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To use Wireless Sensors on AsuswrtMerlin, an agent of sorts is required. The purpose of the agent is to execute on the client (AsuswrtMerlin) side, to ensure that the needed Wireless Sensor information is returned for SNMP queries (from LibreNMS).

Installation

AsuswrtMerlin

Two items are required on the AsuswrtMerlin side - scripts to generate the necessary information (for SNMP replies), and an SNMP extend configuration update (to return the information vs. the expected query).

1: Install the scripts:

Copy the scripts from librenms-agent/snmp/Openwrt - preferably inside /etc/librenms on AsuswrtMerlin (and add this directory to /etc/sysupgrade.conf, to survive firmware updates).

The only file that needs to be edited is wlInterfaces.txt, which is a mapping from the wireless interfaces, to the desired display name in LibreNMS. For example,

wlan0,wl-2.4G
wlan1,wl-5.0G

2: Update the AsuswrtMerlin SNMP configuration, adding extend support for the Wireless Sensor queries:

vi /etc/config/snmpd, adding the following entries (assuming the scripts are installed in /etc/librenms, and are executable), and update the network interfaces as needed to match the hardware,

config extend
        option name     interfaces
        option prog     "/bin/cat /etc/librenms/wlInterfaces.txt"
config extend
        option name     clients-wlan0
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlClients.sh wlan0"
config extend
        option name     clients-wlan1
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlClients.sh wlan1"
config extend
        option name     clients-wlan
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlClients.sh"
config extend
        option name     frequency-wlan0
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlFrequency.sh wlan0"
config extend
        option name     frequency-wlan1
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlFrequency.sh wlan1"
config extend
        option name     rate-tx-wlan0-min
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlRate.sh wlan0 tx min"
config extend
        option name     rate-tx-wlan0-avg
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlRate.sh wlan0 tx avg"
config extend
        option name     rate-tx-wlan0-max
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlRate.sh wlan0 tx max"
config extend
        option name     rate-tx-wlan1-min
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlRate.sh wlan1 tx min"
config extend
        option name     rate-tx-wlan1-avg
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlRate.sh wlan1 tx avg"
config extend
        option name     rate-tx-wlan1-max
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlRate.sh wlan1 tx max"
config extend
        option name     rate-rx-wlan0-min
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlRate.sh wlan0 rx min"
config extend
        option name     rate-rx-wlan0-avg
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlRate.sh wlan0 rx avg"
config extend
        option name     rate-rx-wlan0-max
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlRate.sh wlan0 rx max"
config extend
        option name     rate-rx-wlan1-min
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlRate.sh wlan1 rx min"
config extend
        option name     rate-rx-wlan1-avg
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlRate.sh wlan1 rx avg"
config extend
        option name     rate-rx-wlan1-max
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlRate.sh wlan1 rx max"
config extend
        option name     noise-floor-wlan0
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlNoiseFloor.sh wlan0"
config extend
        option name     noise-floor-wlan1
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlNoiseFloor.sh wlan1"
config extend
        option name     snr-wlan0-min
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlSNR.sh wlan0 min"
config extend
        option name     snr-wlan0-avg
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlSNR.sh wlan0 avg"
config extend
        option name     snr-wlan0-max
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlSNR.sh wlan0 max"
config extend
        option name     snr-wlan1-min
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlSNR.sh wlan1 min"
config extend
        option name     snr-wlan1-avg
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlSNR.sh wlan1 avg"
config extend
        option name     snr-wlan1-max
        option prog     "/etc/librenms/wlSNR.sh wlan1 max"

NOTE, any of the scripts above can be tested simply by running the corresponding command.

NOTE, to check the output data from any of these extensions, on the LibreNMS machine, run (for example),

snmpwalk -v 2c -c public -Osqnv <openwrt-host> 'NET-SNMP-EXTEND-MIB::nsExtendOutputFull."frequency-wlan0"'

NOTE, on the LibreNMS machine, ensure that snmp-mibs-downloader is installed.

NOTE, on the AsuswrtMerlin machine, ensure that distro is installed (i.e. that the OS is correctly detected!).

3: Restart the snmp service on AsuswrtMerlin:

service snmpd restart

And then wait for discovery and polling on LibreNMS!