A crazy idea I had recently was to install a smartplug on to the PoE Switch power adaptor.
Has anyone tried this before?
Support: All your APs are offline. Can you find the PoE Switch that looks like... Customer: I am not a techy person Support: This is just a game of wheres wally..does it have lights Customer: Back in my day we had the Greyflix and just needed to hit things Customer: Oh my iPhone is now charged...*unplug sound, re-plug sound*...sorry I was distracted, say again Support: Whatever you just did...fixed it!
We've joked about doing something like that for the MX and/or modem, we've come up with all sorts of schemes for keeping that active even when the MX is offline. As long as you are able to keep the smart outlet online it should work, just make sure that even when you turn the outlet off to cycle equipment you don't accidentally cut off it's internet access. Also the lack of enterprise management on it might mean that it could pull a firmware update in the middle of the day and take down your network. If you use a Meraki switch you can just cycle the PoE ports the APs are connected to.