Resetting a router
kee at kagi.com
Wed Aug 17 14:37:59 CDT 2005
My preference on things such as this is to use a power controller and
to toggle power to the router instead of trying to log into it and
telling it to reset. If it is hosed, logging in might not work but
power cycling it always works IF it is wedged and not defective.
I've used the PowerKey from sophisticated circuits and it is
applescriptable and easy to use. There are tons of other power
control devices out there, search for "network power switch" to get
On Aug 17, 2005, at 11:06 AM, Mark Smith wrote:
> Hi all.
> I have, at my workplace, an OS X machine that collects various
> bits of data from various places on the web at preset times (I have
> rev apps that are started as cron jobs that do the work). From time
> to time, the router drops the internet connection and generally
> seems to get it's little knickers in a twist. Resetting the router
> sorts it out, and I've created an ugly Rev/Applescript/QuicKeys
> combo that will reset the router if I'm not physically present,
> and, of course, it only seems to happen when I'm not there....
> I was away for a month just recently, and it all went wrong after
> about two weeks, so until I got back to reset things, the data was
> not collected. I can't help feeling that a simpler, probably Rev
> only solution would be more reliable, but I can't figure out how to
> get Rev to login to the router and press the right HTML buttons to
> do it.
> Has anyone here had similar experiences and found a solution?
> This is a Belkin adsl modem/router box, that has the usual HTML
> based control interface.
> Thanks for any help,
> Mark Smith
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