Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 16:08 Post subject: Updated DIR890L to newest Kong build, Chromecasts don't work
I've been running DD-WRT on my D-Link 890L for years now and I just ran into a bizarre problem that, so far, I've been unable to get to the bottom of. Here's the full run down:
A few days ago I flashed my 890 from a very old version of standard DD-WRT (we're talking shamefully out of date, r266653 from Apr 2015). Under that version, I had zero problems with the Chromecast. The router and the Chromecasts would stay online indefinitely and I rebooted the router probably twice a year, if that.
I flashed from that old version to newest version of Kong's DD-WRT release (the 11/04/2017 release of dd-wrt.v24-K3_AC_ARM_R8000 for the DIR890).
Since then, the Chromecasts are in this bizarre limbo where they can connect to the internet just fine (they pull down new photos from the background service) but after 30-60 minutes they simply vanish from sight as far as any casting apps are concerned. After that initial grace period, if you will, you can no longer cast from the desktop or from mobile devices.
Here's the run down on what I've done/checked:
The Wi-Fi settings, to the best of my recollection, are identical (same SSID, same password, same security settings) to the way they used to be.
UPnP is on.
The DNS is identical (I'm still using Google's DNS servers).
I set static IPs for the Chromecasts to rule out DHCP errors.
I've factory reset the Chromecasts and reconfigured them from scratch.
All Chromecasts are running the most recent public-release firmware.
Here's my Wi-Fi settings, if that will help shed any light on things:
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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 18:29 Post subject:
Did you reset the router when you updated?
Normally we do
from the command prompt, I do not know if this feasable for your router otherwise reset from GUI, always put your settings in manually do not restore from backup.
The latest versions have patched drivers regarding the KRACK attack, these are a bit buggy atlthough Kong's latest 33675 is reasonably stable.
If you have resetted the router and have reinstalled the chromecast and the apps and still have problems you might consider downgrading to 33525, Clonevince has all the older firmware _________________ Router Netgear R6400, Linksys EA6900 (XvortexCFE), Linksys E2000 (converted WRT320N), WRT54GS v1.
Install guide see Linksys EA6900: http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=291230
I did the 30/30/30 method before I flashed the Kong firmware (which reset the DIR890 back to the recovery firmware) and then installed from there. No backup settings used, I manually reconfigured everything.
Frankly, I'm so sick of trying things out only to have them do nothing (since it takes 30-60 minutes or more for the Chromecasts to vanish that means it takes a whole day to test even a handful of things), I'm more than willing to just wipe the nvram and input everything again.
What's the DD-WRT lifestyle without a little erase nvram fun, right?