Ping watchdog that power off AP until uplink restored.

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Re: Ping watchdog that power off AP until uplink restored.

Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:17 am

I'll add it to my list of things to do.

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Re: Ping watchdog that power off AP until uplink restored.

Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:00 am

Hi Eric,

I'm absolutely desperate for this functionality at a couple of sites and having to do crazy hacks to workaround. I'm willing to try beta firmware if it's nowhere near RC?

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Re: Ping watchdog that power off AP until uplink restored.

Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:58 pm

Are you sure this would actually work for you? If a failing ping turns on the power to your backup link, once the backup link is active won't the ping start succeeding again? Because once the ping succeeds it will turn off the power to the backup link again.

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Re: Ping watchdog that power off AP until uplink restored.

Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:35 pm

The automatic "off" functionality isn't as important as I get an alert if routes change anyway. Most important thing is that the "ping fails, turn port on feature" so the reserve connection can kick in and essentially bring the tower back to life.



On a different note, it's great being able to easily automatically turn on and off higher powered radios when voltage changes (e.g. solar panels in snow turns on Airmax radio and turns off SAF radio) or on a time schedule (e.g. 1am to 6am) etc.

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Re: Ping watchdog that power off AP until uplink restored.

Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:21 pm

I created 1.4.8rc8 for you. It has an "Enable Power" action for the watchdog.

http://forum.netonix.com/firmware/testi ... 4.8rc8.bin

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Re: Ping watchdog that power off AP until uplink restored.

Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:21 pm

Thanks...I'll do some bench testing tomorrow and let you know if any obvious issues.

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