How to run script when you connect to network?
August 13, 2007 5:56 PM   Subscribe

How to run a program/script automatically when laptop connects to Home wireless network?

I'm not sure if its necessary - but is it possible to setup something that when it connects to a specific network, it runs a script?

An example would be: I come home with my laptop, and when my laptop connects to Home Network its starts my sync program to copy files to my backup drive on the network.
posted by mrgreyisyelling to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Would be helpful if you told us what operating system you have on the laptop.
posted by Jimbob at 6:01 PM on August 13, 2007


This Lifehacker link has OS X info for proximity settings based upon bluetooth phone presence / current network. The comments also have some PC links. Lifehacker link
posted by sharkfu at 6:13 PM on August 13, 2007


ooop - That would be vista/xp laptop
posted by mrgreyisyelling at 6:14 PM on August 13, 2007


Net Profiles?
posted by sharkfu at 6:27 PM on August 13, 2007


Net Profiles is the winner!

oh the 30 minute ask.metafilter question...... see you next week!
posted by mrgreyisyelling at 6:35 PM on August 13, 2007


I just found Marco Polo which seems to do this for OSX, Mr or Ms Future Person...
posted by pompomtom at 7:14 PM on August 13, 2007


I'd love to know what does this on linux. if-up.d just runs on networking up and appears independent of the wlan connection.
posted by 31d1 at 8:09 PM on August 13, 2007


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