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How to auto-reboot in dd-wrt

Updated July 20, 2017

The DD-WRT is custom, Linux-based firmware available for many mainstream routers. You can hotflash DD-WRT to your router to open up additional capabilities of the router that you did not have access to before. You can set the DD-WRT firmware to schedule a reboot at regular intervals. Regularly rebooting your router is useful because, like with the memory on a computer, certain data will stay lodged in the router's memory until a reset and can slow the unit down.

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  1. Log in to the DD-WRT router. Open a browser and enter your router's IP address, by default this is "192.168.1.1" unless you have changed this. Enter the username and password you have set to log in.

  2. Click "Administration."

  3. Click "Keep Alive." Click "Enable" next to "Schedule Reboot."

  4. Choose either the "Interval" or the "Set time" you want to reboot.

  5. Click "Save" and then "Apply Changes."

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Joshua Laud started writing professionally in 2008. During his three years at University he worked freelance for various music publications including "Clash Magazine" and "total:spec," and online Data Transmission and Music is Art. Laud also specializes in technology writing. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of London.

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