Ron M on 13 Dec 2008 10:36:51 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Internet connectivity with Verizon MI424-WR router

> During the reboots, I noticed that the system log in the router interface
> was using an August 31, 2007 date, even for current updates.  That date
> was _before_ my FIOS installation was started.  After the successful
> re-connection, the system log started showing the correct date and time,
> but gave no clue as to what had been going on.
> The impression I get is that someone at Verizon was experimenting with
> the broadband connection or with the router's firmware, whose version
> number remains the same now as it was last October.

if these use DOCSIS, they download firmware/configs from the head end
on bootup; perhaps if layer 1/2 is down it reboots after a timeout 
so it can set itself back up without intervention

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