It ‘smells’ like your power savings plan is really aggressive about shutting down various systems. I changed mine some time ago so I can’t recall the default names but is there one marked ‘Maximum’ or ‘High Performance’?
Control Panel → All Control Panel Items → Power Options
… & this is also kicking the Wi-Fi only devices fr the Beryl AX, too? This has to be one of the damnest things I’ve ever read. WTF.
EDIT: Is your Beryl AX plugged into the same electrical socket as your laptop? I’m wondering if you’re not getting some sort of a brownout on your local circuit.
You were on the right track with your comment about the power supply.
I had the router powered via a 5v3a usb-c port in my power strip. The product page specs say 5v3a but apparently that port wasn’t quite enough. Good enough until I performed any of the operations mentioned in my original post, at which point the router rebooted.
I swapped it out for the default GL.iNet adapter and problem solved.
Could you poke at this a little bit more? There is a well known problem with PD power from a multiport device like a GaN charger,when a device is plugged/unplugged: the PD charger will renegotiate volts/amps in a way that causes a reboot. USB C outlets in power strips aren’t usually PD, and the stock adapter isn’t PD either.
So if you were plugging the laptop in or unplugging it to a multiport device I could see this happening. But that doesn’t seem to be your scenario. If this is just a power strip though, it is hard for me to see this causing a voltage drop. And unless something is plugged into its USBA port, the Beryl AX doesn’t draw much power.
This is one of the reasons I travel with a power strip as well as my GaN chargers. Just at the moment I have six wifi devices in the mix, including one W10 laptop, and I haven’t seen this behavior.
PD20W is fine: it will deliver 5v 3A just like the stock adapter. It’s the PD part. Is your laptop plugged into one of the USBC ports on the power strip? Then when its power profile changes, it triggers the renegotiation protocol and causes the router to reboot.
If the laptop is not plugged into one of the USBC ports, it is something else.
It’s coming back to me now . . . my pre-purchase notes include the 5v 3a spec for the Beryl AX and that’s why I figured I could use the power strip usb-c ports when I subsequently bought that.
To recap, the router rebooted on laptop shutdown/sleep and startup/wake when the router was plugged into the 20w usb-c port. The 45w c port was empty. The laptop is powered by PD from a Plugable 60w dock plugged into one of the regular 3-pin power strip ports.
The router operates as expected (ie; no reboots) when powered either using the stock AC adapter plugged into the strip or the 45w usb-c port on the strip (and another device using the 20w port).