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WEMO Maker Inventor
Posts: 103
Registered: ‎07-29-2014

Using WeMo Maker sensor to detect Internet Connectivity

Is it possible to use the Maker sensor to detect Internet connectivity and use that to fire off a rule?

 

Any thoughts?

-G
WEMO Maker Inventor
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎05-31-2014

Re: Using WeMo Maker sensor to detect Internet Connectivity

Ok completely...low tech

 

photodiode mounted on Router connection LED.    Or photoresistor..  need something that can react to online light being on...

 

use that trip the input switch on the maker...

 

without getting into the router box and tapping the signal wire

 

other ideas?

 

jim

Posts: 14
Registered: ‎11-19-2014

Re: Using WeMo Maker sensor to detect Internet Connectivity

Thw WEMO devices still seem to do weird things when they lose Internet connectivity. So if you are thinking of doing a WEMO controlled powercycle of your modem and router after a measured outage period, it may not do what you expect. For this specific scenario I use an iBoot G2 (http://www.amazon.com/Dataprobe-iBoot-G2-Basic-Network-Switch/dp/B00B0YJUPQ/ref=sr_1_1). It is not a cheap solution and is a bit tempermental to first setup. But I have had one controlling a powerstrip with my cable modem and router for many years now. It does a powercycle if Internet connectivity is lost for a period of time.

Peter
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Posts: 1,035
Registered: ‎12-08-2014

Re: Using WeMo Maker sensor to detect Internet Connectivity

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This is a great unit for around $100 and can even be controlled with a Google Chat client.

 

http://3gstore.com/product/2062_ip_power_remote_switch.html

 

Both outlets can be individually controlled and fairly extensive criteria can be defined on how & when to toggle an outlet.

 

http://3gstore.com/site/support_portal_download.html?id=147

 

Very easy setup as well.