Nighthawk X6S (R7900P) drops Internet connection after several days
I am running firmware 184.108.40.206_1.2.26 which is supposed to be the latest available and have noticed this described behavior which happens every few days or so. What I finally noticed is that the wifi connections "stop" working if trying access anything in the Internet that requires the DNS service - the clients are configured to pull the DNS information from the router. However, if I manually add a DNS server to the client, then everything works as intended. This leads me to believe that it is the DNS service on the router that gets all messed up after some time.
The next thing I tried was to access the front end of the router via routerlogin.net which of course will not resolve and so I tried the IP address. The front end would not load until I did a reboot of the router whcih would indicate that the web server service on the router ALSO had died.
The question is whether there is a way to ssh into the router and restart these services which would be less drastic than rebooting the router and waiting for the network to stabilize afterwards. Or get a firmware update that is more stable. I do really expect more from this router!
Re: Nighthawk X6S (R7900P) drops Internet connection after several days
I have configured external DNS servers (OpenDNS.com) in the router and when troubleshooting the wireless client I entered the same DNS servers and name resolution worked once again. This tells me that the servers were up and running at the time the network "went down." Can you advise what the troubleshooting line of thought is when you suggest I try a different DNS server?
The thing that makes me suspect hung DNS services (in the router) is that after a reboot of it, everything comes back to normal in the network. A memory leak perhaps that after a certain period causes the service to hang or crash?