On my Mimosa radios, I would like the ability to configure the Ethernet interface to drop for a few seconds and then come back up in the event that I lose the wireless link. This would force routing protocols to immediately re-route. When it comes back up, it allows me to still manage the device, but since the wireless link is down, the routing protocols don’t re-establish.
Hi Mike, we already have that feature. It’s called Rapid Port Shutdown. From the help pages:
Rapid Port Shutdown (RPS) - Enabling this option disables the logical link of the Ethernet port for 2 seconds once every 5 minutes if the wireless link disassociates. This function becomes active only after initial association, and repeats the off/on cycle until the link re-associates. This speeds convergence of routing and switching protocols used in the network.
You didn’t think I’d stay happy, did you?
Now how about being able to customize when it turns off based on MAC rate? A 10 meg connection doesn’t do me any good, so it might as well drop.
Note: I started this response the day you commented, but forgot about it. The site saved it for my return.
That feature request has been in queue for some time (ability to set max and min MCS). I’ll use your comment to increase the vote count.
+1 for this feature! Specifically on the B24.
Very important feature for establishing link redundancy for wireless networks. B11’s have a tendency to sit at 7 PHY in bad thunderstorms and yet the link won’t drop keeping the port alive.
- Any movement on this? It does no good for the link to stay up if the throughput tanks.
I’d like it too! Sooner better than later please.