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  • gwilhunting made the instructable Raspberry Pi Internet Monitor7 months ago
    Raspberry Pi Internet Monitor

    Thanks for the instructable! I made it.I couldn't find an answer to the internet-up question, so in the end I added a line to the 'cron' startup list.As I didn't want the light tower I used three standard LEDs and a resistor on the GPIO pins, and these LEDs show the status of the internet.I also added a piezo speaker to the Pi and some extra parts to the code, so when the internet is down, the device repeatedly plays a sad song to alert us, until the internet is back up.I used the official Raspberry Pi case to box it all up in.If I was to work on it more, I'll add a button to 'silence' the alert tones, until the internet is back up.

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  • gwilhunting commented on talk2bruce's instructable Raspberry Pi Internet Monitor8 months ago
    Raspberry Pi Internet Monitor

    Sorry for the delay, I didn't see a notification that you'd responded. Here is the contents of file /etc/network/interfaces. I'm connecting via Wifi. I believe I have rpi-internet-monitor.py in the specified location. Does this help? :C# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)# Please note that this file is written to be used with dhcpcd# For static IP, consult /etc/dhcpcd.conf and 'man dhcpcd.conf'# Include files from /etc/network/interfaces.d:source-directory /etc/network/interfaces.dauto loiface lo inet loopbackiface eth0 inet manualallow-hotplug wlan0iface wlan0 inet manual wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.confallow-hotplug wlan1iface wlan1 inet manual wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.confpost-up python /home/pi/python_programs/rpi-internet-monit...

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    Sorry for the delay, I didn't see a notification that you'd responded. Here is the contents of file /etc/network/interfaces. I'm connecting via Wifi. I believe I have rpi-internet-monitor.py in the specified location. Does this help? :C# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)# Please note that this file is written to be used with dhcpcd# For static IP, consult /etc/dhcpcd.conf and 'man dhcpcd.conf'# Include files from /etc/network/interfaces.d:source-directory /etc/network/interfaces.dauto loiface lo inet loopbackiface eth0 inet manualallow-hotplug wlan0iface wlan0 inet manual wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.confallow-hotplug wlan1iface wlan1 inet manual wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.confpost-up python /home/pi/python_programs/rpi-internet-monitor.py

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  • gwilhunting commented on talk2bruce's instructable Raspberry Pi Internet Monitor9 months ago
    Raspberry Pi Internet Monitor

    This is a great instructable, my first with the Raspberry Pi. Thanks!Unfortunately, I can't quite get mine to work on startup- the lights function correctly when rpi-internet-monitor.py is manually started from the command line, but I can't get the program to start automatically when the Pi starts up. I've checked that the post-up line is present in /etc/network/interfaces. I'm using a Pi 3, which has inbuilt wifi. Please can anyone help?

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