OpenWrt/LEDE Project

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Opened by Mirko Parthey - 17.05.2017
Last edited by Mathias Kresin - 05.07.2017

FS#790 - Failsafe mode networking is broken on Linksys WRT54GSv1

Networking in failsafe mode is currently broken on the Linksys WRT54GSv1. The UDP message about entering failsafe mode is missing, and the device does not answer ping or SSH connection attempts to while in failsafe mode. This issue exists both in the LEDE master branch and in the 17.01.1 release.

It can be fixed by removing the following files:


and rebuilding the firmware. This fix was tested on the master branch.

Do these files still have a purpose? They seem to be obsoleted by


and the device works fine without them.

How to reproduce:
The easiest way to trigger failsafe mode on this device is probably through a serial console.
There are unrelated issues with both the Power LED and the Reset button which I had to fix before I was able to enter failsafe mode. I’ll report these separately.


Closed by  Mathias Kresin
05.07.2017 16:32
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  

Fixed with ht tps:// e9b76a1aae3b6a577977eee5457

LLEACHII commented on 18.05.2017 03:13

Please try failsafe procedure in task 740


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