Restarts in media bridge mode

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CJ-V300

New Around Here
I'm currently using two Asus RT-A66U, the second one (in media bridge mode) restarts itself randomly, anywhere from once a day to several times an hour.

I tried several fixes: different firmwares (including the Merlin ones), clear nvram, settings with no results.

Copy&paste my log:

"Jan 1 01:00:08 syslogd started: BusyBox v1.17.4
Jan 1 01:00:08 syslog: module leds-usb not found in modules.dep
Jan 1 01:00:08 kernel: Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Jan 1 01:00:08 kernel: Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Jan 1 01:00:08 kernel: Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
Jan 1 01:00:08 kernel: PCI: Initializing host
Jan 1 01:00:08 kernel: PCI: Reset RC
Jan 1 01:00:08 kernel: PCI: Initializing host
Jan 1 01:00:08 kernel: PCI: Reset RC
Jan 1 01:00:08 kernel: PCI: Fixing up bus 0
Jan 1 01:00:08 kernel: PCI/PCIe coreunit 0 is set to bus 1.
Jan 1 01:00:08 kernel: PCI: Fixing up bridge
Jan 1 01:00:08 kernel: PCI: Fixing up bridge
Jan 1 01:00:08 kernel: PCI: Enabling device 0000:01:00.1 (0004 -> 0006)
Jan 1 01:00:08 kernel: PCI: Fixing up bus 1
Jan 1 01:00:08 kernel: PCI/PCIe coreunit 1 is set to bus 2.
Jan 1 01:00:08 kernel: PCI: Fixing up bridge
Jan 1 01:00:08 kernel: PCI: Fixing up bridge
Jan 1 01:00:08 kernel: PCI: Enabling device 0000:02:00.1 (0004 -> 0006)
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: PCI: Fixing up bus 2
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: IP route cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: TCP established hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: TCP bind hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: highmem bounce pool size: 64 pages
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: pflash: found no supported devices
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: Boot partition size = 262144(0x40000)
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: Creating 2 MTD partitions on "sflash":
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: 0x00000000-0x00040000 : "pmon"
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: 0x001f0000-0x00200000 : "nvram"
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: Found a Zentel NAND flash with 2048B pages or 128KB blocks; total size 128MB
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: lookup_nflash_rootfs_offset: offset = 0x0
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: nflash: squash filesystem with lzma found at block 9
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: Creating 4 MTD partitions on "nflash":
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: 0x00000000-0x02000000 : "linux"
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: 0x00132ea4-0x02000000 : "rootfs"
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: 0x04000000-0x06000000 : "linux2"
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: 0x04132ea4-0x06000000 : "rootfs2"
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: Creating 3 MTD partitions on "brcmnand":
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: 0x00000000-0x02000000 : "trx"
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: 0x02000000-0x04000000 : "jffs2"
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: 0x04000000-0x07f00000 : "brcmnand"
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: dev_nvram_init: _nvram_init
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: _nvram_init: allocat size= 65536
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: u32 classifier
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: OLD policer on
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: Netfilter messages via NETLINK v0.30.
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (2048 buckets, 16384 max)
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: ipt_time loading
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: net/ipv4/netfilter/tomato_ct.c [Jul 11 2013 06:42:30]
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: ip6_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly.
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: Warning: unable to open an initial console.
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: Failed to execute /sbin/preinit. Attempting defaults...
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: ctf: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel.
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: et_module_init: passivemode set to 0x0
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: et_module_init: et_txq_thresh set to 0x400
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: bcm_robo_enable_switch: EEE is disabled
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: eth0: Broadcom BCM47XX 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Controller 6.30.102.9 (r366174)
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: PCI: Enabling device 0000:01:01.0 (0000 -> 0002)
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: eth1: Broadcom BCM4331 802.11 Wireless Controller 6.30.102.9 (r366174)
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: PCI: Enabling device 0000:02:01.0 (0000 -> 0002)
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: eth2: Broadcom BCM4360 802.11 Wireless Controller 6.30.102.9 (r366174)
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: Algorithmics/MIPS FPU Emulator v1.5
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: SCSI subsystem initialized
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: ufsd: driver (8.6 U86_r187446_b122, LBD=ON, acl, ioctl, rwm, ws, sd) loaded at c0209000
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: NTFS (with native replay) support included
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: optimized: speed
Jan 1 01:00:09 kernel: Build_for__asus_n66u_2011-10-27_U86_r187446_b122
Jan 1 01:00:10 kernel: wlc_phy_cal_init_acphy: NOT Implemented
Jan 1 01:00:11 RT-AC66U: start httpd
Jul 20 07:52:34 kernel: eth1: received packet with own address as source address"

Any ideas??

Thanks.
 
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jonstatt

Regular Contributor
I haven't had the reboots but I am going to have to abandon using a second RT-AC66U in media bridge mode because if you have more than about 10 devices connected, then some will not be able to get a DHCP response. This feature in the router has been largely untouched and underdeveloped since the beginning and its one of the weakest points.
 

CJ-V300

New Around Here
If you configure the second one as a standard router, does it still reboot?
I have not tried to set the media bridge as router yet BUT 0 restarts in the last 72 hours !! :) The only thing I've done is put a different name to each wifi, I have the same ssid name for the 2,4Ghz and 5Ghz of the router and the 2,4Ghz of the media bridge.
 

virtueme

Regular Contributor
I haven't had the reboots but I am going to have to abandon using a second RT-AC66U in media bridge mode because if you have more than about 10 devices connected, then some will not be able to get a DHCP response. This feature in the router has been largely untouched and underdeveloped since the beginning and its one of the weakest points.
Damn, had I know this I would have saved some money. I have 1 PS3, 1 satelite tuner, 1 receiver, 1 Samsung smart-tv, 1 repeater (1 ps3, 1 satelite tuner and 1 receiver) , 2 iphones and 3 iPad's connected to it, and almost every day, the dhcp "relaying" stops working.

Hoped it was resolved, but it seems I have to change my network configuration to get this to work.
 

jonstatt

Regular Contributor
Damn, had I know this I would have saved some money. I have 1 PS3, 1 satelite tuner, 1 receiver, 1 Samsung smart-tv, 1 repeater (1 ps3, 1 satelite tuner and 1 receiver) , 2 iphones and 3 iPad's connected to it, and almost every day, the dhcp "relaying" stops working.

Hoped it was resolved, but it seems I have to change my network configuration to get this to work.
Yeah its infuriating isn't it! I have tried to log this with Asus, but I think it seems to be lost on them! I don't know if this is something Merlin can fix.
 

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