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RV042 reboot problem

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by maccomacco, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. maccomacco

    maccomacco LI Guru Member

    I just configured RV042 (Ver. to use IP address 192.168.1.XX and then connect it with the local network. The problem is that the RV042 will use default IP ( around 5 sec. when restart the RV042. That will cause duplicate ip in this few sec because another device is using

    I have tried another RV042 with same version and still have same problem.

  2. aviegas

    aviegas Network Guru Member

    So, change the ip address of the RV042. If there is already a device with 192.1689.1.1, you can't use it. The RV042 can make use of any address you want on the 192.168.1.x network, but you need to configure it before you connect to the network.

    Do it on the Setup tab->network->Lan Settings->Device IP Address. Pick an ip address that is NOT IN USE.
  3. maccomacco

    maccomacco LI Guru Member

    Thank you for your reply but i think make you some confusion on this case.

    I had set another IP address (For example: for the RV042. But when i restart the RV042, it will use the default IP address around 5 sec. then it will make duplicate IP in this few sec. because another Server is using That means I cannot connect to the until the RV042 finished its restart process.

    Sorry for my poor English to explain this case and make you the confusion.
  4. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    That is a "feature" of the RV042 and some other routers and not a bug or a problem. It is intended to allow a standard IP:, for access for a short interval when the user has forgotten the new IP that the router has been changed to so that the user doesn't have to reset the router back to factory defaults and lose the configuration.
  5. aviegas

    aviegas Network Guru Member

    Also, the bootloader does it too. For a while it load the address to allow one to log in (telnet) and perform maintenance/recovery. If the router fails to load the firmware (corrupted firmware) it may stay in this state too. So, there are many reasons for the "feature". Bottom line: if you are using the router on the network, either use it as or do not use this address for other machine. Otherwise "what you are seeing is what you will always get".
  6. maccomacco

    maccomacco LI Guru Member

    d__l and avigeas,

    Thank you for your help and the detail explanation.

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