Get the goods from Sveasoft to HyperWRT (14ch, 251kW, VLANs)

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by Gheimposse, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. Gheimposse

    Gheimposse Network Guru Member

    Hi guys ... I now owning a Linksys WRT54GS ... very nice piece of hardware.
    Before I used a D-Link DI-614+ until the WEP security problem came up ... I swapped over to a "home made solution" and but a Astaro Security Linux Firewall on a Barebone Fujitsu-Siemens Scenic Xs.

    So ... back to my Idea ... having the WRT54GS for two days I still went through more than six or seven different firmwares beginning with sveasoft, Wifi-Box, EWRT, and HyperWRT.
    Ok ... I realised very fast that the Wifi-Box as well as the EWRT isn´t working on my WRT54GS ... was configured for the WRT54G. :evil:

    So ... I checked out the sveasoft Alchemy 6.0RC4 as well as the HyperWRT 2.0b3 firmwares and noticed the goods of both.

    Finally I can say that I´m using the HyperWRT cause it has more options and has a better menu structure.

    ... but I´m missing some features from Sveasoft:

    - 14 wifi channels
    - 0-251kW wifi power
    - Virtual LAN support
    - Client to Router VPN

    Ok ... the Client to router VPN isn´t implented in a Sveasoft firmware ... that´s a wish of my own cause I´m a security freak ... and that would be the suitable add-on to a WPA wireless connection. So far so good!
  2. lucboz

    lucboz Network Guru Member

    Re: Get the goods from Sveasoft to HyperWRT (14ch, 251kW, VL

    251 KW Power ?? WOW !! I guess you mean 251 mW ??
  3. Gheimposse

    Gheimposse Network Guru Member

    ok....yea...254kW is more a futuristic wish ... than a realistic number.
    I meant 251mW. *sorry* :roll:
  4. the_bhagwan

    the_bhagwan Network Guru Member

    DI-614+ until the WEP security problem?

    I still use a DI-614+ but have not heard of a WEP security problem specific to that router. Could you please elaborate? thanks
  5. Gheimposse

    Gheimposse Network Guru Member

    EVERY router only using WEP encryption has a problem cause a weakness in the wep protocoll stack.
    For a detailed explanation read this:

    But ... even WPA isn´t secure cause the passphrase can be read out by programms i.e. "wepattack" which tries to validate possible passphrases by cross-checking them with an implented dictionary.
    By this way it gets normal or similiar passphrase inbetween minutes and or hours caue to many person uses to simple passphrases.

    To get a real secured WLAN you need to take cryptic password for example "@4/ro/1§=P,E." (I just typed in some symbols ... that´s not my personal passphrase. Mine is another ... and much longer. 8) ).

    The best security idea is a radius server (offered on the WRT54g/gs by TinyPEAP´s firmware based on a Sveasoft Satori 4.0 release).
    An option that wifi clients can only connect to the router via an encrypted client-to-router vpn connection would make this perfect.
    But ... today no router firmware for the wrt54g/gs offers this option that wifi clients can only communicate to the router if they use a specific vpn tunnel. *nice function at all*
    If a router firmware is able to establish a client-router vpn tunnel it is additionally possible ... but no must!
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