Please refer my response below.
- I see that the packet size option for the CLI ping command is -s (so -s 1400 for a 1400 byte ping). However, I can't figure out how to change the number of packets. Neither -c or -n works, and I can't find any documentation on it. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
[Omer] No, from regular AP CLI, you cannot run extended ping.
- Is there a better way than the method I'm considering here? For example, does Unleashed happen to have some built in capability that I'm not aware of? Or an SNMP command of some kind that can provide ping results?
[Omer] SNMP is supported but ICMP over SNMP is not supported (I doubt if it is supported by any vendor under SNMP protocol).
If this is super critical for you, try Raspberry pi zero W with a USB to Ethernet adaptor and configure it to connect to mesh AP directly on AP's free eth port. With some scripting on Pi, you can automate the ping.
Note: Using Raspberry Pi for this task is just a suggestion, not a officially supported method.
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