Tomato creates two wireless networks???

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mwhq, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. mwhq

    mwhq Addicted to LI Member

    After flashing to Tomato, I see TWO wireless networks - both from my router. One shows the rename I gave it and requires security to log in. The other is named "linksys" and is unsecured. I know its my router - if I unplug the router the "linksys" network is unavailable. I plug the router back in and it reappears.

    The router is an old WRT54G Version 2.0. I've actually done the flash twice, cleared the NvRam after upgrading in the administration tab, both soft and hard reset button reboots, tried all the different security settings, etc.

    How can I eliminate the unsecured network?

    Thanks in advance for any help!
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    and what about your secure network? can you still see this even though your router is switched off? you only said that "linksys" is unavailable.

    can you confirm your encrypted SSID is actually working or is it just an old wireless network ssid setup on your PC?
  3. mwhq

    mwhq Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks Toxic. You put your finger right on it.

    When I unplugged the cable from the modem to the router, I still saw the "linksys" network, but a much weaker signal. I was able to connect to it. I did not see my secure network. When I plugged the cable back in, my secure network was there and the "linksys" was stronger. That now makes sense - the router antennas add a lot of gain to the signal reception.

    Following up on your other suggestion, my XP Pro was configured to automatically connect to "linksys" first. Must have been an old setting. I took "linksys" out of the preferred networks list and BINGO! XP connected up to the secure network immediately with great signal strength.

    Thanks again for your courtesy to a networking newbie. You rock!

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