I recently bought a new Flint router. It’s flashed with firmware 4.1 release 6 out of the box.
I configured VPN client on it - no issue
I notice that after a power outage, it won’t reconnect to the internet. I have to reboot it to connect to the internet.
It seems that when the Flint restarts, it needs to see the internet working on the modem.
However after a power outage, the modem takes more time to establish the internet than the Flint. The Flint is ready before the modem. So the Flint decides there is no internet and it doesn’t try to reconnect. And I have to reboot it by myself to connect to the internet.
Cable Modem - router 1 - Flint connected to router 1 as router mode in wan port.
This happens to me every single time I restart the Flint or if there’s a power outage. Even with the newest firmware (4.2.3) I still experience this problem.
I have tried fiddling with the DHCP settings being received from the upper device (Zhone Fiber Router) and some of the other settings on the Flint but it seems the only way to fix the issue is to completely reset the firmware every time the Flint loses power.
Why should I have to reboot my cable modem or even better question is how would I even do that remotely… as I’m not physically around the router to manage it all the time.
My previous routers had absolutely no issues rebooting without me rebooting the cable modem to obtain an IP through DCHP. Only these glinet products have this issue for me. There must be some way to correct how these devices are negotiating a WAN address and have them time out and try again after a short amount of time if they fail until an address is assigned.
As I stated there has never been a need to restart my cable modem to get a DHCP address on any of the routers I’ve used prior on this same cable modem.
There’s an option to scan and reconnect when it drops the signal. Make sure it is enabled. Sometimes it won’t connect because of a timeout. The signal didn’t return in so many tries so it drops it completely to prevent pointless traffic. Don’t quote me but you should be able to change that in luci…
I have mine connected to the 5g signal and if that drops out it switches to the 2.4g signal. If they both drop out then I know there’s a bigger issue at hand, like a wan disconnect or main router hanged itself.