[isf-wifidog] IPTables locking up with OpenWRT - another distro?

Aaron Z aaronz at pls-net.org
Lun 1 Fév 09:29:43 EST 2010

Can you upgrade to the current version of OpenWRT (8.09.x) or is that not possible?
We recently rolled out 40ish WAPS running OpenWRT 8.09 and WiFiDog (with a custom WiFiDog backend) on WRT54GL hardware and are very happy with them. We have them in libraries and use WiFiDog for the public network (authentication against our patron database and access control only) and a WPA2 encrypted network for staff use.
We do a nightly reboot (to force them to check for updates and because of some DNS oddities that seem to crop up after the WAP has been running for a few days) but we are very happy with it. I personally find OpenWRT easier to work with than DD-Wrt, but that is probably just be a personal preference.

Aaron Z

----- "Steve Congrave" <steve at congrave.com> wrote:

> From: "Steve Congrave" <steve at congrave.com>
> To: "WiFiDog Captive Portal" <wifidog at listes.ilesansfil.org>
> Sent: Monday, February 1, 2010 1:58:06 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> Subject: [isf-wifidog] IPTables locking up with OpenWRT - another distro?
> https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/2558
> This ticket is showing as closed but it appears that others are still
> having
> problems.
> Our routers (WRT54GL) running OpenWRT 7.09 are locking up at least
> once a
> day - much more often when they have 5 or 6 customers connected and
> we
> implemented the update at https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/16141
> We have tried everything that we can think of to get this working but
> it's
> hard to even find a workaround as there seems to be no way of testing
> for it
> happening. At the moment we are running a reboot every 2 hours just to
> get
> around this but it's hardly satisfactory.
> Is anyone else on the list having a problem - has anyone fixed it yet?
> Have
> you all moved away from OpenWRT because of it?
> What other distro would you suggest to try instead of OpenWRT on a
> Linksys
> WRT54GL for WifiDog?
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