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Original Air Date: Feb 1, 2016

Remotely Rebooting Routers

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If you’ve started to add home automation devices to your home, such as security webcams or smart thermostats, you know much they rely on your wireless network.

These inexpensive devices are great for remotely monitoring your home, business or rental property but all bets are off if wireless network goes down.

Often times, a simple reboot will reset everything, but that’s a little hard to do if no one is around to flip the power switch.

Some routers can be set to automatically reboot on a regular schedule, but for the best control, installing a remote power switch is what I would suggest.

Not only can you restart your wireless router, you can set these devices to constantly monitor your Internet connection and restart your cable or DSL modem if the connection goes down.

If you’re having to restart your router on a regular basis, I’ve posted troubleshooting suggestions along with links to the remote power switch that I use at