Topic: Wrt160nl and white russian?

Hi,

I'm a bit confused whether if I can put openwrt on my wrt160nl router.

I just need to do 2 things with it:

- get coova chilli work
- serve html files on a usb stick ( intranet)

there, http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/linksys/wrt160nl, it says that work still in progress, but http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/start#linksys says Supported Hardware???

Thanks in advance for the answer.

Cheers

Alex

Re: Wrt160nl and white russian?

It also says:  Kamikaze trunk r17250 & later   We have r25000. BUT newer versions could indeed only be supported by newer firmware, or not yet at all. Which version do you have?

Yes, our wiki needs more maintenance... I guess after somebody here in the forum has helped you with your problem, you won't bother to mend the wiki?

You can look for packages here (for the ar71xx Target):
http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/packages/Packages

Search the Web (google) or the Wiki for Howtos.

Re: Wrt160nl and white russian?

Thanks, for your fast answer smile

It will be a pleasure to help you updating your wiki as soon as I get things work here.

I haven't installed anything yet,

I'm scared to brick my router again. 2 weeeks ago, I installed ddwrt, and couldn't get it work properly. I had problems with chillispot and couldn't make it serve files with samba...

When I tried to get my linksys firmware back it bricked the router..

For getting OpenWRT work, you meant that I can install 10.03, then get ar71xx package for it right?

I found this command to get. Is the path right?

mv /etc/ipkg.conf /etc/ipkg.conf.orig
echo -e "src backfire http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03-rc2/ar71xx/packages/\ndest root /\ndest ram /tmp" > /etc/ipkg.conf
cp /bin/ipkg /bin/ipkg.orig
cat /bin/ipkg.orig |sed -e "s/--passive-ftp //" > /bin/ipkg
ipkg update
sleep 4
ipkg install coreutils-sort
sleep 1

Thanks all for your help. I promise to invest myself as much as I can to help you guys.

Alex

Re: Wrt160nl and white russian?

I found this command to get. Is the path right?
mv /etc/ipkg.conf /etc/ipkg.conf.orig
echo -e "src backfire http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03-rc2/ar71xx/packages/\ndest root /\ndest ram /tmp" > /etc/ipkg.conf
cp /bin/ipkg /bin/ipkg.orig
cat /bin/ipkg.orig |sed -e "s/--passive-ftp //" > /bin/ipkg
ipkg update
sleep 4
ipkg install coreutils-sort
sleep 1
Alex

You do not need to do that. The link to the packages file was meant for your browser. Use <CTRL>+<F> to check, if the packages are available.

wanalex wrote:

Thanks, for your fast answer smile
It will be a pleasure to help you updating your wiki as soon as I get things work here.
I haven't installed anything yet,
I'm scared to brick my router again. 2 weeeks ago, I installed ddwrt, and couldn't get it work properly. I had problems with chillispot and couldn't make it serve files with samba...

When I tried to get my linksys firmware back it bricked the router..

For getting OpenWRT work, you meant that I can install 10.03, then get ar71xx package for it right?

Thanks all for your help. I promise to invest myself as much as I can to help you guys.
Alex

Dude, you're killing my buzz. As a OpenWrt (not Linux) BEGINNER, do:

http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/beginner

You know your device, that's dandy, but you - most probably - need it's Hardware Version, as well! Because sometime, the manufacturer changes so many things, that a newer Version may not work properly (or at all) with an OpenWrt-version the elder Version work with!

Proceed with downloading vanilla (the precompiled firmware-files offered at the downloads-page, "I" call them vanilla) and installing it.

A really good wikipage (no, you could not possibly know this), is here:  http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wr1043nd

It done according to:   http://wiki.openwrt.org/meta/template_device

Many other articles are not written according to the template, and sometimes they are not really helpful. Sorry for that, but I am not going to change this!!!! As you might guess, I own an WR1043ND, so I chipped in info to that wikipage (and backported good Ideas to the template). I have no idea what new "hardware version"s come out, so that Info has to be put in by other users, like YOU. (Yes, sometime this is a pain in the ass, because some devices have up to four different Version Naming Tags. Which one represents Hardware Changes?)

The Wiki:
If anybody who posted his problem in the forum (and got help) would go back to the Wiki to the insert the missing information, that would be really really nice. You dont need to write new articles, just chip in the missing stuff. Stuff that made you come to the forum in the first place. Like which "Hardware Version"s of Device xxx are supported...

If then some (very few) people decided to contribute even more content to the Wiki, like diverse HowTos, yes, that is even more appreciated. To save yourself some redundant work, you should start here:    http://wiki.openwrt.org/meta/start   you can edit the meta, too.
Then look in the inbox, or directly in    http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/start

The Wiki should help,
beginners
advanced users
developers (mainly: http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/start#developing)
gardeners (wiki-maintainers) (mainly: http://wiki.openwrt.org/meta/start)

The idea is not necessarily that you waste your time writing howtos to repay a debt to the "community"(=other guys offering you the fruits of their work for free), but more that you have a problem, solve your problem (help in the forum...!) and then decide to provide a wiki-page, a howto, describing your solution. (http://wiki.openwrt.org/meta/templates) So that in the future, people can get this done [b[fast[/b].

Especially if someone with a lot of expertise bothers to help you in the forum, you most probably could port some Info into the wiki.

As OpenWrt has undergone some MAJOR changes, we have oldwiki and new-wiki (nuwiki). I am sorry for that, but the contents in the oldwiki became quite antiquated and thus obsolete. However, this won't happen again. Such major changes, that all the work done in the wiki will become antiquated, will not happen again. I expect howtos like http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/cifs.server to be around for a long time. That's an hour of work for an article that will be there for the next couple of years, providing help to thousands of users. Is the gain worth the effort? I think so.

5 (edited by wanalex 2011-02-14 18:23:43)

Re: Wrt160nl and white russian?

Hi,

I'm back smile

So, I just got my router wrt160nl back. I've downloaded the latest firmware from ddwrt, and there surprise!!

I'ts been greatly improved for dicks like me ...

I coud manage to get stuff on the usb as it supports FAT, I can access it through FTP, clients can access to the usb through web browser, and it can even display html file!!

moreover, my hotspot is working too.

One last point I still do not understand well is about the TX power,

It is set up to 20 dbm, but in status it shows 14 dbm?

Some DDWRT firmware shows the tx power in mw.

On WRT54gl it is set to 200 mw, and it works well. What db should I set up to get 200mw output power?

Cheers

Alex