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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Configuring sane scanning server on Tomato USB for Asus RT-N16

As I wrote in my previous post, Tomato USB firmware is quite stable and functional. It was able to detect my Epson BX300F printer just of the box, but later I’ve noticed that the scanner on my printer does not work. It is possible to solve this problem with just a few lines of commands …

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Installing ipkg on Tomato USB for Asus RT-N16

It’s been quite a long time seems I’ve installed Oleg’s firmware and it was working very well. The version of firmware I was using for these 6 months is RT-N16-1.9.2.7-rtn-r1639 and you can download it here: http://www.shcherbyna.com/?page_id=950 (exact URL is http://www.shcherbyna.com/files/rt-n16/RT-N16-1.9.2.7-rtn-r1639.trx.zip ) Yesterday I’ve decided to upgrade to a latest Oleg firmware and I got …

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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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