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BUG AC86U fails to reboot via the scheduler

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by Cristian Ungureanu, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Cristian Ungureanu

    Cristian Ungureanu New Around Here

    Jan 18, 2020

    I have managed to reproduce a bug that was bugging me for some time now. I kept finding my WiFi down and the router turned off. Well, I believe I found the problem.

    Problem: When I schedule my router to reboot on a pre-defined schedule, the router simply turns off and stays off.

    Router details:
    Firmware Version: 384.14_2
    Signature version: 2.158 Updated : 2020/01/18 14:46
    Services turned ON:
    - IPSEC VPN Server
    - SSH access (with key based login)
    - AiProtection (I have a 15 level security assessment grade)
    - Wireless scheduler for both 2.4 and 5Ghz.
    - Samba
    - Download Master

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Setup a reboot schedule at http://router.asus.com/Advanced_System_Content.asp
    2. Observe the router behavior at the date & time of the scheduled reboot; to reproduce, just choose today's date, and for time, 2-3 minutes in the future.

    Expected result:
    Router will reboot and resume normal operations

    Actual result:
    Router shuts down. To restart I need to de-press and press again the hardware start/stop button on the back of the device.

    What has been tried:
    - Rebooting the router via the Reboot button in the admin interface header performs a correct reboot.
    - I had run a soft factory default reset on the router via http://router.asus.com/Advanced_SettingBackup_Content.asp; same behavior afterwards.
    - The same firmware version works fine on a RT-AC5300 with the same firmware number and the same setup (the reboot schedule works fine)
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  2. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

    Mar 31, 2014
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