I have a server. Not the most powerful, but it has real RAID and a 64 bit Linux and heaps of memory and half a terabyte of storage. My baby is strong and has good bones. My baby is also loud and hot – so much for 24/7 operation. Then it hit me, I could plug my baby monster into a wi–fi access point and run it in the basement where it is cool and dry and I would not have to worry about the noise. So I did. And in doing so I brought myViewSonic WAPBR-100 out of mothballs to hook the server into the network remotely.
But WPA2 encryption did not work in bridge mode with the replacement Linksys firmware. This was an odd little quirk because it had WPA2 available in other modes. Time to pull the trigger on the discussion about DD-WRT that was happening on my old post.
My friends, lets not quibble here anymore – just load DD-WRT. It works. It works well. It is beautiful. And adds yet more functionality to the once annoying paper weight that Viewsonic brought to the world.
Get it here (I’m using the “dd-wrt.v24_micro_generic.bin”)– http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv3/dd-wrt/downloads.html Good Day, Sir. Harrumph.