RV042 - Rebooting randomly

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by LoneRegister, May 16, 2005.

  1. LoneRegister

    LoneRegister Network Guru Member

    I have the RV042, but it seems to reboot, reset randomly.

    Is anyone else experiencing this issue? And if so, what did you do to resolve it?

    Thank you
  2. toofgib

    toofgib Network Guru Member

    I have noticed that if you have dynamic DNS enabled (and in particular DynDNS), that the router tends to re-boot itself about once every 20 days or so. The Linksys firmware engineers did NOT conform to the open standards setout by DynDNS.

    Therefore, in some early firmware versions, users were blacklisted for updating too many times (the firmware's fault). It would seem that Linksys has written in a reboot around the 20 day mark to refresh the IP given by the ISP so that your DynDNS record doesn't go untouched.

    Also, earlier firmwares (i.e. v1.3.1) seemed to reboot fairly often. I recommend the latest, which is available on Linksys China's website (check out the STICKY). It is: v1.3.6.4 and seems very stable. I was running v1.3.6 before and other than the regular reboot at 20 days - very stable.
  3. LoneRegister

    LoneRegister Network Guru Member

    I am not running DynDNS at all over here.

    Cable modem into internet, nothing in DMZ. Two VPN tunnels one to a BEFVP41 and another to a Cisco 2620 and that's pretty much it.

    However, it seems to reboot about every 1 hour or so. Since I have 4 Vonage lines, this is a huge problem as it kills my phone calls all the time.


    Strangely enough, when linksys products die, this seems to be the death of choice - or rather, the way that they become unusable. Be it a BEFVP41, a RV042 or WAP51.
  4. LoneRegister

    LoneRegister Network Guru Member

    I wish the router actually posted a code in the log for these reboots - at least then I'd be able to figure out the issue somewhat.
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