Setup Instructions

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Step 1

  • Verify that your routers are compatible. See WRT54G for a compatibility list. The project supports between 1 and 8 routers.

Step 2

  • Reset the firmware on your routers. This is done by turning the router on and holding down the reset button on the back of the router for 30 seconds.

Step 3

  • Open folder g+gl if you're using WRT54G or WRT54GL routers.
  • Open folder gs if you're using WRT54GS routers.
  • The image used for the project is "openwrt-g-freifunk-1.4.5-en.bin"

Step 4

Upload the firmware to the router:

  • Read the risk information.
  • Power on the router and connect your computer (via an ethernet cable) to it to any of the 4 LAN ports on the back (they are labeled 1,2,3,4).
  • Select the image you downloaded in the previous step.
  • Do not unplug or disconnect the router during the upgrade process.

Step 5

Step 6

Step 7

  • Setup a account and create a ticket for your wireless users.

Step 8

  • Configure chillispot to authenticate using the server.

Step 9

Step 10

  • Deploy and test your new wireless mesh network!