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  • in reply to: [OPENVPN] Host-to-LAN VPN client can not access intranet #48825

    thistleknot
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    I was thinking 192.0.0.0 would include 192.168.3.0
    what I needed to do was specify
    192.168.3.0/255.255.255.0
    vs
    192.0.0.0/255.0.0.0

    in reply to: ar9170 atheros driver install (tl-wn821n usb AR9170+AR9102) #50952

    thistleknot
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    It was the antenna’s

    Here’s a complete list of packages I used for openwrt

    I used the default packages that came with the x86-combined-ext2 set

    and the following

    had to add
    http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1-rc3/x86/packages/libgcc_4.1.2-43.3_x86.ipk
    wireless-tools 29-4

    for wap
    http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1-rc3/x86/packages/hostap-utils_0.4.7-1_x86.ipk
    http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1-rc3/x86/packages/hostapd-mini_20100418-2_x86.ipk
    http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1-rc3/x86/packages/crda_1.1.0-2_x86.ipk

    http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1-rc3/x86/packages/hostap-utils_0.4.7-1_x86.ipk
    http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1-rc3/x86/packages/kmod-hostap-cs_2.6.32.16-x86-1_x86.ipk
    http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1-rc3/x86/packages/kmod-pcmcia-core_2.6.32.16-1_x86.ipk
    http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1-rc3/x86/packages/kmod-hostap-pci_2.6.32.16-x86-1_x86.ipk
    http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1-rc3/x86/packages/kmod-hostap-plx_2.6.32.16-x86-1_x86.ipk
    http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1-rc3/x86/packages/kmod-hostap_2.6.32.16-x86-1_x86.ipk
    http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1-rc3/x86/packages/kmod-lib80211_2.6.32.16-1_x86.ipk

    http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1-rc3/x86/packages/hostapd-utils_20100418-2_x86.ipk

    and voila, wifi n on my desktop (but not with this usb adapter, I used an r5008 chipset).

    Hope that helps some zeroshell people who are frustrated with no wifi n! I tested wifi n with dslreports.

    Ping still fluctuated the same with my wnr854t vs the desktop (I was hoping the desktop with it’s 3ghz proc would help prevent ping fluctuations, so I guess it’s the wifi card that is getting overloaded).

    I couldn’t get a fair read off of dslreports java test because my la server is acting funky. But hoo fucking rah guys. Got wifi n with openwrt!

    Update:
    Tested with dslreports. I think I’m getting lower speeds with the card in the desktop than when I had it in my openwrt wnr854t router. With dslreports java speed test I was getting around 25Mb/s, now I’m getting about 10-15.

    I even moved the computer to expose the antenna’s more, and still the same thing.

    update 2:
    I guess my speeds were limited by the time of day.
    I was able to get 23Mb down with wifi. Before I was able to get 25Mb down. However with lan I was able to get 29, and I got 28 today. So i figure there about the same right now (plus my antenna’s not as exposed as it was before).

    in reply to: [OPENVPN] Host-to-LAN VPN client can not access intranet #48824

    thistleknot
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    but I still can’t ping anything behind the router’s ip.

    I still had to add the route in a command shell.

    I tried 192.168.0.0/255.255.0.0

    in reply to: ar9170 atheros driver install (tl-wn821n usb AR9170+AR9102) #50950

    thistleknot
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    to be honest, with openwrt on my wnr854t, my wifi n is quite fast, but I’d rather prefer not to have my wifi on an access point.

    Anyways. I tried openwrt. I figured the first try it didn’t work after installing all the packages I thought it needed. Then I figured I’d install all the packages that were different from the x86 package (btw use physdiskwrite to install openwrt from the .img.gz file to hd, it doesn’t ask for anything other than the image, and it booted right away). It showed a wireless adapter, but I never saw a signal from it, and worse, it never gave me an encryption method different than WEP, which led me to believe it wasn’t working.

    Fuck. Why the hell is wifi n so hard on linux routers? I mean, it’s possible, why can’t i get it on an x86 environment?

    in reply to: [OPENVPN] Host-to-LAN VPN client can not access intranet #48822

    thistleknot
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    I had this working before without having to add the route on the client end. Is there anyway to get it done from within the zeroshell interface?

    btw in win7
    route ADD 192.0.0.0 MASK 255.0.0.0 192.168.250.254 METRIC 1

    in reply to: Installing ZeroShell in Hard Disk #45138

    thistleknot
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    don’t have executable permission on menu.lst?
    i.e. chmod +x /boot/grub/menu.lst
    vi /boot/grub/menu.lst

    You could also try sudo, but I didn’t have to do that.

    also try

    /bin/cp * -f -r -a -p /destinationFolder

    I’m not sure why your getting not fitting into memory, but oh well.

    And the post on physdiskwrite, I saw that posted somewhere else on the net before it ended up in the forum (help docs) jumped all over it. It is a nice tool to have, but they also have dd for windows, which I couldn’t get to work

    http://www.zeroshell.net/listing/physdiskwrite.pdf

    But that defeats the purpose anyways. Because it’s still a read-only OS essentially. All changes are lost on reboot.

    in reply to: ar9170 atheros driver install (tl-wn821n usb AR9170+AR9102) #50949

    thistleknot
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    openwrt has a x86 version. It’s a bit of a pain to get to work right from the getgo, but it has a webgui. It’s not like zeroshell, you do have to use the shell prompt, but not necessarily.

    This distribution already has support for some linux wifi n drivers, primarily the one in this thread, but also the 5008 athero’s chipset.

    I haven’t gotten it to work with x86 yet, but I have seen it working on my wnr854t router.

    Installing packages is pretty easy
    opkg install http:\www.alsjdflksajdflkjdsaflkjdsa.opk is how you install stuff.

    be wary, don’t uninstall busybox (tried to do so to install bash), and when you do, all commands seem to not work anymore (except opkg), so I advice you to not use opkg install on all your packages, at the very least have busybox’s opk on your drive before uninstalling it

    Lastly.

    If you want an easy working copy of openwrt backfire on your hd.

    I had to do these steps.
    (I don’t know the parameters to dd the ext-2-combined file, so I took the root and extracted it manually to a formatted partition (using a partition tool), and then installed grub via zeroshell (grub install –root-directory /hd /dev/hda), then put the vmlinuz file in the /boot/ dir and then used the grub console to boot to the openwrt.

    I had to find what nic openwrt used as default to http into, but I was able to use the webgui from there to get stuff done, but you have to telnet in to get it to reboot (i.e. command reboot).

    in reply to: Installing ZeroShell in Hard Disk #45135

    thistleknot
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    well, I got zeroshell to boot from a hard drive following the instructions on how to make a writeable copy.

    I was able to do it without using a ramdrive (and I logged in). I had enough free space to extract apt.bin (which I didn’t do just yet); however, on subsequent reboot, it wouldn’t boot, got a message about a bunch of files not found in /etc.

    Maybe my hd is corrupt. will try again with an ssd flash card I have.

    To make matters worse, my profile got corrupt.

    So in theory, if I get it up and running I should be able to get those linux headers with apt-bin (cross fingers), and then compile the compat wireless drivers.

    btw, the error I got earlier was related to the ramdrive, I made a menu.lst file and verified I typed everything right, and I didn’t get the error the second time.


    thistleknot
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    well, I got zeroshell to boot from a hard drive following the instructions on how to make a writeable copy.

    I was able to do it without using a ramdrive. I had enough free space to extract apt.bin; however, on subsequent reboot, it wouldn’t boot, got a message about a bunch of files not found in /etc.

    Maybe my hd is corrupt. will try again with an ssd flash card I have.

    To make matters worse, my profile got corrupt.

    So in theory, if I get it up and running I should be able to get those linux drivers (cross fingers), and then compile the compat wireless drivers.


    thistleknot
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    apt-get needed more space on / 🙁

    Maybe I can download the precompiled kernel and work with that to build my environment.


    thistleknot
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    just to let you guys know. I’ve finished setting up the environment.

    I basically did everything up to the point of actually installing the drivers.

    I’ll fill you guys in. It took me a week to figure out the writeable copy of zeroshell, learning how to mount a partition in fstab and setting up paths in the /etc/profile, but now I’m pretty much there.

    also, another possible way to get wifi n support is by having a kernel that has the modules already supported, so update the kernel.

    http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1911

    in reply to: Installing ZeroShell in Hard Disk #45134

    thistleknot
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    makefs “filesystem larger than apparent device size”

    also my ramdisk got some sort of write error on a particular number.

    any ideas? It locked up at the filesystem remark. I got it to boot though! partly

    IT WORKED!
    btw, I never really troubleshot the makefs, but I realized it was ramdisk related.
    I read the second post by the thread starter saying he needed to mount the rootfs on a ramdrive, so I heeded what he said and overlaid those steps over the initial steps, and it worked.

    I read the second post and it worked. Of course mine is hda1, but it booted!

    One thing to note. Zeroshell doesn’t like ext2 (at least in the gui). I would recommend converting everything to ext3.

    converting to ext3 worked, but for some reason in the gui, it doesn’t see the hosting partition. It does see the backup partition I made (which is an ext2 clone of the first partition). I created a 3rd partition (ext3) to host the profiles, and it sees this as well.


    thistleknot
    Member

    I’m trying to do something similar. Install some wifi drivers, but I need the linux headers installed. To do that I have to do a sh!tload more steps to get my zeroshell as a r/w copy. Which is fine, because I probably would have had to do that anyways, but they should have had the compat-wireless stuff installed already.

    I’m trying to load
    http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/ar9170

    in reply to: Hard Drive extract = unknown partition #50459

    thistleknot
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    PPalia

    that’s why. Your saying I can’t extract it to a partition. Because that’s what I’ve been trying to do (and to JC, I have tried formatting the partition and not formatting it).

    The reason being is because I want to dual boot the OS. What I’m trying to do in the long run is setup an ubuntu router vs zeroshell (using webmin), but that’s another story, so I was trying to setup a first partition to hold zeroshell that I could boot to until I complete it. I love Zeroshell, I just wanted to do more with my 3.0 Ghz PC than routing.

    in reply to: virtual server = broken zeroshell #49159

    thistleknot
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    I was forwarding all ports to a single port. In effect routing all internet traffic to my azureus. I went and redid it and just forwarded one port.

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