DSL Modem will not connect after power spike or modem reset/

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by yahooking, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. yahooking

    yahooking Addicted to LI Member

    Hey guys, i have a WRT54GS running tomato 1.25.
    I have a westell wirespeed DSL modem using PPPOE.
    My problem is.. when ever i get some sort of power spike or the modem is turned off and turned back on.. my ETHERNET light on the modem does not light up...
    However.. If i unplug the power of my router and plug it back in... the Connection is made and works perfect until modem looses power again.. Can anyone tell me how to fix this ? This DOES NOT occur with my Netgear Router, so i have confirmed the problem to be with the Tomato Firmware. If anyone can try this on their setup i would much appreciate it. Thank You. :)
  2. philtrim

    philtrim Addicted to LI Member

    There maybe a setting in Tomato you could tweak, but I am not aware of what it would be...but the simple thing would be to prevent the westell from being powered-down, either by plugging it into a UPS to prevent a natural power outage, or by not disconnecting the power manually. Are you having alot of power-outages, or are you just having issues with your DSL and you are having to power-cycle the Westell for this reason?

    Most of the time anyway, when the a modem is power-cycled,(and bridged to a router) you would normally power-cycle your router after a modem restart anyway, just to re-establish a good communication/negotiation between the two devices. IMHO.
  3. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    If the LAN light doesn't come on, you might suspect the cable or plug, worth a check.
  4. yahooking

    yahooking Addicted to LI Member

    cable and port are both ok... else it would cut me off at random times.. which it doesnt do. I only experience this a few times, but in my absense if the net goes down my parents wouldnt know whats going on.. its not a big deal i just wanted to see if anyone has a fix for it.
  5. mrap

    mrap LI Guru Member

    I had exactly the same problem, or perhaps a very similar one ;). In my case it wasn't the Tomato'ed Router because I had the same problem with a D-Link router. The problem was the Westell. I replaced it with an Alcatel SpeedTouch and have been good ever since.
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