WRT54GL router reboots

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by BitHelp25, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. BitHelp25

    BitHelp25 Addicted to LI Member

    Dear all,

    I am having an issue with my WRT54GL v1.1 router running Vintek's mod (tomato) 1.23 version. When I am downloading a file and I try to view the QOS Graphs my router reboots.

    I had this problem since version 1.21. Does anybody has the same problem with me? And does anybody has an idea how I can resolve this?

    The only thing I can think of is my wireless drivers. Lately I have discovered that I probably need to run the ND (new drivers) version of the firmware. However although I have configured my wireless setting on my router, I do not use them I have them always disabled so I am really sure if this is the problem.

    Any help will be appreciated.


  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

  3. tomatodude

    tomatodude Addicted to LI Member

    Hi Toastman,

    Thanks for the reply. I have installed the ND version of the firmware and yes it is more stable. I did eventually got a router reboot when viewing the QOS graphs, that only happen after a period of a few days, instead of almost immediately that used to occur in the past.

    Does anybody else has another idea how to resolve this?


  4. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I have also had the same problem sporadically, I first noticed it a few months ago, probably it has existed for a long time but been hidden with the Intel reboot problem getting most attention. The router would behave as if it were out of memory (slowdown, services not responding) - although a few moments before it was only lightly used with few users online. It happens on WRT54GL and also (less often) on my ASUS WL500gP v2's.

    I posted asking if anyone else had noticed, and got no reply, so I'm glad that someone else has independently confirmed it. But we don't as yet know why!
  5. tomatodude

    tomatodude Addicted to LI Member

    Hi Toastman's,

    What you are describing is exactly how the router behaves when the problem is about to occur, slowdown, services not responding and then reboot when I try to access the QOS page. Sometimes it reboots even on its own but that's rare.

    I guess reporting it is the first step before a solution can be found. Maybe they will fix it soon.


  6. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    The ND version will only make it more stable if it's caused by certain wireless clients, but if you have another wrt54gl using ND and it does not randomly reboot, it can be hardware failure. These routers don't suddenly stop working, I had one with a bulging & leaking capacitor. Another one looked perfectly fine, rebooted sometimes, and locked up sometimes. The Buffalo's are a bit "better" in my opinion. Try another 3rd party firmware, if it still reboots, then it's the router. eg.. Latest openwrt or dd-wrt.
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