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Linksys and Tomatoe software - it dissappears randomly

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by morphynuts, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. morphynuts

    morphynuts Addicted to LI Member

    So - the guy who lived in our house before me, installed tomatoe on our linksys, which is fine, i've started noticeing something weird. Occasionaly (well not that occasinaly) - i log into the router and i see the linksys software, and my laptop then wont connect to the wireless. Tomatoe is know where to be seen, i reboot the router or leave it for a bit and then when i try it again and log in again - its back to tomatoe - its like its getting confused with what OS is running on it - anyone come across this before?
    Its almost like i can log into the 2 differant sftware - each with differant un/pw -

    Linksys WRT54G/GS/GL
    Tomatoe Version 1.14
  2. bswenso2

    bswenso2 Addicted to LI Member

    My only guess would be that they didn't clear the NVRAM when they did the install. Backup your configuration under Administration -> Configuration. Then do a "Restore Default Configuration" under that and choose the thorough option.
  3. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    There is probably another linksys router nearby with the same SSID. This tells your computer that they are the same network, and it will switch between them as it sees fit.

    Try changing your SSID.

    Also, if you're able to log into both with the same password, I'm guessing it is the default. You should change that, too.
  4. morphynuts

    morphynuts Addicted to LI Member

    Hey guys - thanks very much for the response - i think i'm going to try and check the nvram and then maybe look at changeing the ssid - to be honest the un/pw are differant. I'll let you know how i go!
  5. morphynuts

    morphynuts Addicted to LI Member

    just a thought as well - were on version 1.14 of tomatoe - i might look at upgradeing to most recent ?
  6. bswenso2

    bswenso2 Addicted to LI Member

    I'd recommend it, but the choice is ultimately yours.
  7. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Dude, don't worry about the nvram settings. You need to change your SSID and enable a wireless encryption method. You should also delete any references of your/neighbour's AP in your wifi client profiles

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