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R8500 nighthawk not connected to internet after power outage

Pulsedream
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R8500 nighthawk not connected to internet after power outage

Hello,

 

I hope someone has a solution for my routher.  I have a R8500 Nighthawk and everytime there is power outage I have to power cycle the router so it can connect to modem to gain access to the Internet.

 

I do have a Smart Home System.. and everything is connected beautifully except my Router is not so smart.. so when I am away if there is an outage.. my home can't connect to internet cause routher doesn't know how to reset itself.  So when im away or vacation.. I can't even monitor my home. 

 

Please help.

Model: R8500|Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band AC5300 WiFi Router
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Pulsedream
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Re: R8500 nighthawk not connected to internet after power outage

Yea I have been researching and found some solutions..

1. Reset plug - plug your router to it . it checks WiFi and see if it is connected to internet.

2. Run a script that resets on a timer from your computer.

3. Get ddwrt

4. And the ups solution..


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myersw
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Re: R8500 nighthawk not connected to internet after power outage

This a guess. Normally you want the modem to come up and stablize before starting the router. Suspect that when you have a power outage the router is coming up before the modem. Best way around this maybe to get a UPS and connect the modem and router to it. Depending on length of outage you would need to size UPS accordingly. 

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Pulsedream
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Re: R8500 nighthawk not connected to internet after power outage

Yea I have been researching and found some solutions..

1. Reset plug - plug your router to it . it checks WiFi and see if it is connected to internet.

2. Run a script that resets on a timer from your computer.

3. Get ddwrt

4. And the ups solution..


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