I want to run a script when i connect to a hotspot which have a login page that runs on first connection. I use that script in order to login automatically without my attempt.

I couldn't find which event to catch or which command or program to listen the connection statuses.

What should i do?

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You can use this to identify active network connections

lsof -i -P +c 0 +M


netstat -tlpn | sort -t: -k2 -n
  • Thanks, but; i need to trigger a wireless connection established event not remote response or requests. Commented Sep 22, 2014 at 11:05
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    You could have a look at linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl8_iwevent.htm -> iwevent. This will catch events generated by the hardware. Then you can parse the output in your script.
    – Andy
    Commented Sep 22, 2014 at 11:13
  • Yes, this is what i'm looking for. Thank you. :) Commented Sep 22, 2014 at 11:34
  • No problem. All the best.
    – Andy
    Commented Sep 22, 2014 at 11:36

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