Topic: Netgear EX2700 Wifi Extender
Hello everybody and everyone,
Having trouble with this wifi Extender on some networks and considering the few options given in the Netgear Genie interface, I tried OpenWrt on this router to see if I can work my way through this.
So I got the basics, how to flash the OpenWrt firmware using the Web interface or using TFTP2, connecting to the router with SSH, using okpg, activating and configuring wifi. But I'm facing some problems preventing me to configutr it correctly as a Wifi Extender.
As you may know, this router only has 4MB of flash memory, which is veeeeeeeeeery few. Actually, after installing the OpenWrt firmware, the rom is already full (using df -h, /dev/root is indicated to be already 100% used) and luci is not installed in this firmware. So no GUI available.
But as /dev/root is already full, it's impossible to install new packages, as luci or even relayd to configure the router as a relay. I've already tried the relayclient recipe on OpenWrt Wiki to set it up without luci, but with no luck. Something goes wrong during the installation of relayd due to the lack of space and it doesn't work in the end (I managed to get Internet access through Ethernet though, but not with the repeated Wifi).
If anyone has already managed to do something with this router and relayd or has some tips, I'll be glad to know!
I thought actually of installing luci and relayd on router's RAM instead of flash memory (using opkg install <pkg> -d ram, the destination ram points to /tmp on the RAM), even if it means not shutting the router afterwards, but there's still some space issues on the rom. Any idea on this one?
Thanks for your answers!
P.S: This no link limitation is really super mega annoying because the forum sees link everywhere, even where there is none...