[ILUG] Accessing Linksys WRT54LG
P at draigBrady.com
Tue Nov 14 13:32:34 GMT 2006
Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I have a WRT65GL router, which I want to use simply as an access point.
> I can login to the router at 192.168.1.1 when I attach it to my desktop.
> Unfortunately I can't give it this address when using it as an access point.
> But when I give it the address 192.168.2.12 (with dhcp)
> I am unable to access it - telnet and ssh are not rejected,
> but get no response. (Nor does ping.)
> So I'm not sure how to use the router with my Linux laptop.
> Annoyingly, it works fine under Windows,
> where it is seen as network "dd-wrt"
> (this is the name of the Linux OS it is running).
> Incidentally, I'm not using it as a router
> attached directly to my ADSL modem,
> as I feel safer using a PC with shorewall,
> which I sort of understand.
> Is this a foolish attitude?
> Would it be just as good to use the wrt54gl as a firewall?
> I wait with baited breath for the ILUG oracle to speak ...
I just got a WRT54GL too (from komplett for €67).
I haven't had a chance really to play with it yet.
I did put dd-wrt on it which allows pumping
up the tx power to 251mW which I need.
Anyway I was able to connect to it using ssh/http
over both the wireless and lan ports.
I did have to play around a little with the routes on my laptop,
as there was another AP in range. I used the ip command which
is very straight forward:
ip route ls
ip route del 192.168.1.0/24 dev eth0
ip route add 192.168.1.1 dev eth0
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