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Tinkering with firmware - Transferring tinyPEAP to a new firmware?

Discussion in 'TinyPEAP Firmware' started by Davey101, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Davey101

    Davey101 LI Guru Member

    Tinkering with firmware [solved/abandoned]

    I'm hoping someone can confirm whether this is possible, or not:

    The tinyPEAP project seems to have shut down, judging by the lack of updates on their website this year, which is a shame because an integrated authentication server is a great idea. The latest WRT54G firmware available is v2.13 based on Satori. I know this version is probably in breach of the FreeRadius GPL copyright, but if it's free I'd still like to use it.

    So I'm thinking, since Satori uses Linux and supports SSH, can't I use a program like WinSCP to grab all the files that relate to tinyPEAP and transfer them to a newer firmware? I'd like newer features like WPA2 support and QOS.

    I realise it will mean editing a couple of files in the new firmware (startup files, web gui files) but it seems to me it ought to work.

    Can anyone foresee any problems? The tinyPEAP developers wouldn't have changed anything major would they, like the kernel or the firewall rules?

    Lastly, can anyone recommend a good new firmware to start with?

  2. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    It will not likely be that easy to just pull the tinyPEAP files off and dump them on another firmware version. There are lots of built in dependencies that you may not be able to find.

    If you want onboard radius, go get dd-wrt. It has tons of features and is light years ahead of Satori which is outdated by the way. You'll want to reset to factory defaults before changing from version to version (just a note).

  3. Davey101

    Davey101 LI Guru Member


    Thanks for the reply!

    I was aware that Satori was outdated, that's why I was considering firmware surgery...

    I see now that I was labouring under the mistaken impression that no other firmware had adopted an onboard radius server. Now it makes sense that tinyPEAP has disappeared.

    Please consider this thread closed. :)


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