0phoi5 Posted June 22, 2017 Share Posted June 22, 2017 Hi all, I am creating some shell scripts that occasionally need to use an external Alfa WiFi card, but not all of the time. Rather than leaving the Alfa card enabled constantly, I would like the script to bring the card online when it is required, and switch it back off when it is not. I have read various methods to do this online, but none seem definitive, so I would like to ask which method I should use. So far, I have seen suggestions of; Using WLAN# up and WLAN# down Disabling USB ports using Hub-CTRL Using hardware add-ons This or this (unknown what is being done here) Even people saying it's not possible. What would you suggest? Has anyone else had any luck with switching off and back on an Alfa Wifi Card from a Linux command line/script? I haven't yet played around, as I'm not at home, but I don't want to waste my time trying a method that won't work as well as something else. Thank you. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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