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

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Jashko, Dec 20, 2012.

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  1. 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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  3. Jashko

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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
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
  5. 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!
     
  6. Jashko

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    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
     
  7. etaf

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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 ?
     
  8. Jashko

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    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...
     
  9. etaf

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