Tag: OpenWRT

OpenWRT + Wrt160NL + Webcam

Hello again!

Here is part two of the story of the Wrt160NL router. I want to use my old webcam to stream some video through the router.

    • I have a Linksys WRT160NL router, and the last time I reflashed it’s firmware with OpenWrt
      A Canyon Cn-wcam23 webcam
  • After consulting with my friend(google) I have found the best software for this: mjpeg-streamer.

    How to reflash the linksys WRT160NL with OpenWRT

    I bought this router cause I wanted to boost our robot building culture with USB port. That was a month ago, now I think it is time to begin the journey.

    First I removed the router case, to (lose the warranty and) see whats inside. Its not necessary for the reflash I’m just curious whats inside. The first best thing was, there is serial console with already built spikes, so you dont have to use your engineering skills. So that was the tale, let’s do the real thing.

    So I started to read what to do, http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/linksys/wrt160nl it says: You can download 10.03 build called openwrt-ar71xx-wrt160nl-squashfs.bin. The link that appears isn’t good, because this realese is bugged with the router. When you try to reflash the router it stucks at 40% and says the flashing wasn’t succesful. So I asked my friend(google) what to do and here is the link to the solution and the answer I got. So you have to use a latest release of the ar71xx version. Ok that’s done there can’t be any problem.