Ticket #408 (reopened Bug report)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

WiFiDog 1.1.4 Problems after power failure

Reported by: dondruce@… Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: Not yet assigned to a Milestone
Component: Gateway and Auth server Version:
Keywords: Wifidog 1.1.4 Cc:


I used (the following is as directed by CQSF - I am with Monteregie sans fil and work under their direction)

OpenWrt? Kernel Version Linux version 2.4.30 (nbd@ds10) (gcc version 3.4.4 (OpenWrt?-1.0)) #1 Sat Feb 3 13:16:08 CET 2007 & Wifidog 1.1.4 (not recommended by CQSF, but I am testing it)

To flash a Linksys WRT54GL router.

When I get it working, I can reach the Internet, and it resets properly after any idle period, and I can log back on to the Internet.

If I pull the power plug for a few minutes, and then try to come back online, I end up with  http://www.google.ca/ in the address bar and the [page cannot be displayed] page on the screen.

Should I not be redirected to the Green Screen

On another router running Wifidog 1.1.3 this is what happens, and after clicking click here I am back online.

During one test, I turned the computer off for the night, left the router on, and the next morning I could log back on. There also was one occasion where I could get back on about 50 minutes later, but generally it will not allow me to get back online.

Associated Question Where can I find a good description of the redirect process - that I can use?


Green screen on a properly working router.JPG Download (128.1 KB) - added by anonymous 14 years ago.

Change History

Changed 14 years ago by benoitg

I'm having a bit of trouble understanding your description (exactly what you are unplugging, and what you mean by log on). However it sounds like you are getting the expected behaviour. If you shutdown your laptop, wifidog is supposed to end your session. If you leave your laptop on (and not sleeping) your sessing should never end.

Changed 14 years ago by anonymous

Changed 14 years ago by dondruce@…

If I pull the power plug on the router for a few minutes - power back up -, and then try to come back online, I end up with  http://www.google.ca/ in the address bar and the [page cannot be displayed] page on the screen.

Maybe this will help

When the router does not come back online. I get the following with ipconfig and ping.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Don>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\Documents and Settings\Don>ping

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out.

Ping statistics for

Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\Documents and Settings\Don>

Busybox says

login as: root root@'s password:

BusyBox? v1.00 (2007.01.30-11:42+0000) Built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.


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WHITE RUSSIAN (0.9) -------------------------------

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  • 1/2oz cream milk on the top.


root@msf-011-DD:~# wifidog-init status WiFiDog status

Version: 1.1.4 Uptime: 0d 1h 25m 6s Has been restarted: no Internet Connectivity: no Auth server reachable: no Clients served this session: 0

0 clients connected.

Authentication servers:

Host: auth.monteregiesansfil.org ((null))


Changed 14 years ago by dondruce@…

I tested the condition on a Macintosh running Explorer 5 1) I get the Redirect to Logon Page (Green Screen) click here 2) I get to the Login Page (Authentication page on Auth Server) After logging in 3) I get to the Redirect to Portal Page (Green screen) click here And I am online.

By making a change to the Wifidog.conf file, I can stop the locked out condition on the PC, and by proper mainipulation I can get online everytime (But not by a standard procedure, and without proper documentation, I don't really know what I am doing - I think I just hit a lucky combination - I never get a Green Screen [even if I try])

Changed 14 years ago by benoitg

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to invalid

Closing, this is being discussed on the mailing list, and it's unclear if there is an actual wifidog bug in this. Untill we know there is, this doesn't belong in the tracker.

Changed 14 years ago by dondruce@…

Jan 15, 08

The router in question, flashed with WiFiDog 1.1.4 was placed in service today at Le Club Informatique de Longueuil meeting location. This will permit testing by various members of the club on their working systems (Maison Le Reveil). Hopefully we will get additional feedback from the members and we can better judge exactly what is happening as the replaced router was running WiFiDog 1.1.3b2 and we experienced no problems with it.

Changed 10 years ago by nams_fred@…

  • status changed from closed to reopened
  • resolution invalid deleted

Bonjour , en fait nous avons un problème de connexion suite à un delestage depuis samedi, j'ai redemarrer tous les serveurs, sur l'ecran du server où se trouvent dhcp, nfs et les servers d'authentification le message est: Failed to connect to any of the auth servers. sur l'ecran de firewall (le parfeu )le message est: Failed: wifidog existed whith non 0 status. et /etc/rc2.d/S2wifidog: line 27: /usr/local/bin/wifidog: No such file or directory. Desactiver et réactiver l'interfaces réseaux, ça marche pas. j'ai connecté une machine directement sur le switch, qui reçoit l'arrivée de la connexion et qui unie le câble RJ45 du modem, firewall et visio mais je n'ai pas toujours la connexion sur cette machine Si possible vous pouvez nous aider.


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