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ice2k8

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Loosing Connection / LS421DE freezes regularly.
« on: February 18, 2017, 02:19:24 am »
Hi,

I have a LS421DE and use it in my home network as a simple fileserver. The LS421DE mostly works for 1 or 2 days and then just seems to freeze. I can't connect via afp:// or smb:// nor does the web interface work. It does not respond to pings either. If I unplug the power cord, it will work again for a day or more and then freeze again. I have had this problem since the beginning. As I don not use the LS very often, I did not do anything about it until now. But if the problem persists I have to buy another NAS, as this gets annoying.

I have a Mac OS X environment and use a FritzBox 7940 as a Router. Here are the LS Basics:

Firmware Version:   1.81-0.03
Serial Number:   80060334517441
IP Address:   LAN Port 1 192.168.44.212
Workgroup:   WORKGROUP
Storage:   Array1
334.4 GB / 916.6 GB (36.4%)

My questions: Is there something like a log file where I can fence in the problem? Is the LS421DE defective? Anyone else having a similar problem? Can anyone tell me some steps for trouble shooting?


Regards,

Rainer

rgarjr

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Re: Loosing Connection / LS421DE freezes regularly.
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 02:56:14 am »
The problem is your LS421DE is updated to the latest firmware which causes it to crash and not work after a while being on.  Buffalo hasn't bothered in cleaning up their crappy firmware version bug, which is nonsense.  Very well discussed on these forums.

Solution is to downgrade to a working fw version and remove the DNS address, under network settings so that it won't nag that there's a new version. 

After that, you'll be smooth sailing with a working NAS box that can stay on for a long time and not crash.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2017, 12:31:15 pm by rgarjr »

ice2k8

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Re: Loosing Connection / LS421DE freezes regularly.
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 05:49:18 am »
Thanks for the quick info. Can I downgrade to an older version?

rgarjr

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Re: Loosing Connection / LS421DE freezes regularly.
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 11:11:21 am »
its definitely possible if u can find an earlier version somewhere. Buffalo of course does not have them to download 
1.34-0.95 is what you're looking for.

http://forums.buffalotech.com/index.php?topic=23706.0
« Last Edit: February 18, 2017, 09:18:18 pm by rgarjr »

ice2k8

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Re: Loosing Connection / LS421DE freezes regularly.
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2017, 09:59:33 am »
Just to conclude this thread: I have found and downloaded the 1.34 Firmware. There is a windows installer, which can be found on the web. (Drivers.softpedia.com). The installer is Japanese only, but Google Translate on the iPhone did the trick. I directly connected the LS421DE to a Windows Laptop with a crossover cable. It took the installer two retries to find the LS421DE, but after that I could easily install the older firmware. I DID NOT loose my settings and data on the LS421DE, but of course I had made a backup before. So far the NAS works. I will post in a few days, whether the connection still is working and the LS421DE does not freeze.

Regards,

Rainer

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Re: Loosing Connection / LS421DE freezes regularly.
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 09:04:26 am »
Just to conclude this thread: I have found and downloaded the 1.34 Firmware. There is a windows installer, which can be found on the web. (Drivers.softpedia.com). The installer is Japanese only, but Google Translate on the iPhone did the trick. I directly connected the LS421DE to a Windows Laptop with a crossover cable. It took the installer two retries to find the LS421DE, but after that I could easily install the older firmware. I DID NOT loose my settings and data on the LS421DE, but of course I had made a backup before. So far the NAS works. I will post in a few days, whether the connection still is working and the LS421DE does not freeze.

Regards,

Rainer
in version 1.34 falls Bittorrent when many downloads.... problem is overheating CPU http://forums.buffalotech.com/index.php?topic=20110.msg78712#msg78712

http://forum.nas-hilfe.de/buffalo-technology-nas-anleitungen/oeffnen-einer-ls421d-t2629.html
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BUFFALO>> temp
Junction Temprature (Tj) = 58

58 degrees before the kernel boot and open chassis.

Buffalo processor overclocked to 1.2 GHz (page 13) and not installed cooling, as other manufacturers

http://images.anandtech.com/galleries/3795/DSCN9259.JPG
« Last Edit: March 06, 2017, 09:35:38 am by MiG174 »