So I was looking at my NetGear WNDR3700v2 the other day and saw how old the firmware was on it. Since I had soooo many issues getting OpenWRT working on this in the first place I thought I would bypass the whole thing and go with a new router for 55$.
I picked the Buffalo WZR-300HP that already has DD-WRT installed on it. Worked right off the bat….ORRRRR so I thought. I started to get some weird disconnects and browsing issues. Not only that but hackers were trying to access SSH. I know its just a matter of time before they do so I started to look into fail2ban for OpenWRT.
Yeah it’s not made for it. Soooo I found that there is something similar called LogTrigger BUT Id have to compile my own build.
Ok well so sometimes at work its a little slow, install Ubuntu, get the build essentials installed in a VM. Even VM, this thing is bloody fast on a SSD.
Followed http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howtobuild/build.wndr3700, added log trigger from the config I normally get my image from: http://enduser.subsignal.org/~trondah/latest-release-is-r34054/
Back to the Buffalo router, I tried and failed to get opkg installed on it. I did find an article on how to do it but its seems to be missing some steps as when I follow them, they don’t work and it errors out.
I am actually thinking of using my RaspberryPi to use as a ssh gateway now and just forget all of this rubbish…but its fun to have these low powered linux boxes. At least whilst I am doing these mini projects. Then they just sit there.