WPA2 not broadcasting/failing

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by sanmarcos, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. sanmarcos

    sanmarcos Addicted to LI Member

    Linksys WRTG54L (Broadcom 4/0x0467//0x10/0x2558), using latest Tomato v1.25.1720

    I want to use WPA/WPA2 Personal mixed with TKIP/AES, but it does not work, I don't see my SSID being broadcast. The broadcast check box sometimes fails to stay checked.

    It only works with WEP, WPA Personal (all modes) and unencrypted. WPA2 or WPA/WPA2 Mixed, is nonfunctioning. Don't see it broadcasts on my clients.

    My clients are OS X Leopard 10.5.7, iPhone 3.0.
  2. jan.n

    jan.n LI Guru Member

    Although I can't tell you anything else of use, it's quite likely _not_ the key- and encryption algorithms...
  3. fyellin

    fyellin LI Guru Member

    I'm using WPA/WPA2 Personal with AES (not AES/TKIP) and have no problem with Leopard/iPhone/AirportExpress, etc.

    In a posting a long time ago, I mentioned having problems getting an AirportExpress to talk to my tomato unless I used precisely these settings. You may be running into these problems.

    Do you really need TKIP? It's more insecure than AES, and you shouldn't be using it unless you really need it.
  4. sanmarcos

    sanmarcos Addicted to LI Member


    If I choose WPA/WPA2 (Any mode), the "Broadcast" checkbox automatically unselects, checking it does absolutely nothing. The network doesn't work (isn't broadcast).

    I have this set. Yet the wifi network doesn't work at all.


    Any ideas? This seems to be a hugely serious bug with Tomato.
  5. jan.n

    jan.n LI Guru Member

    Double-cheked on my own stock tomato 1.25 - changing the settings from WPA2 to anything else and also changing the cipher from AES to AES/TKIP never unchecked the broadcast checkbox. I don't think that's a bug in tomato.
  6. sanmarcos

    sanmarcos Addicted to LI Member

    I fixed it.

    Doing a complete NVRAM wipe and reinstalling the stock 1.25 firmware fixed it for me.

    Upgrading from DD-WRT is seriously broken. DD-WRT sucks so bad I can't believe it.

    Thanks for Tomato.

    The best/most compatible mode is WPA/WPA2+AES right?
  7. jza80

    jza80 Network Guru Member

    Yes, if you need WPA and WPA2.

    If all your wireless devices support WPA2, I'd use that over WPA. In other words WPA2 (PSK) + AES.
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