[Solved] WRT3200ACM: Unstable LAN connections

Hardware: WRT3200ACM
Firmware: LEDE Reboot 17.01.4 r3560-79f57e422d
Packages: AdBlock + sqm-scripts (piece of cake)

Problem summary: after a while, I cannot connect the other internal machines in the same LAN.

At the first minutes when I reboot the router, I can see and connect all the other machines in my home, within the same LAN network. However, after some time, I cannot see them anymore. I am sure these machines are not sleeping. And I can see them in the "Associated Stations" section. But ping failed:
$ ping
PING ( 56 data bytes
Request timeout for icmp_seq 0
Request timeout for icmp_seq 1
Request timeout for icmp_seq 2
Request timeout for icmp_seq 3

Did I make some wrong configurations? Any comment or suggestion is much appreciated!

Just to confirm -- are you talking about wired or wireless machines?

Thanks very much! I am talking about wireless network.

Some update:
a. SSH to Router, and I can always get the correct route:
traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 38 byte packets
1 first-pi.lan ( 5.633 ms 2.293 ms 2.249 ms

b. From my computer, I might get the right route or:
$ traceroute
traceroute to (, 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 * * *
2 * * *
3 * * *

AFAIK it's a known issue. Installing the newer mwlwifi driver from here: https://github.com/eduperez/mwlwifi_LEDE/releases might help.

Suddenly I can access that device, but I still cannot access the others. Here is the route table from my local computer.

192.168.1 link#9 UCS 2 0 en0 link#9 UCS 1 0 en0 MAC_ADDRESS UHLWIir 36 2730 en0 1065 MAC_ADDRESS UHLWI 0 0 en0 195 link#9 UCS 0 0 en0 MAC_ADDRESS UHLWI 0 162 en0 1191

Do you know the bug tracker for the known issue? Much appreciate!

There are several issues open here: https://github.com/kaloz/mwlwifi/issues.
But as @stangri mentioned, I would update the drivers first.


I've updated to the latest driver And I will come back with the new running result.

However, I am not sure if the later driver would fix the issue or not, because I switched to 2.4G wireless network and the issue persists.

Thanks @stangri and @eduperez! After upgrading to driver, it works well now.

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