Wireless Router Instalation



  • Hi all, guess i'm just not getting it: but here it is:  i got a dlink 625, as it was flashable, and I "thought" I could install an embeded version on to that, have pfsense running and have wireless et all:  am i right out to lunch here?  ive tried purusing the forms and google etc.. but no joy.    is this possible?

    thanks ???



  • No.  You may be able to install one of the WRT series of Linux based firmwares (DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato), but not pfSense.



  • @Cry:

    No.  You may be able to install one of the WRT series of Linux based firmwares (DD-WRT, OpenWRT or Tomato), but not pfSense.

    The reason is that pfSense is built for a x86 family CPU (does the Dlink 625 have such a CPU? maybe it has MIPS or ARM or something else) with a subset of known ethernet and wireless interfaces (does the Dlink 625 have suitable network interfaces?)



  • It's Atheros, : i flashed it and changed it do ddwrt, as a test: but pfsense seems to only have the nano image file, as opposed to a .bin file>?  (ps im running pf on my pII 400, with many happy results)

    so what file / image do i need to begin with?  i dont mind bricking this one, and if not, what Router should i look at buying ?

    pps: many thanks.



  • I'll say it again - you cannot run pfSense on that router.

    pfSense only runs on standard PC hardware (basically x86 or AMD64 - including WRAP).  You cannot run it on one of these SOHO router/firwall devices.  If you want to use one of those then you're limited to the likes of DD-WRT.



  • Okay, well that awnsers my question)  guess im building a mini

    thanks.



  • It would probably be possible to compile pfSense for it, but it likely doesn't have enough flash memory to store the OS or enough RAM to run it.


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