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WDS WPA 3 Routers, 1 crashes all the time

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mannemerak, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. mannemerak

    mannemerak Addicted to LI Member

    We have 3 routers connected via WDS (AP enabled). WPA-PSK
    A <--600m--> B <--500m--> C
    All have latest Tomato firmware and same settings (excl the necessary different bits)
    B and C works fine, but every time we do a Wireless Survey on the A router the router drops wireless. We have to reset it to get it back up again. (it also does this on its own every couple of days)
    I ssh to the router and its still running and wl command gives back proper values.

    So, my question - what does Wireless Survey do? what is executed on the unit and how can I stop/restart it without power cycling the unit?

  2. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    It's my case also. 1 GL as router, 1 GL bridge in AP+WDS (both of them) with WPA+AES, Tomato 1.23.8505 ND (thanks Victek!). Working perfectly but droping the connection only when using ''wireless survey''. Result: don't use anymore that tool...:)

    Q for Victek: what is the difference between 1.23.8505ND and 1.23.8510ND?
  3. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    I thought I had the same problem, but it seems that u also had the same problem as mine with the Wireless Survey. It also happens when I click on the Scan channels in the Basic_Network page too.

    From what I observe, it seems to be a bug implemented since one of the earlier versions, which I can't remember from which version onwards. :)
  4. TVTV

    TVTV LI Guru Member

    Taken straight from Tomato's "Wireless Survey page". You can't say you haven't been warned. ;)
  5. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    :) You're right, only that the connection is disrupted for good! Only a reboot re-establish the WDS connection. This wasn't the case with, let's say...with Tomato 1.19 that I had before.
  6. ajax

    ajax Guest

    My WRT54GL with latest Tomato and WPA-AES does not crash when doing a wireless survey. I can continue browsing afterwards.
  7. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    Disrupted yes, but in the previous versions, the connection would come back after the Wireless Survey.
  8. TVTV

    TVTV LI Guru Member

    Yes, yes, i was tryin' to be funny. :tongue:

    Did anybody write Jon about this issue?
  9. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    I think that problem's solved with 1.23.8510ND. I just flashed the AP and the WDS with this version...tried for a few times what we discussed...connection seems stable even after a ''wireless survey''! :wink:
  10. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    I agree with u. It seems to have been fixed in the 1.23.8510ND version. Just to remind those who had flashed to this version and still got the problems: Do a thorough NVRAM erasure! :)
  11. mannemerak

    mannemerak Addicted to LI Member

    Great, thanks for the responses.

    We will upgrade ASAP and see if its more stable.


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