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Asus RT-AC86U signature updates and reboots

Discussion in 'ASUS AC / AX Routers & Adapters' started by lalala2, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. lalala2

    lalala2 New Around Here

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    It appears that the RT-AC86U reboots every time there is a signature version upgrade, which happens every several days.

    This is info from the firmware upgrade tab of firmware 3.0.0.4.384_21140:
    Signature Version
    2.086 Updated : 2018/09/02 01:37

    I need a stable router that doesn't reboot. Is there a way to turn off these signature updates?
     
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  3. OzarkEdge

    OzarkEdge Very Senior Member

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    Where does this appear? I haven't noticed this on the four 86Us I've worked on.

    OE
     
  4. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    It only appears if you use any of the Trend Micro-powered features that requires it (for instance Adaptive QoS).
     
  5. OzarkEdge

    OzarkEdge Very Senior Member

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    Thanks... that explains that! I hope ASUS doesn't think of anything else to cram into their routers! :rolleyes:

    OE
     
  6. GuruGuy

    GuruGuy Regular Contributor

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    Why does the router need to reboot for a signature update? If a computer needed a reboot for every antivirus signature update, it would be rebooting constantly all day long every day
     
  7. RMerlin

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    It doesn't. What indicates the router actually rebooted?
     
  8. GuruGuy

    GuruGuy Regular Contributor

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    That's a question for the OP
     
  9. CriticJay

    CriticJay Occasional Visitor

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    Exactly. Mine does not reboot for signature updates, so not sure what is up with the OP's router.
     
  10. RMerlin

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    Some people confuse a reboot with a restart of the wireless stack, that's why I was asking.
     
  11. lalala2

    lalala2 New Around Here

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    The uptime counter resets and the system log shows the time resetting to a prior period and then finally coming back to the present day.

    However, I just looked at it again and it seems the router resets every 4-5 days independently of the signature version update. There seems to be some other issue with my router.
     
  12. indark

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    maybe you have enabled the scheduler for reboot?
    to check,
    it's under admin -> system -> Enable Reboot Scheduler

    if it's not the case,
    I will try to do a power cycle + nvram clear and reconfigure the router from there

    power of the router for 30+ sec, hold wps button while powering on
    wait till power led start blinking/flashing then release the wps button
    wait till it's reboot and reconfigure from there.
     
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