Common Household Remedies Request
OK, I'm going to give up the unequal struggle and change my router to my new WNDR3800 (hat tip, okanagen) and install OpenWRT software so I can do customization to my needs (ideally letting my tenants fuck themselves up and not me).
But I'm looking at the OpenWRT documentation, and it is a little more hirsute than I would like. (A former sysadmin friend of mine informs me that it's possible, though not easy, to "brick" a router, because one is writing code to the CMOS, i.e., to a chip.) So here are the "OEM easy installation" directions for the WNDR3800, in their entirety. (There are others, but I like the word "easy.")
You may install OpenWRT using upgrade firmware of web interface of original firmware.
- Download a squashfs-factory image file of OpenWRT.
- Set IP from pool 192.168.1.2-192.168.1.254 on your computer and next open http://192.168.1.1 in the web brouser.
What does "Set IP from pool 192.168.1.2-192.168.1.254 on your computer" mean? Where do I set it? (I'm on Mac OS X, but if I have the concept, I can dope out how to do it on my machine.)
- Select an Administration page, use firmware file selection button and firmware upgrade button to start firmware upgrade process.
I'm assuming this is a file transfer to the router?
- Confirm firmwware upgrade to OpenWRT.
- Wait upload process, firmware upgrade process, additional wait up to 10 minutes. You wiil be able to notice this moment when browser won't be load http://192.168.1.1/index.htm at its next updating.
What does "You wiil be able to notice this moment when browser won't be load." Does that mean the router is part-way through the install (writing to the CMOS?) and so won't react?
- If you can't connect via telnet, simple switch off and turn on router, wait several tens of seconds for router booting, and again try connect.
And here are the LuCl instructions:
- Retrieve the current list of available packages in the repository:opkg update
- For a full LuCI installation without HTTPS support:opkg install luci
- For a full LuCI installation with HTTPS supportopkg install luci-ssl
Clear enough, but where am I doing this?