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 Post subject: New wireless router
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:35 pm 
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I've replaced the flaky D-Link wireless router with the Linksys WRT54GL we bought some time ago.

Ultimately this little box can replace the PC above the kitchen completely, but doing things one thing at a time to reduce the chances of breaking stuff.

For the geeks: it's running OpenWRT White Russian and X-Wrt.


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 Post subject: Re: New wireless router
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:20 am 
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 Post subject: Re: New wireless router
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:59 pm 
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Right, I was procrastinating this evening so I finished the job.

The beige box of doom is gone.

It's in the action room if anyone wants a pretty reliable ancient PC.


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 Post subject: Re: New wireless router
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:29 pm 
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Sweet. Even when you procrastinate, you get things done, Martin.


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 Post subject: Re: New wireless router
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:20 am 
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So one of the problems we had making oak the server was lack of space for HD's. Can we use this computer, or at least it's case as a server?


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 Post subject: Re: New wireless router
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:54 am 
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Actually, better keep it intact for now in case there are problems with the new setup.

Last night things seemed a bit flaky but as far as I could tell the problems were at BT's end.

I'm going to come check on things today.


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 Post subject: Re: New wireless router
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:00 am 
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don't worry, I won't have time till after august anyway.
have moved computer to windowsill and put a note on it so its safe for a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: New wireless router
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:38 pm 
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Nice one, Martin! Does the router have linux on it then? Is it running the traffic shaping script? Can we SSH to it? We've been talking about doing this for what, two years? Three? And I think it was Martin who setup the previous server way back too.

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 Post subject: Re: New wireless router
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:20 am 
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Yep, it's Linux with traffic shaping and SSH and a nice web interface too. You can log into it with the same root password as the old PC.


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