Just installed Tomato and am getting reboots all over the place

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Vertigo, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Vertigo

    Vertigo Networkin' Nut Member

    Well I've just installed Tomato for the first time yesterday evening. I'm using 1.28 on a WRT54GL v1.1.

    I got a completely random reboot at about 12:55 today and have just had another one about 10 minutes ago!

    Is this normal? I've seen posts on here about problems with random reboots but, having now experienced two of them within the first 24 hours of operation, I'm wondering whether to decomission the router already or try DD-WRT instead!

    Any advice appreciated.
  2. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    TomatoUSB or ND.

  3. Vertigo

    Vertigo Networkin' Nut Member

    Just the standard download, ND I presume.
  4. Vertigo

    Vertigo Networkin' Nut Member

    Just rebooted again!

    This is intolerable - going to decomission it.
  5. jed_99

    jed_99 LI Guru Member

    Did you do the basic stuff - the 30/30/30, before and after?

    Was it stable before installing Tomato?
  6. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    It wasn't a question, it was an answer. You are running standard on a device that prefers the ND wireless driver. Install either the ND release (which is _not_ standard) or TomatoUSB (which ships with ND by default).

  7. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    WRT54GL is a great piece of hardware and MANY folks are running them very reliably with Tomato firmware. You should be able to get it running smoothly by loading the right build and following the processes correctly. Should be no need to "decommission" it. What does "decommission" mean in this context, throwing it in the trash? If so, ship it to me, :wink:.
  8. Low-WRT

    Low-WRT LI Guru Member

    1) With the router powered on and booted up, hold down the reset button for 30 sec.
    2) Reflash the firmware.
    3) Repeat step 1.

    You should have no further problems. Welcome to tomato!!!
  9. adlerfra

    adlerfra LI Guru Member

    I have been successfully running Tomato RAF Firmware v1.28.8515 _RAF ND Std on my WRT54GL V1.1. You may want to try that firmware which is a good match for this router/version. You can get it from Victek's website:
    http://victek.is-a-geek.com/tomato.html. After flashing, go under Administration/Configuration/Restore Default Configuration and make sure you select "erase all data in NVRAM memory (thorough)" and click OK.
  10. Vertigo

    Vertigo Networkin' Nut Member

    Thanks for all the suggestions. After some pointers and a bit of reading, I've put the ND build on it last night and it's been fine since then. Am going to keep an eye on it for the next day or two and see how it goes :)
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