Reset Plug

A power plug that resets router & modem when your WiFi fails

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Steven Rueter@rueter · Developer
Would be cool if doubled as an adapter AND had a bot that sent an automatic email and Tweet to Comcast or whoever your provider is telling them they are the worst companies in the world
Derek Lefler@dereklefler · Dude
@rueter I'd probably pay $59.99 for that alone
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Or buy an eero and don't worry about it. 😜 cc @nsweaves
Noah Kim@wuss · Blakbits.com in progress ▓▓▓▓▓▓░░ 85%
@rrhoover @nsweaves Eero still needs to connect to your modem I think? wifi outtages are almost always because of the ISP's service failing and the modem needing to be power cycled, which affects all routers, Eero's included. This is pretty genius, but realistically you will need to minimally buy 2. One to cycle the modem, then the router.
Keith C-R@pandemicmoon · CEO, KMD Digital
@wuss It does say on the website that you could hook it up to a surge protector to use it with multiple devices, which you should be using with a router/modem anyway.
Noah Kim@wuss · Blakbits.com in progress ▓▓▓▓▓▓░░ 85%
@pandemicmoon I considered that, but the problem is that in a modem-> router power cycle process, you have to cycle them in steps, not all at once. i.e. make sure the modem is fully powered and pulling a WAN IP prior to powering on your router. I don't know if many routers do or not, but the ones I have owned are not able to pull the modems WAN IP if the router is powered own prior to modem having one.
Keith C-R@pandemicmoon · CEO, KMD Digital
@wuss I didn't consider that, it would be interesting to see if you could time it to be sure to restart the modem first with two Reset Plugs. I suppose the ideal solution for this product would be an all-in-one router/modem, but they do claim to work with any router/modem/AP with just one plug. I wonder what their support team has to say on the issue.
Noah Kim@wuss · Blakbits.com in progress ▓▓▓▓▓▓░░ 85%
@pandemicmoon my guess is their response is "buy two", which is fine w/ me :)
nmehta@nmehta · LumenData
Note that the ResetPlug only uses the 2.4GHz band for WiFi. So if your network is set to 5GHz, this won't work. I also have had trouble getting it set up because I have a dual band Apple Airport network (with Apple repeaters) through my home. But the idea is great and once I get it working it, it is going to be great!
Eric Stresen-Reuter@ericsr · Head of Business Development, Envoy
Simple idea but genius.
Gabriel Lewis@gabriel__lewis · 🤔
Lol I saw this in a tweet by @internetofshit 😜