flashing DMZ light

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by syphon00, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. syphon00

    syphon00 LI Guru Member

    I'm using 1.13.1252 on my WRT54G v3
    had to do a cold boot today because it went down for some reason
    now my DMZ light keeps flashing, maybe I just never noticed it before but I don't think it was every on since I don't have DMZ enabled
    what does it mean?

  2. syphon00

    syphon00 LI Guru Member

    so no one's seen this before?
  3. Slavedriver

    Slavedriver LI Guru Member

    A random wild stupid guess but maybe you've got your Cisco button stuck ?
  4. paped

    paped LI Guru Member

    Sound like it is it could be either that your router is on it way to the great router heaven in the sky with some form of hardware fault or some form of software corruption hopefully the latter....
    If it is corruption try the following, pull the power socket out to hard reboot it, if problem still there try reflashing with 1.13 using the normal upgrade procedure.
    If problem still there reset the router by pressing and holding the indented reset button on the back for around 30 seconds (you will see all the lights come on when reset) then connect to the router on the default address on use the default user/password (I think this is in the readme for tomato that is extracted with the upgrade .bin files) and then manually reconfigure the router. To do this manual reconfigure it may be a idea or helpful for you to note down things such port forwards, mac addresses in wireless filter, QOS setting etc, as you will need to type them all back in later, as the reset will clear all your current settings back to defaults....

    Hope this helps.....
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    do you have any surge protection on the router? this is another course of corrupt firmware.
  6. paped

    paped LI Guru Member

    Re surge protection been on the receiving end of that one in the past but as well as having the power connection to the router protected the power connection for the ADSL/cable modem should also be protected. Also if using a copper or wire phone lines for the ADSL/cable broadband this should also be protected.
    Ideally a higher quality surge protector should be used, normally they offer insurance for the protected equipment, Belkin (in the UK at least) offer this type of guarantee and are reasonable quality, I have a Pure AV 6 unit that has 6 protected power sockets, protection for the phone line and also acts as a phone socket doubler i.e 2 output sockets and TV aerial port protection as well, cost around £25 GB pounds. But I would be surprised if these or similar are not available in other countries....
    I learned the hard way on this when a near by lightening strike fried my router and about £300 pounds worth of other equipment, as I was not protected at that point.
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