I've just installed openWrt last week and everything was working fine until yesterday. My WIFI doesn't want to work anymore. The last thing I changed was the channel (from standard 11 to 9) and I didn't encounter any problems right after this. WIFI was still working fine, so I don't think that changing the channel caused the problem (and I tried setting it back, but that didn't help either).
But since the evening my Laptop doesn't find the WIFI anymore.
The LuCI Webinterface shows me "Bitrate: ? Mb/s" and "Signal: 0 dBm / Noise: -60 dBm" and the AIR-LED on the Router is off.
After having no luck fixing it yesterday I just did a fresh install of the Firmware 10.03.1 (the same which was installed before). Problem persists. Last week it worked out of the Box. I just enabled WIFI.
My /etc/config/wireless looks as follows
config 'wifi-device' 'radio0' option 'type' 'mac80211' option 'channel' '9' option 'macaddr' '00:1E:8C:D0:74:76' config 'wifi-iface' option 'device' 'radio0' option 'network' 'lan' option 'mode' 'ap' option 'ssid' 'OpenWrt' option 'encryption' 'none'
As I read the option macaddr is used to identify the device, I'm a bit confused that all my network devices - shown by ifconfig - are using the same macaddress. Might this be the problem? But removing the option macaddress and using the option phy with phy0 didn't solve my problem.
After clicking enable in the WIFI webinterface dmesg shows the following:
b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 508.1084 (2009-01-14 01:32:01) b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 508.1084 (2009-01-14 01:32:01) device wlan0 entered promiscuous mode br-lan: port 2(wlan0) entering forwarding state device wlan0 left promiscuous mode br-lan: port 2(wlan0) entering disabled state device wlan0 entered promiscuous mode br-lan: port 2(wlan0) entering forwarding state
As written I'm using openwrt-brcm47xx-squashfs.trx 10.03.01 on an Asus WL500G Premium v1.
I'd appreciate any help as WIFI is kind of important to me.