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# mkPirateBox v0.2-1
# IPKG that installs PirateBox to your fresh OpenWRT router
# (C) 2011, Christiane Ruetten, cr@23bit.net
#
# Released under GPLv2, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

FEATURES:
 - Install this IPKG on your fresh OpenWRT "Backfire", and out comes
   (hopefully) a ready-to-use PirateBox.
 - Now supports devices with 4 MByte flash
 - Tested on Asus WL-500gP, Asus WL-500g and Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH

TODO:
 - Test other platforms
 - Does not uninstall cleanly
 - Better error checking

PLEASE HELP:
 - On unsupported router models, setup will most likely fail during
   wireless setup. If you decide to try mkPirateBox on an untested model,
   please send send me feedback on how it went, including
   - your router model
   - output of the command
     "cat /etc/openwrt_release /etc/config/wireless /etc/config/network".
 - Thanks! :)

REQUIREMENTS:
 - Decently powerful router with USB2.0 port which is supported by OpenWRT.
   It should have 200MHz, 32 MByte RAM and 4 MByte flash. If you want a
   recommendation: get a Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH or an Asus WL-500gP.
 - A 125 MHz system works, but HTTP uploads may drop dramatically to
   about 100 KByte/s.
 - An external USB hard drive (UMS compatible) formattet with FAT32.
 - Two ethernet cables

INSTALL:
  - Install a fresh OpenWRT "Backfire" 10.03.1 onto your router.
    I mean really fresh. Do not touch it after you flashed it!
    If you already have an unclean install, do rm -rf /overlay/*
    and reboot the router.
  - Connect the WAN port to your gateway and a LAN port to your
    computer. This ensures the router can download packages.
  - Connect your USB drive. The script assumes a single partition
    with a FAT32 file system.
  - telnet into the router on 192.168.1.1.
  - cd /tmp
  - wget http://cr.23bit.net/piratebox/piratebox_0.2-1_all.ipk
    (Sorry, github only supports https downloads.)
  - opkg update && opkg install piratebox*
  - When prompted, set a root password.
  - Wait for the setup to finish which is when the open wireless
    network "PirateBox" appears.
  - Connect wirelessly and open any web page.
  - If you see the PirateBox menu, you're done.
  - You can disconnect the WAN connection now.
  - To start over or completely uninstall, rm -rf /overlay/* and
    reboot or reflash OpenWRT.

REFERENCES:
 - The PirateBox project:
   http://wiki.daviddarts.com/PirateBox_DIY
 - OpenWRT - List of supported devices:
   http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/start
 - OpenWRT documentation (look for tftp installation):
   http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/start
 - OpenWRT "Backfire" 10.04.1-r4 images:
   http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1-rc4/

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