Linksys router requires reset once a week
Posted on 2004-11-18
I work with small business network that uses a 4 port Linksys router as a base that feeds into a 16 port linksys switch. The router has the newest firmware loaded on it.
The network works well, but for the past two months it will require a hard reset every week. What is really strange is that it always seems to "crash" monday night. I deduce this because the network works fine all of Monday, and on Tuesday morning it will not work at all!
Simply unplugging the router, letting it sit for a few minutes, then plugging it back in does NOT fix it. I have to hit the reset button on the back of the router every time (a short press, not the long hold for a reset to defaults)
After that it will work great for 1 week, and again on Tuesday morning, i have to reset it.
I don't know if this is a coincidence, but its happened this way for about 7-8 weeks in a row so i doubt it.
There is nothing scheduled that happens on Monday night... our server backup happens on Saturdays. Most of the time, there is no one in the office from the time it is last checked on monday night, and when its down tuesday morning.
Any ideas? I'm pretty good at networking issues, but this one has me stumped.
Another question is why a router would require a reset in the first place? does it lock up like a pc or something?