First glance and adding external antennas to the GL.iNet GL-MT300N-V2

I recently got some new toys to play with, one of them being the GL.iNet GL-M300N-V2 mini (read that as ultra-small) smart router.
The “Mango” is indeed very small, and for the price packs some pretty decent hardware specs, not to mention that it’s running a (slightly modified – with good additions I’d say) OpenWrt release.

How to pre-configure Raspberry PI for remote SSH and Wifi

Many Raspberry PI projects are used headless (with no display device attached or if a display device exists, it’s not connected to the default HDMI or analog outputs).
In these instances it’s time consuming to connect the PI to a monitor and keyboard just to configure remote SSH access and wireless connection details (and in rare occasions it may even not be possible).

Luckily, the good folk developing Raspbian implemented shortcuts and workarounds that allow things to be pre-configured even before booting the PI.

Setting up guest wireless access on Tomato

Guest wireless access is handy when you want to separate guest devices (your friends’ phones and laptops) from your own devices connected to the main network.

To get started, you need a router capable of guest wireless (not every router can do this) already set up and running either DD-WRT or Tomato. This tutorial explains how to set up a router running Tomato that is used only as access point (WAN is disabled/unplugged).

Setting up Tenda N3 as wireless repeater

I recently purchased a Tenda N3 (micro) wireless router to use as a wireless extender in the house. Since it took me about an hour to figure out how to pair it up with my main WRT54GL wireless router, I decided to write this short how-to guide.

The Tenda N3 is a cute little thing, small enough to tuck away and forget it’s even there.