[tog] OpenWRT workshop, anyone?

Schrodinger schrodinger at konundrum.org
Mon Dec 3 09:32:59 GMT 2012

I'd be very interested in this workshop. I've thought about buying some
hardware and rolling out a custom OpenWRT firmware for hackerspaces.

I know there was a plan in Tog to roll out wireless access points with
PBX software/webUI firmware but I'd love to see custom access points
that would connect hackerspaces to either or both of ChaosVPN and
SpaceFed. Low power and less hassle :)


On 2012/12/02 20:12, Christian Gagneraud 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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