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  Reply # 458744 14-Apr-2011 14:09
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...and it's supported by dd-wrt according to:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database

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  Reply # 458779 14-Apr-2011 15:40
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Oooooo.... nice thought guys- we have a Linksys WAP54G as our wireless access point for everyone in the house except me ;)

I never thought to put the DD-WRT on the AP! THAT might just be THE answer ... for now :)


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  Reply # 458824 14-Apr-2011 16:46
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All in one units don't usually have support from Tomato, DD-WRT etc because the modem chipset drivers are closed source and proprietary.



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  Reply # 458830 14-Apr-2011 16:53
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Darn!

And to buy a Modem and then a Router costs too much

Guess I'll just have to regularly go into the student's room and growl

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  Reply # 458834 14-Apr-2011 16:55
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Apparently the Linksys WAP54G will take DD-WRT, but looking into the documentation it is rather sticky.

Surely somebody manufacturing sees the market for this sort of monitoring




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  Reply # 458836 14-Apr-2011 16:57
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I replied in your other thread but most countries have no need for monitoring as they have un-metered internet services (no caps).

This is what I would do if starting from scratch:

TP Link TD8840 Modem: ~$67
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=9314

TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Router: ~$125
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=12378

Gargoyle firmware for the router: free
http://www.gargoyle-router.com/

Setup similar to this (but TP Link hardware and Gargoyle firmware)
http://www.ben.geek.nz/2006/11/adsl-routing-solution-in-detail/

However...

If you can reuse your existing router and find a 2nd hand modem (or already have one) that does half bridge you can save quite a bit of $$.

 

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  Reply # 458866 14-Apr-2011 17:49
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I have the WAP54GL as my main router - be careful it's different from the G, I think the G has less memory or something. They're really old but still work fine, so you might find one second hand if yours isn't up to it.




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  Reply # 459104 15-Apr-2011 12:37
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Hi Ragnor - Looks like I'll be going the way you suggested




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  Reply # 459228 15-Apr-2011 18:01
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And the TP-Link items suggested above have been ordered! :)

They seem new enough, but not too new to be just what is needed here.

Thanks for the recommendations Ragnor.

Now to wait quietly until they arrive!!! ;)




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  Reply # 460555 19-Apr-2011 16:25
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And they're here and running... in original mode, not flashed to DD-WRT or Gargoyle yet

is that part very complicated to do?




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