Posts Tagged ‘router’

The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has introduced ‘software security requirements’ obliging WiFi device manufacturers to “ensure that only properly authenticated software is loaded and operating the device”. The document specifically calls out the DD-WRT open source router project, but clearly also applies to other popular distributions such as OpenWRT. This could become an […]


NAT in the hat

06Apr15

TL;DR Whilst on vacation in Spain I’ve found networks that seem to be like something out of a Cory Doctorow novel – domestic WiFi routers hanging off domestic WiFi routers hanging off domestic WiFi routers. At first I thought it was my Airbnb host being cheap and having a cosy arrangement with a neighbour to […]


If you want to dive straight into install instructions then head over to the TP-Link TL-WR2543ND article on the OpenWRT Wiki. Why? When my son smashed the screen on my iPad 2 I think he also damaged the WiFi antenna. I had to be just about be sitting on top of a 2.4Ghz hotspot to get […]


In part 1 I went through setting up an SSH tunnel, and waking up machines on the home network. In this part I’ll run through how to use various protocols and clients to connect to machines on the home network. SSH tunnels on PuTTY SSH lets you tunnel many other protocols through it (using a […]


In this post I’m going to cover setting up a network tunnel and waking up other computers on the home network. Why use a Raspberry Pi? A tunnel needs two ends, so at home this means leaving at least one machine switched on – keeping the electricity meter turning. One of the great things about […]


The arrival of my EFM connection meant that I needed to find some way of balancing load (and failing over) between the new EFM and the existing ADSL. Thankfully there’s a healthy market in low end load balancers, and after digging through some reviews I went for the DrayTek Vigor 2820n. ADSL The device is […]


Yesterday the kids got a hand me down TV from their grandparents, which caused me to do a bit of reconfiguration of things in their play room. The HomePlug adaptor in the garage had died a few weeks back, so I’d swapped it for the one connected to their little used X-Box 360. Anyway, to […]