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Metarouter and openwrt

Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:05 pm

How stable is OpenWRT on the MetaRouter. Trying to setup a small OpenWrt image and it seems to be unstable. RB751. Building my own image. Few questions.

-Anyone using this in a production system?

-Sometime it boots and is missing full directories, if I halt and start it again it comes up.

-Does OPKG work with the RB751. I can change the opkg.conf file to directories mentioned here, but always get invalid architecture.

-Has anyone install perl and CPAN?

I've been hacking away at this for a few weeks for a project I'm working on, but it seems the MetaRouter/OpenWRT combo is a bit flakey.
 
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Re: Metarouter and openwrt

Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:16 am

See the long, tiresome thread in here about OpenWRT metarouter on RB450:THREAD

It is unstable. Reboots, lockups, etc. MT cannot narrow it down and it remains a mystery.

I have never had a problem getting the image built, installed and running, it just won't run for long and the host hangs/reboots. The 751 may be a little slim on memory, I was using the 450G.

opkg works fine, although you either have to build the packages or find a repository.

It really is a pity as it adds so many possibilities to this little box. I have resorted to adding a cheap Openwrt box on the network to do the things ROS doesn't.
 
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Re: Metarouter and openwrt

Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:41 am

WOW - since 2009. I guess there is just a small % of the users that see value in this part of the router. I'll keep plugging away and see what happens.

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Re: Metarouter and openwrt

Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:25 am

FYI - May be on to something....

When I defined my image using make menuconfig, I selected target images and selected ext4 as my root file system image. I then built my image and dumped it to a RB750 for testing. The image I built has PHP on it also, so I wrote a small PHP script to exercise the system and ran it from the console. Every 10 minutes it will do a get from a small web page on my server, print the data to the screen and write it to a txt file. Been running for over 3.5 hours so far. Not a very long time, but has been more stable than any thing else I've been testing with. Going to let it run for a day or two to see what really happens.

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