Using a WRT1900ACS rev 1 and traveling quite a lot (in an RV) and have been successfully using travelmate and openvpn to keep online and reasonably safe.
One problem I've got is that some places where we camp have unreliable wifi and we end up getting disconnected randomly or the router ends up in a state where it thinks we're connected (radio is active and the client AP is showing good signal strength) but traffic goes nowhere.
Usually what I have to do is disable the radio, stop openvpn and then restart travelmate to bring the AP back up and then manually restart openvpn. I leave openvpn as a manual operation because sometimes I'm connected through my phone and don't feel a need to start openvpn. It's not that I trust our carriers, it's just that I'm more suspicious of camp wifi.
I'd like some recommendations on how to smoothly disable the AP, bring down openvpn and travelmate and restart them as they are through luci.
The scripting part I can handle.
It's the "right" way to bring the wifi and apps down and back up that I'm lacking.
I've found the wifi command but am unsure if I should bring the entire radio down or if I can just disable the active AP somehow. Again, I'm unsure what's happening with luci behind the scenes.
As far as the apps go, I can always 'kill' them but is there a more graceful way to end them?
I can also restart them based on how they show in 'ps' but is there a better way to bring them up the same as they would be from luci?
And yeah, I've looked for docs but either I've missed it or misunderstood what I've found. I won't be offended if you simply send me back to the right section.