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Weekly Reboot of the G3100 Router as Preventative Maintenance

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Weekly Reboot of the G3100 Router as Preventative Maintenance

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I would be interested in the Communities' advice on whether to schedule a weekly reboot of the G3100.

 

Occasionally, network connections issues (both WIFI and Ethernet) have been resolved via using the "Reboot Router" choice on the router Admin page. 

 

Rather than wait for network connection issues to arise, the thought is I would perform a weekly reboot of the router via the Admin page (not unplugging and plugging back the power source to the router).

 

My question for the Community - is there any harm in doing a weekly reboot of the router as a way to be proactive and preventative of network issues? In other words, would a weekly reboot of the router cause more harm to the system than help?

 

Any opinion and advice is appreciated.

 
 
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Re: Weekly Reboot of the G3100 Router as Preventative Maintenance

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Typically, frequently rebooting electronic devices shortens their lifespan. This statement is debated whether it is still applicable now.

 


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network connections issues (both WIFI and Ethernet) have been resolved via using the "Reboot Router" choice on the router Admin page.


Routers should be abled to run 24/7/365 without issues. If you need to reboot the router as "preventative maintenance," there are some underlying issues in your network, such as broadcast flooding, multicast flooding, legacy WiFi devices, and improperly configured band steering or access point steering.

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Re: Weekly Reboot of the G3100 Router as Preventative Maintenance

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Typically, frequently rebooting electronic devices shortens their lifespan. This statement is debated whether it is still applicable now.

 


@wsr203 wrote:

network connections issues (both WIFI and Ethernet) have been resolved via using the "Reboot Router" choice on the router Admin page.


Routers should be abled to run 24/7/365 without issues. If you need to reboot the router as "preventative maintenance," there are some underlying issues in your network, such as broadcast flooding, multicast flooding, legacy WiFi devices, and improperly configured band steering or access point steering.

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