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  1. #1

    wireless not working

    Dear all,

    Thanks for the great work here, it shows the power of open source!!!!

    My wl-500b is a very old one, and I tried to upgrade to it to support maybe a httpd or something like that, and I was too happy when I saw this was done already.

    Last night was the first time for me to do the upgrade, I fetched the latest version here and all works until this morning, I noticed that the "Air" LED is not lighted. And all my wireless clients cannot connect.

    Then, I figured out that it should be that the fact I used a v2 firmware, I downgraded using the firmware restoration tool, back to use those for wl-500b without v2 in the file name... now, the "Air" LED light up, but still none of my wireless client can connect. I cannot even detect any wireless network, I've reset everything, and make it an open network, but it won't work too.

    Any hint? Thanks a lot for this great forum, and also those amazing firmwares!

    Oldfield

  2. #2
    Since going back to older firmware does not help much, I moved on to use the latest, everything seems fine except wireless again, I telnet into the box and see the following:

    == BEGIN ==
    Jan 1 00:00:05 kernel: eth0: Broadcom BCM47xx 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Controller 3.90.7.0
    Jan 1 00:00:05 kernel: eth1: Broadcom BCM47xx 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Controller 3.90.7.0
    Jan 1 00:00:05 kernel: PCI: Enabling device 01:02.0 (0004 -> 0006)
    Jan 1 00:00:05 kernel: eth2: Broadcom BCM4301 802.11 Wireless Controller 3.90.23.0
    Jan 1 00:00:05 kernel: device eth0 entered promiscuous mode
    Jan 1 00:00:05 kernel: device eth2 entered promiscuous mode
    Jan 1 00:00:05 kernel: br0: port 2(eth2) entering listening state
    Jan 1 00:00:05 kernel: br0: port 1(eth0) entering listening state
    Jan 1 00:00:05 kernel: br0: port 2(eth2) entering learning state
    Jan 1 00:00:05 kernel: br0: port 1(eth0) entering learning state
    Jan 1 00:00:05 kernel: br0: port 2(eth2) entering forwarding state
    Jan 1 00:00:05 kernel: g
    Jan 1 00:00:05 kernel: br0: port 1(eth0) entering forwarding state
    Jan 1 00:00:05 kernel: br0: topology change detected, propagating
    == END ==

    so with my limited knowledge, the device seems working, at least the kernel can detect it (still).

    also, I saw "waveservermain" is active from "ps", I assume it's the process responsible for wireless connection?

    any one can shed some light here? thanks.

  3. #3

    wl.o ?

    is it the problem? but I can't find modprobe....

    [admin@(none) /]$ lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    usb-storage 62144 0 (unused)
    sd_mod 13268 0 (unused)
    scsi_mod 70176 1 [usb-storage sd_mod]
    videodev 8304 0
    audio 50120 0 (unused)
    soundcore 5280 0 [audio]
    printer 12652 0 (unused)
    lp 8628 0
    parport_splink 2956 1
    parport 25664 1 [lp parport_splink]
    usb-ohci 21764 0 (unused)
    usbcore 77224 1 [usb-storage audio printer usb-ohci]
    wl 420904 0 (unused)
    et 34912 0 (unused)
    ipt_NETMAP 992 2
    ip_nat_starcraft 2224 0 (unused)

  4. #4

    Problem solved!

    Finally, I solved the problem, I manually removed that wl module and install it again, it works now... just wonder if I have to do this everytime I restart it... anyway, better than nothing.

    Now, I can try out those new features of these amazing firmwares!!!

    Sounds like talking to myself here, but I hope my problem solving log could help someone else later. :-)

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    Have you tried reseting to defaults?

  6. #6
    yes, thanks for your tips.

  7. #7

    wireless led off

    hello oldfieldso the same thing append to me my wireless router is old wl-500b and the only firmware to connect with bigpond is 1.9.2.7.-7c and is working fine but no wireless can you explain me how to fix this problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfieldso
    Finally, I solved the problem, I manually removed that wl module and install it again, it works now... just wonder if I have to do this everytime I restart it... anyway, better than nothing.

    Now, I can try out those new features of these amazing firmwares!!!

    Sounds like talking to myself here, but I hope my problem solving log could help someone else later. :-)

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by pegnin View Post
    hello oldfieldso the same thing append to me my wireless router is old wl-500b and the only firmware to connect with bigpond is 1.9.2.7.-7c and is working fine but no wireless can you explain me how to fix this problem.
    same HW same problem, i removed the wl part from inside, reboot, and give it back again but nothing happend, wl still dont work, plz help

  9. #9
    Try to do a reset, and then downgrade the firmware to standard ones, and do a reset again.

    Maybe the difference is due to v2 vs. the oldest hardware.

  10. #10

    Question

    I have the same HW same problem now. I have tried the firmwares as follows:
    wl-500v2 1.9.2.7-7f
    wl-500v2 1.9.2.7-7e
    wl-500v2 1.9.2.7-7b
    wl-500v2 1.9.2.7-6b
    wl-500v2 1.9.2.7-6a

    but the wireless doesn't work all the time. Could anybody help us?
    Thanks in advance.

  11. #11

    Wifi not working

    Hello, I have WL-500bv2. I have upgraded to version WL500bv2-1.9.2.7-8.
    When router boots up, AIR light is on. But wifi network is not found. I have restored default setting a few times.

    In system log:
    Jan 1 00:00:05 kernel: eth0: Broadcom BCM47xx 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Controller 4.108.9.0
    Jan 1 00:00:05 kernel: eth1: Broadcom BCM47xx 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Controller 4.108.9.0

    and nothing about wireless adapter.

    When i run: wl up
    wl: wl driver adapter not found

    Can help me someone ?
    How can I reload driver ?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by jjindrich; 19-11-2007 at 20:05.

  12. #12
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    Most likely you've original wl500b, not wl500b v2.

    Use wl500b firmware. Flash it with firmware restoration tool.

  13. #13
    I tried to upgrade to wl-500b, WL500b-1.9.2.7-8.trx.

    Result is:
    Firmware upgrade fail. It may result from incorrect image or error transmission. Please check the version of firmare and try again.

    In System Setup - Firmware Upgrade - Product ID: WL500bv2

    Last edited by jjindrich; 19-11-2007 at 21:19.

  14. #14
    Upgraded 2 WL500b's and one WL500bv2, all three do not show any radio
    After downgrading to factory firmware all is OK.

  15. #15
    Finally, it's not possible to use oleg's firmware for this device

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