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Howto install the OpenWRT-Firmware on a Linksys WRT54g


OpenWRT is a highly configurable firmware for the WRT54G. It provides different packages for diverse functionalities. This howto will cover the basic installation of the firmware, as well as some specific configurations.

Other Sources

There are several howtos for OpenWRT on the net:

  1. OpenWRT userguide
  2. Howto on, vienna wireless

Basic Install

The basic installation is documented on the OpenWRT homepage, in the userguide section. In most cases you can skip the part about compiling from source.

  1. Grab a snapshot of a pre-compiled firmware
  2. Follow the instructions from here

Install ssh (dropbear)

Configuring the network

Ad-hoc networking



.. to be continued