Well shit. I have been using a DD-WRT empowered WRT160Nv3 for the past year so I ordered a second one to use as a wireless bridge in the second half of the house. I start the process and when I plug it back in for the last 30 of the 30/30/30 reset I can smell the telltale odor of burnt electronics.
Its a dead thing! I'm going to exchange it back to Amazon(It was a refurb anyway) but does anyone have any advice for avoiding this in the future? I'm currently assuming it had something to do with me using the tail end of the power adapter and not the wall plug when plugged it in.
I'v tried a few of the recommended builds here and I still get wireless failures.
Right now using:
DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/24/10) std-nokaid-small - build 15962
And wifi still fails after 40m - 1hr or so for 2 minutes...
I Love all the features on DDWRT, but I think I would have no choice but to revert to STOCK. :/
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 21:56 Post subject: Same here !
Flashed with this build and configure the router as repeater bridge. The wifi part does not work. Keep saying no internet access. But work when connected with Ethernet cable. Very strange indeed.[/quote]
same here setup as repeater works on lan connections fails to connect to wireless.
Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 0:32 Post subject: Not seeing the reported issues with new build
The only thing I have noticed is that with my lone wireless N laptop that it has disconnected at times, however this is specific to the client only and not the router. Been running about one week now and have not noticed any router resets, unless it has happened while I am away during the day. Just an FYI.
You gave me the confidence to try it. I have a v3 laying around and plan on setting it up for my uncle. I will let it run for a few weeks of his use then respond with some feed back here.
EDIT - For some reason, I cannot flash the mini build of this to get things started. For now, will go with dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_wrt160nv3 then the same std nokaid build.
NOTES FOR THOSE WITH TROUBLES ON FOR ANY ROUTER -
I have installed DDWRT on dozens of routers. One thing I have learned is that the build might be excellent, your install APPEARS to go perfectly but you have troubles after testing it. Frustration ensues. I have learned to try the entire install process 3 or 4 times at least! I cannot tell you how many times a stable, solid build seemed like garbage only to rock and roll the router after I went back to manufacturer's firmware, then started the DDWRT install process all over again. It is not a guarantee but you will be surprised how well this works!
I have installed DDWRT once and things were perfect. Maybe the 1st went well but did not test well and the 2nd try worked. Sometimes it has taken 3 or 4 tries. My point is, do not be afraid, too lazy or overlook TRYING AGAIN. Also, if your mood is poor, walk away! Go get a beer, or maybe good night's rest then try again once refreshed.