Remote Router Check??

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by harrismail, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. harrismail

    harrismail MDL Member

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    I have a rental property that has a Broadband WiFi router in it but no PC. Guests staying there can use the internet for free...

    But ..... Here's the question - Is there any way I can "kind of" login to check or monitor if the router is working OK? You know how it is - sometimes routers disconnect and so I would like to know so I can nip round and reboot it or get the guests to do it. It has a dynamic IP address so when restarted it would have a new IP address?

    Is this possible?
     
  2. 2centsworth

    2centsworth MDL Senior Member

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    Most routers offer remote access, ideally with SSL (Like DDWRT firmware). Some routers have built in watchdog routines (DDWRT) and your final option would be via a VPN to the LAN the router is on. You use a dynamic domain name client like tzo, again most routers support this today and the dynamic domain name works well if the router is a VPN endpoint on a dynamic address broadband to allow VPN service.