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Basic router questions, please help

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by brad96stanggt, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. brad96stanggt

    brad96stanggt LI Guru Member

    I figured i would put them here since I am running the HyperWRT Firmware.

    I just wanted to know a few things. How can I tell if my router is rebooting? I assigned the SES button to reset but I can't tell if its working or not.

    Is there a LOG that I can use to see wtf is going on in the router. On my old d-link it used to tell me everything that was going on in the router. I could tell when i lost connection and sometimes find out why (error, or DHCP loss, packet loss, etc) The only logs I found for this router are the incoming and outgoing which I enabled. They don't really seem to tell me much. The incoming log is always blank, and the outgoing just tells me what is going on with ips and port #'s and stuff.

    its just every once in a while we drop the internet connection.....our old router (d-link) did it bad, but this has only done it once in 9 hours of uptime........I am trying to figure out if it was a internet fart or router fart.....

    thanks.
     
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    I guess there must be a way, just I dunno how. Maybe repost your question entitled "How to get extensive logging" or similar. Forum members aren't too keen to respond to non-specific questions.
     
  3. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Syslog would tell you in a much more granular way what was going on, but i would think the router log would tell you as well. By looking at it you should beable to gleen when the last time it rebooted was, i.e. keep track of your dhcp to see if lease expiration changes before it is suppose too for one, but there are generally many little nuances to all routers that let you know in one way or another that something has caused it to reboot.
     
  4. kop48

    kop48 Network Guru Member

    I'm not sure about the logs, but you can tell if your router is rebooting in HyperWRT at least by watching the power light: it will be blinking continuously while it boots into the firmware. If it keeps blinking past 1 min or so, that's BAD, because the router may have bricked. However, don't panic. Just let it keep trying and if it fails, just power-cycle it.
     

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