[TriLUG] OpenWRT Needs to Reboot?
Neil L. Little
nllittle at embarqmail.com
Tue Mar 25 21:39:19 EDT 2008
I have recently spent a considerable bit of time on the linksys forums
(futilely trying to get a vpn tunnel
to connect on a RV042 router). I came across a bunch of folks that were
having problems similar to
yours where the router would operate and then "lock up" for seemingly no
reason at all. The resolution
of this issue turned out to be the wall wart (that block of potted
transformer that plugs into the wall). The
cause behind this issue turned out to be unstable supply voltage. As an
experiment use a good quality
power supply (say astron or pyramid) for a time to see if the same
problem continues. These wall warts
are cheaply made and often only output the bare minimum requirements
need to operate the equipment.
Maxwell Spangler wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Mar 2008, Randy Barlow wrote:
>> Periodically, I need to reboot my Linksys WRT54Gv2 running OpenWRT 0.9
>> I've also
>> considered reverting to Linksys' software and setting up a computer as
>> the router (to implement more complex port forwarding rules, DNS, and QoS).
> You could also try DD-WRT if it has the features that meet your requirements.
> Not trying to start an OpenWRT vs DD-WRT thread, just stating that if you're
> willing to get away from linksys firmware you have options. I've found DD-WRT
> to be excellent and can't report any problems with the limited functionality
> I've required of it in the past.
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