needed.
Please report back here to community your findings!
 

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