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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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 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 /etc/...
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VMs “forgetting” MAC address of gateway on Ubuntu 14.04 host set up as a gateway using 1 NIC with 2 IP addresses on different subnets

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 server with one NIC. The MAC address on this NIC is assigned (by the data centre's gateway) one IP (X.X.X.100) in one subnet (X.X.X.0/24), with the gateway being in the same ...
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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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How to flash a router from FreeWRT to OpenWrt?

How can I change the firmware on a router from FreeWRT to OpenWrt? The router is a Linksys WRT54GL, so it should have enough memory for OpenWrt and I have SSH connection as root to the system.
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ping on linux vs ping on mikrotik

I have ubuntu server 14.04, with two network cards (LAN and WAN). I made a masquerate for WAN card. I have internet access from a host within the Lan of router. I do a ping to 8.8.8.8 and try to ...
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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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iptables connection refused in VLAN network when iptables configured NAT and port forwarding

I have a static IP X.X.X.X. I configured a Linux server as a router by using iptables. The following figures as my network topology: ppp0 +-------------+ +----------+ |...
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Eth0 recognized by ifconfig -a, interfaces correct, cannot connect?

So, I had a WiFi connection "working" with WPA Supplicant. That took quite a bit of doing, and wasn't optimal. The networks would drop out every few minutes. I wrote a script which would reset the ...
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dd wrt firmwire file prompt password while extracting

I am a newbie in using dd wrt firmware development. Last day i download a dd wrt firmware dd-wrt.v24-21676_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-e900.bin for Linksys E 900 router. I need to extract this image for ...
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Is there a way to switch interface only by interface name?

I am currently working on how to switch network interface in Linux environment. And i am experimenting on switching network interface by switching default gateway, for example switch to wlan0 when ...
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OpenWRT configuring access point Archer C7v2

I am trying to configure OpenWRT Barrier Breaker on Archer C7v2 to act as a dumb access point, so the WAN ethernet port will be connected to my network, and anything connected to wifi or the other LAN ...
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download rate limiting based on network usage

I have a Debian Wheezy (Open Media Vault) server with a few different downloaders working most of the time. (Primarily FTP) I would like to be able to adjust the download limits of this server based ...
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Flash OpenWrt Routers from Telnet

I have two routers. One has Chaos Calmer and the other has Attitude Adjustment. When I turn them on and check arp, nothing comes up. When I check route, the hardware address says (incomplete) but the ...
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router latency measured by tcpdump increases

I am using tcpdump to measure latency on a linux router, i.e. the delay experienced by packets as they pass through the router (made of Ubuntu 10). For this purpose, I captured packets in the IN and ...
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Multicasting with a Debian Router

I have a local network and I want to use NTP in multicast mode on this LAN. The first step to do this is to get multicast networking to work first. In the network I have 5 Debian machines all ...
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Router setting to access computer via its external IP

I use DD-WRT on my router. A few years ago I happened across a setting that allowed me to access my own computer (e.g. using the browser while a web server was running) using the computer's external ...
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Configuring default static routes with RIPv2

I am currently working on an assignment managing a smaller virtual network with virtual box and tiny core Linux. (Using quagga) I am supposed to let RIP handle the default routing, though I cannot ...
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Busybox exits instantly printing 'SIGUSR1'

I was tinkering with my router these days. It runs on MIPS core and the OS is based on Linux. But the builtin busybox is very limited. I managed to export a binary of busybox compiled for MIPS through ...
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Unable to use USB through DD-WRT on a Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH2

I have a Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH2 and I'm trying to get USB support working. The original Buffalo-branded firmware would refuse to mount the USB drive, so I've followed what tutorials I've found for DD-...
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How to do iptables nat loopback?

I have a linux server behind the ISP's cablemodem-router combo. With some hacking I was able to make the port forwarding work, and the DHCP exceptions in the udhcpd. But I wasn't able to do the NAT ...
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How to block access to “private” host-only network from VirtualBox nat interface (separate host-only networks)?

Scenario: 1 VirtualBox host with many vms. Different host-only networks are configured for different vm categories: Some vms are "private", others are "standard" vms. Most of these vms, including some ...
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Cannot connect via ssh to server with global IP address

I have the no-ip service running on my raspberry pi, it updates the DNS (no-ip) whenever there is a change to it's IP address. I have enabled port forwarding on my router (Asus rt-n66u) ports 22 &...
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How to properly port forwarding between different machines using UFW / iptables and DD-Wrt?

This is my network I want to see my ip_camera (192.168.3.4:80) from outside my house. It is on dd-wrt router (192.168.3.1) without internet. The router 192.168.1.1 has internet. However, i have a ...
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TCP/IP routes when using multiple DHCP servers

I have connected a computer (running Debian Wheezy) to two different DHCP servers (routers) through a cable and through a wifi device. If I look at the routes with route, I get the following result ...
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Switch gateways on failure (WRT)

I have two WRT routers each connected to their own wireless gateway (cell phone and hotspot across the street). The routers lans are bridged with WDS and on the same subnet, so clients can connect to ...
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Gargoyle repeater bridge channel hopping

I have the Linux-based Gargoyle firmware running on an old TP-Link router, serving as a Repeater bridge to extend the range of a WIFI access point. Do I need to lock the original access point to a ...
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Bandwidth stats on wifi for each network?

Is it posible to have the bandwidth usage of the wifi connection for each network I use? Currently I have vnstat instaled on my MacBook Pro retina runing Yosemite. It works well but I have the usage ...
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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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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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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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Wireless doesn't connect automatically in Ubuntu when connection is established with wifi Router Again

I am facing a problem here with Ubuntu version 10.4 I am working with. I am having a wifi router and when I start my system, Ubuntu connects to wifi automatically. But if due to some reasons the ...
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share vpn conneciton using router

I want to share my VPN connection with other devices. I just got a D-Link router, and I'm a little bit lost about how to deal with it. I connect to internet using the VPN of my university (PPTP). The ...
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Juniper SRX210, how to make DHCP to Static IP?

I am very new to Juniper device. I have a SRX210 router, and i am testing how to setup Static IP. So i did: set interfaces ge-0/0/0 unit 0 description ISP Link set interfaces ge-0/0/0 unit 0 family ...
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Using iptables to redirect all web traffic to local webserver (on both port 80 && 443)

Firstly, apologies for posting such a similar question to one that exists (Using iptables to redirect all traffic to local webserver). Secondly, I'm somewhat of a newbie to IPTABLES & DDWRT - ...
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Survive Mac address of client after routing

I am developing an application in which it is very important that I can know the mac address of the client hitting the server. Clients are connected to wifi router (W). Multiple wifi routers (W) are ...
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iptables for tomato to block all non-vpn traffic

I have been combing through a few forums of many VPNs that have iptables for the tomato router. Most don't work. The one from VPN.ac recommends adding under Administration > Scripts > Firewall ...
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How to automatically mount a NAS in Ubuntu

I'm trying to set up a network attached storage (NAS) in my house to access from multiple computers. My NAS is actually a hard-drive containing all my music, plugged directly into my router. My goal ...
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Can I use UFW to replace the job of a router to route port connections to my applications?

I was on AT&T and had a router and always had to setup port forwarding for a few applications, like Qbittorrent etc. Not tht im on Time Warner Cable all I have is a modem and a switch and im ...
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FTP/SMB client/bridge for Time Capsule

this is my first post here on Unix&Linux :) I just bought a new router, TP-Link Archer C9, and flashed it with DD-WRT... It was my first flash and it took a while to make it working properly but ...
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reset of a ubiquiti networks power ap - no love

Had to reset our ubnt power ap. It's on fiber, and should pull ip via dhcp. no pppoe weirdness here. even so, it cannot grab an ip. all cables are connected. tried mtu 1500 and 1492. I have ssh access ...
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Questions about setting up an OpenWRT Router as a client and ethernet ports

I'm fairly new to Linux and wanted to create a little OpenVPN setup. I have a computer setup with an openVPN server and a (cheap TP-link) router with openWRT and OpenVPN (client). Basically, I want to ...
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OpenWrt with Nodogsplash

I have a web application in MVC4 for Hot Spot Management system. I using it with OpenWrt and Nodogsplash, Now i need to authenticate the users in to external website. Is there any way to allow to ...
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Arch Linux Wireless Problems

I've got a problem with my wireless connection, the wireless bar is always showing 3 bars, I am using NetworkManager with dhclient and the strangest thing happens, I am getting a huge lag spike every ...
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Is there any way to configure fully automated proxyclient for workstations?

My network diagram is similar to above image; pc-router is also acting as firewall & I'm running squid on it. pc-router is running debian Vlan having workstations running fedora, ubuntu and ...
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CentOS as home network router: IPTables Port Forwarding failure

I have currently set up a home server with a CentOS 6.6 installation on it. The server has two NIC interfaces which I'm using it as my router and DHCP server. Here's a diagram showing the network ...
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iptables - How to remove connection tracking

I'm using this command for redirect all web traffic (http) into my local web server iptables -t nat -I PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 80 -j DNAT --to 192.168.11.100 Then i test, access a website and got ...
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Seems that my router accessed one of my Linux systems, what does it mean?

I just ran the last command on two of my systems and there are weird entries: user pts/2 dsldevice.lan Sun Dec 28 22:59:35 2014 - Tue Dec 30 00:40:41 2014 (1+01:41) Notice: dsldevice.lan ...
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iptables IP address (source and destination IP address) mangling

I tried to understand the concept of iptables mangling part, but somehow failed to understand the IP header manipulative section. For example: Below is the system scenario which I'm trying to ...
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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 ...