Internet Quits on me

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by zeepbel, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. zeepbel

    zeepbel LI Guru Member

    I installed DD-WRT a few weeks ago, and I have internet access since sunday :).
    There is just a small problem:
    DD-WRT works pretty well, but.. when i reconnect in the morning (after a night of no activity) it does connect, but not to the internet!
    So i can access the router, but i wont get internet. No clue why.. I do know a simple reboot solves the problem.

    How can i solve this prob without having to reboot every day? is this a bug, or did i mess up settings somewhere? btw, we are using notebooks with WIFI, happens to every single one of them (vista and XP and Ubuntu).
    Thanks :).
  2. liquidzyklon

    liquidzyklon LI Guru Member

    What kind of internet are you using? Cable or DSL, etc?

    Some ISP might require that be active to get Internet. So your fix is to send a keep alive packet once and a while to keep your connection live or you can have the router automatically reboot just before you wake up.
  3. zeepbel

    zeepbel LI Guru Member

    Ive got DSL, from Tiscali (a dutch provider) but i dont think thats the cause.
    Router is directly connected to the modem (hardwired).

    DHCP is set to renew every 8 hours, and i think something is being messed up here, when no clients are connected. Numbers seem to be perfect though. (maybe new DHCP info isnt sent to the client-notebooks?) Like told before, i can access the router, but i cant access the internet.

    Btw, Id rather try to solve the prob than enabling auto-reset. :).
  4. liquidzyklon

    liquidzyklon LI Guru Member

    Sorry, what do you mean in this phrase?
    "... when no clients are connected. Numbers seem to be perfect though."
    What numbers are you referring to?
  5. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    DSL means what? PPPoE?
  6. zeepbel

    zeepbel LI Guru Member

    The DHCP numbers in the DHCP list.
    I can access the router if the internet does not work, and when I check the DHCP table there are numbers listed. (everything is filled as usual).

    I have no idea if its a PPPoE line, Its just a dedicated ADSL line, 5Mbit, I do not have a phone here. (no splitters etc.) Modem is their free ZYXeL P-2602H-D VOIP one.

    Btw, it happened today again..

    EDIT: Does DD-WRT store logs somewhere?
    I might be able to trace back the problem then..
  7. liquidzyklon

    liquidzyklon LI Guru Member

    Make sure you have the log enabled. Log into your router --> Administration --> Log --> Enable.
  8. CaNsA

    CaNsA Network Guru Member

    I had a similar problem, i traced the cause to torrenting.

    i removed all udp announce urls from the torrent i was downloading and the inet stopped dropping out. the router was seeing these connections as attempted DoS attacks and rebooting.

    hope it help
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