I am using arduino for quite sometime now, but I am totally new to ESP8266 module. I have a son and his really spending a lot of time on the internet with his phone and through our wifi connection.
I would like to shutoff the router but my wife sometimes needs wifi for her laptop to finish her work. So my idea is, since I know how to do arduino, I would like to create a device using ESP8266 and arduino as access point, where my son can connect to. Using a phone app (or even through a browser and manually type the link to turn off the internet connection), if its time for bed I could just easily turn it off right away without turning off the entire wifi.
I know there is a lot of option available, such as buying a wifi booster. But I would like to take this as a personal project where I can explore arduino and ESP8266.
So my question is, will it be possible to do this using ESP8266? If so, can anyone point me in the right direction or enlighten where should I start?
Also if anyone could be so kind to provide a block diagram to orient me into the right process that I should learn along the way. By the way time is not an issue for me and I am willing to learn what is necessary for this project to be realized.
Looking forward of hearing from you guys. Thanks!