Ticket #1750 (new enhancement)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

Range-based automatic network configuration

Reported by: Mercury Owned by: openmoko-devel
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I'm not sure if anyone has a plan like this in the works, but I thought I'd fire it up here because it's something I've never seen before and I think it would be really great.

There should be software or a configuration option that automatically configures your network connection, based on whether you're in range of a wifi, bluetooth, or GPRS transceiver.

Suggested configuration options:
-Change IP when in entering or leaving range of preferred connections (Yes/No/Ask?)
-Resort to open wifi connections (Yes/No/Ask?)
etc etc.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Mercury

  • Severity changed from normal to minor

Perhaps a GPS based option as well (i.e. 'Never connect to GPRS when you're at home or at the office even if wifi is unavailable.' Or 'Only connect to access point SSID when at location LATLONGRADIUS)

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by Mercury

Perhaps this could be a separately maintained project? Is it possible under the FSO framework to issue requests to connect/disconnect and check wifi/gsm signal strength and whether you've lost contact with an access point, etc? (or at least planned)

If this can all be implemented as an application, then I wouldn't have to bother you :) Although it would be nice if there was some way to have an application start up on its own at bootup.

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