How to create a CRON job to reboot router once a week?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by ngiovas, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. ngiovas

    ngiovas Network Guru Member

    I appologize if this is very basic, but I have never created a CRON job. I want to create a job that will reboot my router weekly at a specified time and day (for example, every Sunday at 3:00am).

    Can anyone help me with this?

  2. ngiovas

    ngiovas Network Guru Member

    Ok, I just did some digging and discovered that dd-wrt allows you to schedule a reboot on a given day at a given time (under the keep alive tab).

    I would still be interested in finding some info on writing CRON jobs.

  3. Cytomax

    Cytomax Network Guru Member

    This might help even though its for a different firmware.. maybe itll give you some hints..
  4. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    I don't see why this is difficult. The cron entry is just some numbers to specify when it runs, and a command to run at that/those times. Google is your friend.

    If your firmware doesn't provide a GUI for it like DD-WRT does, you can use nvram rc_startup variable to put in an entry. Assuming firmware has a crond running.
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