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How to automatically restart a RV042

Posted on 2015-01-12
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Last Modified: 2015-07-19

I have a RV042 that connects, via VPN, several branches. It's usually stable, but every 2/3 weeks it crashes and requires a restart. And since it's in a remote location, it's not convenient to send someone there simply to power cycle the router.

Can I schedule the router to automatically restart every x days? It's the new model, where you no longer have ssh (and cron) access.

If the answer is: can't do that directly from the router, then can I use a script? Powershell, maybe, to login to the router and restart?

Thank you.
Question by:Dan Craciun
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Since there seems to be no CLI anymore, the only software way is to use the Web UI. Does that have a reboot option?  If yes, logging in and navigate to the corresponding page, then clicking the reboot button - or whatever it's needed - using PowerShell is cumbersome but feasible. A hardware timer might be a much easier workaround.
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by:Dan Craciun
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I've tried using Lynx to navigate to the reboot page, no joy. The idea was that a text only version would be easier to automate.

A hardware timer like something that cuts the power?
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Exactly. Brute force, but simple and effective.
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by:Dan Craciun
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Could not find one off the shelf, asked a friend to build one, no luck.

So it's back to scripting. I'm going to try to record a quick AutoIT script this evening, to see how well it works.

Will post back the results.
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by:Dan Craciun
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Tried the AutoIT route, worked but not reliable, so ended up using a wall socket with a timer.

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