I've decided to take the plunge and have a play with OpenWRT as I've been frustrated with the limited features of off-the-shelf routers and I've had a fair few headaches running Smoothwall on a dedicated Atom box, plus I'd like to use a lower power device.
I've bought myself a DG834G v3 from ebay after having a look at the options available and thinking it was a good price / feature / support balance, and all looked straightforward. It's arrived and I'm having some trouble getting going, can someone give me a push in the right direction, please, as I think I'm very close to success.
Following the advice here I've downgraded the Netgear firmware to get wget. Despite the Wiki reccomending using a pre-buit image, I found it very hard to track down which one is the correct / best one for this router - Am I missing something obvious? Eventually this post pointed me in the direction of
http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/1 … uashfs.bin which has gone up and booted. However telnet connections time out and pings failed. I've now soldered on the required serial connector and the device seems to be functioning correctly - I've confirmed that the IP address is appropriate, however I can't ping my laptop from the router either. The LEDs flash appropriately when I initiate a ping from either end, and the trasmitted packet count increases, however the other end does not seem to respond, and the recieved packets from either end do not incriment.
I notice that the documentation in the OldWiki suggests that the Ethernet was broken when it was written, but I've not found out how old the oldwiki is. Is this still a current bug? One that I need a newer version than the 10.03.1 release for?
Any pointers as to how to get round this would be much appreciated, please! My research seems to be going round in circles by now...
Thanks in advance.