I was reading through the documentation on setting up my router as a dumb AP and the section about changing the IP address of the router from 192.168.1.1 to anything else got me thinking about how we could make this easier for the noobs. Would it be possible in Luci to have an automatic redirect to the new IP? If for example I wanted to change my router's LAN IP from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.2 and when I click "Save & Apply" it brings up the "Connectivity change" pop-up type window. Could we make it open the a new tab or window that opens the new IP address?
Is it a bad idea?
The problem is not necessarily the new IP but rather the network stack of the OS not requesting a new IP. The link does not (always) get down when reconfiguring the network, hence the OS is not aware of the changed situation until the DHCP lease times out.