RV082, Recomended firmware

Discussion in 'Cisco Small Business Routers and VPN Solutions' started by djcanfield, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. djcanfield

    djcanfield Addicted to LI Member

    We have had several hardware lockups two RV082 routers. We are using these as simple routers that we embed in an instrument to connect various pieces together. We use them out of the box with all the default settings, no VPN. We have now seen cases where routers running v 1.3.2 firmware have "locked up". When they do this the red Diag light comes on, and the Windows computer connected to the router reports that the cable was disconnected. The reset button does not work—the router must be power cycled and then all is well.

    Is there a known cause for this? We have seen this happen when there was *no* IP traffic at all-- i.e. the WAN ports on the router were not connected and the hardware devices on the subnet side were completely idle.

    Is there a preferred version of firmware? We have only seen this problem on two routers, both running 1.3.2. Other routers have been running, and for about two years with no such problems. Other routers have also been running 1.3.2 for months without issue. I found a similar report at:

    Any advice is *greatly* appreciated, since we embed this router in our instrument, it will be hard to switch to a different one.

    Note: I also posted this question a few days ago to http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=57378
  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    I have quite a few out in the field....I haven't had issues with firmware for over a year....just checked mine at home and I'm on 1.3.5...tunneled to one at the office on the same. Uptime going on several months (was only powered off before to relocate in the room..not to reboot for some lockup reason)

    Since it's been running solid..I just haven't had (or even noticed) that 1.3.6 came out for it last November. Although in reading the changenotes...the only change is to support a different CPU that they are probably shipping now.
  3. djcanfield

    djcanfield Addicted to LI Member

    Thanks for the input on this-- that helps. I am inclined to standardize on a given version of firmware and have our manufacturer simply update (or downgrade) to that version to maintain consistency. Do you know if the newest version of firmware (1.3.6) is fully backwards compatible? Even on routers with 1.1.xxx?
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