Rangecast FAQ
[FAQ-1248] Webswitch Pro Auto Rebooter


Page Type: REFERENCE


OVERVIEW

Rangecast now recommends the Webswitch Pro auto rebooter which will enhance the system's up-time by automatically power cycling a Rangecast feed site PC which freezes (this can occur during Windows updates or other events at times). The Webswitch Pro has networking technology which has allowed our engineers to integrate its operation into the Rangecast architecture. The Webswitch is very easy to setup, can run in DHCP, and can serve up to two PCs at one time.


METHOD

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REFERENCE

For initial configuration of WebSwitch (this work is usually done by the vendor prior to shipping, but is included for reference)


[FAQ-1229] WebSwitch setup (remote power switch)

To setup a WebSwitch remote power switch, first set configuration options for the device via a web browser, then connect the device to your PC, and finally associate the serial number of the device with the PC.




For checking WebSwitch status while the device is in service

[FAQ-1240] Checking Webswitch status

The status of a WebSwitch rebooter in the field can be checked via the status page. This can be useful for checking that a WebSwitch is operational, or diagnosing why a PC connected to a WebSwitch did not restart as expected.




For using WebSwitch to manually trigger a reboot via internet

[FAQ-1249] Remote power cycling of a PC using WebSwitch

If a PC has a WebSwitch rebooter, you can manually request a power cycle and reboot of the PC through an online Rangecast user interface.




Rangecast FAQ - ID 1248 - last updated 14 February 2019     Images shown - [block]