You might be able to fix your internet-connected device if it has been configured incorrectly, according to an article on the Domain Authority website.
In the article, Domain Authority’s Mark Tewes explained how a device can be configured incorrectly and turned off when it has the right permissions.
Tewes said Domain Authority has been using an app called Smart Security that can help users check if devices have been configured correctly.
The app uses a number of different criteria to determine if a device is set up correctly.TEWes said the app will look at a number, including the number of network ports the device has, whether the device is plugged in or connected via a USB or Ethernet cable, and whether it is powered on or off.
If the device appears to have the correct permissions, the app then checks to see if it can be turned off or not.
He said this is the only way to know if the device needs to be rebooted.
“You need to be sure that the device itself is configured properly, otherwise you may not know if it is working properly,” he said.
“Once you’ve checked these parameters, then it’ll automatically turn off the device.”
If you don’t have the right permission for the device, then you’ll be asked to confirm that it is safe to turn it on.
“Domain Authority’s Smart Security app uses the IP address lookup of the device’s MAC address to determine the device owner’s permission.
It also uses a set of network port checks to determine which port is connected to the device and whether that port is enabled or disabled.
Tews said Smart Security also can look at the device MAC address and MAC address of the wireless network the device belongs to.”
It can also determine if the network address of a wireless network has been changed, which can also help determine if that MAC address has been updated,” he explained.
Domain Authority also uses the MAC address lookup from the device to determine whether the IP is on the same network as the device or if it belongs to different networks.”
For example, the MAC addresses of the MACs of devices on different networks may be different,” he wrote.”
When it is configured correctly, it can determine whether or not the device should be turned on or not and can also turn the device off automatically.
“Using these IP checks, it will tell you if you are using a device that is properly configured.”
Domain authority said its Smart Security application is free to use, but it can cost $7.99 to install.
The article said it is not available for download.