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Speed up boot time ?

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by Gedeon30, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. Gedeon30

    Gedeon30 Occasional Visitor

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    Hi.
    I'm now using the AC66_B1 router mainly as a bridge/repeater. The TV, receiver, nas, tv-box ... are connected through the lan ports (fixed IP) and the router connects all of them through wifi 5G to my main home wifi isp router.

    Hence I don't it switched on all day, only a few hours. But the router needs between 2 and 3 minutes to start up and it takes about 2 minutes just to get the "lan-ethernet-bridge" to be fully enabled. So if only want to listen music / access nas, the router is the slowest box to start up. The rest elements start-up in way less than 30 seconds.

    No entware, or other apps enabled, just basic repeater config.

    Is there any way to make the router boot process a bit more faster even if the wifi needs a bunch more of seconds ?

    (I don't want to add another box like a gbit switch)

    Thanks.
     
  2. EventPhotoMan

    EventPhotoMan Senior Member

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    Why can’t you leave it on? It takes such little hydro.
     
  3. octopus

    octopus Very Senior Member

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    Dont use DFS channels it take more time to come up.
    Checking for radar becon take its time.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2018
  4. Gedeon30

    Gedeon30 Occasional Visitor

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Last week I left the router on 24/7 but I just don't need so many hours to be on. Maybe 6-8 hours a day, at most, no more.

    I'll take a look to the DFS channels, but I'm not sure if it'll speed up the boot enough.
     
  5. cmkelley

    cmkelley Senior Member

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    Is there another reason besides "I don't need it to be on"? Turning electronics off and on frequently generally shortens their life; the relatively large temperature changes cause thermal stresses. Since you use it (I assume) more or less every day, you're doing more damage to it by turning it off and and on than by just leaving it run.
     
  6. martinr

    martinr Very Senior Member

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    Indeed. Not only that, which is reason enough to leave it on all the time, but I seem to remember reading that ISPs may well downgrade the service to your part-time router. I don’t know if that is still the case - or if it ever was the case (ie another urban myth).
     
  7. EventPhotoMan

    EventPhotoMan Senior Member

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    Then put it on a timer to turn on manually