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RV042 VPN Router keeps rebooting

Hi I have a Linksys RV042 10/100 4-Port VPN Router with Firmware Version and l have noticed that the Router keeps rebooting on average every couple of hours..  We have it setup for Load Balancing 2 ADSL Services..

Any assistance with the router would be muchly appreciated..


RV042 VPN Router keeps rebooting

I have the same problem. V2 hardware with latest ( firmware. The system log shows that the router "returned" and the date was defaulted (year 2000) so it looks to me like it cold-started. The cold-starts contunue every 20-30 seconds. Same problem with the previous firmware before I took the router off-line the last time. The router is connected to a cable modem on the primary WAN port, nothing on the secondary WAN port.

Is this a hardware problem? RMA? Help!

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Re: RV042 VPN Router keeps rebooting

It seems there is a bug in the latest firmware ( Reverting back to v solved the problem.

My specific hardware is the older RV042 v1.2.

In my case the router would stay running as long as I did not connect a WAN port. When I did connect a WAN port it would reboot withen 10 to 30 seconds. I tried restoring factory defaults, disabling various portions of the firewall, and many other things, but it would always crash on WAN traffic. I even tried re-downloading on a different computer and reload. I was about to give up and replace the router, then tried v1.3.12.19tm, and the router now works fine.

Someone at Cisco should look into this.


Re: RV042 VPN Router keeps rebooting

Thank you for your quick response. Unfortunately I had the same problem with both (, versions of firmware. Yes, someone at Cisco should investigate. If it's a firmware bug I'd like to get the fix/workaround. If Cisco would like to investigate I would gladly send it to them. Right now it's "out of commission" sitting on the shelf.