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access to usb from metarouter

Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:09 pm

Hello everybody
first i am aware, routerboard is not powerfull, but i am experimenting bit

i would like to use from metarouter (openwrt release 18199 & current patch from mikrotik wiki)
to access usb from openwrt... . I am interested in video & serial over usb...

unfortunately after applaying metarouter patch to openwrt possibility to add kernel module for usb & is removed ( is not accesible)
maybe i am doing somethign wrong - but compilation is ok and openwrt is runing as metarouter quite well...


so i have question - how to access usb from metarouter ??


btw i tryed it yestarday - but wiki patch for metarouter & latest svn release from openwrt is not matching...

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Re: access to usb from metarouter

Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:58 am

currently, AFAIK, there is no way to assign usb port to metarouter, hence you canot load usb modules, since no USB is there to attach to.
 
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Re: access to usb from metarouter

Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:47 pm

Hello,

there is nothing new about this?

Thank!
 
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Re: access to usb from metarouter

Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:07 am

no, nothing new about accessing other deices (other than Ethernet ports) from guestOS in metarouter
 
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Re: access to usb from metarouter

Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:52 pm

Hi. Is there still no way to use USB attached to routerboard in Metarouter?
 
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Re: access to usb from metarouter

Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:16 am

Hi. Is there still no way to use USB attached to routerboard in Metarouter?
I'm pretty sure that there have been no major changes in metarouter... so, no.
 
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Re: access to usb from metarouter

Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:54 pm

that is correct, metarouter has limited access to hosts hardware.
 
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Re: access to usb from metarouter

Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:48 pm

Can I know why? I think it can be good way to make home DLNA server for streaming USB content, or home print server or connect webcam for streaming.
 
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Re: access to usb from metarouter

Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:56 pm

Can I know why? I think it can be good way to make home DLNA server for streaming USB content, or home print server or connect webcam for streaming.
That's really not the purpose of a router. Why not just get a small general purpose single-board-computer for this? Like, install OpenWRT directly on one of it's many supported devices instead of trying to use it on top of routeros?
 
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Re: access to usb from metarouter

Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:32 pm

It may not be the purpose of general router, but it is (or at least is becoming) standard for home routers. Not that separate devices don't work, but why have several, when one has enough resources to handle everything.
Personally I sometimes feel like ditching ROS/RB in favor of something with less limits, and basically the only reason not to is WinBox. It is by far superior to any admin interface I've ever seen and I don't want to live without it.
I understand there's no way MikroTik could fulfill everyone's crazy dreams when it comes to various programs they may want to run. MetaRouter could be a solution for that and things like usb access would help. At least until MikroTik comes with something better, i.e. some kind of custom packages. ;)
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Re: access to usb from metarouter

Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:25 pm

if it was that easy, we would have made this available already.

Ethernet was completely different and easier to implement, so this is why ethernet can be assigned to guest interface.
 
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Re: access to usb from metarouter

Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:02 pm

What about usbip to resolve this trouble?
 
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Re: access to usb from metarouter

Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:59 pm

Is this the same for x86 kvm too?
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