A watchdog ping timer is an electronic timer that is used to detect and recover from a router malfunction.
NOTE: This feature will only show in the menu when installed from “Plugins” under the Gargoyle “System” Menu.
Tick to enable Ping Watchdog
Select host address to ping to check for an active network connection, not all hosts will return pings. If required you can check manually from command line
<shell> C:\Users\Dan>ping 188.8.131.52
Pinging 184.108.40.206 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 220.127.116.11: bytes=32 time=79ms TTL=55 Reply from 18.104.22.168: bytes=32 time=52ms TTL=55 Reply from 22.214.171.124: bytes=32 time=36ms TTL=55 Reply from 126.96.36.199: bytes=32 time=33ms TTL=55 </shell>
Note: The IP address 188.8.131.52 Google's public DNS. If your unsure which host to use this is a good default host.
Frequency of network testing. Set this figure to low and you could flood your network with unnecessary traffic. Set this figure to high and it many take much longer to take the necessary action. Recommend the default of 3 minutes.
Be careful with this setting. Setting this to low could create re-boot loop that your router may not be able to get out of. You should give you network time to settle down before checking for a connection. Recommend using the default of 240 seconds.
Number of times to retry before confirming network failure
On network failure confirmation take the one of the following actions
Reboot the router. More time consuming but with a higher fix success rate
Reset the network connects with out a reboot. Faster but lower fix success rate.
Unlimited actions can be completed with this feature