HELP!!Wireless connection dropping,help me fix it before the end of the world:D

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Jashko

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Hey guys,

I am using ra-link, no brand, type RT2880 C wireless router. Everything was great, for two months, and then all hell broke loose:D. My connection is dropping, sometimes every half an hour, sometimes after two days, when I restart it, it starts working normal and after a while it drops again.
I have tried all sort of things, changed the channel frequency, mtu beacon interval, and etc...but nothing, it is dropping still. I have an adsl connection, after my connection breaks, I checked routers log and here is what I got:
Using interface ppp0
Jan 1 00:02:59 pppd[2144]: Connect: ppp0 <--> eth2.2
Jan 1 00:03:00 pppd[2144]: CHAP authentication failed: ^M^JYou are already logged in - access denied^M^J^J
Jan 1 00:03:00 pppd[2144]: Connection terminated.

it seems that router thinks that connection to my ISP is broken and tries to reconnect unsuccesfully. I did not set fixed IP addresses, and only connect my laptop and phone at my house through wireless connection.
I went on the ra link web page, but cannot find an firmware update for my wireless router. Should I dump it and buy the branded one?
Thanks anyways!
 

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No it doesn't have a modem built in, it is connected to my speedtouch adsl modem via ethernet cable, it is strange because it was working for two months...
I am not sure it is the ISP problem either, because, as a matter of fact I am connected right now, via adsl modem and there is no a single problem with it...possible some kind of IP conflict?
 

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have you carried out a complete powercycle
also reset the router back to factory settings and reconfigure
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How to power cycle

&#8220;power cycle&#8221; process to reboot or reset the modem/router
  • Switch off all the devices modem, router and computers also unplug their power cables.
  • Wait at least 1 to 5 minutes,
  • Plug the power cords back in, but don&#8217;t switch them on.
  • First turn on the modem and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
  • Next switch on the router (if a separate device) and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
  • Now turn on your computer, You should now be able to access the Internet.
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Jashko

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have you carried out a complete powercycle
also reset the router back to factory settings and reconfigure
------------------------------------------------------------------------

How to power cycle

“power cycle” process to reboot or reset the modem/router
  • Switch off all the devices modem, router and computers also unplug their power cables.
  • Wait at least 1 to 5 minutes,
  • Plug the power cords back in, but don’t switch them on.
  • First turn on the modem and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
  • Next switch on the router (if a separate device) and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
  • Now turn on your computer, You should now be able to access the Internet.
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I've done that half hour ago...and it is working for two hours now and there is no evident problems...I've done a power cycle already, and it was working for two or three days and the problem was back again. Maybe this time it is gone for good...I will keep you posted..Thanx very much!
 

Jashko

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I've done that half hour ago...and it is working for two hours now and there is no evident problems...I've done a power cycle already, and it was working for two or three days and the problem was back again. Maybe this time it is gone for good...I will keep you posted..Thanx very much!

Connection dropped!:(Strange thing is that seconds before the connection drops, I cannot access the routers web utility by entering its IP address...
Had to restart router, I will paste the log if that means anything:

  • Here's the system log:
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: squashfs: version 3.2-r2 (2007/01/15) Phillip Lougher
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: squashfs: LZMA suppport for slax.org by jro
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: io scheduler noop registered (default)
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: Ralink gpio driver initialized
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: HDLC line discipline: version $Revision: 1.1.1.1 $, maxframe=4096
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: N_HDLC line discipline registered.
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.6 $ 2 ports, IRQ sharing disabled
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0xb0000500 (irq = 37) is a 16550A
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: serial8250: ttyS1 at I/O 0xb0000c00 (irq = 12) is a 16550A
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: rdm_major = 254
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: GDMA1_MAC_ADRH -- : 0x00000000
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: GDMA1_MAC_ADRL -- : 0x00000000
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: Ralink APSoC Ethernet Driver Initilization. v2.0 256 rx/tx descriptors allocated, mtu = 1500!
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: GDMA1_MAC_ADRH -- : 0x000000a1
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: GDMA1_MAC_ADRL -- : 0xb0612434
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: PROC INIT OK!
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: IMQ starting with 2 devices...
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: IMQ driver loaded successfully.
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: Hooking IMQ after NAT on PREROUTING.
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: Hooking IMQ before NAT on POSTROUTING.
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: PPP BSD Compression module registered
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 24
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: block2mtd: version $Revision: 1.1.1.1 $
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: Netfilter messages via NETLINK v0.30.
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (128 buckets, 1024 max)
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team, Type=Restricted Cone
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: arp_tables: (C) 2002 David S. Miller
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: TCP cubic registered
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 1
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: NET: Registered pro
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: tocol family 10
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 17
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: 802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8 Ben Greear <[email protected]>
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: All bugs added by David S. Miller <[email protected]>
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly.
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: Freeing unused kernel memory: 112k freed
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: Algorithmics/MIPS FPU Emulator v1.5
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: devpts: called with bogus options
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel:
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: phy_tx_ring = 0x00f74000, tx_ring = 0xa0f74000
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel:
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: phy_rx_ring = 0x00f75000, rx_ring = 0xa0f75000
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: RT305x_ESW: Link Status Changed
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: CDMA_CSG_CFG = 81000007
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: GDMA1_FWD_CFG = 710000
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: rt2860v2_ap: module license 'unspecified' taints kernel.
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: AP Driver version-2.3.0.0
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: RX DESC a0faf000 size = 2048
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: <-- RTMPAllocTxRxRingMemory, Status=0
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: Key1Str is Invalid key length(0) or Type(0)
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: Key2Str is Invalid key length(0) or Type(0)
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: Key3Str is Invalid key length(0) or Type(0)
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: Key4Str is Invalid key length(0) or Type(0)
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: 1. Phy Mode = 9
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: 2. Phy Mode = 9
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: 3. Phy Mode = 9
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: MCS Set = ff ff 00 00 01
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: The 2-BSSID mode is enabled, the BSSID byte5 MUST be the multiple of 2
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: Main bssid = 00:a1:b0:61:24:33
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: <==== rt28xx_init, Status=0
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: 0x1300 = 00064380
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: eth2.2: Setting MAC address to 00 a1 b0 61 24 35.
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: device eth2 entered promiscuous mode
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: VLAN (eth2.2): Setting underlying device (eth2) to promiscious mode.
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: eth2.1: add 33:33:00:00:00:01 mcast address to master interface
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: eth2.1: add 01:00:5e:00:00:01 mcast address to master interface
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: eth2.1: add 33:33:ff:61:24:34 mcast address to master interface
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: eth2.2: add 33:33:00:00:00:01 mcast address to master interface
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: eth2.2: add 01:00:5e:00:00:01 mcast address to master interface
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: eth2.2: add 33:33:ff:61:24:35 mcast address to master interface
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: device ra0 entered promiscuous mode
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: eth2.1: dev_set_promiscuity(master, 1)
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: device eth2.1 entered promiscuous mode
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: br0: port 2(eth2.1) entering learning state
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: br0: port 1(ra0) entering learning state
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: The MatchMacAddress value is 9439e5da7401
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: =====================================================
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: The MatchMacAddress value is 9439e5da7401
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: =====================================================
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: Rcv Wcid(1) AddBAReq
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: Start Seq = 00000000
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: AP SETKEYS DONE - WPA2, AuthMode(7)=WPA2PSK, WepStatus(6)=AES, GroupWepStatus(6)=AES
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel:
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: eth2: no IPv6 routers present
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: eth2.1: no IPv6 routers present
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: ra0: no IPv6 routers present
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: eth2.2: no IPv6 routers present
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: The 2-BSSID mode is enabled, the BSSID byte5 MUST be the multiple of 2
Jan 1 00:00:24 kernel: br0: no IPv6 routers present
Jan 1 00:00:26 kernel: br0: topology change detected, propagating
Jan 1 00:00:26 kernel: br0: port 2(eth2.1) entering forwarding state
Jan 1 00:00:26 kernel: br0: topology change detected, propagating
Jan 1 00:00:26 kernel: br0: port 1(ra0) entering forwarding state
Jan 1 00:00:43 pppd[425]: Using interface ppp0
Jan 1 00:00:43 pppd[425]: Connect: ppp0 <--> eth2.2
Jan 1 00:00:45 pppd[425]: CHAP authentication failed: ^M^JYou are already logged in - access denied^M^J^J
Jan 1 00:00:45 pppd[425]: Connection terminated.
Jan 1 00:01:15 pppd[425]: PPP session is 17375
Jan 1 00:01:15 pppd[425]: Using interface ppp0
Jan 1 00:01:15 pppd[425]: Connect: ppp0 <--> eth2.2
Jan 1 00:01:16 pppd[425]: CHAP authentication failed: ^M^JYou are already logged in - access denied^M^J^J
Jan 1 00:01:16 pppd[425]: Connection terminated.
Jan 1 00:01:46 pppd[425]: PPP session is 18848
Jan 1 00:01:46 pppd[425]: Using interface ppp0
Jan 1 00:01:46 pppd[425]: Connect: ppp0 <--> eth2.2
Jan 1 00:01:47 pppd[425]: Terminating on signal 2.
Jan 1 00:01:47 pppd[425]: Terminating on signal 15.
Jan 1 00:01:47 pppd[425]: Connection terminated.
Jan 1 00:01:53 kernel: RT305x_ESW: Link Status Changed
Jan 1 00:02:06 kernel: RT305x_ESW: Link Status Changed
Jan 1 00:02:22 kernel: RT305x_ESW: Link Status Changed
Jan 1 00:02:24 kernel: RT305x_ESW: Link Status Changed
Jan 1 00:02:43 pppd[1412]: Plugin /etc_ro/ppp/plugins/rp-pppoe.so loaded.
Jan 1 00:02:43 pppd[1412]: RP-PPPoE plugin version 3.3 compiled against pppd 2.4.2
Jan 1 00:02:43 pppd[1412]: pppd 2.4.2 started by admin, uid 0
Jan 1 00:02:43 pppd[1412]: PPP session is 21549
Jan 1 00:02:43 pppd[1412]: Using interface ppp0
Jan 1 00:02:43 pppd[1412]: Connect: ppp0 <--> eth2.2
Jan 1 00:02:43 pppd[1412]: CHAP authentication succeeded
Jan 1 00:02:43 pppd[1412]: peer from calling number 00:1D:A2:85:61:30 authorized
Jan 1 00:02:43 pppd[1412]: local IP address 92.36.152.249
Jan 1 00:02:43 pppd[1412]: remote IP address 92.36.128.1
Jan 1 00:02:43 pppd[1412]: primary DNS address 195.222.60.60
Jan 1 00:02:43 pppd[1412]: secondary DNS address 195.222.32.30
 

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you may want to ask the ISP what activity they see on your account and if showing as logging in numerous times ?
 

Jashko

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you may want to ask the ISP what activity they see on your account and if showing as logging in numerous times ?
Sorry, I was not able to answer right away...I did that, and the ISP people said nothing unusual is happening...other thing was, that connection got fixed for a day, and now it stopped working completly:D
The router is not communicating with my computer, my connection is limited, it assigns a automatic IP address and I am not able to access the web utility. I also tried to ping it...nothing...
It seems it is dead:D
Any suggestions, anything I can do to try to bring it back to life...I just hate when something happens and i do not understand why it does happen...yea and I power cycled everything for a zillion times...
 

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can you connect the PC directly to the modem and see if that work OKS?
 
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