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 Subject :WRT54G V2.2 No ethernet.. 2015-04-04- 06:10:02 
Joined: 2012-09-10- 08:36:47
Posts: 1
Location: Crossville, TN

A member donated a WRT54G V2.2 Serial#CDF70DB34340 for our club to play with mesh.

I flashed it to bbhn-3.1.0-wrt54g-2.4-squashfs.bin

I attempted to access the setup page as instructed via cabled Ethernet on my desktop which has no wifi adapter, but could not connect.

I found the WiFi meshnode node on my tablet and successfully completed setup wirelessly.

I can now see the BroadbandHamnet-20-v3 SSID on my tablet. (I know I can't connect.)

Next I connected an Ethernet cable from my desktop NIC to one of the WRT LAN ports.

I can not connect to http://localnode:8080, the connection in my browser times out.

"ipconfig /reset" from an Admin command line reports an error: "unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."

My IP computer IP address does not change from to the 10.x.x.x range so it is not getting DHCP from the WRT54G.

I found this topic:

but don't know if it is resolved in the build I installed.

Any suggestions are welcome.


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Last Edited On: 2015-04-04- 06:13:38 By W0FAA for the Reason
 Subject :Re:WRT54G V2.2 No ethernet.. 2015-04-04- 07:29:47 
Joined: 2013-06-19- 16:54:27
Posts: 44
Location: Barrie, Ontario

Some things to check:

- Make sure the computer's wireless (WiFi etc.) is turned off.

- Unplug the Ethernet cable to the node for 10 or 15 seconds so the computer will get a new IP when you plug the cable back in.

- Reboot the computer with the cable attached if it still didn't get a IP.

- if still no IP then check computer to make sure it is not set for a static IP (must be set obtain an IP from a DHCP server).

- If it does get a IP but you still can't connect, try http://localnode.local.mesh:8080 or http://nodename.local.mesh:8080

- If the DHCP Server "box" on the node Setup screen somehow got unchecked, use another node to connect to that one and log into Setup to check the box. and Save Changes.

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Last Edited On: 2015-04-06- 01:40:45 By VE3RRD for the Reason added info
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