This is actually a simple yet brilliant idea. Since the first line of defense of any tech problem with the network is the reboot the modem and router, why not do it preemptively to prevent the problems from happening in the first place?
This outlet timer is designed specifically for that. There are two outlets that switch off and back on daily at a time and interval you decide. I tried doing this with a cheaper analog timer designed for lamps, and I switched to this one because:
- It is digital, so it is silent
- It can be programmed to only switch off for a short period (the lamp timer's shortest interval is 30 minutes)
- It has 2 outlets to handle both the modem and router simultaneously