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xjune9x wrote: turning off/on is only set by schedule right? Once you turn it off manually, you can't manually turn it back on using the phone software, if i'm targeting my modem to turn off, right?
Yes - it works for me that way. I think the schedule is probably programmed into the device - so via the app if the schedule is set it to turn off at 3.00am in the morning and then turn on at 3.01am - that works. And its technically a reboot.
But from the app - if you manually turn it off and then try to turn it on - that will not work because it has lost connectivity.
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xjune9x wrote: turning off/on is only set by schedule right? Once you turn it off manually, you can't manually turn it back on using the phone software, if i'm targeting my modem to turn off, right?
You set the on/off schedule for the plug in the app and it is stored in the plug itself. it will turn on/off independent of your wifi connection. It works well for modems and routers in this fashion.
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xjune9x wrote: It would be convenient if it had the ability to reboot devices connected it. I was looking forward to it in buying it. I wanted my modem connected to it and have that reboot ability. I wonder if there are any of these wifi power plug that has the capability to do it.
You might be looking for something like this: 5Gstore Remote Power Switch - 2 Outlets - Remote Automation and Remote Rebooting - App Controlled

It has the ability to detect the loss of internet connection and then automatically power cycle, and many other control options. It is good for people who have a sketchy cable modem connection, etc. I used these before for business purposes and it is a godsend!
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