I have a few wireless AP's under my control, that I look after in work.They all broadcast the same SSID, and the same password-the idea being that people can "roam", and dont have to input multiple passwords etc. It's nothing fancy but occasionally, the wireless will stop working-by stop working, I mean the wireless is still broadcasting but for whatever reason, there is no route out to the Internet.A reboot of the offending router gets it working again.All this usually happens when I am out of the office ;-(
So I thought of using one of the Pi's in the office, with an adaptor that can be put in monitor mode -and the idea would be to have a script that periodically connects to each AP, gets an IP, and then does a ping to somewhere like http://www.google.com . Result written to a log file that can be scrutinised-or emailed even.
Can anybody steer me in the direction of of something that resembles this, and I can then work from there? I can put my Beginners book of Python to good use