Circa 1997, I moved to Greenville SC and after a few remaining years of dial-up I had Charter Communications internet service. I think it started off with 1mb and 3mb. Everytime it rained, we lost service. EVERY TIME.
Fast forward to 2016… Speeds have improved to a whopping 30mbs or so. They advertise 60mb and you can pay $100 EXTRA a month for 100mb service, but really I’m lucky to get 17mbs. That’s ok though, because they fixed the rain thing.
Well, they had it fixed. It came back.
I don’t know why, but every time it rains, I have to reboot my modem. (Surfboard 6141 workhorse).
TL:DR So here is what I am thinking… I want to put my cable modem on a smart outlet. Then, instead of hiking up to the third floor storage room that the modem comes in to the house from, and powering down the modem and powering it back up - I would like to just grab my phone ansd turn of power to the modem and then power it back up.
Now here’s the question… are there any outlets that work off my wi-fi and don’t require internet to activate? Because, thinking this through, it seems like if I power down my modem and lose internet momentarily, I probably won’t be able to turn that outlet back on via my smartphone if I am relying on the internet to access the smart outlet.
On the other hand, if I am accessing the outlet via Wi-Fi ONLY, then it won’t matter that my internet has momentarily gone down because I would just be accessing the outlet via the wi-fi network.
I have version two hub. I understand it is capable of dodging the cloud and using wi-fi only.
Anyone else tried, succeeded or failed at this and have any tips? Thanks!
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