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Category: OpenWRT

My First 5 Minutes on an OpenWRT Router

This article talks about the changes that I like to make away from default configuration on a new OpenWRT installation.

Best New Router for OpenWRT ;)

A small note of triumph 🙂 For some time now I’ve been looking for a modern router. Yes, that WRT54G isn’t getting any younger 🙁 But few people are willing to “school” one on what’s the one to get these days (these days = May 2016). So after a long string of “google it” responses, […]

OpenWrt – Reduce Hostapd Verbosity

A quick note about how to reduce the log level of hostapd, as it tends to dominate log entries in /var/log/messages.

Say Bye to Provider’s DNS Servers – Be Your Own DNS Resolver

Have you ever wanted to NOT use your provider’s DNS services? Maybe they are engaged in censorship, or are modifying non-existent domains to point at pages full of advertisement? One popular solution is to use public DNS servers, such as Google’s. But ask yourself this – how much information are you giving up to a […]

OpenWRT Configuration Hacks [Part 2]

In the previous post from this series we talked about customizing the dropbear startup scripts. This time we will direct our attention to dnsmasq, an all-in-one DNS-DHCP service. I will show you how to improve the configuration for a WAN/LAN/WIFI setup (as opposed to just WAN/LAN). We will get – hostnames such as router.lan, router.wifi […]

OpenWRT Configuration Hacks [Part 1]

In this post I will talk about some configuration optimizations to OpenWRT 12.09 “Attitude Adjustment”. It is the first in a two part series (part 2). In this part we will deal with dropbear configuration.