Schedule daily wifi router on/off

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Have any of you used the sockets (smart plugs / timer sockets) which can be used to turn off wifi router automatically at night and then turn on in the morning — both at fixed times everyday?

Which brands are good at these?

P.S. I need one for the JIO router

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Usually you don’t need to turn off router.
If you really need it then any type of smart plug will work.
But there is a problem with what you want to do…how will smart plug will switch on router after wifi is swithed off in night stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes

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I have configured my TPLink router to daily switch off wifi from 11 pm to 8 am.The option is available in the admin menu

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panchabhut wrote:

I have configured my TPLink router to daily switch off wifi from 11 pm to 8 am.The option is available in the admin menu

Screenshot will be helpful.

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panchabhut wrote:

I have configured my TPLink router to daily switch off wifi from 11 pm to 8 am.The option is available in the admin menu

But that only disconnects the internet and not shuts down the router itself
Right?

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U need to flash open source OS.

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panchabhut wrote:

I have configured my TPLink router to daily switch off wifi from 11 pm to 8 am.The option is available in the admin menu

That’s a gimmick, it actually hides the signal and nothing else. Read it on some blog on the internet

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amdoinggood123 wrote:

That’s a gimmick, it actually hides the signal and nothing else. Read it on some blog on the internet

If it says wireless signal off than it switches off wireless but router is still on.

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ashish0193 wrote:

If it says wireless signal off than it switches off wireless but router is still on.

Yes, that’s correct in a way, but the requirement is complete power saving

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Set alarms in your phone
Go to router physically and switch off from your hands
Switch on in the morning again

I know it will be very energy consuming and effortful but it will save some electricity

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Smart plug turns off the WiFi router.
Wifi router : jis thaali me khaya usi me ched.
sob

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akki.akki wrote:

Smart plug turns off the WiFi router.
Wifi router : jis thaali me khaya usi me ched.
sob


https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/729235/medium/images_%281%29.jpeg?1640151665

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The schedule still work but smart features like alexa won’t obviously. you can’t control until internet is back on but scheduled switch on will work. rolleyes

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akki.akki wrote:

Smart plug turns off the WiFi router.
Wifi router : jis thaali me khaya usi me ched.
sob

Is it not a catch 22 situation ?? Main tujhe band karoon tu mujhe band karein

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Any use. Like how much electricity will it save? Minimal right

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avgn wrote:

Any use. Like how much electricity will it save? Minimal right

I switch off wifi radio mainly for health reasons. Wifi signals are known to interfere with sleep.

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kartikxxx wrote:

Screenshot will be helpful.

If you have TPlink, log in to router,
Advanced>Wireless>Wireless schedule> Wireless off time>Add (indicate time for which it will be off and repeat mode)

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panchabhut wrote:

If you have TPlink, log in to router,
Advanced>Wireless>Wireless schedule> Wireless off time>Add (indicate time for which it will be off and repeat mode)

What is ur model, seems its model specific, i can’t see this option in my tplink.

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panchabhut wrote:

I switch off wifi radio mainly for health reasons. Wifi signals are known to interfere with sleep.

Don’t use mobile /computer at night. You will sleep better and wake up healthier

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panchabhut wrote:

I switch off wifi radio mainly for health reasons. Wifi signals are known to interfere with sleep.

I had this thought when I first got my dual-band router, and then I realized, we can power off our router, but how about other crazy routers around our house?

In my case my bed room is close to other’s hall way.

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kartikxxx wrote:

What is ur model, seems its model specific, i can’t see this option in my tplink.

MR600

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amdoinggood123 wrote:

Is it not a catch 22 situation ?? Main tujhe band karoon tu mujhe band karein


The way that Kasa smart plugs work is that when you set-up schedules to turn the smart plug on/off at set times, these schedules are actually stored on the device itself. This means that it’ll still come back on even when the WiFi router is off.


https://www.smarthomepoint.com/smart-plugs-turn...

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Buy another router

Connect smart plug to that router

Schedule the smart plug to turn off/on at specified times

Done.

Do vice versa for the secondary router but at different times.

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saurabh1 wrote:

Buy another router

Connect smart plug to that router

Schedule the smart plug to turn off/on at specified times

Done.

Do vice versa for the secondary router but at different times.

And what is the purpose of this? To use smart plugs or to turn off the router to minimize power savings or radiation or what-so-ever.

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kartikxxx wrote:

What is ur model, seems its model specific, i can’t see this option in my tplink.

I have this in mine , i have a tplink archer c6

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my airtel nokia router can do this with scheduling. 

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MasterAnimesh wrote:

Usually you don’t need to turn off router.
If you really need it then any type of smart plug will work.
But there is a problem with what you want to do…how will smart plug will switch on router after wifi is swithed off in night stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes

Most smart plug / lights keeps the schedules locally if you set them using their native app, unless you use alexa or similar to do this, turning on will work fine without internet.

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