Very n00b question, I don't even own a Blinkstick yet.
I'd like to see from across the room whether my network is up or down, since it goes out frequently and other people share my connection. Normally I have to manually reset the modem when this happens. But I need to be alerted first.
Is there a way I could hang a Blinkstick on the front USB port of my Linux computer and have it do something when the network connection is interrupted? I had in mind a simple ping of 188.8.131.52 and if a certain number of pings are missed, or there is some other indication that the network has been down for say three minutes, the LED would blink or show a certain color.
I assume I'd have to write something maybe in python to query the network connection.
Can someone point me in the right direction with this? Maybe just provide a link if the topic has already been discussed? Thanks very much.