Wireless spontaneously disables itself

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by supgup, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. supgup

    supgup Guest

    Hi all,

    I'm running Tomato 1.23 on a Linksys WRT54GL.

    I was using an older version (1.16 I think) since Feb 08 with no problems, but a few months ago I would sometimes come home to find out my wireless was dead. I eventually discovered the wireless setting had been disabled. (On the router page Status-Overview-Wireless the Radio entry was set to disabled). As soon as I enable it everything works fine, but in a while (minutes to days/weeks), it eventually disables itself again.

    I flashed to the current version of tomato a few weeks ago and it's still happening. Recently, I was using wireless and everything was fine until I saw my laptop disconnect. When I checked the router, the wireless had spontaneously disabled itself.

    This has been happening more frequently today (3 times in the last couple hours).

    Does anyone know what's wrong and how to fix it?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Low-WRT

    Low-WRT LI Guru Member

    Seems like a very odd problem.
    If it were me, I'd reset to defaults--using the tomato gui.
    After rebooting, I'd hold down the reset button for 30 sec.
    Then, I'd reflash 1.23 and renter your settings manually.

    If you're still having problems, I'd say it's hardware beginning to fail.

    ...hope that helps.

    Is your laptop the only wireless client that connects? If so, what kind of wireless card?
  3. JPorter

    JPorter LI Guru Member

    Do a full NVRAM clear...

    It's in Administration -> Configuration -> Restore Default Configuration. Choose "Erase all data in NVRAM memory (thorough)" from the dropdown box.

    You should write down all your settings before you do this, and manually re-configure the router afterward. Taking this approach helped immensely when my Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 started flaking out like that.
  4. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Can you guys do an experiment for me before you re-enter by hand? Just save a config backup, erase NVRAM (thorough), then restore from your backup. Let me know if this cures any odd problems you might be having.

    This is restoring a failed connect capability for some Intel clients which previously worked fine for months, and one day just lost connectivity. Perhaps it will also work to restore normal operation in other cases, we need to get some feedback.
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