How to remote reboot my router
July 10, 2006 9:41 AM Subscribe
Need ideas for a remote reboot of a router.
posted by daveyt to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
I travel a lot and access my home network regularly. For some reason, my ADSL router (i'm in the UK) just stops. Its the third one and i cant figure out why and nor do i want to carry on doing so (its been 2 years) and i'm resigned to just rebooting it as it always fixes it. Its totally inaccessible when it goes (it just locks up, i have had 3 different models/manufacturers) and basically i need a method of rebooting the AC power remotely - either by dial modem, SMS or something. Nothing that relies on my internet connection. Ideally I'll dial a modem or something.
I'm not really after reasons why my ADSL router hangs, believe me, everyone and their dog has tried to fix that. A remote AC solution will be fine. If it exists. I dont mind playing around with modems and some wiring but haven't a clue what to do. Any ideas? Thanks!