Questions about running a UNIX-like OS (typically Linux) on wired and wireless routers, including flashing, creating, and configuring custom firmware.

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Terminal server (ser2net) to configure new HP procurve switch

Switch: HP ProCurve 2910AL-48G - J9147A This switch is brand new straight from HP. Anyone familiar with ser2net for creating a terminal server to connect from usb>serial>console port on a HP ...
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Virtual Wireless Access Point

Basically, I want to be able to connect to a wireless network from my laptop. Then, I want my virtual machine to acquire internet access via a bridged connection from ETH0 of the VM to the host’s ...
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How to setup transparent firewall using ArchLinux

I am trying to setup a Transparent Firewall using ArchLinux. My setup looks like this: (ISP, IP: 10.90.10.254) \ \ \ (eth0-> ip: 10.90.10.1 gateway: 10.90.10.254) +-----------+ | ...
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configure postfix to accept mail from two WANs

I have a mac server but my question has long left the realm of the GUI. My last hope is a unix forum. I have a cisco router with two WAN ports. The mac uses postfix 2.8.3. I have correctly ...
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Open and redirect port

I'm trying to set up SNMP for a router so I can monitor it from an existing Nagios installation on an off-site server. I'm having trouble getting the router to respond to SNMP requests from the WAN, ...
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Wifi on/off button on TP-Link WR841ND

I installed OpenWRT into TP-Link WR841ND. Everything works as expected, but I can't get the wifi on/off switch working. I followed the guide described on the OpenWRT page for this router. Scripts in ...
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How would I build a linux based router?

I am looking into building a Linux based router out of a home-built Linux server. I don't have much experience with the software required however. I would like the server to run the following ...
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SSH: Network is unreachable (caused by router)

I've searched solution in Google for 3 days, when I decided to write here. I have a router, so in my house is WLAN. I use laptop when I stay at home. In another city in my office I have a second ...
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Spoof current MAC address to a known address to trick router and register device

I want to connect to a device to the internet, a Roku player, that has its own MAC address. The network that I currently have access to requires that I login using my credentials prior to being ...
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Weird Wi-Fi connection issue on Linux Mint 16

We have a LG-R590 laptop and an AirTies 5343 WLAN router at home. When the router broadcasts the SSID of the wireless home network I cannot connect to the network automatically, I have to connect to ...
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how to make read only filesystem writable on busybox?

I want to change some files on my router. Firstly i can change everything in /var, but i want to change /etc/fstab. when i try to change it, i get an error message that says filesystem is read only. ...
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Debian server doesn't show in DHCP list on router

I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian which is connected over ethernet to my router. The router has been running both with DCHP and Static IP addresses and over the local LAN I can connect fine over ...
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Converting Linux into a Router- Traffic from eth0:0 to eth0

So I have been trying to convert my linux box which is running Mint into an router. eth0 has a public address that has 71.xx.xx.xx for an IP addr. I created an eth0:0 and set it an IP address , ...
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Are router firmware based on linux? [closed]

I was reading this book "the linux command line" and in the introduction it states that linux is internet backbone starting from servers to router infrastructure. That got me thinking to what extent ...
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pfSense and Belkin Integration

I am in a unique situation. I want to have my previous Linux box as a router, but I don't have wireless capability on it or even a second ethernet port, so I was wondering if there was a way I could ...
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Linux firewall distro that can configure a vpn connection as a WAN interface?

I'd like to setup linux as a router w/firewall between My machine and the internet. The linux box should connect to a VPN account using OpenVPN on boot (managed to get that done). Then the firewall ...
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Redirecting Request on Device in Access Point Mode

I have a Raspberry Pi with a wifi dongle that is configured for Access Point mode (wifi hotspot). When a user is connected, I want to redirect any url they enter to a specified IP (the devices ...
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No answer on Broadcastping

Actually I'm making an android app, but as the problem appears by using android's Linux runtime, I'm asking my question here. The thing is, that I need to ping the network's broadcast address to ...
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Control browser from command line [duplicate]

I have an old router that I have set up as an AP on my home network. For some reason it loses connectivity every few days and needs a reboot. I would like to set up a script to run once every night ...
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Linux fedora - httpd package and router, how to make it work?

I installed HTTPD package to setup private web server in my house on one of the computers. The server is up and running, but I can't access the server from outside by using my external IP address. I ...
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How to use Ipfire as a router and modem ? red network problem!

I have Installed Ipfire Linux On an old pc and I have configured green network with A network card and the same for the red network, I want to use this server as modem and router in the same time (I ...
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Testing a Linux router on Laptop with one NIC [closed]

So, I have these instructions on converting my Linux machine to a router using (enable IP forwarding, NAT). Now my laptop has only one NIC and I want to test this setup. Any ideas how I can do this? ...
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Router Firmware for wm8505 netbook

Is there any router firmware that is Linux based that will work on an ARM-WM8505 CPU with a 2 GB hard drive (I think nand flash) and 128MB of RAM. My netbook is useless so I want it to be a router to ...
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ARP request with wrong IP address

I have a strange problem with a Linux router. The setup is like this: host1 === Linux router === host2 a.b.c.d --- a.b.c.e/g.h.i.j --- g.i.h.k Every five minutes host1 tries to reach host2. ...
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Portforwarding: router nat vs iptables [closed]

I would like to host some services on my pc and make them available from internet. (I'm aware of the security implications, it's more like a test for now). I don't have experience with iptables but I ...
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How to build a basic embedded linux on a Qualcomm router?

Not knowing the first thing on how to build a minimal linux system on an embedded device, I'd like to get some pointers in the right direction. Generally speaking, I'd like to know what are the ...
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Use iptable do redirect all the HTTP traffic to localhost

I use a Linux machine as WLAN Router with the help of hostapd and udhcpd. There's also an Apache web server installed on the same machine. Now I want to redirect all the traffic which comes through ...
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SSH connection refused from inside my LAN

I'm on Fedora 19 and I have a problem with ssh. Ssh is up and running and I can connect when I enter my lan ip. But when I try my server name (blahblah.no-ip.org) I get a connection refused. No-ip is ...
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How to build a gateway from my Linux OS

I want to configure my Linux so that it will be used as a network router (gateway). Can anybody give me some hints on this? (links are welcome!)
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SSH through router to internal file server

This is a real beginner question, I know. But I really don't seem to be able to wrap my head around the terminology to get what I want working. And since I want to do this on a router that 40-50 ...
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How to compile and install iperf on a MIPS based router?

I have a DIR-825 router based on Atheros AR7161 (MIPS) running DD-WRT v24-sp2 std. How can I compile and install iperf on it? Can I compile it directly on the target device, or do I have to cross ...
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Compile mkvtoolnix for router with customized firmware

I am using my router (asus-rt66u with customized firmware (tomato) as a media server. To get the tools I need, I have been using the optware package manager which has has bunch of cross-compiled ...
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Imagemagick on open wrt router “UnableToOpenConfigureFile”

I have installed Open Wrt on my TP-Link TL-WR740N/ND v4. Everything works fine but the Imagemagick. I have installed it into ram (no enough space on rom ) with opkg # opkg install imagemagick ...
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Linksys WAG200 DSL/Router combo with cable modem? [closed]

I have a Linksys DSL/Router combo. It was previously used for my DSL connection. I switched to a cable connection now, using Motorola cable modem. Is it possible to create have the cable connection ...
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Debian machine makes repeated requests to DNS for <gateway_ip>.in-addr.arpa

I recently forwarded all my router logs to my Debian machine. I noticed a repeated entry in the router logs. The entry is: Sep 14 17:07:29 192.168.0.1 [Host 192.168.0.1] UDP 192.168.0.2,38048 --> ...
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Open source os for dlink dsl-2640u hw: c2

Can anybody tell me which wireless router firmware projects already supports dsl-2640u hw: c2? OpenWRT works as a router, but the WiFi does not. However I'd like to be able to use the wireless ...
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What does my router need to act as a name server for my home network?

I am happily using an old PC as a router. Two network cards, Debian wheezy, NAT, ... everything just fine. My home network uses static IPs, which I am also happy with. However, every box on my home ...
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How to setup PPPoE with OpenWrt

Probably this is a simple question, but I can't find an answer... I have an ADSL router (Dlink DSL-524T) which runs OpenWrt Backfire 10.03.1. It connects to the internet using PPPoA: this is my ...
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Linux stack for a home network firewall/proxy?

I've got a generic home 'network' where my ISP supplied modem acts as router with a software firewall built-in. My PCs connect directly to this router to access the Internet. I want to place a box in ...
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What are the interface prefix meanings in ifconfig?

I'm not sure if these have a name, but on most computers I use the interface prefixes are usually: eth- : Ethernet/Wired wlan- : Wireless/WiFi However, on my ASUS RT-N56U, I have the following: ...
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Losing smtp/pop3/imap access

I have a server running OS X. This server connects to another server, this other one CentOS 6.3, from times to times to collect mail messages over POP3/IMAP and also to send mails using SMTP (exim, on ...
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How can I disable UFW logging for a specific event?

My router sends out multicast packets in regular intervals that are blocked by UFW's standard policies. These events are harmless but spam my syslogs and ufwlogs. I can't change the router's behaviour ...
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TP-Link TL-WR1043ND as dumb access point

I followed these instructions on how to set up my TP-Link TL-WR1043ND as a dumb AP: Flashed brand new Attitude Adjustment 12.09-rc1 Logged into LuCI, set up a password Disabled and stopped firewall ...
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Firewall distro to share bandwidth evenly between connected users

I'll first describe my situation. I have a network made by a central x86 server/firewall, 5 access points and 2 unmanaged routers in between. 20 Mbits download and 1 Mbit upload ADSL. Upload is ...
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Where is iptables script stored on DD-WRT filesystem?

I have an ASUS RT-N16 router that I've flashed with the open-source DD-WRT firmware. According to my ssh login, I'm running: DD-WRT v24-sp2 mega (c) 2010 NewMedia-NET GmbH Release: 08/07/10 (SVN ...
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Is there a Terminal Services gateway for Linux?

I need to route RDP connections to an available XP virtual machine through linux. Is there such a software? I have a pool of Windows Machines (VM) all with different IP addresses and I want the ...
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how do I network my desktop to my laptop?

How do I network my desktop to my laptop? They both use my linksys router wired internet and I have a large selection of distros that I can use once I know what is called for. I run about 3-4 distros ...
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How to make sense of an iptables chain configuration

This is about how to make sense of the chains found in the iptables default configuration on a typical home router running OpenWrt (a stripped down Linux for router devices), but which ultimately may ...
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IPs that I bound keep stop responding to ping

So Internic sent over a few cs, and it seems fine on some of them. However, on some I have to run arping -U on to get them up and they only seem to stay up for a short time. They are a /24 properly ...
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Can Linux PC serve as network router?

I was wondering if it is possible for Linux PC to substitute router in small networks. I'm not expert in networking so this question may be stupid, but I don't see why one should not use Linux ...