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How modifying a tomato installation?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by ElmValley, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. ElmValley

    ElmValley Addicted to LI Member

    Hi, all

    Sorry if this has been covered before.

    I have two routers with tomato installed on them. The routers use WDS to create a link for extedning the range of the DSL-connected router.

    I would like to collect performance data (RSSI, WDS link up/down etc.) and send to an off-site server.

    My idea was to write a lua script to collect the data, and use some method of sending it away (netcat?). I thouht I could use ipkg to load openwrt packages from the openwrt homepage, using the jffs file system (700kB free). However, I sa a few posts claiming that it did not work.

    Q1: Is it not possible to use openwrt packages? What stops me?

    Q2: If it possible, should I use the whiterussian or kamikaze versions?

    Q3: if it is not possible, how should I do to add these pieces of software to my routers? Cross-compiling on a Liinux box?

  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    You can't easily use Openwrt ipkg because Tomato is based on the Linksys kernel - but some binaries do work... dd-wrt is based on an OpenWrt kernel I believe so is more likely to use ipkg successfully.

    If you can build the Tomato sources, it should be easy to add a few extras, the Linksys download includes the required cross compiling toolchain

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