I am looking for a project with the goal of monitoring WiFi signal with say a test loop of minimal data. In the event that the test fails x number of times, then it would activate a power relay to momentarily stop an AC input. The idea is that should a WiFi access point lock up for whatever reason it’s power supply could be reset, thus rebooting to hopefully correct the faults that it’s own diagnostics fail to detect.
This would save the need to return home physically to reset a device that has frozen, just so that other wireless devices are not Offline too. If it could also log each reset it could then be useful to prove reliability of such a device, and when to replace.
Has anyone seen anything similar to this? I’m definitely not not gifted to just put this together, but guess it could also be used as a WiFi real-time test device, especially if the test packets used were size adjusted to run “capacity tests” .
obviously the simple way is to log in remotely and reset, however if it does not know it’s down, then it’s much harder to discover it’s down when you are not on-site or just doing other things. And if it’s also the main modem locked up, this offers the chance of automated recovery. It might also work as a wired network test, handy to IT managers for restarting devices like printers, ip phones, etc with network failures without asking users.