RUT-241 Auto Reboot Differences

Auto Device Reboot is obviously the same as a manual reboot? When and why would the Auto Modem Reboot be used in lieu of the Device Reboot?


Yes, you are correct about the first part, Auto reboot and manual reboot perform the same function. The difference lies in how they are initiated: manual reboot is triggered directly through CLI or WebUI, while auto reboot occurs under specific conditions (e.g., Ping or WGet reboot types) or at scheduled intervals.
More information regarding auto Reboot could be found here:

Modem is responsible for mobile communication, for example:

Your router is getting internet connection from mobile connection, and You have 2 devices connected in the LAN network - Your computer on one LAN port, and printer on the other LAN port. If your whole router restarts. You will lose connection from your computer to other devices in the local network and all router features, like DHCP, DNS, alternative WAN source (like ethernet cable connection), GPS and data to server functionality.
In this example - You won’t be able to use Your printer. If only modem restarts, not only it will be faster (modem restarts faster than the whole router), You won’t lose access to devices in your internal network.

In summary: modem restarts the component, which is responsible for mobile data connection and leaves other router components functioning, while restarting whole router, restarts all of it’s components, stopping it’s functionality for a while and it takes a longer time.

I hope it clarifies these options a bit.

Best Regards,

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