There are a few different ways to remotely restart a DAKboard Display or DAKboard CPU. Continue reading to learn more.

Use a Smart Plug

There are many smart plugs that can be used to remotely restart a DAKboard device from a smartphone or tablet. Just plug the DAKboard device into the smart plug and by turning the plug off and back on, you can restart your DAKboard device. 

Amazon's smart plug ( works over wifi and is a good option if you don't already have any smart home devices. Samsung's smart plug ( also works well, but you'll need the SmartThings hub for it to connect. 

Connect via SSH

If your DAKboard CPU or Wall Display is still within their 90 warranty, please review its conditions before making changes to the device.

To remotely connect to your Display or CPU, you'll first need to find the IP address of the display. You can find this in the DAKboard settings, under "Displays & Devices". Click the more actions (3 dots) button next to your device and select "Info". In the popup, you'll see the IP address. 

NOTE: Your computer will need to be connected to the same wifi network as your device. 

Please reach out to for your device's SSH credentials.

On a Mac computer

Open the Terminal program, and type the following command: ssh pi@YOUR_IP_ADDR (replacing YOUR_IP_ADDR with the IP address found above), then press enter.

When prompted for the password, type the password provided in the request above and press enter.

Or on a Windows computer:

Open, or download the Putty program (free download at Paste the IP Address found above into the "Host Name or IP Address" field and press the Connect button. When prompted, type the username and/or password provided in your request above.

Then, once logged in, type the following command: sudo reboot, and then press enter. This will restart your device and log you out.

Automatically Restart on a Schedule

Lastly, you can configure the DAKboard device to restart daily at a certain time. Use the instructions above to connect to the DAKboard device via SSH. Once connected, type the following command:

sudo nano /etc/cron.d/dakboard

Press enter, then use the arrow keys to go to the bottom of the file, and paste or type in the following on a new line:

* 4 * * * root /sbin/reboot

Then press ctrl-o and then ctrl-x to save and quit. 

This will trigger the DAKboard device to restart daily at 4 AM. Adjust the "4" in the command above to restart at any hour (Use 24-hour time format).

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