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Wireless Schedule via Crontab

Introduction

To disable the wireless users at a specific time during the day…say 10:45am-1:00pm you can use this how-to

Edit Crontab file

SSH into your router with putty or winSCP

edit /etc/crontabs/root

vi /etc/crontabs/root

Add these example lines

30 22 * * * wifi down
30 6 * * * wifi up

To enable new the schedule either reboot the router or run

/etc/init.d/cron stop
/etc/init.d/cron start

Crontab syntax

minute (0-59), hour (0-23, 0 = midnight), day (1-31), month (1-12), weekday (0-6, 0 = Sunday)

Turn wifi off at 10:30pm

30 22 * * * wifi down

Turn wifi on at 6:30pm

30 6 * * * wifi up

wireless_schedule.1343903903.txt.gz · Last modified: 2012/08/02 10:38 by eric
 
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