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Don't attach your web connection at the present. You do this later. five. Open your browser for your WRT54GL’s IP tackle. If it’s a WRT54GL that you’ve had for your time, use your latest deal with. If it’s a new WRT54GL, use the URL http://192. 168. 1. 1/. You’ll be greeted by means of the Linksys Setup web page. (See determine 4-2. ) 6. Reset the config to its manufacturing unit defaults by means of beginning on the major online page. click on the management hyperlink. 7. click on the manufacturing facility Defaults hyperlink. eight. click on okay. nine. it would be essential to re-enter the URL http://192. 168. 1. 1/ into your browser if a timeout errors appears to be like on your browser. 10. click on the management hyperlink. eleven. click on the Firmware improve hyperlink. (See determine 4-3. ) seventy nine 80 half II: Connecting a number of pcs with no the Wires determine 4-2: The Linksys Setup web page. determine 4-3: Firmware improve. bankruptcy four: making a instant entry element 12. click on Browse and glance at the CD for the binary dossier: openwrt-openwrt-wrt54g-squashfs. bin. It’s below the chapter04/OpenWRT/bin listing. thirteen. decide on improve and wait. (See determine 4-4. ) determine 4-4: Firmware improve in development. 14. Wait patiently via your desktop! this can take numerous mins. (It took me lower than 5 mins, however it did appear like perpetually. ) Configuring Your WAP once you have OpenWrt at the WRT54GL (see the previous section), you could configure it. simply persist with those steps: 1. on your browser, open the URL http://192. 168. 1. 1/. You’re greeted via the OpenWrt welcome display. (See determine 4-5. ) 2. click on the >>Router Info<< hyperlink close to the pinnacle of the web page. eighty one 82 half II: Connecting a number of desktops with out the Wires determine 4-5: OpenWrt welcome web page. The router will ask you to go into a brand new password for root. root is your login identify. (It’s lowercase. ) three. rigorously input your password (once in every one access box). click on the keep adjustments button whilst you’re performed. four. click on the white structures hyperlink. five. input your hostname out of your worksheet. you could identify it absolutely anything you will have. 6. swap the boot_wait to allow. 7. switch the Language access to the language of your selection. eight. click on the observe alterations hyperlink after which click on the retailer alterations button. nine. click on the community hyperlink. You’re greeted via the LAN configuration display. (See determine 4-6. ) 10. input your IP deal with, netmask, and default gateway out of your LAN worksheet. you may as well upload neighborhood DNS servers (if any). such a lot houses don’t have a DNS server. Yeah, i've got one; i've got many units. bankruptcy four: making a instant entry element determine 4-6: OpenWrt LAN config web page. eleven. click on the shop alterations button. Don’t click on the follow alterations hyperlink at the present since it may possibly drop your connection. 12. Reconnect along with your browser and input the login identification (root) and password (the new password you simply entered). thirteen. click on the WAN hyperlink. You’re greeted via the WAN configuration reveal. (See determine 4-7. ) 14. decide on your connection variety and input your WAN/Internet info from the worksheet. The web page will switch visual appeal to check the relationship kind. 15. click on the shop alterations button. sixteen. click on the instant hyperlink.