NSLU2 questions and issues

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by nicmartim, May 4, 2006.

  1. nicmartim

    nicmartim Network Guru Member

    Hi I have had my Slug up and operational for about a week now and I love it. First thing I did is remove the resistor limiting the speed, then I upgraded to R63 and loved it. Now I have upgraded again to V2.3RA5 and the speed is off the charts. Anyway this new upgrade has brought two new issues. Everyday if the Slug sets too long it becomes unresponsive and the mapped drive to my XP Home machines becomes unusable. I have to physically powerdown the Slug by pulling the power cord because the front switch is useless. I cannot access it via the static IP address I have assigned unless I force it to reboot. Is this a known issue? Are there any other work arounds for it? Other than these two small issues this device is great. Thanks
  2. grumpa

    grumpa Network Guru Member

    V2.3RA5 ?

    Is there a new NSLU2 Firmware available? You mention V2.3RA5 ... what does it update/upgrade ... where does one get it?
  3. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member


    Linksys, A division of Cisco Systems, Inc.

    Product: NSLU2

    Classification: History of microcode release.

    release Date: September, 26th, 2005

    Version: V23RA5 (ETSI)


    - Initial multilingual (EN-FR-DE) release with FAT32
    and NTFS support.
    - Web user interface language can be changed using
    the Setup Wizard after microcode has been upgraded.
  4. svg1

    svg1 Network Guru Member

    You mention Slug . Did you at one time have unslung firmware installed on the nslu2?

    I have the same exact issue with my efg120 . It only freezes on me if i allow remote anonymous ftp access . Stays up for a day or so then becomes totally unresponsive & the only way to access it again is by yanking the power cord & power cycling the unit . If i change it to allow just guest logins or dont forward port 21 to allow remote access its rock solid. My nslu2 dont have this issue .

    The nslu2 & efg120 & 240 are nearly identical when it comes to the web interface & file system .

    Have tried flashing it with every firmware available but still dont fix the lockups .
  5. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    "slug" is just a nickname for NSLU2
  6. nicmartim

    nicmartim Network Guru Member

    more info

    I got the V2.2RA5 from the FTP site provide on the front page of linksysinfo.org (the same on provided by sufrano63). Yes "slug" is a nickname for the nSLU2 device. As for issues rasied by svg1, I do not have ftp access enabled on my unit. It is purely a home file server (for now).

    Anyone found out how to defrag a NTFS disk attached to the NSLU2 yet? In the web interface I cannot even run the scandisk on anything expcept a .ext formatted disk. I could just hook it to my desktop and defrag that way, but that reduces the usability of my slug. I sure hope linksys comes out with a new firmware release or two w/ more support for NFTS. And thank you all for your help so far.
  7. grumpa

    grumpa Network Guru Member

    A bit of follow up. I updated my firmware from R63 to V2.3RA5 three days ago. No problems at all. Much, much faster responses - mapped drives work fine (I let them sit untouched for 24 hours, they did not go "unresponsive") - FTP, shares, users, passwords, and all other previous settings remained through the flash ... only the IP address returned to it's original default. I would say ... well worth the update, and thanks to those that told me about it.
  8. grumpa

    grumpa Network Guru Member

    Here is an added bonus with the upgrade to V2.3RA5 ... for the first time I am now able to stream IFO/VOB files (in addition to DivX/XviD) from a video folder on the NSLU2 without any video or audio stuttering. Be aware that I also removed the resistor to increase the CPU utilization. Impressive bonus.
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