I have a pair of f180s which I purchased as a bridge package. Two days ago their was a power outtage causing the link to go down. When the power came back the SM would not register to the AP. I had to travel to the remote site and reboot it through the GUI interface. 24 hours later the SM disconnected and again refuses to reconnect to the AP. This time however, there were no power outtages. I am guessing I will have to travel to the remote site again to reboot the SM through its GUI. Both f180s run on version 4.5.5.
I will have to open a ticket if that keeps happenning, but I will have to collect logs and other info to send to the Cambium engineers. By the time I do that, I would like to ask you guys a couple of things that are not quite clear to me.
- After the power outtage and before I rebooted the SM I noticed that it was locked on a different frequency than the AP. Shouldn’t the SM scan all checked frequencies and lock to the one of the AP?
- Once the SM locks to the frequency of the AP and registers to it, does the SM keeps scanning the frequency spectrum anyway? e.g. at pre-specified intervals?
- Before the power outtage, I enabled the watchdog function on the SM to restart the radio, not to reboot the system. Shouldn’t this assit in re-registering the SM automatically?
- Since the watchdog radio restart did not help, I enabled the watchdog to reboot the system. Apparently this did not work either.
I would appreciate any feedback to my answers above.