[GLLUG] OpenWRT reading recommendation

charles at bityard.net charles at bityard.net
Tue Jul 8 16:36:47 EDT 2008

Unless you're planning on doing anything fancy, X-WRT is a good
option. It's not as flashy as DD-WRT and can be a little confusion but
it generally works well. It's what I use at home. My only complaint is
that inbound port forwarding sometimes stops working and I have to
reboot the router to get it to work again. Another downside with
OpenWRT/X-WRT is that development on both moves at a snail's pace, so
getting a bug fixed or a feature added takes quite a long time.


On 7/8/08, Michael George <george at idealso.com> wrote:
> I should be getting my new Linksys WRT54GL tomorrow and my wife will be
> wanting it installed to get her system online ASAP.
> It looks from the OpenWRT site like one can install x-wrt, which is
> developed in conjunction with OpenWRT and which has a handy web interface
> for configuration.  And it's only 0.1Mb bigger than openwrt.  This has
> some appeal.  Anyone have experience with x-wrt they'd like to share?
> If I go straight cli openwrt, what do y'all recommend for an overview
> document?  I found this for installation on the WRT54GL:
> http://wiki.openwrt.org/OpenWrtDocs/Hardware/Linksys/WRT54GL?highlight=%28OpenWrtDocs/Hardware%29
> But that just gives step-by-step instructions for sample configuration,
> whereas I would like an overview of how the system works internally so I
> can understand what's going on.  Is this an adequate page for that:
> http://wiki.openwrt.org/OpenWrtDocs/KamikazeConfiguration
> (which links to: http://wiki.openwrt.org/OpenWrtDocs/NetworkInterfaces)
> The manual (http://downloads.openwrt.org/kamikaze/docs/openwrt.html) seems
> to be a little thin...
> -Michael George
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