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# mkPirateBox v0.2-1
# IPKG that installs PirateBox to your fresh OpenWRT router
# (C) 2011, Christiane Ruetten, cr@23bit.net
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# 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
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!
- 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 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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