Can't access GUI

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by p2ranger, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. p2ranger

    p2ranger Networkin' Nut Member

    I have a linksys WRT54GL with tomato firmware installed on it. It's been working great for several months. I just tried accessing the admin gui at and it tells me the page is not accessable. It doesn't even ask for user/pass. It's as if the web pages were deleted. I can still access the internet using the router.

    I'm assuming the only way to fix this is to do a factory reset, but I would prefer to not have to do that. Is there any alternative? I can still Telnet into the router, but I'm not familiar enough with the commands or directory structure to know what else to do once I'm in it.

    If I do the factory reset, will that remove tomato and I'll have to put it on there again?

    Also, is this a common problem? Does it mean my router is on the way out?


  2. Low-WRT

    Low-WRT LI Guru Member

    No, a factory reset won't erase Tomato. It will just clear your settings.
    Try to just unplug it for a few seconds. Then, plug it back in and see if you can access the gui.
    If that doesn't work, I'd suggest holding down the reset button for 30 sec.(with the router already plugged in and booted up) and then try to access after it has had a chance to boot. If that works, you will have to re-enter any settings you may have changed...SSID, wireless security, the admin password, etc.
  3. but2002

    but2002 Networkin' Nut Member

    Nobody asked if httpd was running

    Telnet to your router, login and type "ps" (without quotes)
    If you do not see httpd on this list, then type these commands

    nvram set http_enable=1
    nvram find http_enable=1
    reboot && exit 
    (nvram find http_enable=1 will display "http_enable=1" It's supposed to)

    This will restart your router, and httpd should be working, and so you should be able to access the GUI.
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