[tog] OpenWRT workshop, anyone?
tdr112 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 06:52:36 GMT 2012
I think there is plenty of interest in OpenWRT for a workshop. Get back to
us with a few dates your free and we can put the resources in place.
On 3 Dec 2012 09:33, "Schrodinger" <schrodinger at konundrum.org> wrote:
> 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 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.
> >  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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