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Tomato eth%d: driver failed with code 23

Tuesday, June 24, 2008   10:13:00 PM PDT

My Linksys WRT54G wireless router stopped transmitting/receiving and I could not figure it out.

I tried resetting the wlan connection, rebooting the router and finally unplugging/plugging the power connection.

None of this worked to make the "wireless" part of the router work again.

There was a system log message showing that the eth1 interface was not working though:

eth%d: driver failed with code 23

After doing some web research on OpenWRT I was finally able to fix the problem.

I ssh-ed into the router and issued this command:

insmod wl

And the system log immediately showed this:

eth1: Broadcom BCM4320 802.11 Wireless Controller

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