How about a HyperWAP? Or... HyperWRT to become a bridge?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by ggravier, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. ggravier

    ggravier Network Guru Member


    WAP54G also has source available. Anybody consider the option to apply same mods than HyperWRT to make a HyperWAP?

    Or... alternatively... Any possibility to enable HyperWRT to do bridging (i.e. disable routing and just make a bridge)?

  2. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member


    I just bought a WAP54G today :)
    So HyperWAP will probably come soon :wink:

    However I just mailed linksys about the source code, as the link for v2.07 seems to be broken :( But that could take some time...

    If someone knows the correct link or has a copy please mail me :wink:
  3. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    It looks like Linksys is on top of things today...

    Two hours ago when I read your post the link wasn't working, but now it appears fixed!
  4. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    Indeed, didn't expect it to be fixed that soon :)
    Now I can begin making some firmware 8)
  5. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    Just loaded the first modded WAP54G firmware into my AP.
    But found out that my WAP54G V1.0 has NO flash protection or recovery options (no TFTP, no boot_wait). So I will probably only add the basics (xmit power control, 13 channels) as I don't want to turn my AP into a paperweight...
  6. ggravier

    ggravier Network Guru Member

    Hum... Well... gotta do what one's gotta do. :)

    IN any case, I appreciate the efforts and looking forward to a more powerful WAP54G here at home! :)

    On a side note, I realized something... If I take my WRT54G (RT... not AP) but don't plug anything into the WAN port... and set the WAN port to some ridiculous fixed IP address... then the rest of the LAN and WLAN section behaves like an AP? And, here in Switzerland, a WRT costs 7 USD more than a WAP... :) Yet... Since I already have a WAP... I'll be looking forward to a new firmware for it from you! Thanks!

  7. ggravier

    ggravier Network Guru Member


    Here is another idea... Why not just add a setting to HyperWRT to tell the WRT not to route... but simply act as a bridge between LAN and WLAN sections?

    That way, you don't risk turning your WAP54G into a paperweight, and leverage your already existing work even more. :)

  8. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    The WAP54G V2 probably has an boot_wait option.
    But I would not recomand the WAP54G for tweaking because it only has 2MB flash and 8MB ram, were the wrt54gs has 8MB flash and 32MB ram for the same price...
  9. ggravier

    ggravier Network Guru Member

    Hum... You're right about the WAP not being the best platform to hack.

    So maybe instead of trying to hack too much out of the WAP, why not simply bring AP features to the WRT by adding an option to not route to WAN... and just use the WLAN and LAN sections? :)

  10. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    Think it's quite difficult to do as even sveasoft didn't get it working after more then a year.
  11. ggravier

    ggravier Network Guru Member

    Hum... OK... Well... it could be a fun challenge. :)

    Anyways, thanks for your fantastic work on HyperWRT!

  12. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

  13. ggravier

    ggravier Network Guru Member


    Downloaded it. Installed like a charm. (Followed the instructions... what is the Downgrade Header thing, by the way?). And it installed like a charm.

    Didn't even need to reset to factory defaults.

    I was already in 2.07 from Linksys...

  14. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    That keeps people from downgrading to lower or the same version firmware :wink:
    That was the first thing I disabled under HyperWAP :)
  15. ggravier

    ggravier Network Guru Member

    Ah... Sneaky. :)

    Why not pu a link to this page, say on one of the settings pages? :) Are there other hidden pages that you could bring the links back up? :)

    Oh... Thanks to the firmware, I realized that I have a version 1.0 (red LED constantly on). Thanks for the note to that effect.

    Again, great job!

  16. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    The hidden page is only in the official firmware, not in the source code.

    Can you get channel 13 to work? Someone said it didn't work with his WAP54G.
  17. ggravier

    ggravier Network Guru Member


    After setting it to Channel 13, both my WET54G (bought in the USA) and my iPAQ 5450 (European model) were able to connect to my WAP54G without any problem.

    I don't remember if I bought the WAP54G in the USA or in Europe, though.

    In any case, on my machine, channel 13 works fine.

    About the preventing of reverting firmware. Interesting, no, that they should claim to publish the full source... but it's lacking things that are in the official firmware. Is that OK with GPL? And... more importantly, is the source code they publis crippled in any other way (than just this for to prevent / enable reverting to previous firmware levels)?

  18. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    The source code and binairy they provide are indeed not the same. If you compile from source the downgrade page is missing and the diag led stays red.

    But I'm quite happy that everything is provided in the source (cross-compilers, make scripts, other utils), because if they wanted to they could have made it much harder for us...
  19. ggravier

    ggravier Network Guru Member


    I just hope there aren't hidden missing parts. :)

    Again, thanks for all the good work!

  20. OVeRide

    OVeRide Network Guru Member

    When I try to install the firmware it tells me that I cannot downgrade the firmware, how can I get around this? I am currently using 2.07.

    ***I got it, once again I didn't read enough before asking questions***

    Thank You
  21. frogger3d

    frogger3d Network Guru Member

    Can't you copy paste the bridging functionality from the WET54G source code? I'm not saying it is easy :)
  22. elpezgordo

    elpezgordo Guest

    Is HyperWAP installable on this ?

    I downloades HyperWAP ver 1.0,
    But before making anythin else, Guys, I want to ask if someone have tried to install in on this :
    My Lynksys is WRT54G ver 2.2 Firmware 3.03.6 ( Dated jan-05 )

    My only intention to use it, is because I want to disable the antenna diversity, I was told to do that befor plugging an external directional antenna.
    Do somebody have a better idea for me to accomplish that ?

    Please advice.
    Carlos ( Texas )
  23. linksysonline

    linksysonline Network Guru Member

    You want to install HyperWAP on a WRT54G??? Or are you installing HyperWRT...
  24. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Re: Is HyperWAP installable on this ?

    do not install HyperWAP on a WRT54G

    HyperWAP is for WAP54G access points only.

    HyperWRT is for WRT54G and GS's
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