Torrent Client Help Needed

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by praga, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. praga

    praga Addicted to LI Member

    Hi Everyone
    Im new to this forum
    Today i bought a Asus WL-520GU Wireless router with 1 USB 2.0 Port
    and successfully installed Tomato firmware(teddy bear mod 1.27) tomato-NDUSB-8742-Lite

    Now What i need is I want to download torrent and direct links(rapidshare, http etc)
    with this router I found (transmission for torrent and slimrat for rapidshare)

    As i'm a noob in this section, i searched in the internet and found out that
    by installing optware this can be done.
    So here are my problems
    1)Do i have to really format the drive to ext2 or ext3 Or can i use FAT32 or ntfs
    2) If i format that to ext2 or ext3 will it be possible to access as a NAS from windows without any software
    3) Is it possible to allocate SWAP space in hard disk as used in linus so i can get SWAP space because this router has only 16mb RAM

    Please Help me guys
    Thank You
  2. darthanubis

    darthanubis Addicted to LI Member

  3. gingernut

    gingernut LI Guru Member

    1) If it's a usb flash drive then format it as ext2, if it's a usb hard drive then use ext3. You could probably use fat32/NTFS but it's highly recommended to use a Linux native file system.

    2)Yes,you can access it with no problem. It's only if you plug it directly to a Windows machine it won't be able to read the file system.

    3)Swap space you allocate on the actual drive as a small partition for the router to use as extra ram.
  4. praga

    praga Addicted to LI Member

    I did all three and working fine
    thanxx alot for the info
    now im in install the transmission torrent client
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