Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by SAPo57, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. SAPo57

    SAPo57 Network Guru Member

    Alright all these routers, WTR54G, GS, RT41-BU, etc. has the online interface to update, configure and manage the router.

    Now is it possible, before I use telnet, that these routers can be remotely controlled through its' IOS. Since these routers are different than the CISCO Series...maybe they don't or can't be managed through an IOS interface, right?

    I prefer the IOS interface because I can use more advanced options and commands (basicly for a security issue that I can't discuss).
  2. SAPo57

    SAPo57 Network Guru Member


    I also need a serial line to telnet(using hyperterminal) so im not even sure if it'll work.
  3. xrattiracer

    xrattiracer Network Guru Member

    If i understand correctly what you are asking, then the answer is no. The WRT54G routers use linux as their os, not cisco IOS, and dont provide any sort of IOS emulated configuration shell.
    with any of the 3rd party firmwares you can use either telnet or ssh to get to a linux shell remotely though if that helps any.
    The resemblance to any other piece of cisco hardware ends at the logo on the front.
    Oh, and telnet is a protocol that works over a tcp/ip network, serial is, well, a serial port (used with a terminal or terminal emulator application). just trying to note that serial and telnet are two different things.
  4. SAPo57

    SAPo57 Network Guru Member

    THANKS, I just misunderstood something. That's all i needed to know.
  5. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

    There is a direct-serial pinout on the board of most of these units if you need a serial cable connetcion. You will have to build a TTL level shifter and add a header (or directly solder a cable.)

    I think you can find some pages with these hacks from the wiki page.
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