Joined: 10 Dec 2009 Posts: 2 Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA
Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 17:53 Post subject: WPS (or Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out if this firmware supports this feature, even though select hardware do feature it from their factory (ie: Netgear's WGR614L).
I've searched the forum to no avail, which is akin to saying "Hello!" in a crowded room and EVERYONE looking at you when you're looking for a specific individual, even though you know what that individual looks like.
I've searched the Wiki, and even attempted to Google it.
I've come to the conclusion that it isn't apart of the feature set, and I'm okay with that. I'll just have to make due with the factory firmware for time being (as I need WPS for my HP Printer).
So my question now is, is this protocol/service/feature going to be implemented in the near future? While it isn't the main reason why I purchased the router (the possibility of usin' DD-WRT firmware, that is), it would be nice, as I've tooled around with it on a lesser Linksys router, and I was pleasantly surprised. _________________ "There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages."
I'm really surprised that this is not part of the ddwrt feature set. Does anyone have a solution as to how to implement this into ddwrt? I have been searching and all I come up with is folks asking but no one answers.
OpenWrt - Supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
easy and fast authentication Wi-Fi clients
Last changed: 2011-05-29 21:16
WPS is a standard that enables easy and fast connection to the wireless network. There are four methods (of which two are required to implement) the call is:
- PIN code
- PBC by pressing buttons on a router and network card
- NFC, using specially for wireless communication systems, or RFID tags
- USB, transferring the appropriate codes on the stick.
More information can be found in Wikipedia.
While technically pin code entry is no different than just a password for Wi-Fi network, so much the method of buttons, PBC (Push Button Configuration) is interesting because you do not have the passwords to remember. In practice, this means that if we want to get a connection, press the WPS button on the tab labeled WiFi, the corresponding button on the router and after a while the call is automatically compiled. Very simple, but requires physical access to the router.
Most routers have a button available - named WPS, QSS or otherwise dependent on the hardware manufacturer. The OpenWrt can run smoothly this method of authentication.
Requires full version of the program and an additional wpad hostpad-utils package. The system may already be installed on a simplified version of wpad-mini, which does not support this configuration method, so you should uninstall it
The most important thing is the inclusion of this method in the configuration file / etc / config / wireless. This is done by setting the appropriate option
# uci set wireless.@wifi-iface.wps_pushbutton=1
# uci commit wireless
If we use the trunk version of the other elements are ready. If you use Backfire, you must still specify which button will be used to this. To modify a file / etc/hotplug.d/button/50-wps. In most cases, available is a separate WPS button, which is visible in the Backfire as BTN_1 (to see how others see their names on buttons tutorial ). Change of command can be performed
# sed -i -e 's/wps/BTN_1/' /etc/hotplug.d/button/50-wps
Now just press the button on the network card wps, wps or QSS button on the router and the connection should be automatically compiled.
- My paintings contain code to handle BTN_1 button (on / off wifi). Before using it to WPS must therefore remove or modify its operation (in the / etc / config / system)
- Hostapd-utils package (actually included in the program hostpad_cli) must include a handling method wps_pbc. It is added only if the compile version wpad-full, if the new package will be compiled wpad-mini, w / the method will not be added. To make sure we use the correct version, you can issue the command:
So basically openWRT supports wps, but dd-wrt does not? (I'm running pre sp2 21061 on a cisco valet plus m20, and the wps button doesn't do anything, but the wps light is steady on - orange. A little weird.)