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Topic # 229035 4-Feb-2018 19:14
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I just have question about smart plugs as I have been thinking of getting one for home for the specific purpose of restarting my Vodafone fibrex modem. This may sound a little stupid as obviously if I turn off my modem the plug will lose internet connectivity but that is really the crux of my question will the device still function on my wifi with no internet connectivity? I only want to do this while i am at home as i do not want to walk downstairs and get on the ladder to power off and on as I am quite sick with little to no hope of getting better short or long term (not dying just an ongoing illness with no cure). The device I have been looking at is the tp link tl-hs100 but would happily take suggestions on other devices especially if one had a turn off for a short period option then back on again feature.

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  Reply # 1951571 4-Feb-2018 19:28
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Most don't work without internet.

 

Is there a reason you're turning off your modem?


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  Reply # 1951572 4-Feb-2018 19:31
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To make the internet work again.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1951573 4-Feb-2018 19:34
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I think wemo is one of the few that has the ability to operate without a cloud server driving it. All my chinese ones seem to need it.

 

Alternativly there are plenty of 433MHz wireless remote controlled switches even from bunnings etc that just give you a remote that will switch it.





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  Reply # 1951575 4-Feb-2018 19:39
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So your fibrex fails and the only way to get it back up is a restart? How many times a day do you do this?

 

I'd be complaining to VF for a start, and if means getting up a ladder, why not an extension cord and a different power point??

 

 

 

There are remote plugs available at bunnings that use 433MHz https://www.bunnings.co.nz/arlec-white-remote-controlled-power-outlet_p00327675

 

 


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  Reply # 1951579 4-Feb-2018 19:44
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blakamin:

So your fibrex fails and the only way to get it back up is a restart? How many times a day do you do this?


I'd be complaining to VF for a start, and if means getting up a ladder, why not an extension cord and a different power point??


 


There are remote plugs available at bunnings that use 433mhz https://www.bunnings.co.nz/arlec-white-remote-controlled-power-outlet_p00327675


 



1 to 2 times a day i go down and restart it and i dont want to faff about with it because it is all in a comms cabinet plugged into a 1u multi plug. I find voda support to be too annoying to be bothered with.

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  Reply # 1951583 4-Feb-2018 19:56
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blakamin:

So your fibrex fails and the only way to get it back up is a restart? How many times a day do you do this?


I'd be complaining to VF for a start, and if means getting up a ladder, why not an extension cord and a different power point??


 


There are remote plugs available at bunnings that use 433MHz https://www.bunnings.co.nz/arlec-white-remote-controlled-power-outlet_p00327675


 



That's remote controlled plug seems like it might be a good idea thanks certainly worth a try.

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  Reply # 1951599 4-Feb-2018 20:58
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Zwave works without internet. But a bit overkill for this purpose.

Possible a broad link device can work lan only if you’re happy to have it working with 240v




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  Reply # 1952297 6-Feb-2018 10:07
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Most ‘modems’ have an internal menu that can initiate a reboot too?
Perhaps a shortcut to your ‘modem’ admin page would suffice...🤔

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  Reply # 1952301 6-Feb-2018 10:14
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Doing this (using a plug to turn off and on again) doesn't fix the root cause of your problem. Contact Vodafone and have them fix the service.





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  Reply # 1952424 6-Feb-2018 14:07
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Thanks for that advice.

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  Reply # 1952430 6-Feb-2018 14:09
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PhantomNVD: Most ‘modems’ have an internal menu that can initiate a reboot too?
Perhaps a shortcut to your ‘modem’ admin page would suffice...🤔


The vodafone fibrex modem he no easily accessible web console or I would be doing that it is much more like an ONT imo so not a super accessible device no built into a router of any sort so no web interface unless someone knows how I can access it. I think people are thinking it is like a xDSL device but it is definitely not.

Vodafone are sending a technician round to look at it on Thursday afternoon hopefully to replace if but pretty fruitless on their part as I will hopefully ditch vodafone and be with an actual fibre plan in a month. I didn't tell the service desk guy that though.

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  Reply # 1952431 6-Feb-2018 14:11
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Thanks everyone for your advice and thoughts. May get a replacement device from Voda soon but the remote controlled outlet works well.

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  Reply # 1952434 6-Feb-2018 14:21
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@epr since you are changing ISPs, go with one that uses PPPOE instead of DHCP type connections. As every now and then, the DHCP connections seem to have problems that seem suspiciously like DHCP renewal failure.





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  Reply # 1961099 20-Feb-2018 16:59
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So as an update to this I got one of the remote control plugs from Burnings and it works very well.

Also the voda technician came around and replaced the cable to the wall socket as I had a dual shielded cable and usually voda uses triple shielded cables but while he was here he told me a lot of people who have the fastest FibreX plans experience this problem and there is really nothing that can be done about it. I am looking forward to the day I ditch Vodafone and go To a true fibre plan.

Thanks to everyone for your advice.

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