nocatsplash testing

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by bryanng, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. bryanng

    bryanng Network Guru Member

    fyi, i am running dd-wrt v23 beta1 on wrt54g v3.1 with done enabling nocatsplash, but i didn't c any effects with this feature

    my questions are:-
    1) how do i conduct a test? any guidelines for me?
    2) can i create my own html by using vi instead of wget from outside?
    3) can i work out testing on nocatsplash by not connecting any modem ?
    4) i realised that after enabling jffs2 and there's only 60kb left in the modem space (much better than dd-wrt v23alpha in giving me 0% free space), any ways 2 get more spaces?

    pls advise...tq.
  2. bryanng

    bryanng Network Guru Member

    no one can answer my questions??? :cry: :sadbye:
  3. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    1.i dont think that there are any guide lines, i guess not sure what you mean might want to google around for how to use the vi editor. or different commands.
    3yes you can test the splash page with out a modem
    4you could use the newest beta v23 and in there is a mini version. but the mini version does not have nocatsplash, and no ssh so you cannot winscp the splash screens in.
  4. bryanng

    bryanng Network Guru Member

    1. i mean is there any site or reference in teaching ppl how to set up nocatsplash?

    2. i know how to use vi editor, but can i create the html splash screen in this way?

    3. thanks for your answer but i tested the firmware ver v23 alpha and beta1 for nocatsplash feature and not working @ all (after flashing, i tried to enable jffs2, create splash html screen and enable nocatsplash accordingly, is there any wrong with that and do i need to reboot for any step taken?)

    4. i knew mini version not include nocatsplash, there's for remind.
  5. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    you can manually store and edit your html login page at /jffs/nocat if jffs is enabled. but this possibly works only on gs units
    but otherwise you can use the SplashURL feature if you dont have enough flash space left
  6. bryanng

    bryanng Network Guru Member

    brianslayer, do you mean that "g" units cannot manually store and edit your html login page at /jffs/nocat if jffs is enabled provided there's about 60k flash space left?
  7. hchady

    hchady Network Guru Member

    It works for me on a v2 unit.

    1- activate jffs2, and clean jffs2 partition (router may not reponding, try to unplug it, then plug it again)
    2- create a splash file named splash.htm (or .html). many example can be found on the web for the splash page, my splash page is located at, feel free to copy the html code and personalize it.
    3- store your splash page on the router :
    an easy way to store it, is to put it in a location in the internet (like mine) and use wget command to download it to router

    first, log to your router by telnet (user : root, and then pasword)
    then type : mkdir /jffs/nocat, on some router model (v2 for example) you cannot create a new directory, so type the following command
    mkdir /jffs
    cd /jffs
    now you must be on /jffs directory (# /jffs), type
    wget http://yoursite/splash.htm (your site is the location of your splash page on the internet)
    if your page contains a pictures, you must download them all to your router (login buttom for example)
    once your file is on your router, go to nocat configuration and choose the directory of your downloaded files (/jffs in this case and not /jffs/nocat). keep splashURL empty.
    save your settings and it should works 30seconds after a reboot
    if not, telnet the router and activate it manually by typing : splashd
  8. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    i mean it works only on gs if you dont have enough flash space left. but additionally there is also the samba option. you just have to set the nocat root to /tmp/smbshare
  9. bryanng

    bryanng Network Guru Member

    thx, hchady and brianslayer 4 further complaint

    i juz manual execute by typing splashd and it returned with ** ERROR ** Can't open /etc/nocat.conf: No such file or directory

    i checked the directory, the file exists but file contains nothing
  10. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    you have to use /etc/nocat/nocat.etc
    this will will be created if nocat is enabled. please look for the splashd commandline options
  11. bryanng

    bryanng Network Guru Member

    i did another re-flash with dd-wrt v23 beta1....

    initially, not doing other configurations except following sequence:-
    1) enable jffs and clean jff ....reboot router
    2) enable nocatsplash by not doing anything on settings
    3) i don't see any folder named "nocat" in etc directory

    is this a bug in this beta version or can recommend other stable cum tested version?

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice