In order to work around some problems with some unreliable 2G/3G mobile broadband connections I would like to set up an automatic service to forcibly restart either the network interface itself or the whole computer once the internet connection has been down for a certain number of hours. This would automate what we so far have been doing manually to restore the connections.
Does such a utility exist for Windows 8 and if not how can I script such a task?
For a bit of context we have been installing a set of computers in inaccessible locations as a means of remotely monitoring installations of a system being tested. Anyway, these are plain old Windows 8 netbooks running a logging/configuration program and are typically connected through 2G/3G dongles.
Unfortunately for whatever reason these connections tend to be rather dodgy and drop out after a few months, requiring a manual restart. The ISP has been of little help, essentially claiming that their modern consumer gear isn't designed for this type of application (fair enough) but also unable to suggest any alternatives.
To be fair there do seem to be industrial modem/router devices available on the market, though the order-of-magnitude price difference and the fact that the systems have already been installed has me searching for easy solutions.
Lastly I am not an "superuser" and this is my first question or activity of any sort here, so I apologize if this is off-topic or a question which has already been answered.