[OLSR-users] [Fwd: [wlanfhain] WVC54G - Neue Firmware]
Sat Jul 23 14:11:56 CEST 2005
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Subject: [wlanfhain] WVC54G - Neue Firmware
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 11:13:25 +0200
From: Sven-Ola Tuecke <(spam-protected)>
theres a new version of the OLSR firmware for the Linksys WVC54G Web Camera
Device ready. Using this FW in a OLSR based Ad-Hoc mesh is relatively easy:
Just flash the firmware bin file with the Web UI (load from
http://styx.commando.de/sven-ola/WVC54G-FW-With-OLSR.zip) and adapt the
wireless params of the camera to your local mesh settings. Please note:
software comes without any warranty and may crash your camera too.
In case something is really wrong or bad I also wote a small Camera-Flash
utility for emergency rescue (Souce is here:
http://styx.commando.de/sven-ola/flashwvc-0.1.tgz). I wrote this utility,
because during devel I once crashed my device badly and there is no TFTP
rescue possible with the WVC54G...
OK - heres the readme for more info. Have fun! Sven-Ola
--- readme.txt ---
This is a hacked version of the original Linksys
Firmware for the WVC54G Wireless-G Web Cam. Features:
- Added OLSR daemon for meshing
- Change Web-UI "Home" Link
- Added some wireless settings (Rts, Frag, TxPwr)
- Added olsr stability cron job. Because there is no
awk in the FW, a simple reboot is done if olsrd
dies or if the Ad-Hoc channel toggles to a channel
different to the channel setting of web UI.
- Changed the default olsrd parameters to lower CPU
percentage (will slow routing change propagation too)
- Added ether setup: If you start camera with unplugged
etherwire, the WLAN iface comes up. Normally, the eth
iface is not active if you plug in the etherwire now.
This change allows you to contact 192.168.1.115 via
eth. To configue another IP, add "lan_ip_addr=",
"lan_netmask" and "lan_broadcast" to /etc/system.conf.
To make changes permanent, change any value on the
web ui - then revert to old web ui setting.
- Added web admin user with web admin password for telnet
login. The root telnet login is diabled. If you change
to web admin user to the name "root", no telnet is
possible. Added "crypt" command for this.
- Added "lan_olsr=" setting to /etc/system.conf. This will
add the ether iface to /etc/olsrd.conf. But: If the
camera restarts with attached etherwire, the WLAN iface
will not come up. Only cable plug is necessary, no link
detection on eth occur. Sorry, no sourcecode for the
criticla /etc/rc.network program.
This means: It is not possible in the moment to use the
WVC as OLSR-Gateway with 2 interfaces (since you have to
plug out the etherwire manually during restart and restart
will happen once a day/week if something is wrong).
WLAN-only node in OLSR-Mesh will work of course.
- Added wl_rts=, wl_frag= and wl_txpwr= in /etc/system.conf
Added user_rc= also (you may add shell commands executed
during startup here).
- Changed kernel config to include /proc/sys (to enable
ip forwarding for expample). Linksys orig comes without.
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