Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 17:21 Post subject: Wireless Transmit Appears To Have Stopped. :-(
I have a Linksys WRT54GL running DD-WRT v24-sp2 (10/10/09) mini (SVN revision 13064), and it has been working wonderfully for the last couple years. Yesterday I had to unplug the router to change the outlet location and since then the wireless functionality has not worked. I can use the Wiviz survey to see other wireless devices and the site survey provides the other local sites but my transmit seems to be non-existent.
Wireless Packet Info
Received (RX) 100% 0 OK, no error
Transmitted (TX) 0% 0 OK, 490 errors
I have tied numerous things including reloading the config file, turning wireless off and on, changing transmit powers, rebooting (obviously), etc. I have 5 or so wireless devices in my home and all cannot even see the SSID (which is turned on). The wired LAN/WAN works fine. Maybe the router is just pooched but I was wondering if there is anything I am missing.
I had looked through the versions and I still had the recommended version from what i can tell but...when looking through the broadcom section I noticed this:
"Please note that WPA2-AES is the only security type that works reliably with DD-wrt."
So I checked my router and it had reverted to TKIP. When I tried to switch it to AES and clicked "apply settings" it kept reverting back to TKIP, so I clicked "save" and it stuck with AES....and the wireless started to work immediately. This is probably a known bug (how the apply setting doesn't always work in the section) but it's new to me. Anyways the wireless is working now...thank for steering me in the right direction!