I have had a wl500gp working well for ages, using it simply to connect to my toppy wirelessly (and occasionally to test out rt2mei type stuff.
Recently every now and then I have had a few Connection Refused By Server type errors, which normally went away after a few reboots.
The other day, I though I would give the RT data another go, to see how well it played with R2D2's new epg stuff. <= This is when it all started to go wrong
When I used putty, then more or less anything I typed (eg ipkg, mkdir etc) just resulted in an "input/output error".
So, I thought I would try to reset the whole thing, in case I had something a bit corrupt.
Now very strange things are happening.
If I hard reset it, then (eventually) I can connect to it when wired. If I then try to a) change its IP address (to one suited for my router) or b) set up the wireless settings, then I often cannot connect to it (wired or wireless). Just changing some of the wireless settings often (but not always) stops me from accessing it wired, until I do (sometimes several) hard resets.
Its really doing my head in!
Just following the normal guide it all often goes wrong at the point at which I change the IP address (even though I am still wired at that point).
I am increasingly coming to the opinion that it is just knackered.
Oh, I have also tried reflashing the firmware (both the original OLEG version as specified by the guide, and the latest version), and it made no difference.
Anyone have any ideas?
Of course I could just be doing something very obviously wrong!
It is getting to the point where I just want to chuck it and buy something else, preferably something that will allow me to wirelessly connect to both my toppies, and act as an access point extender to my router in the other room (and possibly allow me to collect RT data). Anyone have any suggestions?