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Standard User bluecat1
(newbie) Wed 02-Oct-19 10:05:39
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4G always on


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Is it normal for 4G routers to drop connections after maybe a week or more of being connected to the same 4G mast? I am finding I am having to reboot about once a week after my router just randomly stops passing internet traffic. I found this website and wondered if this is what is going on http://www.pingreboot.co.uk/
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 02-Oct-19 10:59:57
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Re: 4G always on


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It maybe the router itself. Some ADSL/VDSL routers need regular reboots because there tables get full or the software gets confused - I suspect the same may impact on some 4G routers as well.
Standard User bluecat1
(newbie) Wed 02-Oct-19 12:48:54
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I have 2 routers of the same model in diifferent locations, one on EE and one on Three and the one on Three requires far more reboots which is why I thought it might be carrier related but I guess it's possible there are other factors.


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Standard User gary333
(member) Wed 02-Oct-19 12:54:01
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In reply to a post by bluecat1:
I have 2 routers of the same model in diifferent locations, one on EE and one on Three and the one on Three requires far more reboots which is why I thought it might be carrier related but I guess it's possible there are other factors.


The Netgear Aircard I used needed rebooting most days.

The Huawei B525 has never been rebooted by me in the last 3 months. However within the options it does have an option enabbled that states it will restart the router weekly if it deems it necessary. I assume that being there means that restarting router weekly can be needed in some circumstances. Although, a reboot on the B525 only takes seconds to reconnect even when forced. By default this happens in the night, so even if it is doing this, i wouldn't notice. smile
Standard User andynormancx
(member) Wed 02-Oct-19 12:57:34
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I don't have this issue much for the first few months of using Three. However after a few months I kept finding the Mikrotik router still connected to the mast but not sending/receiving data.

It happens after pretty random periods though, often it doesn't happen for several days, but occasionally it can happen a couple of times in an hour.

I've worked round the problem by writing a script that runs on the router once a minute and pings Google's DNS server. If I don't get any packets back it resets the connection (I don't need to reboot).

This cludge works well and I rarely really notice the issue anymore (though checking the log there is rarely a week when the script doesn't reset the connection at least once).
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