Cisco WAG54G2 Router Problem

5 10 2010

When I got back from Aleppo to Damascus my Linksys WAG54G2 ADSL modem stopped working. The DSL LED was on, but I couldn’t get an internet connection. I looked in the router Log, and this is what I found:

Thu, 1970-01-01 00:07:38 – Restart adsl…

Thu, 1970-01-01 00:07:38 – Connecting PPPoE socket: 00:00:00:00:00:00 0000 0x81088

Thu, 1970-01-01 00:07:38 – Couldn’t get channel number: Unknown error 107

Thu, 1970-01-01 00:07:38 – Doing disconnect

I double and triple checked the settings but nothing changed. So I plugged in another router (Billion 7300G) and it worked instantly!

The problem really baffled me, as I was sure I had the same exact settings on both routers.

So, after some research and many hours spent on trying different settings and even Firmwares, I discovered a solution. I just flipped the Autodetect setting to Off, and set the VPI and VCI manually, and the problem just went away! My internet connection is now back to normal.

I hope this could help some users out there as it helped me.

My Firmware version is 1.00.19  Annex A. And my ISP is tarassul.sy.

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5 responses

8 06 2011
Łukasz Podolak

Man, you rock! I was just into buying new router thinking my got broken due to a storm/thunders..

Many, many, many thanks!

9 06 2011
Kinan Debes

You’re welcome 🙂
I’m glad this post helped you.

1 02 2012
faca5a5

Hello.

I have similar problem on another Cisco Linksys RVS4000 router. hich “autodetection” you put off and manual set settings? VPI? VCI?

Thank you.

Feb 1 20:58:31 – Plugin pppoe loaded.
Feb 1 20:58:31 – PPPoE Plugin Initialized
Feb 1 20:58:31 – Plugin pppoe called.
Feb 1 20:58:31 – pppd 2.4.1 started by root, uid 0
Feb 1 20:58:31 – Sending PADI
Feb 1 20:58:45 – HOST_UNIQ successful match
Feb 1 20:58:45 – HOST_UNIQ successful match
Feb 1 20:58:45 – Unexpected packet: Ether addr: 00:90:1a:42:13:92 (PPPOE Discovery) PPPoE hdr: ver=0x1 type=0x1 code=0x07 sid=0x0000 length=0x0036 (PADO) PPPoE tag: type=0102 length=0012 (AC Name) data (UTF-8): E320-BRAS-KP-KOPER PPPoE tag: type=0103 length=0004 (Host
Feb 1 20:58:45 – HOST_UNIQ successful match
Feb 1 20:58:45 – HOST_UNIQ successful match
Feb 1 20:58:45 – HOST_UNIQ successful match
Feb 1 20:58:45 – Unexpected packet: Ether addr: 00:90:1a:42:72:38 (PPPOE Discovery) PPPoE hdr: ver=0x1 type=0x1 code=0x07 sid=0x0000 length=0x0036 (PADO) PPPoE tag: type=0102 length=0012 (AC Name) data (UTF-8): E320-BRAS-KP-KOPER PPPoE tag: type=0103 length=0004 (Host
Feb 1 20:58:45 – HOST_UNIQ successful match
Feb 1 20:58:45 – Unexpected packet: Ether addr: 00:90:1a:42:69:bb (PPPOE Discovery) PPPoE hdr: ver=0x1 type=0x1 code=0x07 sid=0x0000 length=0x0038 (PADO) PPPoE tag: type=0102 length=0014 (AC Name) data (UTF-8): E320-BRAS-LJ-DRAVLJE PPPoE tag: type=0103 length=0004 (Hos
Feb 1 20:58:45 – HOST_UNIQ successful match
Feb 1 20:58:45 – Unexpected packet: Ether addr: 00:90:1a:42:71:c9 (PPPOE Discovery) PPPoE hdr: ver=0x1 type=0x1 code=0x07 sid=0x0000 length=0x003b (PADO) PPPoE tag: type=0102 length=0017 (AC Name) data (UTF-8): E320-BRAS-LJ-CIGALETOVA PPPoE tag: type=0103 length=0004 (
Feb 1 20:58:45 – HOST_UNIQ successful match
Feb 1 20:58:45 – Unexpected packet: Ether addr: 00:90:1a:42:71:31 (PPPOE Discovery) PPPoE hdr: ver=0x1 type=0x1 code=0x07 sid=0x0000 length=0x0038 (PADO) PPPoE tag: type=0102 length=0014 (AC Name) data (UTF-8): E320-BRAS-LJ-DRAVLJE PPPoE tag: type=0103 length=0004 (Hos
Feb 1 20:58:45 – Connecting PPPoE socket: 00:00:00:00:00:00 0000 0x427d8
Feb 1 20:58:45 – Couldn’t get channel number: Transport endpoint is not connected
Feb 1 20:58:45 – Doing disconnect
Feb 1 20:58:45 – Exit.

16 03 2012
Kinan Debes

faca5a5, sorry I took so long to respond. I don’t know whether your problem was solved or not, but I’ll reply anyway:
Your problem seems different than mine. I got the “couldn’t get channel number” error right after the “sending PADI” message! So I have no idea what could be the problem of your router.
I turned off “Autodetect” of VPI and VCI and set them manually according to my ISP’s settings (8 VPI, 35 VCI). You need to ask your ISP for proper settings for your connection, and maybe this would solve your issue.
I hope your problem gets solved, and sorry again for my late reply.

23 01 2015
Chatri Tung

You’ve save my day! 😀

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