OK, bit of an odd question here: Is it possible to set an HS105 plug to an OPEN wifi network?
Reason/Background: I have a network router that keeps losing its connection to my Internet modem. My internet modem (provided by Xfinity/Comcast) stays online, but the signal does not go any farther than the router... so other devices (including wireless) do NOT get Internet signal. The only solution when this happens, is to reboot the modem manually (power off/power on).
When this happens and I am OUT of the house, I need someone to physically crawl under my desk to reset the router... UNLESS I can find a way to turn it off/on remotely.
I had an idea that I could, perhaps, do this using a smart plug (my HS105), but the plug needs to be connected to the wifi network in the house. I DO have an OPEN wifi network (the one provided by Xfinity through all of their modems), nsd this stays up when the router stops working... but the HS105 will not connect to it because it seems to require a secure connection!
Note: I do NOT use the built-in wireless from Xfinity, since I have wireless access l controlled through my router. So opening another wifi would only cause issues with the other signals.
Any thoughts and ideas are appreciated!