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TPlink router keeps on resetting itself

Discussion in 'Networking' started by zesszehel, Oct 1, 2018.

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  1. zesszehel

    zesszehel Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    My router keeps on resetting itself since last night and it had constantly been doing that at every 30 mins or so.
    I also have the DD-WRT firmware installed on it.
    The firmware: DD-WRT v3.0-r35874 std (05/04/18)
    I'm not sure if I should update the firmware since there is an update put up already, but i'm scared that while updating the firmware the router would reset itself during the procedure.

    Any ideas on how to fix it?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    If it is plugged into a surge protector or power strip try plugging it directly into a wall outlet.
     
  3. Triple6

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    By resetting do you mean rebooting or do you mean resetting it's internal settings?

    You can also try another outlet on a completely different circuit too.

    DD-WRT v3.0-r35874 is many versions behind.
     
  4. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    IMHO the 1000$ question is -
    DD-WRT
    on TP Link router
    - where from - for the firmware TP-Link or the DD-WRT site.
    Many TPLink routers will not work with DD-WRT

    I suggest, if it is not a TP Link firmware, which I do not think it is, you revert to TP Link provided firmware

    There have been many problems with many editions of DD-WRT and I thought that release was actually a Beta version, however whether it was or not, as my colleague says it is out of date
    https://svn.dd-wrt.com//timeline

    That all said - If you are going to use DD-WRT on any router then you just have to be prepared for problems and indeed you always run the risk of your TP-Link router becoming useful only as a paperweight.
     
  5. zesszehel

    zesszehel Thread Starter

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    It resets itself completely. I had to put in new password and username for the routers firmware and everything
     
  6. Triple6

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    Flash it to the newest available DD-WRT version and see if it works properly. If not flash it back to stock firmware. If it still acts up toss it and buy a new router.
     
  7. Macboatmaster

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    I would if you have to go down that route be careful about attempting to use DD-WRT, unless you are willing to risk the new router
     
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