[SATLUG] OT: Router-related question

Alan Lesmerises alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Mon Feb 8 23:10:57 CST 2010

My system is connected to a NetGear FVS318v3 VPN Router which in-turn is 
connected to a cable modem (service is through TWC).  The router seems 
to be 'losing' its connection (or at least the ability to communicate) 
with the cable modem (& hence the Internet) on a fairly regular basis.  
This is true for any system plugged into the router (MS Windows or 
Linux).  I can re-establish my Internet connection if I reset the router 
(i.e., turn the power off & then back on).

This is somewhat of a PITA, but at least the router is readily 
accessible.  However, my wife doesn't always know what to do to reset 
the connection, and she's getting frustrated (& so am I).  Also, my 
plans are to eventually relocate the router someplace where it won't be 
quite so easily accessible, so resetting it won't be quite so easy in 
the future.

So I have 2 basic questions -- (1) Does anyone have any idea why this 
problem might be occurring, and (2)
is there a command or something that I can send to the router to have it 
reset itself without having to manually power it down/up?


Al Lesmerises

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