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Very Unique Problem

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by nu2u, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. nu2u

    nu2u Network Guru Member

    First, i will be posting this in the Tomato forum also as i use that on my 2nd router and it exhibits the same problem.

    I've had verizon dsl and used it with tomato/thibor firmwares without issue for as long as i can remember. I recently switched to earthlink and ran into the problem i'm having now. Basically with earthlink i cannoct connect to the web using PPOE using any other firmware besides the Linksys stock firmware on both routers. My hardware setup is as follows

    Verizon - WRT54G v3 - westell 6100 - worked great (set the modem to bridge mode)

    Earthlink - WRT54G v3 - zyxel p-660r-elnk - only works if i use the stock linkysy firmware (set bridge mode on the modem also)

    I also have a wrt54gs v3 which has the same problem.

    What happens when i try to connect to eartlink's service using PPOE is that it just sits there saying connecting...(it never gets an IP)

    I am wondering if this si a bug or are you implementing the process of connecting to a PPOE service different than how its implemented in the stock firmware. Any suggestions/ideas of what may be wrong would be appreciated.
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Can you use the westell on the Earthlink connection? looks like the only main difference is the ADSL modems and not the WRT54G/gs
  3. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    in Hyperwrt, there are no differences with regards to PPPoE than the stock fw. if it works with stock fw, it should work with Hyperwrt.
  4. nu2u

    nu2u Network Guru Member

    Well after letting everything sit for a while i was able to get the wrt54gs to connect using tomato. It will not work with Thibor at all. Also the WRT54G (not s) will not connect at all, regardless of which firmware i use and how long i let everything sit unplugged. Thanks for the replies.
  5. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    pleased you got it working.
  6. ka9yhd

    ka9yhd LI Guru Member

    I had been using my WRT54GL for about 6 months with my DSL line using PPPoE and then I started experiencing random disconnects. Reboot the GL then it would connect. Sometimes I had to let both the modem and the GL sit off for more then 4 or 5 hours then after powering up both the modem and the GL, the router would connect.
    I also have a WRTSL54GS and it does the same thing with randon disconnects and not connecting until I either reboot it or let it sit for several hours off.
    I ended up putting and old wired router back into use. This wired router is an old spare PC running a Linux firewall/ router distro which is using Roaring Penguin's RP=PPPoE ver. 2.6 and it connects right up and I have only once in 3 months had a random disconnect.

    It looks as my ISP, Covad, has changed something but I am not sure what changed.

    The reason that I have shared my experiences it that I am wondering if your ISP has changed something since you have several routers that either will or will not connect.
  7. nu2u

    nu2u Network Guru Member

    Well i switched from Verizon (no problems connecting at all) to Earthlink (lots of problems so far connecting hence the reason for this thread). I do think it could be something on the ISP's end because nothing has changed on my end. I will be trying to get Thibor to work again tho as it is an extremely solid and stable firmware (transferred Terrabytes of data over the LAN/WLAN and a few GB from the web) with no problems. I do hope the future release release of Thibor gets a bandwidth monitor like tomato however :) . I will reply if/when i get Thibor worknig again, until then Tomato is running on my main router (used to run on my secondary router before).
  8. lovan6

    lovan6 LI Guru Member

    I had the same problem with Thibor. What i did was clone my mac address on the router and no more disconnections. first i thought that cloning mac address only works with cable connection and not on dsl with pppoe connection. try it you got nothing to loose.

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