Is Remote Reboot possible on any WRTxxxx ?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by srainess, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. srainess

    srainess LI Guru Member

    I have a WRV unit that had an option to reboot off of one of the Admin tabs. Dont see it on a WRT54G, or a WRT150n. Are there any other routers that can let you reboot the unit remotely. If none are specific, if I change a setting (ie: Turn wireless on/off) will that work ?


  2. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    Remote on what port? On SSH, on WebGUI? Anyway, alternative firmware is recommended.
  3. srainess

    srainess LI Guru Member

    Off of the GUI... Most small business's tend to put these units in a awkward place. Its not easy to pull the power. Good example are on the weekends when some offices are 'locked'. There should be an easy way to 'reboot' from the web interface. I'm surprised thats not a standard option.
  4. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

    Good question, anybody an answer?

    PS: I've never let the original firmware more than few minutes from opening the router's box :) - Tomato super-fan. :)
  5. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Yeah, 3rd party firmware is the easy answer. And you'll get a whole bunch of controls with that. Recommend Tomato or, if you want to stay pretty close to stock firmware, Thibor15c. If you want lots of fancies, or you have a WRT54G version 5 or greater, DD-WRT.

    Some 3rd party firmware even have scheduled reboot or a watchdog function that will reboot the router when it cannot connect to a certain host.

    Don't be afraid of 3rd party firmware - these are mostly based on the original Linksys/Broadcom firmware, just using the controls that Linksys opted not to put to use. Heck, I even understand that some Buffalo routers are now shipping with dd-wrt as stock. Not 100% sure though.
  6. srainess

    srainess LI Guru Member

    Will give one of them a try...

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    GeekinTexas Networkin' Nut Member

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