Check out this tutorial :

https://www.howtogeek.com/98408/how-to-install-additional-software-on-your-router-dd-wrt/ or to be more specific, which of this files re the right ones?! http://archive.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/

How to geek is telling me to use http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/packages/opkg_618-2_ar71xx.ipk but the file folder "packages" isn`t there anymore.

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Another link for the opkg install file is here https://canaan.io/downloads/software/icarus/openwrt-ar71xx-generic-trunk-33315/packages/

  • Thank you for your help! It should work but the console tells me i have to use a ftp or http url, so how to complie the right url ? Or knows someone a diffferent working url?
    – w4yn3
    Jun 12, 2018 at 13:43
  • download the file to your computer, then use sftp to transfer to the router, then login via ssh to install. Jun 12, 2018 at 14:17
  • where can i vote for ? :) you kow so much! What re the common commands to install the files from hard drive?
    – w4yn3
    Jun 12, 2018 at 14:29
  • Push the up arrow above the 0 to the left of the answer - The command you need is opkg install 'packagename' Jun 12, 2018 at 17:40

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