iPad isn't really working on the WRT54GL w/ Tomato

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by TheLordOfShadows, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. TheLordOfShadows

    TheLordOfShadows Networkin' Nut Member

    I am using 4 Linksys WRT54GL with Tomato v1.28, and I am having a super hard time getting them to work on the iPad. The connection keeps dropping from the iPad and if I move about 6 inches after I've got it working it disconnects. I don't bave any problems with laptop computers. It's just wireless handheld devices. Such as the tables and smartphones.

    Is there a change I need to make the configuration?
  2. mraneri

    mraneri Network Guru Member

    We have 6 iOS devices regularly connected to a single buffalo router (same processor) running Tomato 1.28. Fairly standard setup (WPA2-PSK). No issues whatsoever. The connection never drops...
  3. bucher

    bucher Networkin' Nut Member

  4. mraneri

    mraneri Network Guru Member

    Broadcast SSID
    Network Mode: Auto
    WPA2 Only.. Not WPA/WPA2... (If that matters...)

    Most other stuff is the default. Some of these settings are firmware revision dependent (not all firmwares may have all these obscure options).. But everything else in advanced is default (*) except:
    Interference Mitigation: NONE
    WMM: Enable
    APSD Mode: Disable

  5. adlerfra

    adlerfra LI Guru Member

    You may want to try one of the firmware mods. My personal favorite for the WRT54GL is Victek's Tomato RAF Firmware v1.28.8515 _RAF ND Std. I have a mix of IPads, iPhones, Dell Laptops, Sony TV, Roku, etc. with rock solid wireless connections.
  6. TheLordOfShadows

    TheLordOfShadows Networkin' Nut Member

    I am using WPA Personal with TKIP. I am also using mixed mode (both b and g).
  7. Gaius

    Gaius Networkin' Nut Member

    My friend's iPad works fine on my network. You need to do the following in this order:

    1) Flash the latest Shibby firmware mod found here.


    Specifically either of these versions, depending on whether you need a VPN or not.

    2) Clear NVRAM, then wait 5 minutes for it to fully settle
    3) Clear NVRAM yet again, wait another 5 mins
    4) Set up your network with WPA2 Personal with AES only.

    Problems solved.
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