WRT54GL stops responding

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by Gem Mint Ten, May 24, 2007.

  1. Gem Mint Ten

    Gem Mint Ten LI Guru Member

    F/W: Hyperwrt 2.1b1 + Thibor15c

    For the last month and a half, I've been using a WRT54GL as an access point. Every 4 or 5 days, it stops responding. The wireless service goes down, and I'm unable to ping the device IP. After unplugging->plugging the power, it's fine.

    I've tried doing hardware resets, clearing NVRAM, and the like, but it continues to be an issue. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Are you running any kind of torrents? Could also be heat related or some really strong interference. Just really hard to say and the next question is, does just the wireless stop working, does it work if your wired to it or does it hang altogether?
  3. Gem Mint Ten

    Gem Mint Ten LI Guru Member

    It's happened while running torrents, and without.

    I'm not sure about the heat. It has an old BEFSR41 stacked on it, but that configuration worked 24/7 for 6 months with another WRT54GL (why I swapped it for this one is a long story).

    It's unpingable from my wired systems, so I doubt it's interference. Good point about trying to wire directly to it, though. I'll try that the next time it drops out.
  4. Gem Mint Ten

    Gem Mint Ten LI Guru Member

    Update: the WRT54GL doesn't seem to drop out anymore, but I've noticed that it resets itself automatically every 6-7 days.

    In the "Status" section of the control panel, the uptime never goes over a week. Meanwhile, my other router (WRT54G v.3 w/ Thibor15c) has no such problem.

    Does this sound like a heat issue?
  5. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    What is the wireless client?

    I have read on DD-WRT forums and more recently in OpenWRT forums, that the "old" Broadcom drivers used in the Linksys firmware and many of it's derivatives, is prone to a lockup/reboot issue with certain client cards communicating.

    The most recent Broadcom drivers do not seem to have this problem. I run OpenWRT Kamikaze 7.06 on a WRT54GS for testing, a unit that previously used to lock up every 2-3 days has been up for 2 weeks now. I would hope the other firmwares would find a way to roll in this new driver eventually, Kamikaze isn't really for the novice user although I like it a lot but I'm a Linuxhead so very comfortable with command-line.
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