Automatic Virgin Superhub 1/2 Router Reboot Perl Script

Here is a quick Perl Script we have created to automatically reboot a Virgin Superhub 1 and Superhub 2 Router.

You require Mechanize to run this script successfully.



1: Make sure you have the Perl WWW::Mechanize Module installed.

     For Debian distributions you can use the following command to install Mechanize

sudo apt-get install libwww-mechanize-perl

2: Open a text editor such as vim or nano and copy the following script into it.

use WWW::Mechanize;
my $mech = WWW::Mechanize->new( autocheck => 0);
$mech->get( $url );
$mech->submit_form(); #get settings page and reboot $url = "http://@ARGV[0]/VmRgRebootRestoreDevice.asp";
$mech->get( $url );
$mech->submit_form(); exit;

3: Save the script in the perl format using the name "scriptname".pl

4: To call the script in the command line use the following command

perl "scriptname" "ip of router" "username"  "password"



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