[tog] OpenWRT workshop, anyone?

Daniel Cussen dan at post.com
Sat Dec 15 17:28:25 GMT 2012

This workshop will take place tomorrow SUNDAY at 3pm at TOG.
Sorry for the short notice but Chris is leaving the country very shortly.

So anyone interested in this free workshop try to be at TOG before 3pm.
If possible try to bring your router, but we will also have routers
ourselves on the day.

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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