Don’t let router problems get you down – try NetReset

Wake up in the morning, no internet. Seriously, that’s no way to start the day. Yet for millions of Americans, it’s a very real fear. For too many people, the horror of inferior internet equipment isn’t just a faraway nightmare, it’s a reality.

Why is this such a problem? Most people rely on the free equipment provided by their cable companies for internet. Some companies will let you buy your own cable modem or router, but even so a lot of people don’t do that. They just soldier on with whatever it is they’re renting from their provider.

Think about it: The internet is probably the most important thing in the house. If you had to go without water or appliances or even food, you’d probably rather do that for a few hours than lose the internet. It’s the way we communicate with the world, and your portal to the entire planet is a cheap hunk of plastic that you got free when you signed up… how many years ago?

And when you call the cable company, they have one piece of advice: reboot it. And darn but that usually works, at least for a few days when the thing breaks again.

So why not cut out the middleman? NetReset will automatically cut the power momentarily to up to two devices on a schedule you set. Your devices will reboot and everything will just work better. You can do this in the middle of the night if you want, or if you would rather, do it at high noon while you’re at work. The point is, if the answer to your problems is almost always “reboot the router” then this device will solve the problem for you, automatically.

Now, I hate to tell you but if you’re rebooting your stuff that frequently, you probably should be thinking about replacing it. However, sometimes that isn’t an option. Your cable modem, TV box, or other small appliances may not be so easily replaceable. Often times they come free from your provider but if you need to replace them without the customer service rep telling you to do so, they can be quite pricey. And the problem may not go away just because you replace the hardware, because cable companies often reuse customer equipment without testing it. No, you’re better off dealing with them “on their own terms,” rebooting when needed and you might as well automate the process.

That’s why I think you really owe it to yourself to get one of these NetReset boxes from Solid Signal. They’re easy, they fix your problems, and once they’re in place, you don’t need to worry about them ever again. If only your cable modem was that reliable.

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.