CIFS/Samba on WRT54GL

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by emptywallet, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. emptywallet

    emptywallet LI Guru Member

    First off, I have a new WRT54GL and I'm a total Linksys noob.

    I'd like to ssh into the router, mount a CIFS share that is elsewhere on the network (for added "local" storage), and share the root dir from the router using samba (for easier access to files). So far, I haven't been able to accomplish any of them :angry:. Are there any tutorials to do these tasks or anyone that has some experience with them (I did not see any in the tutorials section)?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    You can flash Tomato firmware which will let you mount a cifs share from within the web interface. (Note the backslashes when mounting...) To run smbd though will take a little tinkering.
  3. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    I don't think you need samba, Tomato supports ssh and scp so you can use winscp (from windows at least!) to browse the router directory structure - most of which is readonly. You can add/modify temporary files on the ram disk /var, or more permanent files on a jffs non volatile flash directory.
  4. emptywallet

    emptywallet LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the initial help!
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