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.
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:
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:
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:
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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