here are some updates regarding DynaPoint. The idea was to create a daemon, which regularily checks the Internet connection and changes the used access point depending on the result. That way the handling with APs would become easier as you already could tell the status by the AP’s SSID.
A daemon with basic functionality is already working. After installation, there is one configuration step necessary.
You have to choose in /etc/config/wireless which AP should be used, if Internet connectivity is available and which one if the connectivity is lost. You can do that by adding “dynapoint 1” or “dynapoint 0” to the respecive wifi-iface section.
You can also configure dynapoint via LuCI, although it’s not yet complete.
I was struggeling a bit with it, because the documentation of LuCI is a bit minimalistic…
Here is a screenshot of how it currently looks like:
To verify Internet connectivity, it is probably better to make a small http download than just ping an IP address.
Using “wget –spider” should be suitable for that.
Also, I will see if I can get rid of the required configuration step in /etc/config/wireless in the next weeks and provide fully automatic configuration.
If you want to test dynapoint for yourself, just go to https://github.com/thuehn/dynapoint.