Checking ink level of your printer attached to RT-N16 router

Found a really useful utility which can get the ink level of printer attached to your router. It is called ink, and you can install it like this: # ipkg install ink Installing ink (0.5.0-1) to /opt/… Downloading http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/ddwrt/cross/stable//ink_0.5.0-1_mipsel.ipk Installing libinklevel (0.8.0-1) to /opt/… Downloading http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/ddwrt/cross/stable//libinklevel_0.8.0-1_mipsel.ipk Configuring ink Configuring libinklevel Successfully terminated. For this you …

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How To Install and Upgrade Oleg’s Firmware on an ASUS RT-N16

This guide covers the installation and upgrade of Oleg’s firmware for the ASUS RT-N16 using firmware version 1.9.2.7-10-rtn (experimental). The recovery process is also documented should you need it. It is based on Wengi’s HowTo for the ASUS WL-HDD (http://wl500g.info/archive/index.php/t-10307.html). Thanks Wengi! Important: Do this at your own risk. I exclude any liability. This HowTo …

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Asus RT-N16:Enforcing passwords in ssh & http page

My router has open ssh port so that I can connect from Internet to home, and recently I’ve noticed in logs that someone is scanning my ports: Jun 5 15:13:49 dropbear[745]: login attempt for nonexistent user from 187.141.73.66:47311 Jun 5 15:13:50 dropbear[745]: exit before auth: Disconnect received It seems like some one is looking for …

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Asus RT-N16: how to Wake On Lan machine from the Internet

Sometimes while being away from home there is a need to access data on a home computer. If there is no one at home to turn on the computer, one may use method described below: turning on the computer through the Internet using a utility called wakelan. The idea is simple – just ssh to …

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Asus RT-N16: impressions after using it for a while

It’s been a couple of weeks since I bought RT-N16 and during this time I’ve accumulated some experience. The most important thing that I could understand for this time – firmware from Asus – sucks, because even though it provides minimalistic features it is very unstable and does not utilize the power of router’s hardware! …

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Asus RT-N16: how to set up ipkg and additional software on router

Update: I am not using Asus firmware anymore, it is very unstable and buggy, so if I write in my article below “stable” read it as “unstable” 🙂 Note: In this post I am talking about installing ipkg on the native firmware from Asus version 1.0.1.2. With dd-wrt, oleg’s firmware there are no problems to …

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Asus RT-N16: first impressions

My wi-fi router (Dlink DI-524) worked very bad last time, especially under load – hangs, disappeared wi-fi network, etc … and I decided to buy a decent replacement:). A few days of review in the market and I bought quite cheap in my area RT-N16 which seduced me with the following parameters: 1. A powerful …

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