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Help URGET!!!!

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by devlin016, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. devlin016

    devlin016 Addicted to LI Member


    I have a wrt54gtm snf it randomly reboot which is a huge head ache because i need that router to work at all times its mission critical. I have cleared the nvram did a 30-30-30 reset no luck but i did switch to ddwrt and the rebooting seem to stopped. im currently using tomato RAF 2.6 mega with all the features. please help thanyou
  2. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    If you really need mission critical then you should be using mission crittical commercial hardware\firmware with minimum dual redundant everything (including dual/multiple internet connections) to give you automatic failover protection.
  3. devlin016

    devlin016 Addicted to LI Member

    yes i do have failover routers but i do not want to depend on them you know?
  4. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Beta is beta don't forget. As mikester suggested you should use something more robust for "mission critical". That being said you may want to enabling remote logging to capture the logs to see when it chokes. A lot of times its related to the type of traffic that is running through it.
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Disman_CA is right. If you experience random reboots, likely it is the router running out of resources and probably you need to look at why. This being a Tomato forum, I am not going to suggest you change to a different solution, but you may find changing your router to an RT-N16 which has 128MB memory, and paying attention to why your router runs out of resources (QOS - Conntrack timeout settings etc.) will make a huge difference. I don't see why Tomato should be better than DD-WRT, it is usually the other way round, but something is clearly different. What happens if you use a known stable build (such as Victek's 8515.2) instead?
  6. devlin016

    devlin016 Addicted to LI Member

    I was looking into buying the asus rt-n16 but i cant find any stores that cary it and i cant buy it online i dont have a credit card yet i just turned 18 and i dont plan on getting a credit card soon im not gonna give my self access to additional money thats not mine. if you know any stores that carry it please list them.
  7. EricCartman

    EricCartman LI Guru Member

    How about you telling us where you live such as city?
    Or just go to local computer store :)
  8. devlin016

    devlin016 Addicted to LI Member

    I have tried that believe me I live in trenton michigan i have tried best buy, walmart sears, local computer shop no luck
  9. EricCartman

    EricCartman LI Guru Member

    I can tell you i love my RT-n16 main thing is WOL WORKS :)
  10. devlin016

    devlin016 Addicted to LI Member

    wake on lan works on almost everything though my wrt54gtm can even do that it automaticly wakes all my computers at 6am
  11. EricCartman

    EricCartman LI Guru Member

    I'm talking about NAS Devices :)
  12. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    Unfortunately I have yet to see the RT-N16 sold in retail stores in the US - and I looked (in NYC and surrounding areas). I finally went with Newegg. Suggestion to devlin is to ask his parents for help with payment if it comes to that. =)

  13. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Wish you could get it to wake my daughter up to go to school...

    No RT's in stores in USA ? I'm amazed. Sympathy to you, I admire your wish to remain independant!
  14. EricCartman

    EricCartman LI Guru Member

    In Canada almost every computer store sell it. So you can get it fo cheap.
  15. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    If you can't even afford the time for a reboot then you probably need a higher class of router. I need mine available and have scripts to reboot it if connectivity is lost. In my case I can afford the reboot time as long as it comes back. You wouldn't think a TM would be running out of memory but probably depends on what you're doing. You can track the memory to see if it's related. But if it reboots you'll lose the internal logs. But if can set up Planiwas VIT script and log to a syslog server, you'll have some data you can use in post mortem.

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