This chapter is an overview on various recovery options for a RUTX11 device.
Using recovery methods resets the device’s configuration to its default state. Therefore, you will need to use the default authentication info in order to login to the device. The default login information for RUTX11 is provided below:
A factory reset returns the device back to its default factory settings, i.e., it deletes all custom configurations. Below you will find various methods of performing a factory reset on RUTX11.
Additional note: SIM PIN on the main SIM card is the only user parameter that is kept after a factory reset.
The reset button is located on the back panel of the device:
The reset button has two functions:
You can also perform a factory reset from the router’s WebUI. To do so, login to the router and go to the Administration section found under the System tab (System → Administration → General). In the very bottom of the page there’s a Restore button that performs a factory reset on click:
You can perform a factory reset with the SMS Utilities restore rule. If the rule hasn’t been disabled or changed in any way, all you need to do is send an SMS message to the router containing the text:
Replace <router_password> with your actual password.
You can perform a factory reset via command line by executing the firstboot command. After this you will be asked to confirm the reset. If you’re sure, type the letter y and press the “Enter” key. Alternatively, type the letter n if you wish to cancel the reset.
If you agreed to perform a factory reset, next type in reboot and press the “Enter” key. The router will be reset to it’s factory settings and rebooted. The entire sequence of events should look like this:
This will erase all settings and remove any installed packages. Are you sure? [N/y]
/dev/mtdblock5 is mounted as /overlay, only erasing files
The bootloader menu is a special router state used as a recovery tool in case the router becomes inaccessible even after a factory reset. It can be used to upgrade the router’s firmware or bootloader version.
Regardless of what the router’s IP address was before, the IP address of the router when it’s in the bootloader menu state is always 192.168.1.1. So in order to reach the router, you’ll have to set up a static IP address that’s in the 192.168.1.0/24 network (fox instance, 192.168.1.2) on your computer.
In order to place the router in the bootloader menu state, follow these steps:
If you followed all the steps correctly, Ethernet LEDs should start lighting up and turning OFF one after the other, from WAN port to LAN1 port. This means that the router is in the bootloader menu state. If that is not the case, repeat the steps again.
At this point you should be able to reach the router’s HTTP server via this address:
Type it into the URL field of your web browser, upload the FW image file and click ‘Update’.
If everything went correctly, the update should begin. At this point you can close the browser window. The update will take about 120-180 seconds.
Additional note: don’t forget to restore your computer’s IP address settings afterwards!
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