Tomato will not connect... HELP NEEDED!

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by roteplex, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. roteplex

    roteplex Addicted to LI Member

    I just flashed the latest 1.21 version of Tomato firmware on my buffalo WHR-HP-G54 router and everything had worked perfectly untill i had to actually connect to the internet. After erasing all NVRAM, setting the router to PPPoE and resetting my ethernets card settings back to use DHCP I went to Overview under status in the Tomato GUI and then clicked "connect" but the status of the router remains "disconnected". I checked PPPoE settings and made sure everything was fine but the router continues to say "disconnected". Before flashing the new firmware my router was connecting perfectly so can someone please tell me WHY wont it connect?
  2. fyellin

    fyellin LI Guru Member

    Prior to the re-flashing, did the router use it's own MAC address, or did you have it set up to use the MAC address of one of your PCs? If so, you may need to re-enable this, using the Advanced -> MAC Address -> WAN Port screen.

    Also, on my cable box, I discover that sometimes I need to reboot the cable modem. I don't know if PPPoE has the same issues or not.

    Just some things off the top of my head.
  3. roteplex

    roteplex Addicted to LI Member

    thanks for your help but, the router has its own mac address and I have a Fiber-Optic connection that apparently uses no modem but only connects with PPPoE.
  4. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    Under the GUI Basic -> Identification page have you given the router a valid Hostname? (See assumption #1 of RFC 952) This might not be your issue but it's a possibility. It is mentioned in the Tomato FAQ and we had quite a thread going earlier which found this to be the cause of a similar problem after switching to Victek's mod.
  5. roteplex

    roteplex Addicted to LI Member

    I do have a valid hostname on my router i haven't changed anything from the defualt settings, does any other common error come to mind when playing with tomato?
  6. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    I looked back at the old thread. Mstombs identified an issue at the time. At the time, this was specifically about Victek's build but might apply to both. - 'if the wan hostname is not set - it is stored in nvram variable wan_hostname, if not set the command to start udhcpc could easily fail as it would have non-initialized variables, or the incompatible "-m" or "-Q" ' This might not be it, but you could definitely rule it out by checking the contents of the wan_hostname variable. Sounds like you already did this so moving on...

    The other suggestion in the Tomato FAQ was to ' Go to Advanced/DHCP and try enabling "Reduce Packet Size" ', so you might try that if you haven't

    Based on the resolution of another thread today, I would also sugget that you unplug your router(s) and modem for 5-10 mins and see if that helps.
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