|OpenWrt on the DG834Gv4 modem router||[openwrt modem router]||2018-04-04 13:00||Attempt to repair my first PC and part inventory|
The DG834Gv4 is an old Netgear WiFi modem/router and has been the main and only wireless access point available to me. Years have passed and this hardware shows signs of its age. Also, when using it as a DSL modem, it sometimes disconnected because of the heat it generates. It was time to decommision it.
Follow the instuctions reported on the OpenWrt wiki but intead of getting Chaos Calamer get Attitude Adjustment.
http://192.168.1.1and change thr root password via the luci web interface. This will enable ssh.
Enter ssh and
/etc/init.d/uhttpd stop /etc/init.d/uhttpd disable
repeat the following until no more packages are removed.
opkg remove --autoremove luci*
Network and device configuration.
root@OpenWrt:~# cat /etc/config/wireless config wifi-device radio0 option type 'mac80211' option macaddr '<router_s MAC address here>' option hwmode '11g' option channel '<channel>' option country '<region>' option txpower '20' # REMOVE THIS LINE TO ENABLE WIFI: option disabled '0' config wifi-iface option device 'radio0' option network 'lan' option mode 'ap' option encryption 'psk2+aes' option key '<your key here>' option ssid '<your SSID here' root@OpenWrt:~# cat /etc/config/network config interface 'loopback' option ifname 'lo' option proto 'static' option ipaddr '127.0.0.1' option netmask '255.0.0.0' config interface 'lan' option ifname 'eth0' option type 'bridge' option proto 'static' option ipaddr '<router_s address>' option netmask '<router_s netmask>'
If you want to use this as a repeater:
/etc/init.d/dnsmasq stop /etc/init.d/dnsmasq disable
This will disable the DHCP server.
Not enough memory to install anything even after killing several processes.
route add default gateway 192.168.0.1 netmask 0.0.0.0 metric 0 echo "nameserver 22.214.171.124" > /etc/resolv.conf
root@OpenWrt:~# opkg install sshfs Installing sshfs (2.2-1) to root... Downloading http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/brcm63xx/generic/packages/sshfs_2.2-1_brcm63xx.ipk.
Collected errors: * gz_open: fork: Cannot allocate memory. * opkg_install_pkg: Failed to unpack control files from /tmp/opkg-Ry3bvT/sshfs_2.2-1_brcm63xx.ipk. * opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package sshfs.
WiFi seems less powerful than it should be. This is quite disappointing.
Will include patching the original netgear firmware by removing the
file and boot line.
A 32 bit distribution with the appropriate unknown libraries is needed to run the software that rebuilds the image.