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Topic # 160276 31-Dec-2014 10:22
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I have a WRT54GL with Tomato 1.27 on it. I reset the router settings back to stock which cleared up some speed issues I was having, but now I get a really inconsistent dropping of my connection. Sometimes it can be up for hours, while other times it drops out every ten minutes.

Here is a log file copypaste

 

Dec 31 10:00:03 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.135 2c:5a:05:0d:45:e0 

 

Dec 31 10:00:03 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.135 2c:5a:05:0d:45:e0 Windows-Phone

 

Dec 31 10:02:24 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.131 00:22:fa:36:19:36

 

Dec 31 10:02:24 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.131 00:22:fa:36:19:36 Josh-PC

 

Dec 31 10:04:47 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.116 08:d8:33:63:51:39

 

Dec 31 10:04:47 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.116 08:d8:33:63:51:39 marie

 

Dec 31 10:06:49 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.100 2c:81:58:f1:e7:a7

 

Dec 31 10:06:49 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.100 2c:81:58:f1:e7:a7 kushla-vaio

 

Dec 31 10:06:51 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.131 00:22:fa:36:19:36

 

Dec 31 10:06:51 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.131 00:22:fa:36:19:36 Josh-PC

 

Dec 31 10:06:55 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPINFORM(br0) 192.168.1.100 2c:81:58:f1:e7:a7

 

Dec 31 10:06:55 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.100 2c:81:58:f1:e7:a7 kushla-vaio

 

Dec 31 10:08:20 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPINFORM(br0) 192.168.1.100 2c:81:58:f1:e7:a7

 

Dec 31 10:08:20 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.100 2c:81:58:f1:e7:a7 kushla-vaio

 

Dec 31 10:09:34 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.116 08:d8:33:63:51:39

 

Dec 31 10:09:34 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.116 08:d8:33:63:51:39 marie

 

Dec 31 10:10:56 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.131 00:22:fa:36:19:36

 

Dec 31 10:10:56 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.131 00:22:fa:36:19:36 Josh-PC

 

Dec 31 10:11:01 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.100 2c:81:58:f1:e7:a7

 

Dec 31 10:11:01 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.100 2c:81:58:f1:e7:a7 kushla-vaio

 

Dec 31 10:11:05 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPINFORM(br0) 192.168.1.100 2c:81:58:f1:e7:a7

 

Dec 31 10:11:05 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.100 2c:81:58:f1:e7:a7 kushla-vaio

 

Dec 31 10:12:39 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPINFORM(br0) 192.168.1.100 2c:81:58:f1:e7:a7

 

Dec 31 10:12:39 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.100 2c:81:58:f1:e7:a7 kushla-vaio

 

Dec 31 10:14:50 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.116 08:d8:33:63:51:39

 

Dec 31 10:14:50 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.116 08:d8:33:63:51:39 marie

 

Dec 31 10:16:16 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.100 2c:81:58:f1:e7:a7

 

Dec 31 10:16:16 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.100 2c:81:58:f1:e7:a7 kushla-vaio

 

Dec 31 10:16:20 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPINFORM(br0) 192.168.1.100 2c:81:58:f1:e7:a7

 

Dec 31 10:16:20 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.100 2c:81:58:f1:e7:a7 kushla-vaio

 

Dec 31 10:16:58 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPREQUEST(br0) 192.168.1.131 00:22:fa:36:19:36

 

Dec 31 10:16:58 unknown daemon.info dnsmasq-dhcp[1196]: DHCPACK(br0) 192.168.1.131 00:22:fa:36:19:36 Josh-PC

At approx 10:05 and 10:15 the computer that I'm using, Josh-PC lost its connection to the router. At 10:07 and 10:17
I got my connection back.


Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks

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  Reply # 1206395 31-Dec-2014 11:39
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I'm using a Toshiba A300, but it's happening to other devices on the network as well, like Sony Vaio laptop and Nextbook Windows 8.1 Tablet

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  Reply # 1206396 31-Dec-2014 11:44
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I have found that all wireless access points are definitely not equal.

I had a TPlink wireless access point that continuously dropped links to various wireless devices and I had to restart the device at least every 2 days.
I disposed of the device and purchased another newer and better TPlink, only to have the same issue crop up. Needless to say I was a bit annoyed.
My workmate had absconded with the original and has been using it flawlessly since (over a year now) with his devices.

Now the thing is it only dropped connection to my iPhone and iPad, and my wife's work laptop, her android phone kept the connection.

I now have the Orcon black modem and it has been running for over a year and have not required to touch it, it's fantastic.
I don't want Orcon to take it back when I upgrade to Fibre next month (I'm excited for the move).

In a nutshell, have you considered the option of it being the actual hardware itself?



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  Reply # 1206402 31-Dec-2014 11:54
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Nah I haven't because prior to my resetting it to stock settings it had been running stable for over 5 years. Only when I messed with it did it start playing up like this. As far as I can see it must be a problem with the DHCP settings but I don't know enough about it to know what to look for and change.

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  Reply # 1206411 31-Dec-2014 12:05
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What is the DHCP lease time set for?

I don't think that's going to be the issue, but perhaps see if you can borrow another access point from someone that can spare one to test the theory that it may be hardware related.

I have a spare you could borrow if you're in the Hamilton area....

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  Reply # 1206414 31-Dec-2014 12:26
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It could be interference - how many other APs you can see around? Perhaps changing the band in use can help. If it happens at the same time every day or in a pattern it could be a neighbour turning on their APs for a while.

Or could be wrong bands - some devices use US bands that aren't in use in New Zealand. Or could be that if all your devices are 802.11g or 802.11n you can change your AP settings to not have the older 802.11a or 802.11b available, reducing conflicts - some devices require 802.11b though e.g. the Fitbit Aria scales won't use anything else. Check your requirements and eliminate whatever you don't use from the equation.








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  Reply # 1206418 31-Dec-2014 12:38
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NZSpides: What is the DHCP lease time set for?

I don't think that's going to be the issue, but perhaps see if you can borrow another access point from someone that can spare one to test the theory that it may be hardware related.

I have a spare you could borrow if you're in the Hamilton area....


Tomato sets the lease time at a default of 1440 minutes.

I'm in napier but thank you for the offer :)



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  Reply # 1206425 31-Dec-2014 13:16
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freitasm: It could be interference - how many other APs you can see around? Perhaps changing the band in use can help. If it happens at the same time every day or in a pattern it could be a neighbour turning on their APs for a while.

Or could be wrong bands - some devices use US bands that aren't in use in New Zealand. Or could be that if all your devices are 802.11g or 802.11n you can change your AP settings to not have the older 802.11a or 802.11b available, reducing conflicts - some devices require 802.11b though e.g. the Fitbit Aria scales won't use anything else. Check your requirements and eliminate whatever you don't use from the equation.




The router has a scan function that detects what channels other AP's are on, so I've made sure I'm not on a used channel. It still disconnects me randomly.  Rather than a mixed B/G signal I've changed it to G only. Still having issues.

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  Reply # 1206427 31-Dec-2014 13:33
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My first pick at your fault (which may or may not be right) - your 54GL is dead.

There are very few of these left in operation, the heat has killed them all. If you've had 5+ years from this you've had a very good run.


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  Reply # 1206472 31-Dec-2014 14:05
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Also a G network is going to get trampled on by all the N networks that are not looking for G devices. Time to move with the times and go N




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