adding packages to hyperwrt/WRTSL54GS

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by professordave, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. professordave

    professordave Network Guru Member


    At the moment I am running Thibor's latest on a wrt54gs and it works great.

    If I get a WRTSL54GS and load Thibors latest firmware for it, can I add packages I need to run a slimserver, or can this only be done with openwrt? Especially since the WRTSL54GS will have a harddisk to store to.

  2. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    only by using Openwrt
  3. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    What exactly do mean by "slimserver"?

    The projects cross the spectrum.

    HyperWRT strives to fix long ignored bugs in Linksys firmware and add needed features. It works MUCH better than Linksys firmware at doing what it says on the box and may add some new functions.

    OpenWRT is all about choices. You have a buffet of packages. However if you are not comfortable with LInux and the command-line, they say right in the FAQ it is not for you.

    If you want GUI and packages, I would look towards a DD-WRT port if BrainSlayer is working on that. He seems to have integrated the ability to add OpenWRT packages in his stuff. Do not however go asking DD-WRT package-add questions on the OpenWRT forums or IRC channel. They are not a support group for DD-WRT issues.
  4. professordave

    professordave Network Guru Member


    Slimserver is a backend for a wireless music player called the squeezebox. I have not purchased one but I was thinking if I could get a small embedded device to be always on for the backend.

    You wrote:
    ...integrated ability to add OpenWRT packages in his stuff.

    What is involved in packages? Why are packages not compatible among the different linux versions?
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