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RUT240 Auto Reboot

Summary #

Various automatic router reboot scenarios can be configured in the Auto Reboot section. Automatic reboots can be used as a prophylactic or precautionary measure that ensures the device will self-correct some unexpected issues, especially related to connection downtime.

This chapter is an overview of the Auto Reboot section for RUT240 devices.

The information in this page is updated in accordance with the RUT2XX_R_00.01.12 firmware version.

Ping Reboot #

The Ping Reboot function periodically sends Ping commands to a specified IP address and wait for received responses. If no response is received, the device will send Ping commands a defined number of times at a defined frequency. If no response is received after the defined number of unsuccessful retries, the device will commit the specified action (reboot, by default).

The Ping Reboot section contains one preconfigured rule by default. The figure below is an example of that rule and the table below provides information on the fields that make up that rule:

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Field NameValueDescription
Enableyes | no; Default: noTurns the rule ON or OFF
ActionReboot | Modem restart | Restart mobile connection | (Re)register | none; Default: RebootThe action that will be taken if no ICMP echo is received
Interval (min)5 mins | 15 mins | 30 mins | 1 hour | 2 hours; Default: 5 minsInterval at which ping requests are sent to the specified host
Ping timeout (sec)integer [1..9999]; Default: 5Maximum response time (in seconds). If no echo is received after the amount of time specified in this field, the ping request is considered to have failed
Packet sizeinteger [0..1000]; Default: 56Ping packet size in bytes
Retry countinteger [1..9999]; Default: 2Indicates how many additional times the device will try sending ping requests if the initial one fails
Host to pinghost | ip; Default: 8.8.8.8Indicates the host to which ping requests will be sent
Edit– (interactive button)Redirects the user to the rule’s configuration window
Delete– (interactive button)Removes the rule from the configuration

Ping Reboot Settings #


If you click the “Edit” button located to a ping reboot rule, you will be redirected to that rule’s configuration window. The figure below is an example of that window and the table below provides information on the fields contained in that window:

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Field NameValueDescription
Enableyes | no; Default: noTurns the rule ON or OFF
Action if no echo is receivedReboot | Modem restart | Restart mobile connection | (Re)register | none; Default: RebootThe action that will be taken if no ICMP echo is received
Interval between pings5 mins | 15 mins | 30 mins | 1 hour | 2 hours; Default: 5 minsInterval at which ping requests are sent to the specified host
Ping timeout (sec)integer [1..9999]; Default: 5Maximum response time (in seconds). If no echo is received after the amount of time specified in this field, the ping request is considered to have failed
Packet sizeinteger [0..1000]; Default: 56Ping packet size in bytes
Retry countinteger [1..9999]; Default: 2Indicates how many additional times the device will try sending ping requests if the initial one fails
InterfaceAutomatically selected | Ping from mobile; Default: Automatically selectedSpecifies through which interface the pings will be sent. If Automatically selected is set, the pings will go through the main WAN interface
Host to pinghost | ip; Default: 8.8.8.8Indicates the host to which ping requests will be sent

Periodic Reboot #

Periodic Reboot is a function that reboots the router at a specified time interval regardless of other circumstances. It can be used as prophylactic measure, for example, to reboot the router once at the end of every week.

The figure below is an example of the Periodic Reboot configuration page and the table below provides information on the fields contained in that page:

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Field NameValueDescription
Enableyes | no; Default: noTurns Periodic Reboot ON or OFF
ActionReboot | Modem restart; Default: RebootAction to take on selected days
DaysMonday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday; Default: noneThe day or multiple days on which the router will reboot
Hourinteger [0..23]; Default: 23The hour of the day on which the router will reboot
Minuteinteger [0..59]; Default: 0The minute of the hour on which the router will reboot

Wget Reboot #

Wget is a computer program that retrieves content from web servers. The Wget Reboot function works in a very similar manner to Ping Reboot. While Ping Reboot sends ping requests to determine whether the conditions for the specified action have been met, Wget Reboot attempts to retrieve the contents of a web server.

The figure below is an example of the Wget Reboot configuration page and the table below provides information on the fields contained in that page:

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Field NameValueDescription
Enableyes | no; Default: noTurns Wget Reboot ON or OFF
Action if no response is receivedReboot | Modem restart | Restart mobile connection | (Re)register | None; Default: RebootThe action that will be performed after the specified number of failed Wget requests
Interval between requests1 mins | 2 mins | 3 mins | 4 mins | 5 mins | 15 mins | 30 mins | 1 hour | 2 hours; Default: 5 minsInterval at which Wget requests will be sent to the specified host or IP address
Wget timeout (sec)integer [1..9999]; Default: 2Maximum response time (in seconds). If no response is received after the amount of time specified in this field, the Wget request is considered to have failed
Retry countinteger [1..9999]; Default: 5Indicates how many additional times the device will try retrieving the web server’s content with Wget if the initial attempt fails
Host to pinghost | ip; Default: www.google.comHost or IP address to send Wget requests to

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