Hello everyone been using ipfire on a APU2E0 with a WLE200NX. Everything seems solid. After using it for a while I would like to turn off wifi. Is it possible via cron or would everyone agree that it is easier just blocking internet access? I am looking to turn off wifi from 00:00 - 06:00. My cron would be as follows:
00 00 * * * wifi down
00 06 * * * wifi up
Please go easy on me. All advise welcome. Thanks in advance.
You will just need to start/stop hostapd, but I’m not sure for the command on ipfire. You will need to try it out, something like
I first thought thats possible with connection scheduler but seems thats wrong.
So maybe following helps. Try carefully iam no expert in this.
# Wifi Schedule
00 00 * * * /etc/init.d/hostapd stop
00 06 * * * /etc/init.d/hostapd start
your suggestion did not work Tulpenknicker,
a workaround that i found was to block internet access on blue thru firewall rule with schedule.
block blue going to red and it works.
it there a reason why your suggestion would not work? would it need a sudo at the beginning or .sh at the end? where can we find hostapd commands for ipfire to test the stop/start? thanks anyway.
Yeah as i wrote iam no expert in this
If you use in Console
this works. So i thought maybe this works also what i wrote
Iam sorry maybe a expert can help here.
You just write two executable scripts with that single commands, put it somewhere on the disk and rely on them in cron.
# Wifi Schedule
00 00 * * * /XXX/wifi_stop.sh
00 06 * * * /XXX/wifi_start.sh
After uploading not to forget making the files executable.
chmod 755 wifi_stop.sh
chmod 755 wifi_start.sh
thanks for the response. not to sound like an idiot but i have no experience with IPFire. i have dealt with openwrt and it seems different.
in 00 00 * * * /XXX/wifi_stop.sh what would i input for /XXX/.
/XXX/ means the exact folder where you placed the files.
For example if you put wifi_stop.sh in the home folder of root, it would look in cron like:
00 00 * * * bash /root/wifi_stop.sh
Until today i had no Wifi on my test IPFire. I tried my own suggestion now on my own. Can confirm now myself
works for me 100%
i am able to execute the hostapd on/off commands manually but cannot get it to work in cron. any suggestions tulpenknicker? i’ve tried thru nano fcrontab -e and wrote as above but no luck. can you paste your location of file. thanks.
All what you have to do is type
Scroll down, enter the mentioned data, save. You are done.
As i wrote, works for me.
This works! Can this please be added as a feature request? Tulpenknicker or Pierre? I’m willing to donate if this feature is added to wlan settings. thank you.
I am afraid I can not help you because I am not a dev.