Thibor's (WRT54GS)HyperWRT with static DHCP Build 170905

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by d00mzday, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. d00mzday

    d00mzday Network Guru Member

  2. hotrat

    hotrat Network Guru Member

    anyone tried this? lil suss on trying it due to it NOT being hosted on linksysinfo...
  3. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    i've sent it to james for hosting, he must not have got around to posting it yet, maybe because it's the weekend. there's nothing "sus" about it, it does exactly what it says on the tin :)
  4. hotrat

    hotrat Network Guru Member

    oki doki i shall give it a bash then
    ta mate!
  5. hotrat

    hotrat Network Guru Member

    hey thibor
    any idea's on why it seems impossible for me to get client bridge mode working when using WPA? works fine wif WEP! have tried about a million different revisions of dd-wrt etc and even in yours is no go. i have 2 gs v1.1's here and is the same on both :( brainslayer has it running but i think his are v2's

  6. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    i have client bridge running here using wpa-psk(aes) without any issues. i have ONLY been able to get it to work with psk1 and never using psk2
  7. hotrat

    hotrat Network Guru Member

    TKIP should work too for u then??
    have no idea why it won't work. when i was using dd-wrt v23 it did the same thing. like it showed up as connected. but NO data throughput.. are yours GS v1.1's aswell??
  8. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    1.0 & 1.1's
  9. hotrat

    hotrat Network Guru Member

    WIERD!! is now WORKING and i haven't done anything different other than changin it from WEP to WPA and setting both to use SSID broadcast....

    only problem is i'm now to scared to upgrade to your latest firmware for fear of breaking it! hehe

  10. d00mzday

    d00mzday Network Guru Member

    that was most likely your problem. In the past I have had problems disabling ssid broadcast with wpa but never a problem disabling ssid broadcast with wep. Sence wpa is secure enuff and disabling ssid broadcast really offers no true security against a person with lets say kismet loaded and is able to sniff out hidden ssid anyways. I have always set to wpa with ssid broadcast to on and avoided wep all together sence easly cracked.
  11. hotrat

    hotrat Network Guru Member

    if only had dun that before... was about to chuck them out the window in frustration :)

    Thanks for the replies and thanks Thibor for the firmware!!
    good job matee

  12. hohndel

    hohndel Network Guru Member

    Client mode

    And I am beating my head against the wall trying to get it to work. Two brand new WRT54GS - got them today at the same store, one is a GS-2.1, one is a GS-3.0 (go figure, I checked the S/N on one box and assumed the other would be the same version...)

    Flashed them both with v4.70.6_Hyperwrt-2.1b1-(Thibor)
    One is an AP, connected via "Internet" port to my local net (192.168.0.x). It's LAN/WLAN net is 192.168.2.x. DHCP server on.

    The other is set up as Client, Internet Setup as DHCP, Local IP in the 192.168.2.x network. DHCP server off.

    Both run WPA, but I tried without as well. The Client get's an address via DHCP from the AP, so it appears the connection happens (I can see the Client WRT in the Status->LocalNetwork->DHCP Clients table). Only when I try to ping either from within the Client WRT or from a PC connected to the LAN port, I can only ping the Client WRT, not the AP WRT (or anything else behind it). And when connecting a PC to the LAN port and asking for an IP address via DHCP, I don't get a valid response...

    Long description and I'm sure I'm missing tons of detail... any ideas or pointers?


  13. SirDracula

    SirDracula Network Guru Member

    DHCP suggestions for improvement

    Great job Thibor on static DHCP! It will make a lot of users very happy.

    I have a couple of suggestions:

    1 - for the static DHCP fields can you please:

    a) convert them to a multi-line text input field that's pretty long, like Alchemy does. The 5 entries are just not enough for me, I have 11 entries I would like to add. I believe I can do this with a startup script and append them to the config file, but it would be nice to be able to do it all from the web interface.

    b) Allow for an extra comment filed/computer name so I can easily identify each entry, eg:
    11:22:33:44:55:66 desktop
    11:22:33:44:55:aa laptop

    2 - would it be possible to add sshd and have an option to maybe start it by default? The problem with the current telnet is that it's not started by default and it doesn't ask for a password (or I haven't figured out how to make it ask for authentication). ssh with support for public key auth would be great so I can quickly monitor the router remotely.

    Thank you.

    Other than that, excellent work!
  14. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    1a. i'm working on it, but i'm going on holiday for 2 weeks tomorrow, expect an update when i get back. the 5 entries were just a stopgap so people would have statics. use the startup script for now.
    1b. no
    1c. perhaps, i'll think about it, but there's nothing stopping you, or anybody else adding it.
  15. Portal

    Portal Network Guru Member

    When static DHCP in WRT54G ?
  16. hotrat

    hotrat Network Guru Member

    LIL request of ya thibor if/when u update firmware again? can ya add wireless connection speeds etc under the wireless status??
    gonna save me heaps of time having to enable telnet then typing wl rate to troubleshoot!

    thanks again mateee
  17. tracer

    tracer Network Guru Member

    anybody got some screenshots of this firmware? using dd-wrt atm.. but has actually too much features i dont use..
    so if thisone is nice might use it then :)
  18. SirDracula

    SirDracula Network Guru Member

    It's just your standard Linksys firmware with a few extra features. The web interface looks the same as the Linksys firmware.
  19. rljo

    rljo Network Guru Member

    Did etherwake make the cut of extra features?
  20. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    You may already know this but for the sake of those who might not, DD-WRT has included this feature since v22. (Actually it's not a comment field but rather a hostname field. That means that any device on your network using the router as its DNS server would actually be able to ping "desktop" and have it resolve to
  21. SirDracula

    SirDracula Network Guru Member

    Yes, I've just started playing with DD-WRT and I like what I'm seeing! We'll see what problems I run into that would prevent me from using DD-WRT ...
  22. littleme

    littleme Guest


    Hyperwrt-2.1b1-Thibor-170905.bin works on my WRT54GS v2.1. I used the following commands to load it, from when I had openwrt-wrt54gs-squashfs.bin firmware (previously).

    #cd /tmp
    # dd if=Hyperwrt-2.1b1-Thibor-170905.bin of=Hyperwrt-2.1b1-Thibor-170905.bin.trx bs=32 skip=1
    xxxxx+1 records in
    xxxxx+1 records out
    #mtd -e linux -r write Hyperwrt-2.1b1-Thibor-170905.bin.trx linux
    Unlocking linux ...
    Erasing linux ...
    Unlocking linux ...
    Connection to closed by remote host.

    Now I have web configurator back, whereas OpenWRT did not. All seems fine but I have not done any sort of rigorous testing.
  23. ShiveAhoy

    ShiveAhoy Network Guru Member

    W00T! W00T! Fantastic job, this is the shiz... I knew you were working on this, but I was having some problems related to port forwarding and random ip's issued, good god that is such an asspain...

    Thibor you are the man :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
  24. fennec

    fennec Network Guru Member

    Thanks very good job

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    I don't see speedbooster ?
  25. johell

    johell Guest

    Usefull feature.

    thanks :thumbup:
  26. cypro66

    cypro66 Network Guru Member

    I noticed that a few options were added like WET and CLIENT.
    Are these two functional yet?
    If so, how do I configure my router to act a wireless bridge? I've got 2 WRT54GS's. On 1 I would like to connect some wired clients and let the WRT54GS connect to the other WRT54GS which acts as a AP.
  27. tomgrossi

    tomgrossi Network Guru Member

    Is a 54G version out yet? If so, where can I find it? Thanks, tom
  28. mitoh

    mitoh Network Guru Member

    not really a big deal but the ip client table shows empty hostname for the device set having static dhcp (in my case, pap2). the functionality works fine tho!

    thank you for the software and good job! :clap:
  29. danielhaden

    danielhaden Network Guru Member

    MO Power!

    I'd like to be able to type numbers such as 126 and 168 into the manual transmit power option.

    84 is a bit short of power for a backhaul link, and the WRT54GS is capable of so much more.
  30. belton

    belton Network Guru Member

    Good Firmware Enhancements. 1 Bug + 1 Wish

    Very Good Job! Thibor! I really love it!
    I'm an earlier user of the latest version of your WRT firmware. And I use heaviliy the functions of "Port Range Forward" & "QoS

    Here is only 1 problem I found so far:

    1. under Applications & Gaming->QoS->Application Priority,
    the application names of last few slots are not updated correctly.

    Wish List:
    And I wish the latest version could extend the length of DDNS Host Name field. I wish to update multile hosts names with the router, so I typed ",". And it works. However, the current maxlength of HTML textbox is 48.

    Where can I know more about you and your works? Do you have your website for the firmware?
  31. danielhaden

    danielhaden Network Guru Member

    To Thibor. . .

    Oh, in addition to well-done help files for the WDS (how to apply, what works and what doesn't). . .

    I would also like the option to disable Speedbooster. Some of my clients have speedbooster client adapters in their computers. They can't seem to get the concept that it is a high-speed short-range connection that will not authenticate at long range. Laptop owners also get suprised this way in that they have to run back to the router and restart so they can get a connection. ;)

    This option set to disable by default would also allow your firmware to work with almost any WRT54G or WRT54GS. That way, most "G" owners could use your firmware and if the owner of a V2 WRT54G happened to switch on speedbooster, then the unit could be recovered with a simple reset.

    Maybe there should be a little website listing compatibilities, containing some directions on different topics (such as WDS and the different modes), and of course making your excellent project easier to find.

    Hooray for Thibor's HyperWRT!
  32. Skillz

    Skillz Network Guru Member

    Re: MO Power!

    I've been testing with 2 WRT54GS routers and installed on one of them thibor's firmware (17-092005). I wanted to see what difference it would make in range if I'd increase the transmit power to 83% compared to the original firmware.

    Well, the difference is ABSOLUTELY MINIMAL to NOTHING and I'm somewhat disapointed. Is it safe then to put it on 100% without frying the onboard chip? Or can I even increase it more then 100% manually?

    I also compared the WRT54GS to a WRT54G and the GS has a stronger singnal by default.
  33. kaplanfx

    kaplanfx Network Guru Member

    Re: MO Power!

    Umm, clearly you don't understand the concept of 100%. What that means is that the radio transmitter is set to the highest possible setting. This reminds me of Spinal Tap, when the guy has a level 11 on his amp, they ask why 11 and he says well cuase its louder than 10. LOL. heres the quote: "You see, most blokes will be playing at 10. You’re on 10, all the way up, all the way up...Where can you go from there? Nowhere. What we do, is if we need that extra push over the cliff...Eleven. One louder." DiBergi: "Why don’t you just make 10 louder and make 10 be the top number, and make that a little louder?" Nigel (after taking a moment to let this sink in): "These go to 11."
  34. Skillz

    Skillz Network Guru Member

    Re: MO Power!

    Ummm, I hate to burst your bubble (well, actually not :) ) in most firmware you can set the transmitter power in the gui on 100%, but that isn't usually the highest possible value, it's just a value thats still very much on the safe side. From the command it's usually possible to put in a much higher value, but there will be a risk playing with higher values.
  35. danielhaden

    danielhaden Network Guru Member

    Okay, guys. With the HyperWRT firmware, it is sometimes necessary to set it on manual and type in 84.

    I wish that 126 and 168 were allowed values (so very helpful to WDS), but they're not. The internal radio can make even more than that, but then heat failure becomes an issue.
  36. Skillz

    Skillz Network Guru Member

    So you're saying I can put 168 without any heat failure problems?
  37. qingz

    qingz Network Guru Member

    Does this firmware support VPN server(PPTP)?
  38. jpd13

    jpd13 Network Guru Member

    Reverting to earlier discussion

    I'm running HyperWRT-Tofu 7.0 on my WRT54G v4. It's the only firmware that I was able to load onto my v4 router. I can connect my powerbook wirelessly w/ WEP, WPA, or WPA2 security. However, when I set up an Airport Express as a remote router, I can only connect it to the linksys network if I use WEP security. When I set up the Airport with WPA or WPA2 security, it won't connect. By the way, I have the HyperWRT firmware configured with static DCHP and MAC address filtering (since WPA encodes the MACs as I understand). Does anybody out there have an idea on why the Airport won't connect w/ WPA? Thanks
  39. erio

    erio Network Guru Member

    Re: Reverting to earlier discussion
  40. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    WPA between an AP Ex and WRT are not possible using WPA encryption. They are incompatible in this mode. i'm afraid you'll have to stick to WEP.
  41. jpd13

    jpd13 Network Guru Member


    Thanks for the info guys. I love my new wireless network--never would've been possible w/o 3rd party firmware. Keep up the good work!
  42. Krip

    Krip Network Guru Member

    Hi Thibor,

    First of all, many thanks for the excellent firmware. I sometimes give something different a go when I get bored in an evening, but yours is the stuff I always go back to. :)

    I was wondering though, and I'm not sure how easy/difficult it would be to do, but what would get the chances of adding awk to your firmware?

    I ask because I would like to monitor traffic through the WAN port as I have a monthly cap set by my ISP. Once such tool for the WRT54G(S) is WRTbwlog, but it requires awk. There are other apps to monitor bandwidth, but they usually monitor the router as a whole, or the PCs NIC, both of which give a false reading if you also transfer large files around the LAN.

    Maybe you know of other ways to monitor WAN traffic?

  43. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    i'll add it and then post a release
  44. Krip

    Krip Network Guru Member

    Great news. Thanks very much, Thibor.

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