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OffOn - Router Rebooter - How to Install and Use this kit

Hardware Installation:

The hardware insallation is quite simple:

1) Plug the Transmitter on the PC's serial port.

2) Plug the Receiver on any 110v outlet reachable by the router.

3) Plug router's AC adapter on the Receiver.

Software Installation:

1) Insert the CD and run the Setup.exe from it.

2) After installed, you will see the OffOn icon on your desktop and also on the Start Menu.



Running OffOn

When you first run the OffOn program it will go automatically to the configuration screen.

The initial setup is straight forward:

Firecracker Port COM:
Is the serial port where the Transmitter is plugged in. Usually (1,2,3,4).

X-10 House/Device#:
The house can be from A to P - it needs to match the House Code of the device. The device # is always 1 if you are using the module provided on the kit.

Auto turn off/on in:
If you are going to use the OffOn with any automatic script or scheduled task, type a number of seconds here (eg. 10, 15). 0- will disable the AUTO RUN feature.

Applying the Setup

Once you save your setup you will see the main screen.

The Main Screen

On the main screen you will see the current X-10 device and COM port setup. If something is wrong, click on the Config option to go back to the Configuration screen.

If you have selected any AUTO TURN OFF/ON time, you will see a countdown on this screen, once it reaches 0, it automatically clicks the TURN OFF and ON NOW button. To avoid accidental reboots, click on the button STOP COUNTER quickly.

If during anytime you click on the "Turn Off and On Now" button the Reboot proccess starts.


Reboot Proccess

Once activated, OffOn will send a signal to the wireless switch to turn off the router. After about 10~15 seconds, it sends the signal to turn it on and quit itself.



Schedulling to reboot every day or week

To make your router reboot every day or week follow these instructions:

1) Click Start >> Control Panel >> Scheduled Tasks

2) Click Add Scheduled Task

3) A wizard will show up to help you to setup the task, click NEXT

4) Click on the Browse... button and select the file OffOn.exe which is under \Program Files\OffOn directory

5) Complete all the questions about days and times and you will be done.



Schedulling to reboot whenever the router stops

To make your router reboot every time it gets stuck will require us to keep checking if we can access the Internet:

1) Click Start >> Control Panel >> Scheduled Tasks

2) Click Add Scheduled Task

3) A wizard will show up to help you to setup the task, click NEXT

4) Click on the Browse... button and select the file testConn.vbs which is under \Program Files\OffOn directory

5) Tell the wizard that you want this task to run every 15 minutes (for example)



You can increase or decrease the amount of time you will ask the computer to check the connection according to your stucking experience. Usually every 60 minutes is good enough.



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