PPPoE can't ever re-connect - help pls?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by yaqui, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. yaqui

    yaqui LI Guru Member

    I have a comtrend model CT-5621 ADSL2+ set up in a bridge mode with my WRT-54GL acting as the wireless router. (The comtrend model has no wireless)

    Whenever I reboot in Tomato 1.06 the PPPoE connection does not reconnect... its like I always have to power-cycle both the (comtrend bridge) and my linksys router.

    Is there any way around this ?? Whenever I lose power at my house, its like it messes it up too !! :( irritating
  2. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    are you using connect on demand or keep alive?
  3. yaqui

    yaqui LI Guru Member

    I have to use keep alive.

    Whenever I try to use connect on demand it never connects !! - even if i powercycle.
  4. Odin-60

    Odin-60 LI Guru Member

    Can you try a different modem?

    The same problem is known to occur with the combination of
    WRT54, DD-WRT and a certain Siemens modem, too.
  5. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    as Odin mentioned, you sould try a different modem. Then its easier to locate (isolate) the problem.

  6. yaqui

    yaqui LI Guru Member

    hi, Thanks for all the advice...

    Is there any recommended modem that works good ? Plus, I assume I will have to set it up in a similar fashion as my existing one?

    I guess what I am asking is which modem to try and this:
    Will a different modem work ok with my isp... or is there something specific to the one I was given in which my isp will only work with??
  7. roadkill

    roadkill Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Alcatel 510,STH
  8. yaqui

    yaqui LI Guru Member

    It looks like alcatel no longer makes the 510... some company called Thompson ?

    Too bad Linksys could not make something similar to the WRT54GL with dsl/cable modem built in.

    Maybe that would eliminate many of these problems.
  9. Odin-60

    Odin-60 LI Guru Member

    I suppose you mean the modems that are sold under the brand
    "Thomson Speedtouch" in Europe. They have a very good
    reputation here! The current "base type" is the 516, which is the
    successor to the model 510 mentioned above.
  10. roadkill

    roadkill Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I think Alcatel dsl division was sold to Thompson but it's still a good product.
  11. yaqui

    yaqui LI Guru Member

    I'll see if I can find one cheap off ebay to test with, thanks
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