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Busybox additonal binaries?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by muirhejs, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. muirhejs

    muirhejs LI Guru Member

    I just got a WRTSL54GS and installed the Hyperwrt Thibor15c firmware. So far I am pretty happy with it; my laptop drops the connection every now and then (even at close range), but I'm thinking it is the laptop, not the router.

    Telnetting into the router is really great to see BusyBox and the internals. After looking around for a bit, I was wondering if the router could be used for some additional functionality... I have a USB hard drive mounted under /foreign_shares (running EXT2), and it would seem to me that I could place some binaries on this drive that could be run..

    My idea is to have a better version of wget (one that can do recursion), a full ftp client, or rsync available to perform automated downloads/uploads to the locally attached hard drive.. this way, the router could perform backups, download large files, etc. and I wouldn't have to worry about everything routing through a connected wireless client.

    The big piece to the puzzle seems to be getting the binary distributions of the relavent utilities, especially since they would have to run on the MIPS architecture.

    Any thoughts?

    - John
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    try openwrt project they support the WRTSL54GS and this uses ikpg packages as addons. there is a very limited gui however, most of it is cli based.
  3. muirhejs

    muirhejs LI Guru Member

    rsync on WRTSL54GS

    I've been wanting to use rsync to back up my external hard drive that is connected to my WRTSL54GS. Thanks so much for pointing me over to OpenWRT.. it provided exactly what I needed!

    Seeing that there isn't much info out there on the rsync package, I put together a dirty HOWTO on what I did. I hope it helps someone, and I'm happy to hear any feedback on it.

    It's at http://wiki.openwrt.org/rsync-usb-sambaHowTo

    I apologize if it's not very clean; it's my first ever wiki entry..

    Best regards,


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