My current setup: Tecom modem in bridge mode with VPI n VCI set up. RT-N16 with Tomato set with PPPoE.
Current firmware is Tomato Firmware v1.28.9050 MIPSR2-beta20 K26 USB Ext.
Didn't fiddle much with the settings, don't really understand most of them.
Simply using PPPoE as the network setup, entered the ISP-provided username and password.
Problem is, it takes a very long time for the router to connect to the ISP after any reboot. Could be up to 10 minutes at times.
On the status page it was still stated as 'connecting' and the internet doesn't work. Yet, the internet led on both modem and router has lit up.
But once it's up, everything works normally and it could stay that way for days/weeks.
My old router was a Belkin N1 and if I remember correctly it takes under 2 minutes to connect. But at that time the setup was different: Tecom modem with PPPoE and N1 only as a router.
I have no clue as to what might causes this.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.