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    Belkin Router

    Hello,

    I currently have a "Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO Router". Where does the Web Based interface get saved in the device?

    If you enter "192.168.2.1" in the web browser on your computer after plugging in, you can access the Web Based interface, is it possible to change the interface to a site of your choice?

    Belkin Router: http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...duct_Id=203415

    TicTac

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    Replacing the web interface on a router requires replacing the router's firmware. I strongly recommend you do not attempt this as any mistake can likely render your router permanently unusable. There are sites that offer hacked firmwares for various routers; Google will point you there, but as I very very VERY strongly recommend you don't attempt this I will not provide you any links.
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    So if the incorrect firmware was used, does this mean you couldn't add another, or revert back to the old one?

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    In almost all cases, correct - since the firmware itself is what allows you to upload firmware to the router, if you screw it up you've just turned your router into a paperweight. There are a very few routers who's factory reset buttons will reset the router to the original firmware, but I do not believe Belkin routers do this.
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    If it isn't broken don't fix it.
    Logic without the fatal effects.
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    logic_earth, can you possibly say that you've never "fixed" a perfectly well-working code to make it "better" (i.e. disfunctional)?
    lol
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    We all have are off moments.
    Least with PHP it won't turn a computer into a paperweight.
    Logic without the fatal effects.
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    Unless of course you decide to "accidently" delete your harddrive from localhost - lol.
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    this is off topic for the php forum,

    I have flashed hundreds of linksys / buffalo routers and only bricked one or two (manually setting nvram variables), shorted out a couple of pins and it was back up and running.

    You need to make sure your version of router is supported. then you can set up a nocat splash page or set up a portal hotspot (requires a server running chillispot or wifidog or our project, chillidog, avoid sputnik)

    dd-wrt offers many versions and offers many more options than you currently have available on your router, definatly not for the feint of heart!!

    we have developed a captive portal similar to the coffee shops and need to flash them with new firmware, we flash them straight out of the box.

    Anyway it uses the linux kernal and has a jffs partition so you can run scripts on it and make it do amazing things.

    also openwrt has similar firmware options but prefer dd-wrt.

    If you brick it you buy it! (there is a jtag project that will unbrick your router no matter how bad it gets)

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    What do you mean by brick?
    What servers do routers use to display the web interface?

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    Brick means it is no longer a router and unless you know how to de-brick it, it will never be a router again.

    google for dd-wrt (openwrt) and visit the broadcom forums, all questions answered there, the thread on captive portal hotspots (chillidog) is about 50 pages, walks you through setting up a linux server with all the toppings.

    good luck
    Loren

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    WARNING:
    DO NOT use your routers "upgrade firmware" option, instead use tftp to flash the router.
    ALSO be careful using the backup / restore feature as it may brick the router.

    This is all covered in the forum.
    Last edited by lorenw; Sep 14, 2007 at 07:48. Reason: WARNING

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    Belkin Router

    Why do people brick routers? - Just curious?

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    • Why do people brick routers? - Just curious?
    • What is tftp?
    • What do you mean by flash?
    • Wheres the website/forum? - Can you give me a link?


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    How do I upload my custom site onto the router?

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    google dd-wrt

    this is way advanced stuff and will take some months to learn.

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    He is going to turn his router into a brick for sure.
    Logic without the fatal effects.
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