Wifi as Fallback Internet

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gth
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Wifi as Fallback Internet

Postby gth » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:21 pm

I've searched, and other than a tethering post for an Android phone, I'm surprised I can't find an existing procedure for using Gargoyle's wireless to connect to a wifi hotspot, as the WAN link. Maybe I'm not thinking of the right nomenclature?

My main aim is for when the main DSL router dies / shaped or otherwise link down. I don't mind if this requires me to login to the router and flip over from the ethernet WAN link to Wifi WAN link.

Would this be an easier approach (wifi connection... aaaand we're done) than all the permutations of USB devices and AT commands for 3g/4g modems... ? Just a thought. Nearly every 3g/4g dongle provides a Wifi hotspot, as do nearly all mobile phones these days. (I don't mean to oversimplify the permutations of wifi radios in routers :)

PS: Gargoyle is great - provides everything I want it to! Trying to get back to Gargoyle-USB-controlled relays; just got a more immediate need for reliable internet & redundancy.

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Re: Wifi as Fallback Internet

Postby Lantis » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:52 pm

Gargoyle supports wireless DHCP as a WAN source.
You can just login and change your settings as required.

Does this solve your problem?
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Re: Wifi as Fallback Internet

Postby ispyisail » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:21 pm

I think this is what he wants?

https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/net ... iwan/mwan3

I've always thought this would be a good feature for gargoyle.

If the primary connection goes down (ADSL/VDSL/Fibre) then a 3g/4g modem auto enables as a backup.

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Re: Wifi as Fallback Internet

Postby Lantis » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:41 pm

I understand what he probably wants, but...

gth wrote:I don't mind if this requires me to login to the router and flip over from the ethernet WAN link to Wifi WAN link.


The above is doable today out of the box.
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Re: Wifi as Fallback Internet

Postby ispyisail » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:57 am

True, manual mode available now

Auto mode feature request only.

Nice feature but i'm not sure many people would use it?


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