It’s not by design. I leave everything working as is until I next get back to visit.
That being said, my mum is a dab hand with a mouse when directed over a shared Skype screen. If you were to improve the rs package I can get it installed.
Got her to set up a new laptop once with all her required programs and restored data over the phone and Skype.
But please don’t do anything to much out of way.
Perhaps you should try persuading them that the router, like the fridge, is a device that must be left on 24x7 to work properly and that by leaving it on they will get better internet connection speeds during the day time, money saving is negligible.
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If that fails:
Tell them to turn on the router before turning on the Humax for the day.
Many of the rs update are scheduled to run once a day on using anacrontab, it wouldn't hurt anything for them to run more frequently
you could create crontab entries to run the updates hourly to improve the chances of them suceeding