‘Routers’ Archive

Building A Boxee Remote Control September 28, 2009 6 Comments

After configuring my Boxee server to distribute video through the coax cabling in my house, I needed a way to control the Boxee server from other rooms. I built a remote control system that uses an ATMega328 microcontroller and a Linksys WRT54G to read IR codes from standard TV remote controls and relay them over [...]

Installing OpenWRT On The GT-704WG September 17, 2009 11 Comments

I recently picked up an ActionTec GT-704WG DSL router from the thrift store ($15) and wanted to flash it with OpenWRT. Checking out Google and the OpenWRT Wiki, some work has been done on the GT-701WG, but specific information for flashing the GT-704 was scarce. The GT-704 hardware is based on the AR7 from Texas [...]

Flashing Asus WL-520GU Firmware Via TFTP September 11, 2009 No Comments

Today a friend and I were struggling to re-flash an Asus WL-520GU with OpenWRT via TFTP. The router had been previously flashed with DD-WRT, and of course the Web-based firmware update did not recognize the OpenWRT trx file as a valid image (there is currently no OpenWRT .bin file available for the WL-520GU); this left [...]