clean tomato internet...probably easy for you

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by eyeverve, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. eyeverve

    eyeverve Addicted to LI Member

    I just bought a WRT54GL and put the latest Tomato firmware on it. I can access the router no problem, but I can't seem to get the internet to work. I get my internet through a cable modem, so from my understanding there shouldn't be any unusual settings I have to adjust. My other wireless router has everything set automatic/default and connects fine.

    Can you think of anything obvious that I need to change or set? I upgraded the firmware again just to make sure it worked properly. I have done every known combination of resetting/restarting the cable modem / WRT / computer.

    I appreciate any help on the issue!
  2. spicoli

    spicoli LI Guru Member

    Try power cycling. If that fails, you may have to copy the mac address over.

    EDIT: Power cycle the modem that is. I fail with all my typos.
  3. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    Before swapping routers, make sure to release the WAN DHCP lease from your ISP on your old router. Without doing that, it is possible that when you install your new router and it requests a DHCP allocation, your ISP thinks that your account already has an IP assigned to the MAC address of your old router and refuses to allocate another. I have found that satellite Internet in particular is sensitive to this.

    The good news is that, if this is the problem, simply leaving it alone for a long enough period of time will cause it to fix itself as the lease expires. However, that could be on the order of a week or more.

    Failing that, as spicoli suggested, try cloning the WAN MAC address of your old router onto the WAN MAC address of your new router.
  4. eyeverve

    eyeverve Addicted to LI Member

    spicoli and RonWessels thank you for getting back to me so quickly. I copied over the MAC address from the internet port of my other router to my WRT with tomato and the internet now works no problem.

    Thank you...i really appreciate it
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