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BeamOS – Auto Reboot

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Summary

Various automatic router reboot scenarios can be configured in the Auto Reboot section. Automatic reboots can be used as a prophylactic or precautionary measure that ensures the device will self-correct some unexpected issues, especially related to connection downtime.

This chapter is an overview of the Auto Reboot section for BEAM devices.

Ping Reboot

The Ping Reboot function periodically sends Ping commands to a specified IP address and wait for received responses. If no response is received, the device will send Ping commands a defined number of times at a defined frequency. If no response is received after the defined number of unsuccessful retries, the device will commit the specified action (reboot, by default).

The Ping Reboot section contains one preconfigured rule by default. The figure below is an example of that rule and the table below provides information on the fields that make up that rule:

BeamOS services auto reboot ping reboot screen
Field Name
Value
Description
Enable
yes | no; default: no
Turns the rule ON or OFF
Action
Reboot | Modem restart | Restart mobile connection | (Re)register | none; Default: Reboot
The action that will be taken if no ICMP echo is received
Interval (min)
5 mins | 15 mins | 30 mins | 1 hour | 2 hours; Default: 5 mins
Interval at which ping requests are sent to the specified host
Ping timeout (sec)
integer [1..9999]; Default: 5
Maximum response time (in seconds). If no echo is received after the amount of time specified in this field, the ping request is considered to have failed
Packet size
integer [0..1000]; Default: 56
Ping packet size in bytes
Retry count
integer [1..9999]; Default: 2
Indicates how many additional times the device will try sending ping requests if the initial one fails
Host to ping
host | ip; Default: 8.8.8.8
Indicates the host to which ping requests will be sent
Edit
– (interactive button)
Redirects the user to the rule’s configuration window
Edit
– (interactive button)
Redirects the user to the rule’s configuration window
Delete
– (interactive button)
Removes the rule from the configuration

Ping Reboot Settings

If you click the “Edit” button located to a ping reboot rule, you will be redirected to that rule’s configuration window. The figure below is an example of that window and the table below provides information on the fields contained in that window:
BeamOS services auto reboot ping reboot settings screen
Field Name
Value
Description
Enable
yes | no; default: no
Turns the rule ON or OFF
Action if no echo is received
Reboot | Modem restart | Restart mobile connection | (Re)register | none; Default: Reboot
The action that will be taken if no ICMP echo is received
Interval between pings
5 mins | 15 mins | 30 mins | 1 hour | 2 hours; Default: 5 mins
Interval at which ping requests are sent to the specified host
Ping timeout (sec)
integer [1..9999]; Default: 5
Maximum response time (in seconds). If no echo is received after the amount of time specified in this field, the ping request is considered to have failed
Packet size
integer [0..1000]; Default: 56
Ping packet size in bytes
Retry count
integer [1..9999]; Default: 2
Indicates how many additional times the device will try sending ping requests if the initial one fails
Interface
Automatically selected | Ping from mobile; Default: Automatically selected
Specifies through which interface the pings will be sent. If Automatically selected is set, the pings will go through the main WAN interface
Host to ping
host | ip; Default: 8.8.8.8
Indicates the host to which ping requests will be sent

Periodic Reboot

Periodic Reboot is a function that reboots the router at a specified time interval regardless of other circumstances. It can be used as prophylactic measure, for example, to reboot the router once at the end of every week.

The figure below is an example of the Periodic Reboot configuration page and the table below provides information on the fields contained in that page:

BeamOS services auto reboot periodic reboot setup screen
Field Name
Value
Description
Enable
yes | no; default: no
Turns Periodic Reboot ON or OFF
Days
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday; Default: none
The day or multiple days on which the router will reboot
Hour
integer [0..23]; Default: 23
The hour of the day on which the router will reboot
Minute
integer [0..59]; Default: 0
The minute of the hour on which the router will reboot
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