Linux distribution primarily targeted at routing on embedded devices.

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Which routers do you prefer for DD-WRT or OpenWRT? [closed]

I'm aware of the giant Supported Devices list. I'm wondering which ones you all prefer (e.g., support for Mega install, cheap, reliable hardware, USB port, etc.) I've used an ASUS WL-500G Premium ...
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OpenWrt vs DDWrt

I have a TP-Link Wr1043ND router and I want to install one of these two firmwares: OpenWRT DD-WRT I read that I can install custom packages and do much more than I can with the original firmware. ...
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Mirroring all router traffic (openwrt) to a snort sensor?

I want to mirror all traffic (also VPN, WLAN, WAN) from a consumer router (TPLink WR1043ND v.1.x) to a snort sensor located in the same network, but without extra hardware! The mirroring has to be ...
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Wireless is slow, but only to the internet, not local connections

I have a Ubiquity RouterStation Pro running the latest release of OpenwRT. Connecting via a wire directly to the router, or through a switch, I get exactly the speed I would expect, both to my local ...
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Home network with two isolated separate subnets, running on cablemodem/router and WRT-router

I have a new connection with a nice new router/cable-modem. I'd like to setup it up optimally and needs some pointers. I am a complete n00b when it comes to routing. I want to end up with two ...
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What's the difference between .img and .bin files for router firmwares?

OpenWRT and DD-WRT for example supply two files: factory (.img) sysupgrade (.bin) Why is one a .img and the other a .bin? Does it matter which one I just and if yes, when should I choose ...
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Fastest router for OpenWRT/etc? [closed]

What are some of the fastest OpenWRT-compatible wifi routers out there? (In terms of general processing power)
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How do I get a list of the connected wifi clients in OpenWrt 10.03?

I'm looking to be able to view the connected clients within the OpenWrt 10.03 software.
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How to configure OpenWRT to route IPv6 traffics?

I recently bought a router and flashed OpenWRT, with kmod-ipv6 and radvd installed. I was trying to set up IPv6 connections, but I can only ping ipv6.google.com from the router, not the computers ...
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How to install OpenWRT on an x86 computer with SATA hard drive

I've tried to install OpenWRT Backfire 10.03.1-rc6 x86_generic combined ext2 on my x86 PC, but the boot process stops while "waiting for root device /dev/sda2". Forums have advised me to build a ...
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What happens to installed packages on a sysupgrade in OpenWRT?

I've just upgraded my OpenWRT router from 10.03.1-rc4 to rc5 (testing). It looks like all my installed packages are gone. Is that the expected behaviour? If yes, I should be able to just reinstalled ...
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How to log connections in OpenWRT?

I've got a public network configured using OpenWRT. How can I log all connections (not the traffic) that flows through the public network? I need those entries: source MAC source/dest IP time ...
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OpenWRT based gateway with dnsmasq and internal server with bind

I have router based on OpenWRT which has dnsmasq 2.59. Inside my local area network I have a NS server bind. This server has internal and external views for a couple of my domains. My router forwards ...
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Definition of Arp result flags?

Can anyone provide some information about the HW Type, and what the Flags mean, for the Arp command shown below? root@OpenWrt:~# arp -x IP address HW type Flags HW address ...
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OpenWRT fails to bring local WLAN up if WLAN to be redistributed fails/is not available

I am trying to setup my TP-Link TL-MR3020 running OpenWRT to to redistribute a wireless network, e.g. for when traveling and being in a hotel. So far, my setup works pretty well - if the wireless ...
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Virtualizing networking appliance with qemu or similar

Since I'm interested in some *WRT/OpenWRT related work on ARM devices, I would like to use some virtualized environment for this and for facilitate my tasks. A more direct question will be: it's ...
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Log Web Traffic on OpenWRT

Is it possible to to log web requests on OpenWRT? I'm pretty sure I could do it on DD-WRT. What I would like to to see the urls. Would I have to set up a proxy to do that, or does OpenWRT have that ...
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OpenWRT: basic network configuration

Just installed OpenWRT 12.09 in my router, but became a little confused about interfaces/bridges/vlans. After my first boot, I logged in and set my root password, so I used Luci to activate my ...
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How to find the static ip address of my router?

I bricked my Linksys WRT54GS router when trying to change the firmware on it from dd-wrt to open-wrt. In order to unbrick it, I need to be able to do an ftp transfer to it. The problem is that it ...
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How to isolate WLAN clients in OpenWRT?

I'm currently setting up a public wireless network. I want to prevent the clients from talking to each other. Here's my current setup. /etc/config/firewall without anything related to lan: config ...
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Why won't top command show the right result?

You want to find the line 3427 1 root S 36964 124% 2% tmux -L l in the following screenshots of top command. Why can tmux use more than 100 percent of memory? That is confusing... Is ...
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Make D-Link router copy all packets to a specific port

I want to use a D-Link ADSL2 router/modem ( DSL-2640B ) to sniff all network traffic (for a security audit. I don't have time to scan all machines there and I want to know if they are quiet or sending ...
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Enabling IPv6 support on a Linksys WRT400N router

I chatted with a Linksys support person and they said that the WRT400N doesn't have any facility for enabling IPv6. If I were to use an alternate firmware on the router, would IPv6 become available ...
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OpenWrt logging: how to find out “wifi deauthentication”

If someone starts to use the wifi, i can see that with logread: Jan 23 21:04:47 router daemon.info hostapd: wlan0: STA XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX IEEE 802.11: authenticated But how can i see, that he/she's ...
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Native IPv6 on openwrt

I just flushed my linksys wrt54gl router with openwrt and was hoping to enable IPv6 connectivity, but I can't figure out how. Every tutorial I reed tells how to do it using e.g. tunnelbroker but I ...
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What could these IP addresses with MAC: 00:00:00:00:00:00 be?

I have a pretty much out of the box setup of openwrt, though I followed the 'securing your router guide', so password set, ssh on different port (so security through obscurity). However, I see some ...
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Installing OpenWRT

I'm a complete networking beginner, trying to install OpenWRT on a TPLink 703N, following these instructions : http://wiki.xinchejian.com/wiki/Install_OpenWRT_on_TPlink_WR703N Having installed and ...
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Descending list ordered by file modification time

How can I generate a list of files in a directory [for example, "/mnt/hdd/PUB/"] ordered by the files modification time? [in descending order, the oldest modified file is at the lists end] ls -A -lRt ...
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What router to get when upgrading from Linksys wrt54gl for use with dd-wrt/openwrt?

I have been using the wrt54gl for a few years now, and would like to upgrade to a 802.11n-capable router. It shouldn't be too expensive, and have a similar support in the hacking community as the ...
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WRTU54G-TM router with 3rd party firmware; Can custom firmware include stock binary portions?

I've been doing a lot of reading online about the Linksys WRTU54G-TM router model that I now own. It seems getting a custom firmware onto it is not a problem. But no one is talking about retaining the ...
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OpenWrt: Cannot install package sudo

I have installed the latest OpenWrt Chaos Calmer r42871 on my TP-LINK WR-842ND router. And everything's good except the problem: root@router:~# opkg install sudo Unknown package 'sudo'. ...
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OpenVPN for secure browsing OpenWrt

I want to setup a private OpenVPN server which will allow me to surf the web securely at home. Essentially I want all my traffic encrypted and protected from my ISP or hackers snooping. How do I go ...
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Windows 7 cannot connect to Samba on OpenWRT with a login and password

I have a Samba server configured running on an OpenWRT router. It makes several shares available accessible to anyone (as guests), some even allow writing. This all works fine. Now, I'd like to add ...
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sshuttle on a DD-WRT / OpenWRT Router

Has anybody had any success installing and running sshuttle on a wireless router? My intent is to have all traffic from all devices (computer, tablet, gaming system, etc.) that connect to the router ...
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How to use sshuttle on a router running openwrt?

I'm using a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND router running OpenWrt and Gargoyle. I'd like to forward all traffic from my local network (served by the router) to a remote server transparently. Essentially as a ...
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Central authentication on Mac OS X

I have a few Macs standing around and would like to administer their users (my kids, wife and occasional guests) in one place. The closest thing to a server (always on) I have here is an openwrt ...
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Default gateway is lost

A weird thing is happening here. I am using TPLINK WDR3600 as server, which is connected through Ethernet with a modem in bridge mode. I use 2 PCs and a cell phone on my LAN. Something is happening ...
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OpenWRT is ignoring scheduled tasks?

My OpenWRT 10.03.1 Router (Linksys WRT160NL) is ignoring my crontab (set via System->Scheduled tasks). I want to reboot the router every night, since it tends to get flaky after some days. So I ...
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“No space left on device” error in OpenWRT when there really is space

I ran into a problem with my application running on OpenWRT, where I write files to /tmp which is in RAM. Even though df reports that about 0% is used: root@OpenWrt:/tmp# df Filesystem ...
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is it possible to set up a wireless bridge with dd-wrt?

I have a standard router (dlink) and a secondary linksys running wrt. Currently i have it set up according to this guide. (using the Instruction for dd-wrt v24 sp1 settings) It works great however it ...
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Network access issue - OpenWRT

I have installed OpenWRT onto my router (192.168.1.1). The router is connected to another ADSL router/modem (192.168.1.100) that provides the internet connection. I am using the DHCP services on the ...
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OpenWRT Firewarll INPUT Chain allowing everything?

I haven't done anything to my the default firewall rules except open a port for ssh from the wan and add the rules for OpenVPN as defined in this tutorial: ...
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Virtual Host Redirects and Packet Flow

If I set up a virtual host in nginx, will all packets flow through that PC? Here is what is going on. I have an openwrt NAT router with two devices behind it, a server and a raspberry pi. I want both ...
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How to force manual reconnect in OpenWRT PPPoE connection mode?

I have a WRT54GL running OpenWRT 10.03.1 ("Backfire"). The router is set in the PPPoE mode, which is connected via Ethernet to the DSL modem. In order to change my external IP, I need to reset ...
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Ethernet link going up/down repeatedly

I have a TP-Link TL-WR841ND router with OpenWRT connected to an ADSL modem. The problem is that it often happens that the ethernet link starts going up and down repeatedly and the Internet connection ...
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OpenWRT: Forward traffic to non private IP address space through VPN

I am running an OpenWRT router which establishes an VPN connection via OpenVPN and routes all traffic through the VPN. The OpenWRT router is behind another router, which establish the internet ...
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IP reservation valid beyond DHCP

In my home network, can I reserve a certain IP to a specific device, preventing that it can be assigned to other devices? Usually routers allow IP reservation on DHCP, but if someone changes the ...
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How to shut down openwrt without corrupting file systems?

I have a small box running OpenWRT (it's actually a Wifi Pineapple). It has an internal file system on the microsd. If I plug in a USB drive with a formatted ext3 file system, then the drive is ...
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Can a WRT54Gv8 running a linux based OS inject packets?

I have a WRT54Gv8, and I want to hook it up to my computer thru ethernet, install Linux, install aireplay, and try it out. But will packet injection work? I can't find a solid answer on the topic ...
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How can I set up separate WiFi access in OpenWRT?

I've got a Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH router, and I've got my network set up (with Samba, network printers, etc.), but I would like to set up a separate WiFi network with a different SSID and access only ...