BEAM XPRESSi WebUI - Auto Reboot


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 XPRESSi 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:


 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
 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:

 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:

 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