Is there a way in which, in the event of a device crash, it reboots itself without my intervention?

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  • Antonio_Buttinelli
    Antonio_Buttinelli Member, Beta Tester Posts: 12
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    edited October 2, 2019 #2

    To me in a couple of occasions I found the fingbox with the red light on and out of use so I had to remove the power supply to make it restart. Is there a way in which, in the event of a device crash, it reboots itself without my intervention?
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  • Carlo_from_Fing
    Carlo_from_Fing Rome, ItalyAdministrator, Fing Team Posts: 247
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    Hey @Antonio_Buttinelli, if it's crashed, it cannot reboot... because it's malfunctioning already.
    We have means of automatic reboot when the fingbox has lost connection for longer than some time, exactly like you suggested.
    But if the agent is completely crashed, that code will not run.

    We will check your case. Can you tell me when it happened last time, so we can check your logs?
    What router do you have?


    Carlo from Fing

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  • Carlo_from_Fing
    Carlo_from_Fing Rome, ItalyAdministrator, Fing Team Posts: 247
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    @Antonio_Buttinelli by the way, seems like you are a former colleague of @Simone from our Fing crew!!! Is it so?

    Carlo from Fing

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  • Antonio_Buttinelli
    Antonio_Buttinelli Member, Beta Tester Posts: 12
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    esatto si. conosco Simone ma non lavora più in Marini Impianti. Quando si ripresenterà l'anomalia lo segnalerò di nuovo e cmq non è il router poichè quello funziona e funzionava in quanto navigavo in internet ma dall'applicazione sul cellulare non raggiungevo fing perchè era bloccato con la luce rossa
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  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Thank you @Antonio_Buttinelli keep us posted if the issue happens again we'll be happy to help you! 

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  • atomicboy
    atomicboy Member, Beta Tester Posts: 67
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    I use an IP Smart Switch that controls the power to one of my Router/Modems and the power to the associated Outdoor Wireless Unit. I can do a manual power cycle of either or both power outlets by hitting “reset all” and the unit constantly pings 5 IP addresses to determine if they can be reached. If they cannot be reached then the unit will do a power cycle on it’s own. There is lots of functionality to set up different criteria on the switch.
    Sometimes I do a manual power cycle when performance has degraded and this sometimes can result in an immediate improvement. I have a dual Wan bonded system so if I do the power cycle the traffic switches to my other Wan (I have 2 Fixed Wireless to the Home systems) with no noticeable impact.
    For a while I did try scheduled nightly power cycles but that really did not achieve anything. 
    The Smart IP Switch is not cheap but it sure can make life easier. 
    You can use a variety of methods to communicate with it external to your LAN system if you choose.


    VioletChepil
  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Very interesting @atomicboy and thanks for posting. Perhaps this needs its own topic even? 
    "How to reboot your devices without physical intervention?" 

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  • atomicboy
    atomicboy Member, Beta Tester Posts: 67
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    Sure. 
    VioletChepil