I have a setup that is two TomatoUSB routers
- main one an ASUS RT-N16 running v1.28.9052 MIPSR2-beta23 K26 USB vpn3.6 that is configured as Access Point + WDS
- secondary one a LINKSYS WRT54GL running Tomato Firmware v1.28.8752 ND Std in WDS mode
From time to time I have experienced issues with a laptop running Windows 7 Premium obtaining a wireless connection, adn this happened again yesterday. I resolved the problem at that point by connecting it via ethernet to the WRT54GL and all was fine.
Last evening I decided to try to see what was going on.
Entries in the logs on the laptop showed errors obtaining an IP address from the router. No errors of any type in the log on the RTN16.
I tried at the same time to have my eBook reader scan for WiFi networks, and it did not show my SSID as being there.
For the heck of it I tried stopping / restarting the DNSMASQ server by the simple approach of resaving the data in the Advanced / DHCP/DNS page.
Lo and behold, the laptop could now connect, and the eBook reader could also detect the SSID.
If this happens again, what additional information could be useful?