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03-02-2005, 00:12

I'd like to know if it's possible by a bash script to reset my ADSL connection everyday at 1.01am, because my ISP has no data limit in connections that start at 1.00am. I could run in cron, but I don't know the internal router structure, in questions of PPPoE.

Thanks for your time,

03-02-2005, 01:03
you can disconnect pppoe with:

killall -1 pppd
and connect it back again with something like this:

pppoecd eth1 -u <username> -p <password> -o
this is tested on firmware v1.8.1.7-3.

you can actually see the command line which was used to make a pppoe connection by just looking at the list of active processes:


03-02-2005, 15:15
Thanks for your reply. I'll make a simple batch script with those lines and load it up on crontab :)

03-02-2005, 18:34
Please note: starting with firmware pppoecd no longer used. If you need simple reconnect - just execute

killall -1 pppd

This way it disconnects and then reconnects after 30 seconds.

03-02-2005, 23:55
Ah, yes! I noticed that actually. Wasn't sure if it was a request sent from the adsl modem (strange, but could happen) or a firmware feature.

Thanks Oleg.

24-05-2005, 01:52
can somone write an HowTo for reset PPPoE connection?

if possible step by step

I tried it with some informatition from this forum and google but with no succes. (linux noob)
it woud be nice if this feature could be added to webinterface :)

24-05-2005, 09:28
See updated how-to: http://wl500g.info/showthread.php?t=1058