[tog] OpenWRT workshop, anyone?

Daniel Cussen dan at post.com
Mon Dec 3 09:07:52 GMT 2012

I would be interested.

I have used DDWRT, OPENWRT and TOMATO firmware on routers. I have a
compatable spare router in the space at the moment.

Have a check of the calendar and see what dates suit you.


On 02/12/2012, Christian Gagneraud <chgans at gna.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is anyone interested in an OpenWRT[1] workshop? If so, then I would like
> to lead a workshop to help people get OpenWRT on their routers.
> I've heard that some people form the Dublin Linux User Group woukld be
> interested.
> Please bear in mind, that you can brick your router by doing so, and
> that in no event shall I be liable for any direct or indirect damage of
> your device(s).
> I would bring myself am Alpha Networks R36, a Linksys WRT54G2-V1 and/or
> a Linksys WAG354G-V2. They all run stock firmware and I would update
> them with OpenWRT and offer them to TOG.
> Updating your router usually requires some basic hardware hacking
> (usually it is as simple as soldering a RS232 transceiver), so you will
> need a soldering iron, a TTL-RS232 transceiver and a RS232/USB converter.
> To know if your router is supported, simply google OpenWRT with the
> manufacturer name of your router and it's model number, like "OpenWRT
> Linksys WRT54G2 V1"
> Chris.
> [1] https://openwrt.org/
> OpenWRT is an alternative and open source firmware for wireless/ADSL
> routers.
> Quote from there web page:
> "Instead of trying to create a single, static firmware, OpenWrt provides
> a fully writable filesystem with package management. This frees you from
> the application selection and configuration provided by the vendor and
> allows you to customize the device through the use of packages to suit
> any application. For developer, OpenWrt is the framework to build an
> application without having to build a complete firmware around it; for
> users this means the ability for full customization, to use the device
> in ways never envisioned."
> --
> Chris
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