Let AutoPing Protect Your Network

Published on September 24, 2013

iBoot, Product News, Tips and Tricks

We get a lot of calls for our old PowerPal phone line power controller.  When we tell them that the iBoot does the same thing over the network they often reply: “But the network is the thing that is failing and needs to be rebooted!”

Thank heavens we invented AutoPing!

The AutoPing feature allows iBoot to automatically detect when the network fails and automatically reboots your router, cable modem, DSL or anything else that caused the freeze-up in the first place.

I have one in my basement that continuously ‘pings’ through my home network out to the internet.  Every time the cable company locks up, iBoot senses that and automatically reboots everything right away.  No more calls from from the kids that they can’t play XBox or stream Netflix.

Anyone who wants to keep their network up and running and avoid whiny kids (or bosses) should get one and make their troubles a thing of the past.

You can do even more than that

With AutoPing, you control the timing of the ping tests and how many fails it needs before it takes action.  Maybe you want to shut something down when something else is off line – AutoPing can do that.  Maybe you want to fire up an alert signal when something important fails – AutoPing can do that too!

AutoPing Operational Modes:

AutoPing as Network Monitor: iBoot is installed with the device to be rebooted, but pings a remote host to test the communication channel. Ideal for: DSL & Cable Modem Verification

Local AutoPing: iBoot is installed with the device it monitors and automatically reboots if there is no response. Ideal for: Kiosks & Servers

AutoPing Alert: iBoot monitors network device and powers up alarm or redundant system when there is no response Ideal for: Hot Standby Servers, Environmental Control, Alert for any Network Failure

AutoPing Setup is Easy

AutoPing Setup for iBoot-G2.

AutoPing Setup for iBoot-G2.

The  iBoot-G2 has two IP Addresses that you can set for AutoPing.  The basic setup uses one IP Address.  If you want to test more than one IP you can add the second address, then select the logical AND or OR mode to set which ones have to fail before action is taken.  Set the Frequency in seconds and the Fail Count independently for each IP Address.  Finally set the Action.  AutoPing supports several options here:

 

None AutoPing will not take any action upon Fail.
Power On – Latch Upon triggering, iBoot-G2 will power on and remain so until changed via the web, telnet, DxP, etc.
Power On – Follow Upon triggering, iBoot-G2 will power on.  When the ping response returns, iBoot-G2 will power off.
Power Off – Latch Upon triggering, iBoot-G2 will power off and remain so until changed via the web, telnet, DxP, etc.
Power Off – Follow Upon triggering, iBoot-G2 will power off.  When the ping response returns, iBoot-G2 will power on.
Power CycleTimes Upon triggering, iBoot-G2 will cycle the power.  If Power Cycle does not result in the ping response the iBoot-G2 can cycle again.  The number of times the iBoot-G2 will cycle is set by the Times setting.  To have the iBoot cycle power 3 times to get the system to respond again, set the Times to 3.