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Using an External USB Flash Disk as Storage under OpenWRT (TP-Link 1043ND V2)

There will come a time when, after some amount messing around with OpenWRT, you will run out of storage, and won't be able to install any more packages or even create any more files. At this point you can consider upgrading to a router with a bigger flash memory, but if the router is otherwise working fine, and has a USB port, why not use a USB Flash Disk as your storage instead? Here are the steps to set up a USB Flash Disk as OpenWRT storage. I did this on my TP-Link 1043ND V2, with a US...

Installing OpenWRT on TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750

My upstairs wifi access point died ... it just disappeared from the airwaves a few days ago. The router it sits on still works for other things, i.e. you can access the web interface, and the wired ethernet bits are fine, but there's no wifi. It's over 5 years old (maybe even more) so it's due for replacement. It is getting harder to find reasonably priced decent openWRT capable routers locally. One of the better models for OpenWRT is the TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 Ver 2. It's quite high spec,...

Getting Free SSL Certificates from letsencrypt.org on OpenWRT using dehydrated SSL

I remember a time when acquiring SSL certificates to enable HTTPS on a web server was a tedious process ... not only did you have to subscribe but you would need to verify your identity by submitting all kinds of paperwork to prove your existence. These days you can get SSL Certificates sign-by browser recognized certificate authorities for FREE. The catch with most of them is that they are only valid for short periods such as 30 or 90 days, and you have to update your certs to a renewed ...

Relocating LUCI to a different port on OpenWRT 15.05.1 Chaos Calmer

I wanted to run a http (port 80) and https (port 443) reverse proxy on my router, and luci running on port 80 got on the way. So I decided to move luci to run on a different port. Here's what I did: Edit /etc/config/uhttpd, and changing the following lines:from:config uhttpd 'main'list listen_http '0.0.0.0:80'list listen_http '[::]:80'toconfig uhttpd 'main'list listen_http '0.0.0.0:81'list listen_http '[::]:81'Reboot. You should now be able to access luci via http://192.168.1.1:81/. You ...

Adding SSL to NGINX on OpenWRT Chaos Calmer 15.05.1

Motivation I wanted to upgrade the apache http server reverse proxy in my OpenWRT router to support https (http over Secured Socket Layer (SSL) -- basically a way to encrypt web traffic to a server). This is so I can secure access to my home-based resources using https, something which is becoming the norm these days. This should be simple enough to do in apache http server, but it turns out the build of apache on my router breaks http when https is enabled. I looked at haproxy, which i...

UniFi Down: Tethering My Home Router to My Phone

It's just past midnight, which means the house has been 24 hours without UniFi Internet, due to the nearby MRT construction knocking out fibre cables for the entire township. I've got my phone tethered to my PC, which means I have internet access, but only on this PC, whereas rest of the gadgets in the house don't. Specifically, not my flight sim PC (which means no mindless flying around), or my TVPC (which means, no Netflix). I could get my phone to tether out a WiFi signal, but I'd have to ...

Installing OpenWRT on TP-Link WR-1043ND-V2 for UniFi router

This is a new version of the the TP-Link WR-1043ND, with a redesigned casing, running on a Qualcomm Atheros QCA9558@720MHz (versus Atheros AR9132@400MHz on V1) and 64MB of RAM (versus 32MB in V1). It has 8GB of flash storage like the V1. Initial InstallationDownload Firmware 14.07-rc3 (Barrier Breaker) from http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wr1043nd#downloads.for.tl-wr1043nd.v2.xDevice is at 192.168.0.1 on LAN port. Browse to it and login as admin/admin.In the menu on the left, click Sy...