Remote Cable modem reboot (hard)

Doran L. "Fozz" Barton fozz at
Mon Feb 1 10:53:22 MST 2010

On Monday 01 February 2010, Dave Smith proclaimed:
> I have used high-end remote power controllers in the past from Pulizzi
> and Eaton, but now I want one that is cheap, simple and easily
> controllable by Linux. We have a Comcast cable modem at work, and it
> needs the occasional reboot to stay happy (ah, fond memories of Windows
> 95). My particular modem (SMC8014) doesn't appear to have a wget'able
> reboot URL, and I want to cold-reboot it anyway.
> What have you used for remote power control on the cheap (under $100)?
> I've heard of X10 being used for this sort of thing, but I don't know
> how controllable it would be from, e.g., a shell script.

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