Review: NetReset NR-1000US Automated Power Cycler for Modems and Routers
If you have ever had to reset your modem or router in order to refresh the connection due to connection problems,congestion, etc., then the NetReset NR-1000US Automated Power Cycler for Modems and Routers is probably for you. Simply put, the NetReset is a fancy power timer. It resolves connection issues through sequential power cycling of both the modem and router, first applying power to the former, then a minute later applying power to the latter. The NetReset crew calls this the Network Power Sequence, or NPS, and it’s performed on initial setup, every 24 hours at a time you set, and if a power failure occurs.
In the package you get the unit itself and an instruction manual. Since the NetReset has battery backup in case of a power failure, you’ll want to first charge the device for one hour before plugging in your equipment (it also of course works with combination modems/routers; you would just use one of the two plugs in that case). Once charged, you set the time, then set when you want your router and modem to reset. Mine is set to 3:30 AM, since that’s probably when I can most ensure we won’t need access.
In my tests, it did exactly what it was supposed to when it was supposed, so it’s definitely finding a permanent home on my network. If you want to avoid manual power cycling of your network equipment and you want to automatically ensure your connected devices will always have an optimized connection, then the NetReset NR-1000US Automated Power Cycler for Modems and Routers is a quality solution to an annoying problem.
Thanks to NetReseT for the review unit.