dynamic network manager on Wlan2

Device: NANO
Type: Suggestion
Status: Accepted

Hi there !

I am on latest version: 1.0.5

There's a static network manager on the wlan2 by default
in the file /etc/config/network and /etc/config/wireless

The SSID and passwords are lost if we change the SSID of Wlan2. Doesn't remember the old connected AP wifi.
Darren suggests to handle this,

"would be to have a daemon or constantly running script that starts on boot to monitor wlan2 WiFi (or possibly Internet) connectivity, and when unavailable move to the next AP in the list. This could be done by bypassing the built-in WiFi client mode manager that references /etc/config/wireless and rather interface directly with "iw". "

Comments:

Sebkinne
2016/02/10 00:35
Hi bitxo,

Thank you for submitting this suggestion. I'll see what I can do.


Best Regards,
Sebkinne
Marcsthe1st
2016/02/11 13:02
Sehkinne,
Darren already got some ideas:

What you're describing is a Preferred Network List - something a WiFi network manager would handle.

There's a network manager on the WiFi Pineapple in the form of /etc/config/network and /etc/config/wireless -- but since it's a router OS they are static by default.

Another way to handle this would be to have a daemon or constantly running script that starts on boot to monitor wlan2 WiFi (or possibly Internet) connectivity, and when unavailable move to the next AP in the list. This could be done by bypassing the built-in WiFi client mode manager that references /etc/config/wireless and rather interface directly with "iw".

I recommend making a feature request at wifipineapple.com/bugs -- it'll help us know what to prioritize on with the next firmware update. "

Maybe it helps :)
Sebkinne
2016/02/11 20:01
Hi Marcsthe1st,

Yeah, those are my words to Darren when he asked me :)

I have it on my radar and will look at it when there is a bit more time.


Best Regards,
Sebkinne

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