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Would you like USB support in the official releases?
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Rekoil
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:55    Post subject: Official USB support? Reply with quote
This thread discusses whether or not USB port support should be added to dd-wrt. Personally I think USB is more important than for example MMC since its a standard feature of many routers.

I have decided that once USB is added I will donate 20 EUR to dd-wrt. Are you willing to donate towards this? PM me with an amount and I'll write it down here, maybe that could help persuade the developers :)

While we're waiting, heres my take at it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 13:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm in favour too and would gladly give up all those hotspots for some extra memory...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 13:45    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yeah chillispot and that isn't really nessecary in a "standard" binary, that should be a separate compile on its own I think. Standard is what home users install. Maybe we should start a little donation for USB support to get more attention.

I'll chuck 20 EUR in the pot for USB support. (already donated 10 EUR before)

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sjorge
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 14:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=15532&highlight=

It's basically and older v24 beta with the modules added to it.
The vpn didn't have room for jffs but had enough + some more for the kmods :)

I would too like to see this included standardly and maybe a gui option to mount disk/partition at specific mount points.

PS: scroll down for download of bin
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 16:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 19:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
Those of us who own a router with 8MB of flash memory and 32MB of RAM (like the Asus 500gP) have wondered why we can't have a dd-wrt version that has everything - all features.

The answer has been that the s/w development package (or some part of it) limits the developers to 4MB of flash memory.

Well, these routers with USB - can a USB thumb-drive be used to store more software and thus have a dd-wrt version with all features - standard + voip + vpn

Of course, then one also has the question of how to get the s/w onto the USB thumb-drive.
Rekoil
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
That would be quite nice, except I think getting past the restrictions would be better. All the binaries for the WRT350N are over 4mb, the 1.03.2 binary is 7mb large, so it looks like its possible to me.
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Crashy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:54    Post subject: Reply with quote
*bump*

I too would like to see this happen.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 14:25    Post subject: Reply with quote
looks promising, i got a wl-500g coming mid next week and first priority is to get a usb hdd case with like 320gb for the comps on my network. would like to see this happen
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 17:32    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Rekoil
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 17:44    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just wondering, what do the devs think about this? BS? Eko?
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power10
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 18:49    Post subject: yeah USB support would be a welcome addition... Reply with quote
USB support could enable FTP, HTTP and large storage Samba being run.


If we need more flash or RAM space, we can use the SD card mod to get extra room.

Are there any routers that have the kind of horsepower needed to run those sorts of applications? or is the common 200mhz enough to run those sort of things?
Rekoil
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:36    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well the WRT350N is a 300mhz router, but I'm sure 200mhz is enough.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 14:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
hmm looks good b nice 2 get some word of what moderators or developers etc thought of it. we should have a flash with more features enabled for the 8mb flash routers.

just a thought also, we could have premade images for memory sticks with all the larger components/programs etc already on it:). rtorrent on it would be nice Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 22:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
I would love to see a custom build for the WRT350N with USB support. I have not tried to install DD-WRT on it yet because I don't want to risk bricking my router. Using the 1.5.08 beta has made the unit much more stable but still would prefer DD-WRT.
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