In today’s episode of “Things I Didn’t Know I Needed,” meet the ConnectSense Internet restart. It is an extension cable that can automatically restart your WiFi router if it detects connection problems or system crashes.
Yes, it’s true. This 35 $ doohickey means you’ll never have to get up to restart your WiFi router again. The smart gadget monitors your WiFi connection and restarts the router if it notices any problems.
It can also schedule daily restarts, as the last thing anyone needs is their WiFi failure.
The operating system, processor, and memory used by your router may crash when there is a change in the temporary IP address that your Internet service provider like Xfinity, Spectrum, or Cox assigns to your modem. Your device, router and Internet connection are no longer synchronized; Internet Rebooter solves this problem by scheduling a daily reboot to give your router the resources it needs to operate efficiently. – Adam Justice, CEO of ConnectSense
The companion app makes it even more useful, allowing you to change the schedule to your liking and perform on-demand restarts if you feel it is necessary.
That might be enough to fix your Wi-Fi connected devices issues, and you don’t have to get up! You can even use Google Assistant to restart your WiFi router.
With the FBI recommending that we restart our router daily to thwart malware, everyone could use an Internet Reboot at home. And no, we don’t want to just ask your child / other important person / neighbor to do it. It’s just rude.
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