WL-HDD

ASUS WL-HDD2.5

ASUS WL-HDD2.5

Package
  • Ostensibly a wifi device hosting a 2.5" (laptop) hard disk
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  • Connectivity
    • Ethernet (10-base-100)
    • Wifi (802.11g)
    • USB v1.1
      connectors
  • Resources
    • CPU Broadcom 4710 @ 125MHz
    • RAM 16MB
    • Flash 4MB
  • Distribution
    • OpenWRT
    • Installation
      • Plug cable directly from computer to WL-HDD
      • Cheat, use Windows and Asus Firmware utility (tftp and linux is possible)
      • Upload openwrt firmware (listed above)
      • Bring up web browser window to configure
        OpenWRT Web Console
    • Configuration
      • Web interface (see image above)
      • SSH
      • Filesystem is on flash memory jffs2 format (so writable, though flash limits exist).
      • A number of variables are stored in NVRAM and have a parallel system for swettings. They are preserved across flash upgrades, can be changed but must be "commit"ed to RAM to be permanent.
    • ASUS WL-HDD specific:
      • OpenWRT instructions
      • nvram set wan_proto=none; nvram commit
      • At this point there is still some room in the filesystem
        Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
        /dev/root                 3.2M      1.8M      1.4M  57% /
        none                      7.0M     12.0k      7.0M   0% /tmp
    • Packages ipkg (tutorial)
      • Add owfs to /etc/ipkg.conf (See)
      • Easiest if you sftp /etc/ipkg.conf to workstation, edit and add
        src owfs http://owfs.sourceforge.net/openwrt/packages
      • Sometimes the retrieval across the web is error-prone.
        • You can get local copies of package archive
        • e.g. (in correct directory)
          wget -r -np -nH --cut-dirs=2 http://owfs.sourceforge.net/openwrt/packages
      • Note, we need to get access to the internet from the WL-HDD
        • Set a LAN address on your network
        • Plug into network
        • Access via network
      •  Packages (OWFS from Christian Magnusson)
        • ipkg install ntpclient
        • ipkg install owfs
        • ipkg install temploggerd (optional)
      • Packages for USB
        • ipkg install kmod-usb-ohci
        • ipkg install kmod-usb-storage
        • ipkg install kmod-vfat
        • ipkg install lsusb
        • Space now
          Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
          /dev/root                 3.2M      2.5M    676.0k  79% /
          none                      7.0M     16.0k      7.0M   0% /tmp
      • Packages to remove:
        • ipkg remove  ppp-mod-ppoe
        • ipkg remove kmod-pppoe
        • ipkg remove ppp
        • ipkg remove kmod-ppp
        • Space Now
          Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
          /dev/root                 3.2M      2.4M    856.0k  74% /
          none                      7.0M     16.0k      7.0M   0% /tmp
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