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Author Topic: Possible fix for router freezing?  (Read 13200 times)

terafin

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Possible fix for router freezing?
« on: August 27, 2009, 12:19:29 AM »

I was having a hell of a time with this router freezing up every 12-24 hours under heavy usage after upgrading to 1.20, like many of the posters here.

I played around for a while to see what I could figure out, and eventually fell back to my DGL-4300, which has to this day, never failed me!

About 2 weeks ago, I tried turning off:
   "Enable DNS Relay"
   under "Setup"->"Network Settings"

Reboot, and I.. amazingly haven't had a freeze since!

I'm thankfully not seeing the wireless restarts people are, so I can happily say, this thing is back to being my full time router!

I just wanted to share to see if this might work for other people here.
I reset the router a number of times, reset firmware before doing all this... so I had fairly clean settings too.

Here's to hoping it fixes some of your problems!
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walden

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Re: Possible fix for router freezing?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 06:39:59 PM »

Yes... so far so good... I have seen the same thing... much more stable
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tCC

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Re: Possible fix for router freezing?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009, 11:39:10 AM »

bump, come on ppl, a lot of people have the freeze and wireless disconnect bug, is it solved by disabling the dns relay option ?

if so, than I can buy me the 855 as well :P
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DIR-855 :-(

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Re: Possible fix for router freezing?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2009, 04:21:39 PM »

Hey there;

I am on 1.20 and cannot disable the DNS Relay feature when set to Dynamic IP. Is this right? Are others seeing this too?
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TallCool1

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Re: Possible fix for router freezing?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2009, 05:49:05 PM »

Hey there;

I am on 1.20 and cannot disable the DNS Relay feature when set to Dynamic IP. Is this right? Are others seeing this too?

I don't run that version FW (my 855 is on 1.21NA.)  I've never used DNS Relay; the feature is disabled and my internet connection type is dynamic. 

MY DIR-855 has never locked up.

« Last Edit: September 06, 2009, 05:56:26 PM by TallCool1 »
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samendolaro

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Re: Possible fix for router freezing?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2009, 07:58:39 PM »

I run 1.21  I have never used DNS relay, it is currently greyed out in the options with no way to enable or disable it. 

My 855 locks up every 2 days. Locks up may be the wrong term,  I should say it grinds to a hault . I just reset mine 20 minutes ago.

If you are thinking of getting an 855 I'll sell you mine for half the retail price if your interested.   But I will tell you upfront it is a POS. If you need a duelband router that works then go with the linksys. Dlink is not supporting this unit and I am no longer supporting them.
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terafin

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Re: Possible fix for router freezing?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2009, 11:24:25 PM »

To disable DNS relay, you have to disable the Advanced DNS feature, then things are good to go (checkbox wise at least)
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tCC

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Re: Possible fix for router freezing?
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2009, 01:04:39 PM »

how about disabling ipv6 than ?

http://dir855.wordpress.com/wireless-restarts/#comment-21
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tostada

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Re: Possible fix for router freezing?
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2009, 01:33:35 PM »

I was having a hell of a time with this router freezing up every 12-24 hours under heavy usage after upgrading to 1.20, like many of the posters here.

I played around for a while to see what I could figure out, and eventually fell back to my DGL-4300, which has to this day, never failed me!

About 2 weeks ago, I tried turning off:
   "Enable DNS Relay"
   under "Setup"->"Network Settings"

Reboot, and I.. amazingly haven't had a freeze since!

I'm thankfully not seeing the wireless restarts people are, so I can happily say, this thing is back to being my full time router!

I just wanted to share to see if this might work for other people here.
I reset the router a number of times, reset firmware before doing all this... so I had fairly clean settings too.

Here's to hoping it fixes some of your problems!

I disabled "Enable DNS Relay" and the router has been rock solid for four days now. Typically, I only make it 24-48 hours so this looks promising.
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DIR-855 :-(

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Re: Possible fix for router freezing?
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2009, 04:50:13 PM »

So far so good for me too. I will put this fix on my blog and see if others have the same result.

P.S. Does anyone know how I can get my Kama to reach -100?
« Last Edit: September 09, 2009, 04:56:20 PM by whoisnader »
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nicceg

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Re: Possible fix for router freezing?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2009, 04:44:51 AM »

I am on EU 1.13 and never had any stability problems. In the beginning I had relay enabled but I noticed that Windows 2000 didn't work properly and a lot of problems to resolve adresses. To load one web page too an eternity, so I disabled and configured the DNS on the hosts directly. My windows XP works perfectly with DNS relay enabled. I think I have DNs relay disabled but I need to check when I get back home.
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TallCool1

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Re: Possible fix for router freezing?
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2009, 03:18:31 PM »

I am on EU 1.13 and never had any stability problems. In the beginning I had relay enabled but I noticed that Windows 2000 didn't work properly and a lot of problems to resolve adresses. To load one web page too an eternity, so I disabled and configured the DNS on the hosts directly. My windows XP works perfectly with DNS relay enabled. I think I have DNs relay disabled but I need to check when I get back home.

Try letting your ISP manage DNS server IP assignments and only disabling the DNS Relay feature.  This works great no stability or resolution issues whatsover.
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Pannus

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Re: Possible fix for router freezing?
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2009, 05:16:19 PM »

I did the same and NO lockup!!!!!
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jeffreygoldman

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Re: Possible fix for router freezing?
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2009, 05:17:37 PM »

I was the post for the hopeful IPv6 solution http://dir855.wordpress.com/wireless-restarts/
which ultimately failed me.

I had the router freeze once but my problem is the constant restarting of the 2.4Ghz wireless (40+ in a 5 minute period).

I will try the relay solution.

For DLink, I am running 1.21NA firmware and had rebooting with only the router and one wireless laptop.
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jeffreygoldman

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Re: Possible fix for router freezing?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2009, 06:43:27 PM »

I can't speak to lockup but the rebooting is still there this is after turning DNS Relay off as suggested. The below log can't be normal:    ???

[INFO]   Fri Sep 11 21:39:06 2009   2.4GHz Band: Wireless restart
[INFO]   Fri Sep 11 21:37:05 2009   Above message repeated 12 times
[INFO]   Fri Sep 11 21:37:01 2009   5GHz Band: Wireless link is up
[INFO]   Fri Sep 11 21:37:00 2009   2.4GHz Band: Wireless link is up
[INFO]   Fri Sep 11 21:36:49 2009   5GHz Band: Wireless link is down
[INFO]   Fri Sep 11 21:36:49 2009   5GHz Band: Wireless restart
[INFO]   Fri Sep 11 21:36:49 2009   5GHz Band: Disconnect all stations
[INFO]   Fri Sep 11 21:36:49 2009   2.4GHz Band: Wireless link is down
[INFO]   Fri Sep 11 21:36:49 2009   2.4GHz Band: Wireless restart
[INFO]   Fri Sep 11 21:36:49 2009   2.4GHz Band: Disconnect all stations
[INFO]   Fri Sep 11 21:36:49 2009   All Wireless shut down
[INFO]   Fri Sep 11 21:36:47 2009   2.4GHz Band: Wireless restart
[INFO]   Fri Sep 11 21:28:16 2009   Above message repeated 57 times
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