View Full Version : Upgraded router firmware - now SB3 can't find DHCP server

2006-10-30, 08:12
Any suggestions?

Slim Server 6.50
Router: Linksys WRT54G v.5
Windows XP


2006-10-30, 08:24
Did you reboot the router ?

Are you using the router to set dynamic IPs for the items attached to the network ?

Could your router have handed out new IP addresses following the reboot so that something now has the same IP as the SB is trying to connect to ?

If you set up the SB from scratch - does it get an available IP address ?

Also, what are the changes in the firmware ? Any turbo or speed boost modes enables ? If so, try disabling them.

If all else fails, roll back the router software ?


2006-10-30, 09:34
I had the exact same issue with a WRT54G v5 router as soon as I upgraded the router firmware to 1.01.0: Squeezebox (and Mac OS X, etc. etc. anything except Windows) clients can't obtain IP address by DHCP.

Rolling back to 1.00.9 fixes the problem - see


2006-10-30, 11:50
Thanks this is exactly what I needed.

In following the thread below, I was able to find the link to this file:


which is firmware 1.00.9 for a version 6 router; however, I (and apparently you) have version 5 routers. Did you use the version 6 file above, or did you find one for Version 5? And if so, where di you find it.

Thanks again!

2006-10-30, 12:27
Never mind: I answered my own question.

I see that wrt54gv5_v6_fw_1.00.9_US_code.zip
is also the firmware for version 5 routers. Thanks again.

2006-11-05, 21:38
HELP !!! Same thing happened to me with my Linksys WRTG54G v5.0 but the newer 1.01.0 firmware fixed a VPN problem I have been having, and I kinda would prefer to keep it.

Squeezebox v3, Slimserver v6.5.0, firmware v64 on SB3.
SB3 says it can't find DHCP server, but when I check the router status page, it does get assigned an IP address, must never complete the process properly. Basically won't go any further. Doesn't work if I connect it via hardwired ethernet either. Same symptoms wireless or wired.

I really hate to go back to the prior verion fw in the linksys, because I have ton's of vpn disconnection problems with that. This v5 router has caused me lots of aggravation lately.

2006-11-06, 10:35
I used a static address for the SB3 to get around this problem. working fine now. Linksys quality sure has gone down. Seems like whenever they fix a problem, they screw up something that was working fine. Looking around the linksys support forums, this new 1.01.1 firmware breaks DHCP for Mac's also. http://forums.linksys.com/linksys/board/message?board.id=Wireless_Routers&message.id=13447


2006-12-13, 10:59
i have a linksys wrt54gs v.6 with v.1.50.9 firmware, but my SB3 cannot find the dhcp server. is this a similar problem to the wrt54g? if so does anyone know a way round the problem


2006-12-13, 11:26
On 12/13/06, Jimw <Jimw.2irn1z1166032801 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
> i have a linksys wrt54gs v.6 with v.1.50.9 firmware, but my SB3 cannot
> find the dhcp server. is this a similar problem to the wrt54g? if so
> does anyone know a way round the problem
> thanks

typically router upgrades wipe the old configuration. Log into the
router and make sure that encryption and mac address blocking are
still like you want them.

You can also set a static IP on your Squeezebox...
"I spent all me tin with the ladies drinking gin,
So across the Western ocean I must wander" -- traditional

2006-12-13, 12:22
Thanks for that, i have already tried with a static ip, but the device could not connect to the slim server software. will check settings again in router.