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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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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Debian Squeeze as a router

I'm trying to setup Debian Squeeze (ala Dreamplug) as a router. I can't seem to get the pieces to fit together. ETH0: Upstream/internet - DHCP-Client ETH1: Downstream/Lan - 192.168.0.1 DHCP-Server ...
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Why does sh say “not found” when it's definitely there? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “No such file or directory” lies on Optware installed binaries I'm trying to add ebtables to a little router box. I went and got a binary compiled for the ...
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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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Find out network traffic per IP

We have one central server which functions as an internet gateway. This server is connected to the internet, and using iptables we forward traffic and share the internet connection among all computers ...
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Linux Networking routing to virtual ip addresses from a different subnet

New to linux networking, had a question about routing to virtual ip addresses from a different subnet. I have three servers (they can all ping each other): A 10.10.51.182 (connected to router ...
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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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Share Internet Connection from computer to new router

On my linux computer I have an external wlan adapter which is connected wirelessly to internet (an access point). Now I want to connect my linux computer via ethernet cable to a new ddwrt router. This ...
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Linux workstations intermittently lose internet connections

About three months ago, a strange phenomenon started happening in our network. Firstly, let me describe the network layout (only the details which I think I'll be allowed to divulge): We have a ...
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SSH tunnel to router periodically hangs. TCP problem?

Something weird I've noticed since upgrading my office router to the Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH. When I remote in using an SSH tunnel, the tunnel will "freeze" pretty often. The freeze lasts 1-2 minutes ...
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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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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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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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How to setup transparent firewall using ArchLinux

I am trying yo setup a Transparent Firwall 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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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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FreeBSD based routers

I am looking for a FreeBSD based wireless router to hack around it and also use it at home. I saw some listed on www.bsdrouter.org but those seem outdated. Can someone point me to such a ...
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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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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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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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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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Force to use specific DNS provider at network

OpenDNS offers a quite simple way for internet filtering by categories. Of course who could get the correct IP address can easily bypass the filter but it would be enough for my expectations. The ...
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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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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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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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Allow IP packet forwarding from LAN to modem via router

In short: I'd like to be able to telnet to my modem from my PC via my router. There is a simple home router on 192.168.33.1. It is running OpenWrt. It has the following interfaces defined: br-lan ...
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Linux Router Load Benchmark

What tools and methods can be used to stress test a Linux-based router/proxy? On the router Squid, Apache Modproxy and Privoxy are installed. The purpose of the stress test is to determine which proxy ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to use Public IP in case of Two ISP which difers from each other Pfsense [closed]

Please bare with my long explanation but this is important to explain the actual problem. Please also pardon my knowledge with PFsense as i am new to this. I have single PFSense box with 3 Ethernet ...
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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 ...
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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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Linux Distro for use as Wireless Infrastructure Basestation

I am looking for some input on how to get a linux distro rolling that will be suitable for use as a wireless basestation. Now, there are the router firmware projects OpenWRT and DDWRT which are both ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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SSH into Ubuntu VM remotely

I don't have much Linux or networking experience, but I'm trying to SSH into an Ubuntu virtual machine from outside of my home network. The Ubuntu virtual machine (running inside VirtualBox) is ...
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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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What does this error mean: “igmp[1435]: setsockopt IP_MSFILTER”?

My network connection is pretty crappy today so I looked at my router (TP-LINK TD-W8950ND) logs and can see these entries a few times every minute: Date/Time Facility Severity Message Sep 7 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can connect to wireless router but can't browse internet

I have a Dell Studio 1450 running Fedora 17. I installed a new wireless router in the office recently. And everybody apart from me is able to connect to the internet via it. Google revealed ...
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Changing DD-WRT's default IP address

I have Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH wireless router and I updated the firmware to DD-WRT (the newest build). The rest of my home network is in IP scope of 192.168.0.100-200 and this router has it's own. The ...
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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 ...