My exact Toastman version is Tomato Firmware v1.28.7633 .3-Toastman-VLAN-IPT-ND ND Std I was using the non Vlan version previously but wiped and upgraded it in the hopes that a different/completely fresh Toastman would play nice.
How I got to this point (Skip if you are impatient).
I've been through atleast one scare. I erased all NVRAM and was sure I bricked my router when no PC could connect to it. I also started getting IP's in the 169 range. It turns out, DHCP defaulted to off when I erased nvram. A static IP in the 192.168.1.* range and I could connect, but I spent about an hour or two after breathing an equal sigh of relief and grunt of frustration that my router was okay and that my cable modem still wouldn't connect.
(Here's the important stuff).
So, my router was configured for WAN DHCP which got it an IP address, subnet mask, and gateway out to Comcast, but still no dice on the internet. I tried 192.168.100.1 (The Cable Modem's IP) and it wouldn't even register (Though direct connection allowed access). Release, renew, I can still get a wan IP, but no internet.
I was frustrated, that I could access the modem directly, but not by router, so I decided to try a new idea. I plugged my netbook back in directly, got online, and typed cmd and ipconfig to get all the IP information. I plugged the modem back into the router and changed WAN from DHCP to static, entering all the info that was on my laptop screen. The router still wouldn't play nice with the modem though, with no modem status screen nor internet.
Still thinking about the way I connected to the router, I decided to try moving the router and all network IP's to 192.168.100.* so they would be neighbors with the modem. I did a release and renew, and now I'm typing this to you and sending it through my router. SUCCESS! I am looking for a more ideal solution though.
I've been running router:192.168.0.1 and modem 192.168.100.1 for about a year now and it's largely worked out well. I worry that by having my router on 192.168.100.2 I might run into issues down the road, either when my comcast IP lease runs out in two days and it phones home for another, or if I ever buy a device that needs a different slot in the 192.168.100.* range. Are there any potential complications with my current solution, or is having all my devices within the 192.168.100.* range preferable? I would also like some information on what you guys think might have happened in the first place? What in Tomato could have changed to keep my 0.1 router from talking to my 100.1 modem?
Thank you in advance for any help.