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Add to a WRT54G a proxy-server.

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by greyMD, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. greyMD

    greyMD LI Guru Member

    %subj%

    is it possible? i`ve searched the google for a while, but didn`t get a concrete answer.

    hope you`ll be able and generous by helping me in this matter.

    thanks and a happy new year!
     
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    What do you want to proxy: FTP, HTTP, games, messaging, SIP,....?
     
  3. greyMD

    greyMD LI Guru Member

    HTTP, FTP (desired, but not very necessary)

    in my vision, it should be that way: when i cannot access from one location a site, i have to enter the router IP and some port in my browser's option, and connect to that site through the router.


    is it possible ?
     
  4. u3gyxap

    u3gyxap Network Guru Member

    Yes, it's possible, but in somewhat different way.
    Use putty to create a tunnel, and then use the router as a socks proxy.
     
  5. greyMD

    greyMD LI Guru Member

    OMG... hope you have an example of doing so...

    thanks
     
  6. u3gyxap

    u3gyxap Network Guru Member

    1. You have SSH enabled, with password, remote access and remote port set to 443 (for better compliance with proxy servers, if you need to use any).
    2. You have putty installed on your computer. Go to SSH -> Tunnels. Source port - 1080, auto, dynamic. Click Add.
    Go to Session, type the internet ip address of your router, or the DDNS hostname (prefferably), set to port 443, and save the session under a name of your choice.
    3. To use it from outside your network (and it will work only from outside your network), start putty, double click on the name of the connection you used, type "root" and your root password when it asks you. Then set up the browser to use socks proxy, with IP address 127.0.0.1 and port 1080.
     
  7. greyMD

    greyMD LI Guru Member

    found a problem.. i can`t access my router via SSH...

    i have a WRT54G V5
     
  8. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    As you only want to proxy browsing, it's better to have your browser make the proxy choice via a Proxy Client Autoconfig File. This has nothing to do with your router, but is just a file that your browser reads, which says "to connect to site A, use proxy server Aa, to connect to site B, use proxy server Bb", etc.

    Google for "Proxy Client Autoconfig File Format".

    Perhaps the easier way if your proxy requirements are not too complex:
    You can manually "program" your browser (without an auto config file):
    Firefox: Options > Advanced > Network > Settings
    IE: Somewhere under "connections" (can't remember exactly where).

    In either case you would most likely not need to change anything on your router.
     
  9. greyMD

    greyMD LI Guru Member

    no. what i need is to run on the router a proxy. that is the problem.. and i am still looking for a solution
     
  10. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Then your currently available option is to load 3rd party firmware on your router, and do the SSH thing as suggested.

    The v5 can run a watered down version of dd-wrt (micro).
     
  11. greyMD

    greyMD LI Guru Member

    i`ve read that the micro version does not have ssh... is it true ?
     
  12. u3gyxap

    u3gyxap Network Guru Member

    yes, it is
     
  13. greyMD

    greyMD LI Guru Member

    so what can i do?..
     
  14. u3gyxap

    u3gyxap Network Guru Member

    1. Buy a better router.
    2. Have a computer that runs linux behind the router.
     

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