Feature idea: Mobile web interface

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by occamsrazor, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    Was just thinking this might be a nice idea, if someone has some basic html experience and could work out where to get the values from. A miminalist (e.g. text only) web interface optimised for mobile phones, so that you could remotely check the status of your home router while away, via your phone. Core information that could be included:

    IP Address
    Connection Uptime
    Current RX/TX bandwidth usage
    Device list
    Anything else?

    It wouldn't have to be interactive (i.e. able to control the router), just present that information. Of course if you could interact and control the router that would be even better - e.g. to dis/re-connect, restart the router, etc

    What do you think? Sorry, I wish I could do it myself but I don't have the webpage skills....
  2. Planiwa

    Planiwa Network Guru Member

    Maybe if someone were to show how to add a user-created web page, that's all it would take?

    BTW, the Tomato GUI works fine from the iPhone, and so does iSSH.
  3. tievolu

    tievolu Network Guru Member

    You can add web pages by putting *.htm files in /var/wwwext. The pages will be viewable at http://router_ip/ext/filename.htm.

    You could have a cron job running to update the page every few minutes or something. I used this functionality for my STM Monitor script.

    Getting the RX/TX bandwidth usage is a little more involved than the other properties the OP mentioned, but it's perfectly doable.
  4. Planiwa

    Planiwa Network Guru Member

    .html fails with "404 Not Found" error. .htm works

    Thank you for this! This is simply amazing. I tried to do this, of course, when I first got Tomato. But it failed. It never occurred to me that Linux-based Tomato would demand .htm instead of .html
  5. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    So does this mean we should be able to create a mobile interface? I wish I could help, instead of just making suggestions for others to implement.... but my html skills are next to none. Best of luck to whoever can attempt it!
    PS - am getting an iPhone next week so anything iphone-friendly would be cool. On another note, seeing as Planiwa mentioned that device, has anyone got OpenVPN to work on an iPhone to connect to a Tomato router? I found this, but it looks a bit basic - http://code.gerade.org/tunemu/
  6. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    Did anyone ever succeed in getting a mobile web interface working?
  7. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    Just in case anyone comes across this thread in the future, Jacky444 came up with a great solution in this newer thread
  8. duprade

    duprade Serious Server Member

    I use Shibby's Tomato through my iPhone almost every other day, and it works perfectly. I was traveling through Argentina and Chile in the past 2 weeks using it from down there via 3G and had no problems whatsoever. The only thing that would load slowly .. which is to be expecting is the Web Usage logging page ... apart from that it works perfectly.
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