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Installing a package - like NoCatSplash (ddwrt-pre5)

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by dellsweig, May 2, 2005.

  1. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    Has anyone installed a packeage onto the jiffs partition and suceessfully gotten it to run after a boot??

    Specifically, I would like to run NoCatSplash. The Chillispot included with DD-WRT is overkill for this small application, NoCatSpalsh fits the bill perfectly but was never able to get EWRT (which includes it) to work correctly (it was unstable).

    A cool option would be to have the choice - Chillispot or NoCatSplash under the router adimin - what do you think Brainslayer??

  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    download winscp at http://winscp.net which will allow you to copy your .ipk to your WRT if you have sshd enabled with password login
    OR (even easier)
    ssh to your wrt and download the ipkg from the web with wget <ipkg_url> (use putty on windows to log on to your router, you'll need this anyway for the following)
    -uncompress it: tar -xzvf <your_package.ipk>
    -uncompress the contained archives using the tar -xvzf command
    -have a look at the files which might be config files and startup scripts
    -find the binary and execute it

    You might want to examine the archive first on your pc using winRAR (rename .ipk to .tgz)

    Note that files will be lost on your WRT when you unplug it.
  3. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    mmh there is a easier way.
    use the "ipkg" command. its implemented in dd-wrt
  4. bummpr

    bummpr Network Guru Member


    Can anyone provide the complete syntax of how to use this command?

    Great work Brain...you have been a busy guy!
  5. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    it would be nice if nocatsplash was buit in to dd-wrt firmware....pretty please brainslyer :D
    that would help me and dellsweig out. i have read some of your posts dellsweig.
  6. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    The choice of a captive portal - either Chillispot or NoCatSplash would be nice. They both have their advantages/disadvantages and they both fill a need. The BIG advantage for NoCat is that you can make a SELF CONTAINED hotspot - all running on the WRT54G
  7. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    From the Berliner forum:

    gfm wrote:
    I know this have been asked a lot of times, but i couldn’t find any concrete answer.
    It's there a way of having a hotspot in a box with the WRT54G with dd-wrt.
    I would like to have a captive portal (or splash page) hosted on the wrt, and a local server (or a local file) where I can authenticate my users. It's this possible using chillispot?
    Do you know if there's any how to about it?
    Thanks for your help.

    The current DD-WRT contains the Chillispot hotspot captive portal program. Chillispot requires external radius authentication as well as external web processing. It simply takes care of the interception and redirection (via IPtables magic).

    NoCatSpalsh is another captive portal - it is designed (in the WRT port) to be an all-in-one captive portal. You web page(s) are local and it does not require radius (configurable).

    NoCatSpalsh has been implemented on WRT54G hardware in the EWRT project. I have done a bunch of testing with it and found the router platform unstable in my environment.

    A couple of us have asked Brainslayer to look at implementing NoCatSpalsh in addition to Chilli or as a replacement. I suppose it is possible to load (as an external package) NoCatSplash to a router running DD-WRT. I do not have the time to tinker and do not see this as a valid method for a customer site implementation.

    Hopefully, in Brainslayers move towards openWRT - we will see this type of integration
  8. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    this is what i am hoping on too. please give us nocatsplash in dd-wrt :D

  9. ppilate

    ppilate Network Guru Member

    Yes, please add nocatsplash

    From my understanding the firmware for ewrt is less stable and has no web config. From my understanding nocatslash has had alot of bugs killed in ewrt but the rest of the image is unstable. Now the full image of dd-wrt is getting really big for all the applications involved.

    I would reccomend mabie a organizational rehaul of dd-wrt. w/ ipkg and taking the base install with web GUI for on offical dd-wrt ikg repository. This would allow people to add the features they need on jffs2.

    What most people (including myself) like about dd-wrt is the stablilty and the web GUI. If a GUI is for picking what we want to use it would solve most of the recent posts in this fourm (IE switch to openWRT base, NoCatSplash, etc)

    Just my 0.02,

  10. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    Re: Yes, please add nocatsplash

    Please do your homework beore you commnet

    EWRT is a complete WRT package - full GUI - with noCatSpalsh. It was unstable in MY environment and unusable to put at a customer site.

    EWRT has potential. DDWRT is VERY stable - would love to see noCat included as a built in - in addition to Chillispot
  11. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    i would like this too.

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