Random Reboots

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Random Reboots


I setup my R7000 with this firmware: DD-WRT v3.0-r28514 std (12/28/15)

I also added entware and various options (ntpd, named) to get it to work the way I want.  All running from a USB stick.

It worked fine for about 2 months, then I started getting random reboots.

Nothing in the logs to indcate the problem.

I added some monitoring scripts of my own to ensure it wasn't running out of RAM, running too many procs, etc.  It wasn't.

Believing the problem to be hardware, I purchased another unit and set it up the same way.

After 24 hours it started random rebooting too.

The only common hardware components are the DC power unit (which I will now swap out), and the USB stick.

Since it runs Linux, I'm 99.9% confident that none of non-kernel processes (ntpd, named, cron, etc.) can cause it to crash.

Is this a driver issue?  I've read aout Broadcom driver problems from about a year ago.

Unfortunately, there never seems to be any release notes with the new DD-WRT builds, so I have no idea whether it's worth install new firmware.

Any suggestions?


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install newer firmware, this

install newer firmware, this should fix the issue, if you ever run in to any problem like this again, it is 99% of the time, the firmware, sadly the R7000 is not a true open router, DD-WRT do not support it, but a guy is making the firmware work on the R7000, meaning more things can go wrong, as hes the only one working on the project

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@SignedAdam: DD-WRT does

@SignedAdam: DD-WRT does support R7000

I finally got around to upgrading to the latest DD WRT release, and the problem is solved.