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WRT54G proxy settings

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by kasp, May 4, 2005.

  1. kasp

    kasp Network Guru Member


    is it somehow possible to feed the router with my isp's proxy server settings?? does some firmware allow that or is it all "manual" labour?? :eek:

    its ok with browsers - u can enter that additional info, but what to do in situation if u cannot enter those settings in some software or software doesn't load them from browser? or even worse (my case :D) - i gotta some specific hardware with networking ability, but its not possible to enter proxy server setiings :-/

    thanks in advance!

  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    the router doesn't actually deal with proxy settings it only passes the information between interfaces... most ISPs shouldn't require that you enter proxy settings if your device doesn't support it call your ISP and complain or switch to a real ISP :p
  3. kasp

    kasp Network Guru Member

    yeah, i'd like to if i had a choice.... so, its not a solution.... been stuck with this for a while...

    isn't it somehow possible to add some ?additional info? to the packets travveling through the router to go through the proxy or smthng??
  4. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    not without alot of coding :)
    what kind of proxy is it?
    you MAY be able to get some kind of proxy running on the router or on another box and then set your router to transparently proxy your connections through that (internal) proxy that would proxy through your ISPs proxy, but implementing that on a packet level wouldn't be the most fun thing in the world....
  5. kasp

    kasp Network Guru Member

    >what kind of proxy is it?

    have no idea :-(
    i suspect its http proxy or smthng :-?
    but adding export http_proxy line to the var\etc\init on the other box (with embedded linux) didn't help much...
  6. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    heres pretty much what you'd have to do (or something very similar to this):

    Setup squid and configure it to relay through your ISPs proxy (also configure it for transparent proxying)
    Configure your router to pass all HTTP data to squid transparently.
    see http://www.linksysinfo.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4800 for the link to setting up squid for transparent proxy and the appropriate FW rules to direct traffic to squid box..
    I wouldn't recommend trying to run squid on the WRT even if you could get it to...

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