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WAN led is permanently blinking

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by brokenmind, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. brokenmind

    brokenmind Addicted to LI Member

    I've recently upgraded from tomato 1.19 to 1.23 on my WRT54GL and noticed the WAN (not WLAN) led blinking heavily as soon as the router (configured with connection type DHCP) is plugged into my cable modem; doesn't matter if any client is connected or not.

    don't remember seeing this behaviour before the upgrade (WAN led only blinking when PC or WLAN device were causing traffic) and so I'm wondering what might be the reason for it?
    not a big issue but maybe it's a simple setting that could help here; can someone give any advice? many thanks in advance...
     
  2. Planiwa

    Planiwa LI Guru Member

    How very interesting. You might try this:

    QOS> View Details [you don't have to have QOS enabled for this]

    (leave resolve addresses unchecked, at first)
     
  3. brokenmind

    brokenmind Addicted to LI Member

    thanks for your quick reply but unfortunately this setting has never been checked in the first place;
     
  4. Engineer

    Engineer Network Guru Member

    I noticed that same on an Asus router upgraded with Tomato 1.23. Did not notice it on my WRT54G but really may have not been paying attention. Thought I was being bombarded with packets from the outside, lol.
     
  5. TVTV

    TVTV LI Guru Member

  6. brokenmind

    brokenmind Addicted to LI Member

    there's a 'data'-led on my cable modem corresponding to network traffic activity (and mirrored by the router's WAN led). plugging the modem directly to my PC (cat5) keeps this very 'data'-led quiet as long as there's no ongoing traffic;
    ... that's another thing which might indicate the firmware upgrade and/or a router setting being responsible for the observed behaviour.
     

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