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iOS Shortcuts app

Discussion in 'ASUSWRT - Official' started by HuskyHerder, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. HuskyHerder

    HuskyHerder Regular Contributor

    May 12, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2018 at 11:13 PM
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  2. ourcontact

    ourcontact Occasional Visitor

    Sep 25, 2018
    Hey, great job decoding my (sparse) description!

    Each Radio uses a different BSSID so you can identify the access point and if you are 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz

    So I use this shortcut to verify which access point my device has connected to and what radio, this is helpful to identify where devices drop off one AP and switch to another, if I have 5Ghz dead spots, etc.

    No, before someone says something, not everything in the dictionary shown is on at the same time, or even in the same house...

    Attached Files:

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  3. HuskyHerder

    HuskyHerder Regular Contributor

    May 12, 2017

    So, I was trolling around the forums and found a post by another user where he created a connected BSSID look up tool. I set out to bring it to life for myself. I thought, I would share my version.
    Any creative credit goes to @ourcontact for the BSSID shortcut. I simply built on his description, for my own use.

    1. BSSID only displayed, no defined name ? Check the AP's MAC address.
    2. Manually enter your AP/Node MAC addresses in the define section, and a friendly name.
    3. WiFi MAC address needs to be used.
    4. Error about could not define? .....

    a. You have likely moved the "Dictionary" portion this happened to me a lot while trying to edit the entries. To fix it, move the "Dictionary" section back to the location in the screen shots.
    5. To add AP's simply use the "+" and choose text entry.

    Tested: 2 nodes, 2 AP's, 3 router bands, & 2 guest wifi.


    Initial version.
    No longer
    available, replaced by a better version.

    v 1.0
    More tweaks, specifically to the dictionary list, added a null MAC id, with a value of disconnected. Instead of getting those nags/warnings of couldn't get dictionary...Shortcut now says "disconnected" and no nags/warnings. ;)
    * MAC must be in lower case. thanks @LimJK

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    Last edited: Nov 17, 2018 at 12:17 AM
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  4. LimJK

    LimJK Regular Contributor

    Mar 1, 2014
    Thank you, I normally use WiFiAnalyser where I need to remember a part of each of my the BSSID ... I got 7 to remember:(
    I just tried what your shared, Like it :) don't have to remember my BSSID(s) now.
    However, I found that the Mac Addresses in the Dictionary need to be in "lower case" for the Hex number, for it to work
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  5. citrixscu

    citrixscu New Around Here

    Jan 4, 2018
    Man that is really cool. Thanks!
  6. HuskyHerder

    HuskyHerder Regular Contributor

    May 12, 2017
    I changed the name of the topic for anyone following along. One of the new shortcuts, I have been working on is similar but different enough to warrant making the name broader in scope.
  7. HuskyHerder

    HuskyHerder Regular Contributor

    May 12, 2017

    Restart your Router/AP/Node by choosing it from a list set by you.

    Requires :
    1. SSH enabled, please use LAN only: We don't want to get into the discussion opening it up to the WAN. Use a VPN if you need access.
    2. "Allow Password Login" in the admin preferences.
    3. Static IP's for AP's/Node's either in GUI or via DHCP reservation.

    1. ssh key passphrase, seems doable.

    2. *Password and user name are stored in the shortcut as part of the iOS keychain. * I was prompted to save my details.
    * Although, I have not tested it, you should be able to put the variable "Ask when run" in the user and password field, for manual entry each time the shortcut is ran.

    Edit : Works perfectly with "Ask when run" variable set

    3. Works on MERLIN and Stock. AFICT.
    4. Exact Spelling is important across the dictionary and the list or you will not get a mismatch and an error running the workflow. Watch out for trailing spaces in the dictionary and or the list.

    * It may be possible to restart the wireless system.
    I have not tested it nor have I used it. Usually, if I am having issues a simple restart of the entire AP is warranted IMO.

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    Last edited: Nov 17, 2018 at 12:53 AM