Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 18:23 Post subject: Web Page Dies
I have a ASUS RT-AC66U. Put DD-WRT on it. Everything works fine except for the web GUI dies after reboot. Might be a couple of hours, might be a day. I can still telnet and SSH into the router. Still have wired and wireless internet access through it. But no web GUI. A reboot of the router and the web GUI comes back but then eventually dies again. Thoughts?
Joined: 16 Mar 2019 Posts: 139 Location: Szczecin, Poland EU
Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 18:30 Post subject:
When GUI works you can check system load level. High system load level can crash httpd. When GUI can't load in first step you can clear web browser cache. If httpd won't work still, type commands via ssh: 1) stopservice httpd. Now wait ~15 secs. 2) type command startservice httpd. Exit ssh session and check GUI works. If problem repeating put ticket to bugtrack.
Clearing browser cache did not fix the problem. Doing stop/start for httpd did get the web gui working again. Noticed that httpd hasn't completely crashed but seems to have stopped running or is hung up according to top because CPU usage seems to stay in the 1%-3% range when the gui is working and is at or near 0% when the web gui is not working.
@kernel-panic69 You are correct. I did not read the router database disclaimer and I loaded dd-wrt-40559-Asus_RT-AC66U.trx instead of dd-wrt-43209-Asus_RT-AC66U.trx. I tried to read through all of the recommended reading in the peacock announcement and the the stickies and the 15 notes and have to admit I'm a little overwhelmed at this point. From reading the documentation it sounds like dd-wrt-43209-Asus_RT-AC66U.trx is just an initial build to get dd-wrt on your router and there are additional official builds to use after that. Is that correct? Or should I just try upgrading to dd-wrt-43209-Asus_RT-AC66U.trx and leave it at that? Sorry, the forum/wiki/documentation is obviously meant to be thorough but it's a lot of rambling rants and it's difficult to sift through what applies to my situation and what doesn't. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
My Asus RT-AC66U now shows this:
Firmware: DD-WRT v3.0-r43217 (05/22/20)
I followed all of the instructions on the forum page including the power cycle and hard resets. It's been about an hour since the upgrade and the web GUI is still working. Hopefully this fixes my issues. Thanks for your help and my apologies for not initially following the correct instructions, although in my defense I will say that although the instructions are thorough they are not well organized and are therefore difficult to follow. Would be nice for other dd-wrt noobs if these instructions were cleaned up. Just my 2 cents.
I will say it's been about 10 years since I've had dd-wrt and I wish I'd have gone back to it sooner. I've had this ASUS router for about 5 years and it's never run better. Videos now definitely load quicker and behave more smoothly when skipping forward in them which was always my biggest gripe before dd-wrt. Web pages seem to load quicker. Gaming seems more stable on my son's PC after setting up port forwarding for Fortnite.