I live in the boonies now, but thankfully we have some semblance of broadband with SpeedConnect. It is a WiMax setup with a modem that needs to be reset once a day (sometimes more if I am downloading ISO’s) and only connects at 10Mb Half-Duplex. Better than nothing I suppose.
Originally I just succom to needing to wake-up, hit the head, and then hit the server room to pull the power. The geek in me couldn’t take it. Enter an extra Wemo Insight I had lying around. Initially I attempted to set up a rule that reset the switch (and thereby the modem) and coincide that with a cron script to bring down and back up the connection.
Luckily the Wemo has a pretty decent SOAP interface as outlined here. Script now runs by itself, with no wemo rules (which suck), and restarts the connection. To do this yourself:
- Linux Box. Mine happens to be the Server behind the FW
- ouimeaux installed
- Cron daemon of sorts
It makes me giddy with joy to have the machine watch the other machine. Technology is amazing