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#262177 8-Jan-2020 22:31
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Hi all, my wife is in hospital and will be for some time.

 

Due to one too many brain surgeries her eyesight is not good and cant see the screen on the phone, thankfully the iPad is ok and there is free wifi but if you dont use something for 30 seconds or so you have to go through the signup again to get another session. 

 

If I want to speak to my wife I use facetime or facebook but this needs a wifi connection.

 

Does anyone know of an app to keep the wifi alive, it it was a windows machine I would just constantly ping google to keep the session alive.

 

Does anyone know of an app that can just ping google or another IP address to keep the wifi session alive, it would be nice if we could have say 1 or 2 hour timeout, yes I know this will use more battery but we have a charger and long cable so that is not a problem.

 

 

 

Thanks

 

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  #2387721 9-Jan-2020 07:22
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Don't have a solution and I'm not really sure what would work as a solution.

 

The ultimate problem is the hotspot setup there is just broken. Such a setup is just dumb.

 

 


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  #2387725 9-Jan-2020 07:29
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Quick and dirty solution would be to open youtube and play something, but as @sbiddle says, having such a short timeout is pretty poor practice. Wonder if it was meant to be 30 minutes?


 
 
 
 




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  #2387799 9-Jan-2020 08:39
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RunningMan:

 

Quick and dirty solution would be to open youtube and play something, but as @sbiddle says, having such a short timeout is pretty poor practice. Wonder if it was meant to be 30 minutes?

 

 

Thanks, she has left i heart radio going some times and that resolves the issue but she has to remember to leave it running, I am looking for something to keeps it a little more WAF friendly.

 

I did think about using two Mikrotiks, one to connect to the wifi and ping 8.8.8.8 and the other to act as a WAP with our home SSID, will work fine in her current room and the recreation room next door but not in other rooms like the dining room. ( it is a rehab part of the hospital ), we are going to the optometrist tonight so hopefully she will get new glasses that will fix her issues so she can see the phone again.

 

 

 

John 

 

 

 

 





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  #2387809 9-Jan-2020 09:07
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Use 1 Mikrotik with dual band WiFi - hapAC lite would do it. Could you script one to activate the captive portal?




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  #2387810 9-Jan-2020 09:12
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RunningMan:

 

Use 1 Mikrotik with dual band WiFi - hapAC lite would do it. Could you script one to activate the captive portal?

 

I like the idea of that, but I did not know you could do that. I have one at work I will borrow and see if I can get it working.

 

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