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Automated Power Cycler for Modems and Routers

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Product Overview

All the issues associated with the Internet being down can be solved by power cycling the modem and router. But that can be hard to do. NetReset resolves network issues by offering sequential power cycling. This means that when the modem and router are plugged into the device, they are powered up at different times. The modem is powered up first and then a minute later, the router is powered up. This rebooting will occur at initial setup, every 24 hours and after a power failure. Do you have a modem/router combo? No problem. NetReset will also power cycle the modem/router combo.
  • Eliminates media stream buffering
  • Hands-free internet reset
  • Less internet downtime
  • Reset occurs at programmed time

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)5.3Product Height (in.)3.2
Product Width (in.)4.2

Details

Accessory TypeLaptopMaximum data transfer rate/speed (Mbps)1
Returnable90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyOne year

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 36 reviews
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Good for remote locations
Here's an idea that solves an unusual problem, but is so needed. Due to poor-quality manufacturing of modems and routers, you get to a point where you have to restart your equipment all the time so it does not fail on you. With this device, it is automated, and can be scheduled during off-hours (2AM for example). First, I recommend you replace old router equipment (older than 2 years) and buy better equipment. If that does not work, or if you have a remote location, then try this solution. While the restart process works great, and it is easy to use, setting it up was not intuitive, so save the instructions. The device really needs some better design; the interface is not natural; the labeling is truncated even when there is room on the device for proper markings; and the LCD display is hard to read. The case is designed to plug into a duplex wall outlet and still have the lower outlet available. But most of the time, we will plug them into a surge protector, so the case becomes rather bulky and awkward. A better design for power strips would be good. Overall, it's a simple device that solves a simple problem that should not exist in the first place. But if you have router equipment at a remote location, and are not able to simply restart as needed, then this is the only solution I am aware of and highly-recommended.
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REFRESH YOUR ROUTER AUTOMATICALLY
We've been having a problem with our router not connecting all the time to all the wireless devises. We would have to reboot the router almost every time a tablet or laptop was turned on. This unit power cycles the router on and off once each day to get any updates, reset and allow connecting. The dual outlet allows for plugging in of both router and modem. Battery back up for power outages to maintain settings.
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A good idea serving a distinct need, but not the end all, be all solution
This is really nothing more than a digital holiday light timer, with two receptacles. It's easy to program, easy to use and rather utilitarian in its design. It does exactly what it says it will do: it shuts off power to whatever is connected to it and then restores it. I only use the one receptacle because it's all I need for my power strip. Unfortunately, this thing has not fixed all of my internet connection problems. My primary issue is with Wifi connectivity, requiring the occasional restart of my modem / router. I still have occassional connection problems at other times throughout the day which still require an additional restart. So, while it's useful for a regular power cycle function, it has not been the solution to all of my internet connection problems.
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INTERESTING INNOVATION
I have high hopes for this ingenious Automated Power Cycler for Modems and Routers. I'm not sure it will be able to live up to it's claim that “All the issues associated with the Internet being down can be solved by power cycling the modem and router”. We live in a remote area and while we do have internet services through the local telephone company, there are times it just goes off and then the modem has to be reset. I am hoping this product was designed to deal with problems like ours. It was super easy to program after it was plugged in for awhile to charge the battery. Then all I had to do was plug it into a wall outlet and plug the router and modem into it. I'm not sure what to look for or how to gauge if it's doing a good job but I'm hoping it can do what is promised.
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1 found this review helpful
solves our problem
We have been struggling with dropped Internet signal at our house for several years. We are having to disconnect our modem and router combination once or twice every week. This product has been a lifesaver for our network issues. The cycler needed to charge for about one hour out of the box, After charging, the set- up took less than 5 minutes. We were able to plug in our modem and router and the unit took over from them. We have it set to update our connection in the middle of every night. In the past, we wake up to no Internet connection or very low speed. This product has taken away all of our issues. This is one product that we should have purchased years ago. No more hassles with our Internet provider. We took care of the issue in our own home.
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8 found this review helpful
No more having to reset a finicky router
I have a long house with the office at one end and the family room at the other. To simplify things I added a range extender in the family room to get better WiFi and have hookups for the electronics. When the router works it is great but I had to reset it once or twice a week or I would hear complaints from the family that it didn't work right. Since they won't fix the problem themselves this automatically resets the router at the scheduled time when noting is in use and I don't have to listen to them complaining. I should have installed one of these sooner.
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Great device!
Great plug and play device! We found this cycler to be exactly what we needed to save us manually disconnecting the router and modem when the system slows down. I did not realize that computers hold on to "stuff" as I call it because I am not computer literate, and slows down the system after a while. Kind of like your sink getting clogged up. So what this does is allows you to set a time each day to turn off the modem and router and then cycle them back up in order. Yep, does just that and that simple. Our connection has improved markedly!! We set it for 4 am and unless I am up gaming, invisible to us.
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2 found this review helpful
Easy setup power timer
This unit is designed to do one job, power cycle a modem and router once per day. For that purpose it works well. This unit is very easy to set up and use. Just set the clock and set the time of day that you want the reset to happen. Plug your modem and router into this, that's it. If you want the easiest solution to reset your modem and router once per day, this unit is perfect for just that.
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1 found this review helpful
Works well, but overpriced for functionality
Receiving this as part of the Seeds program, I did not initially see the price. However, I always check that before providing the review, as it factors in. Much if the increased cost is most likely part of the battery backup for the time and reset time. This will remember those for 20 days unpowered. I don't see many that would lose power for more than a few hours. And if so, expect to fix some things. So a cheaper super cap solution might have been possible that holds the values for hours, not days. With that out of the way, this does work. The plug is oriented such that it will not cover the other plug in the socket. However, if you have ground oriented down in your plugs, then you will have an upside down time. I would have liked a short cord instead of direct wall mount plug. i.e. Make it more like a power strip. If you have large wall wort power supplies for your router or modem, it adds up to a great deal of weight offset from your plug. To setup the unit, you press CLOCK and hit HOURS and MINS to set the time. Then press PROG and do the same to set the time for the reset. Remember to hit CLOCK again or you will not reset. When time reaches the PROG time, a relay is toggled inside the unit to disable the output. Then turned back on after a 1 minute delay. This unit works, however it is hard to see what it has as an advantage over a programmable timer plugged into a power strip, other than the battery backup. Also, the more expensive modems and routers are more like commercial units which almost never need reset. This would be nice to add in more options that would allow a reset per week, rather than day. As some of the advantages that are stated is wiping out of the router's cache. This is actually a negative aspect that will make network slower until the cache is rebuilt. It is there to speed up your DNS lookups and other things. Bottom line is this: If you have issues that you find cycling power on your modem and router solves and you are OK with this solution, because it doesn't require network equipment change, this will work great for you. It is a little high priced in my opinion. However, it may be worth it for your peace of mind and to not have to hack together a solution that is cheaper. This is definitely a plug and done solution, as long as your network equipment can stay stable for a full day.
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Basically an outlet timer
Really this is just an outlet timer with 2 outlets. You can schedule the outlets for whatever times you like, and it will turn them off/on as scheduled. Many basic light timers will do that. What the basic timers don't do is simply cycle power to the outlet. Like flipping off the light switch for a few seconds and then back on again for hours/days. Basic timers don't do that. This is a lot cheaper than doing a home automation system using something like X10 or Insteon and scheduling the oulet/s that way. It works sure, but costs a lot more. This unit is a simple and cheap alternative to that type of control. It works. What more can I say? I'm not too thrilled with how it sits in my outlet, but that's just a preference I guess.
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