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Registered: ‎12-06-2015
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Turn off for 30 secs, then back on

Have a router that needs rebooting occasionally, would like to be able to setup a widget or similar on the phone, to do this. Needs to be one rule, as once the switch is off, it's no longer on the network to turn back on.

Thanks.

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Re: Turn off for 30 secs, then back on

Hi, hornetster. You can set up a Schedule Rule on one of our switches to turn on or off a device at a specific time. However, for this case, we do not recommend plugging in your router to any Wemo switch. Wemo devices need an Internet connection for control and Remote Access. So when the router reboots, the Wemo device cannot be controlled locally and remotely using the Wemo app.

 

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Re: Turn off for 30 secs, then back on

Which is why I want a SINGLE schedule to turn the device OFF then ON... is there such an animal? If not, why not? There are single tasks to turn ON then OFF....
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Re: Turn off for 30 secs, then back on

AutomationManager can toggle the wemo off then on after a period using an onboard timer so will work with routers (the "Momentary" action).

 

BUT, when there's a power outage the wemo will NOT turn back on, your wifi router will NOT be started, and you'll be stuck. Wemo is a poor choice for this function.

 

Better to use something like TP Link HS100 if you absolutely must use a smart device.  A more bulletproof solution is to use an old fashioned manual timer for scheduled router restarts (if your router does not have that function built in, most modern ones do).

 

When running as a server AutomationManager can pulse a smart switch on schedule or by remote command (daily, weekly, monthly, etc), and even check for the internet and pulse the switch if the internet is not available.  Even more flexible is to use a custom ESP8266 device programmed to check for the presence of the internet itself and automatically toggle the power to the router if the internet is not available as well as manage it manually or on schedule - see my web site for more details.

Mike
Reliable and secure (Belkin cloud-free) home automation and remote access:
AutomationManager/HomeBridge/WemoLEDs/WemoHome/MoreInfo
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Re: Turn off for 30 secs, then back on

AutomationManager can toggle the wemo off then on after a period 

 

Thanks, that will work, already have a copy of that...

It's not actually my main router, anyway, it is an extender, so there's no real harm if it breaks...