Ziggo router restart

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#1

Hi folks!

After installing the new Speedtest.net app, I was thinking about the various possibilities it can bring us.
As a Dutchie I’m using a Ziggo (ISP) router which tempts to fail pretty often, resulting in extremely low download and upload speeds.
As this is something the Speedtest could notice, I was wondering how easy it would be to restart the router by sending a command to the router.

Sure, I could use a Fibaro wallplug to turn off and on the router power, but that would cost me €60 and feels a bit excessive.
The Ziggo router webpage offers a reboot process, but not sure if this can be triggered easy.

Have one of you tried this before? Any other suggestions? :grinning:

Regards,
Rick


#2

je kan er ook een klikaanklikuit tussen zetten van 20 tientjes


#3

Plz keep it in English. There is a lot of non-English topics on the forums these days.


#4

Use a KUKA device or the ones from the Action (3pc for 10euro). €3,33 to solve your internet issues, coowl! But i am interested in a ‘direct link’ too tho. Maybe the url can get extracted and put credentials into and do a straight reset in the modem? Would be nice… :slight_smile:


#5

Sure! KAKU devices could work, but triggering by URL just feels… cleaner?
I’ll see if triggering the URL will do the job, but since you need to login, I doubt it.


#6

Personally I think there may be more router apps with functionality like this and network usage logging!


#7

Not for the ziggo router, but my netgear router app can directly reboot the router from a flow. Also it monitors up/down speed.

I now have the netgear behind the kpn fiber router, but I used it for many years behind the ziggo router. The provider routers usually s*ck, and cannot be fully controlled by the user. By doing all my lan routing and wifi stuff in netgear I have full control, and could very easily switch provider without days of reconfiguring the router. It basically took me 15 minutes to switch from ziggo to kpn.

Just my 2 cents…


#8

Imagine the router has issues and lost connection (LAN+WAN)… Sometimes happens here.
All your smart devices will be hard to control, especially if you aren’t home.

I put a GSM switch on my main router (Aliexpress, very affordable), prepaid SIM card… Works every time!


#9

Same here! I have a new Ziggo router and set it to operate in bridge mode. Behind there is a Nighthawk with al my settings. Switching was done in a couple of minutes.