My modem locked up and killed Wi-Fi during a recent storm. Unfortunately, I was unable to restart it because I was out of town so got me thinking about how to prevent the same thing from happening again the next time.
Was hoping for a power outage to force a restart when power resumed, but that didn't happen. So now I'm exploring options other than asking a neighbor to go to the circuit breaker on the house to do it. PG&E can do it, but that involves many more steps and scheduling a crew to come over etc. - not practical. You can't just say, "Please turn off the power for five minutes so my modem can reboot" (hopefully a mechanical timer can do just that).
The old pin style Intermatic TIME-ALL timer I have has a minimum duration of 30 minutes between On/Off. That's longer than I'd like, so looking into a replacement with shorter intervals.
Somebody else had the same idea!
Works for reset once a week