Connection dropping frequently

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Vegeta, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Vegeta

    Vegeta Addicted to LI Member

    I am using my Linksys WRT54GL flashed with Tomato 1.25 as a client bridge. It gets its internet access wirelessly from my Sky Netgear DG934G router.

    The problem I'm having is that every day or so, the connection is dropped between the two and the only way to get it back is to either reboot (power cycle) the Linksys or switch wireless broadcast channel on the Netgear to another one and then it works again.

    Any idea why this is happening and how I could fix it?

    SSID is enabled and security is set to WPA-PSK (TKIP).

  2. kenyloveg

    kenyloveg LI Guru Member

    Which MOD are you running?
    I'm currently experiencing the same problem with Thor's latest MOD. Device is a modded 8230 with BCM 4318/8MB Flash/128MB RAM.
  3. Vegeta

    Vegeta Addicted to LI Member

    I'm not running any mod, just the official Tomato v1.25 firmware.
  4. The Shadow

    The Shadow Addicted to LI Member

    Hey Vegeta, I have the same setup as you do; and I am having the same problems. I read this article, and I lowered the singal strength from 42 down to 20 and I am still having problems with the connection dropping.
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

  6. Vegeta

    Vegeta Addicted to LI Member

    I installed DD-WRT to my router and had the same problems with the connection dropping.

    I don't understand why changing channels (i.e from 11 to 1 or 1 to 6) on the Netgear would bring the connection back up on the Linksys.

    Do I have some incorrect setting or is it a hardware fault with one of the routers?
  7. Vegeta

    Vegeta Addicted to LI Member

    I've sold the router and am looking for a replacement.

    Which other router is there that is equivalent to the specs of the WRT54GL and can run Tomato?
  8. Vegeta

    Vegeta Addicted to LI Member

    Opted for a Buffalo Airstation WHR-G125.
  9. itanium

    itanium Addicted to LI Member

    Try Asus WL-520GU
    Cheap($40-$60), 240MHz, 4MB RAM, and support USB (for printing and Storage/NAS, currently supported)
  10. Engineer

    Engineer Network Guru Member

    Great router. Newegg had the WL-520GU plus a Belkin Wireless N Notebook card for $10 (for both) after $10 rebate yesterday for about 30 minutes. I missed the deal by about 3 minutes! :(
  11. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Me to, why'd you have to remind me, :frown: Sigh. Oh well, can't get them all I guess eh?
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