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What is the cheapest solution to be able to remotely power cycle a regular 120V outlet via ethernet? I've seen solutions like iBoot, but they're really expensive. Is there a cheap way to remotely power cycle equipment?

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+1, I also need an answer for this. –  Jimmy Apr 3 '10 at 16:31
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Define a threshold for "Cheap". –  Wesley Apr 3 '10 at 18:10
    
Under $100, preferably under $50. –  Robot Apr 3 '10 at 19:20
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In what currency? –  John Gardeniers Jan 12 '11 at 20:17

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Ambery's "Remote Power Switch" is less expensive than the iBoot. It's still over $100 though.

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Probably a X10 module strapped to a ShivaPlug or other small embedded system.

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I bought "IP Power 9258T" for $75, but I have not tested it yet. Physically the device is somewhat larger than other similar devices that I have seen, but seems well built.

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Here's a review of a device that looks promising: http://www.hackerfactor.com/blog/index.php?/archives/163-Ethernet-Power-Switch.html

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