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Tomato endless reboot on soft-reboot E3000

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by tomatofan2011, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. tomatofan2011

    tomatofan2011 Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi all,

    I have a Linksys E3000 running Toastman's latest build (1.28.7486.1MIPSR2), and I've found when I reboot using the web interface or "reboot" command via ssh, the router will constantly reboot itself until the power is toggled via the hardware power switch unplugging the power cable.

    On a soft-reboot, the router's LAN lights flicker, and within 2-3 seconds flash off and then back on again, and the pink LED above the middle soft-button lights up for a brief second, and the it looks like the router reboots all over again. It does this endlessly until a hard-reboot.

    Has anyone experienced this? I also noticed this running the first 7486 build. My only changes recently were adding a USB drive and installing optware. Removing the USB drive doesn't affect this issue though -- it happens regardless.

    Could this be hardware related? I just picked up a refurb E3000 and it's running the same Toastman build and same USB key layout and it works perfectly. My original E3000 purchased new about a year ago suffers from this issue.

    Any/all ideas and feedback appreciated. Thanks a bunch!
  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I have one E3000 and it doesn't suffer from that issue, nor has anyone else reported it happening. I wonder if an early model had some difference, such as cfe, that might cause this?
  3. tomatofan2011

    tomatofan2011 Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks for the reply, Toastman. That's possible -- I just checked the underbelly and don't see a manufacture date listed, but the chipsets are the same. I unplugged all of the ethernet cables besides my computer and the USB drive to see if that had anything to do with it, and it didn't resolve the issue.

    Also whilst booting the refurb, I just noticed the CPU clock is displayed as 133MHz instead of 480MHz. Setting the correct frequency to 480MHz from Default in Advanced->Misc. corrects this. Boy do I have bad luck!

    Do you accept hardware donations, Toastman? I'd be happy to donate my bugged E3000 if you think that would be useful. Or do you think Teddy Bear could use it? Thanks again for all of the work you do -- I'm a big fan.
  4. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Don't worry about the 133 MHz. That happens with some routers, and it's an artifact of the CPU clock setting. It seems that you have no NVRAM setting defined for clock speed. Some routers reset to some hardware default of 133 when no NVRAM setting is defined. We don't know why, but once set in the selection box it will remember the setting.
  5. mikester

    mikester Network Guru Member

    I've had similar issues after importing settings from a backup. I was only able to resolve it by manually re-keying the settings.

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