iPhone wireless oddness on tomato 1.28

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Neomech, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Neomech

    Neomech Networkin' Nut Member

    I am a happy Tomato 1.28 user, on a Linksys WRT54G (v.2).

    Upgrading to Tomato from the stock firmware was a godsend, but I am having one recurring issue, which relates to the two iPhone 3GS's that my wife and I have.

    Whenever we leave our home or return with our iPhones, everything works great. Manually turning off the wifi on our phones works great. What doesn't work is if we actually power off our iPhone, or our iPhone runs out of juice. When that happens, the router crashes. No wired or wireless connections work.

    I have no idea why losing the iPhone connection in some cases causes the router to crash, but not in others, but it's an annoying little problem. I read somewhere about other people having iPhone issues and manually assigning a wireless IP for the iPhone MAC address, which I did, but that hasn't solved the problem.

    Has anyone else ever come across anything like this before? Any suggestions on how to fix it?
  2. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    Running Linksys E3000 and previously Asus WL500gpv2 with iPhones 3GS and 3G and not encountered any router-crashing problems... Sorry I can't help, just thought I'd add my experience.
  3. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    You mention Tomato 1.28 but not what version. If it is the original that is now very old and newer wireless drivers are in use that may assist with your problem. Having said that, do be aware that Apple devices and iPhones in particular often seem to have various incompatibilities with non-Apple hardware.

    I'd suggest you flash a newer firmware version. This one is reported as being very stable, ignore the "BETA" tag :)

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