remote telneting to wrt54g

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by sambam, May 13, 2005.

  1. sambam

    sambam Network Guru Member

    Hi all!

    I have this router at my neighbours house and the damn thing sometimes hangs, so i can't log on to lan and reboot the router. I see the signal, but it won't let me in. And usually this happens when noone is at their house for a few days. So I thought that I could reboot it via telnet from my mobile phone or some other computer. The problem is that I can't login with telnet. Has anyone tried this? What do i have to do to access the router?

    TIA, Sam
  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    i'm sure theres a way to get telnetd to listen on the wan port though it escapes me right now... are you sure the router is "up" enough to let you login to telnet and reset it? are you sure it's not locked up completely?
    you could always get a cheap x10 kit and throw that on the router and just walk up to their house and toggle that on and off :)
  3. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    you could login to the router via web interface and then reboot using the diagnostics tool on the web interface. just set the go to the router and under the firewall settings go to "block aynonmus requests" and disable it.

    then change the remote login port fomr 8080 to 5000

    HTTP://wanip:5000 in your web browser
  4. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    wont help if the router is completely locked up...neither will telnet though...
    block anonymous requests ignores pings what your talking about is remote management...
  5. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    ok lets take step by step...ok now do you know what router your neighbor is using. and i guess if the router is locked up then you cant do anything.
  6. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    the x10 trick would work
  7. windsurfer

    windsurfer Network Guru Member

    If you plan on using the X10 trick get an appliance module as they do okay with transformers which are in the wall warts. You will need something like a palm pad or a X10 wireless switch and a X10 RF module.

    Another plan would be to get a appliance module and a telephone responder. You connect this to their telephone line and setup the house number and unit code you want to use. You could then dial their telephone number from anywhere in the world and reset the router.

    Sometimes you can find a kit that will have most of what you need and save you a bunch of money.

    I have reset my firewall in Portland Oregon from Toronto Canada via a phone call.
  8. Rainey

    Rainey Network Guru Member

    Just plug the router into a Clapper, then clap ON and clap OFF. that should reset it.
  9. sambam

    sambam Network Guru Member

    hummm, thanks for all the answers. I think i will try to find something simmilar to x10 thing. Someone asked if i knew what router are we using. Yes, it's wrt45g, we bought the damn thing together, and we share internet. I'm not breaking into someones lan :) Well, telneting int router would be nice since i have a mobile telnet application.
    this won't work, it says: The connection was refused when attempting to contact 193.77.+++.+++:5000.
  10. NevTxJustin

    NevTxJustin Guest

    If I can get dial tone to a remote site, I use my own DTMF devices. But if way out in the sticks, I use a tone/voice pager from a paging service (typically $10/per month) and have a DTMF decoder connected to the speaker output. That way I can use surplus pagers with same set of reeds or same capcode and decode it at teh audio signal level.

    If you have only one site that you need to remotley rebooted, then a tone-only pager with a "has to see two pages in a row within one minute" type of unit.
  11. davidsonf

    davidsonf Network Guru Member

    If you automatically reboot it once a day, it won't get won't likely get wedged, and if it does the longest you'll have to wait is 24 hours from the last reboot.

    I don't remember if the stock firmware from Linksys has a crond or not. Various third party firmware packages do support crond. Satori, Alchemy, DD-WRT, and so

    Run crond, and have it reboot once a day, for example at
    4 PM every afternoon (the best time might be just before your most active use period). You'll want it to be setting the time correctly too, and that is done with ntpd or ntpclient. It doesn't need to be very accurate; hence running ntpclient from a startup script would be plenty good enough.
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