Tue, 03 Sep 2019 22:00:29 +0000
Time from unboxing new GL.iNet GL-MT300N-V2 to an ssh-able NixWRT installation: 30 minutes. Though admittedly this does not include the actual firmware build time itself as I did that bit yesterday when I ordered the box.
I lost the CPU for my backup server somewhere when we moved - I still have the disk, just not the bit that makes it go. Probably it's in a box I haven't unpacked yet, but anyway. Having generated much new "content" over the past few days - I've now scanned something over 500 pieces of paper into my paperless archive - it becomes somewhat more pressing to get the automated backup service running again.
- make the image
- find some scissors, open the box
- plug the device LAN port into my laptop and configure it to use a different RFC1918 address than the one it came with (which conflicts with the LAN here)
- upload the firmware.bin using the gl.inet web router admin page
- why is it not showing up on the LAN?
- ah yes, because it's still plugged into my laptop. Try plugging it into a LAN switch instead
- odds bodikins, I can ssh into it!
So, 30 minutes, would have been quicker if I weren't an idiot at step 6. To say I am mildly stoked this went so smoothly would be an understatement.
There are a couple of niggles: I need to rebuild the image because I forgot to update the name of the syslog host and I think I have probably also forgotten to put a real password on the rsync service. But both those are (or should be) simple fices.