Topic: A war against ISP's monopoly aka WR1043ND+Vlan.
For the last few weeks I've been trying to solve a problem many people in Lithuania struggle with. Here's an introduction:
In Lithuania, where I am now, the national ISP gives fibre optic connections (100Mbps symmetric for 20€/month) and provides IPTV service over the fibre as well. Trouble is that they force users to use their own crappy equipment. The answer is always the same - users can not (or are not supposed to) use their own routers therefore, obviously, the provider will not help configuring one's router. They redirect us to another company that provides paid support, but on arrival they say they only deal with officially approved hardware. Enough to say that the hardware they provide has most of configuration options hidden/blocked and is targeted mainly to home users checking mail / downloading movies.
So as a matter of a fight against the monopoly I've had this brilliant idea of getting a VLAN-capable router, installing DD-WRT or OpenWrt, making it all work and then posting it on Lithuanian forums so everyone can have it working for half the price operator charges and obviously with better quality, stability etc.
OK. so here's the situation:
TEO - Lithuanian Telecom Zebra - ISP, Division of TEO MGMT - Management (I suppose) GALA - IPTV service IPTV STB - Set-Top Box (Sort of a decoder if you wish) plugged into an ordinary TV
This tutorial written for DD-WRT
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Setting_up_IPTV_without_impact_to_LAN_and_Wireless_traffic is no longer helpful as the GUI have changed and there's no instruction on how to do it in terminal[/url] I didn't find anything similar for OpenWrt.
My goal is to:
1. Make the Set-Top box able to stream TV channels
2. Make it possible to watch TV also on computers (also via WiFi, if possible)
3. Maintain normal functionality for everything else
I've found two sites with some information on the setup but firstly - they are in Lithuanian (which I don't speak) and secondly - none of them provides complete information. One is a complete guide on how to achieve it on Debian
I recommend using google chrome with autotranslate from Lithuanian to understand anything not being code;
The second is a blog with people trying to make it work with DD-WRT with some results:
Getting PCs and TV to work with original Pirelli DRG125G router: http://shmandre.blogspot.com/2010/04/gala-tv-ir-zebra-internetas-per_14.html
What I'm asking for is for you to tell me how to achieve it.
Anyways - here- the original router's config file. Earlier in this post - a full instruction on how to make it with Debian. Plus some additional info.
What I can't do is translate the debian steps, add pieces of old config and strips of information from blogs to compile a step-by-step tutorial to liberate the people here from the ISP's tyranny.
Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi... You're my only hope...
*Pictures "borrowed" from shmandre.blogspot.com
And please, go easy on me...
like: ssh to the router,
opkg update && opkg install nano
paste the following:
check if it works; if it does, say how cool we are. If not - look into some logs, paste them here and let's try again.