WHR-G300N Stability

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xcorpionsting
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 20:55    Post subject: WHR-G300N Stability Reply with quote
I have loaded 3 diferent firmware ver. and all 3 have issues.
12874 , 12759 126.. mac address

Does anyone know of a reliable and stable firmware version.

I just want to let my family surf the internet and use my VOIP without a phone call that the connection is down or interrupted.

Kindly

Thank you much.
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typoknig
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:40    Post subject: Reply with quote
What exactly is yours doing? I have some issues with mine as well and I wonder if it is the same thing...
DoesItMatter
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
Any more info on what functions you have running on the router?

I've got 2 of these and they're running 12966 currently and are stable.

I was also using 12874, which was also stable for me.

12966 patches a few things on the WHR-G300N

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typoknig
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:25    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hey DoesItMatter,

I actually figured out what the issue was. I am using 4 wire ethernet cables (phone line with ethernet connectors on the end) because I am only running 10/100 LAN. This setup worked great with my WRT54G's, but it is flakey with the WHR-G300N. Don't know if it is the hardware or the current build of DD-WRT (12966). I am still running my 4 wire ethrenet cable, but I send it through a switch then connect that switch to my WHR-G300N with a regular 8 wire ethrenet cable. Here is a link to another thread that describes the whole thing :)

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=38307&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=wrhg300n+support&start=165

Do you think this is a flaw in DD-WRT or the WHR-G300N?
xcorpionsting
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:50    Post subject: Reply with quote
My problem is MAC address crazyness. I will get a weird abcd.efgh...... type of MAC addresses off the usual AB.CD.EF.GH....
It conflicted my server and I had to revert to 12533.
I'm hoping that the 12966 resolved these issues.

I'm going to give it try and post later.
typoknig
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:39    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi xcorpionsting,

The were talking about your issue in the WHR-G300N Support thread... from what I read the issue has been resolved with build 12966. Thanks for your hard work BS!
rangerbob
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 17:38    Post subject: Reply with quote
I am having stability issues with r12966. Wireless is very finicky (just in regular AP mode) and requires multiple power cycles. Wired functions seem fine while this is occurring.

I have reverted back to r12672 and it seems stable again. Has anyone else seen this?

Does Brainslayer make available changelogs/release notes so we can get a sense what is changing with each build?
slaveunit
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 23:50    Post subject: Reply with quote
rangerbob wrote:
I am having stability issues with r12966. Wireless is very finicky (just in regular AP mode) and requires multiple power cycles. Wired functions seem fine while this is occurring.

I have reverted back to r12672 and it seems stable again. Has anyone else seen this?

Does Brainslayer make available changelogs/release notes so we can get a sense what is changing with each build?


http://svn.dd-wrt.com:8000/dd-wrt/timeline
xcorpionsting
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
Loaded 12966 and so far so good. Connection feels a bit slower, will ping all night long on the server to all over the world to see the out come tomorrow.

So 12966 seems stable.
rickrich
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
Loaded 12966. Radio off. After one day, DIAG light was on.
OK, reboot. After two days, DIAG light was on again.

This thing is NOT ready for prime time!!!!
slaveunit
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 14:55    Post subject: Reply with quote
rickrich wrote:
Loaded 12966. Radio off. After one day, DIAG light was on.
OK, reboot. After two days, DIAG light was on again.

This thing is NOT ready for prime time!!!!


If your diag light is on you dont think its a hardware issue?
rickrich
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 18:31    Post subject: Reply with quote
No. Stock firmware worked OK.
slaveunit
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 18:38    Post subject: Reply with quote
Strange since none of us other ones are having those issues. Did you try resetting the router after the flash?
DoesItMatter
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:51    Post subject: Reply with quote
Build 12874 and build 12966 were both working fine on my 2 - WHR-G300N's

I would try this.

1) Reset router - just hold reset button in for about 20+ seconds.
All the lights should flash off, then start coming back on again.
Leave the router alone for about 2 minutes.

2) Log in to gui, set a user/password, flash 12966 and choose
the 'reset to defaults' option as well, and flash the firmware.
Leave it alone for a couple minutes.

3) Log in to GUI and setup your router as before.
If you need to reset to defaults again, just hold reset button in for
about 20+ seconds and then wait a couple of minutes again.

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