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Xlink Kai Question

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by JABenedicic, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. JABenedicic

    JABenedicic Network Guru Member

    My setup is as follows:

    2 x Desktop PC
    2 x Laptop
    2 x Xbox
    1 x WRT54G Router running Satori Firmware

    Both pc's and laptops are connected via wireless. The xbox's are hardwired into the router. My HP laptop has a built in Intel wireless card it's a centrino laptop. My dads Dell laptop has a LinkSys Wireless-G card. Both PC's have generic Wireless-G cards in.

    I have tried to run Xlink Kai on all of the machines in my house, but I can't get it to connect to any arenas. I would rather not make my WRT54G a KaiStation because I want to keep the features of Satori.

    From some reading I have found that I need a wireless card that runs in promiscuous mode. Can anyone recommend a card that supports this or does anyone know of any ways around this?

  2. A-ONE

    A-ONE Network Guru Member

    well according to my notes, u need a computer that is hard wired to your router or obviously running kai on your router.

    If you want a firmware with kai built in and the sa,e things as satori, try DD-WRT


    its built from the alchemy RC5a firmware and it has kaistation built into it.
  3. dsiminiuk

    dsiminiuk Network Guru Member

    I just got Kai running on my WRT54G last night for the first time. I'm new to this Linksys phenomenon and it took me a bit to figure out that you have to use wget to resintall kaid after every reboot because it doesn't persist in the filesystem (which is really in RAM). There is no need then to use a PC at all to run the XLink engine.

    I'm using HyperWRT firmware but this should apply for you too if you want to install like this in RAM rather than using a package.

    I had to set up my startup script to call wget to retrieve the kaid binary and a customized kaid.conf (set for your XBox console mac address) on every boot.

    You will need to be able to put kaid and your modified kaid.conf on a web server somewhere where your router can access them every time it boots. This can even be on your Xbox if you are using XBMC.

    See this link and Avenger20's posting

    Forgive me if this is not the right method for your firmware but it should work if you have wget. There may be a better way that I would also be interested in learning about.


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