I have a ipkg built for aprds if you would like this. I have it running
on my v4 WRT54GS with OpenWRT it works great as a little igate hooked to
my KPC-3. I don't use the AX.25 stuff just the simple serial mode.
I made some modifications to the aprsd code to support sending filters
to the upstream ARPS servers. I also changed the config file and log
file locations to more standard locations. Unfortunately these are hard
coded at the moment. I would like to make them use autoconfig but I have
not figured that out quite yet.
Chris Kantarjiev wrote:
> My main motivation for getting a t2 at this point is to set up an igate
> at my vacation QTH. I'm doing this with a Linksys WRT54GS as the computer,
> running a cut-down version of digi_ned on the OpenWRT firmware. It will
> run the WiFi at the cabin as well as the wx, digi, and igate.
> Only certain versions of the hardware (most of them, but be careful)
> are supported by OpenWRT. http://www.openwrt.org/ has lots of details;
> I suggest that you make sure that you can reflash your hardware before
> cracking the case. I used a GS, but there's no reason that you need
> 802.11g to do this.
> I ended up using an image from http://db0noe.dyndns.org/openwrt/, because
> it already has AX.25 baked into the kernel. This isn't really required
> for digi_ned (I think) ... but that's an ongoing story. Those images
> have a bunch of other tools already built in.
> The first trick is to add serial ports. The board has a blank spot
> for a 10-pin connector that brings out two serial ports. Ron
> Whitby has detailed instructions for that here:
> BUT! His instructions are for a specific, *mismarked* version of the
> AD233BK kit. If you follow them exactly, port 2 won't work. His
> version had Cts and Rts reversed, so you need to swap those connections
> if you don't have the same version (and you probably won't). See this note:
> Ron's work is based on a v1 board. Linksys moved some components around,
> so the front connector placement he suggests doesn't really work well
> on later boards. I found this out the hard way, and my front panel
> is pretty butchered as a result. It will be more work, but I think
> it makes sense to bring the connectors out the side, as shown here:
> There are some notes about using the WRT for ham radio at
> Once you're up and running, get the digined package with apt-get.
> WA7NWP & I are collecting digi_ned wisdom at
> The version of digi_ned that runs on the wrt doesn't include
> serial support, and apparently only handles one radio port. It
> also doesn't do igate. Apparently some people that want digined
> and igate use ax.25 plumbing to hook up aprsd, but that's not
> very easy on the WRT. I'm going to look into taking the igate
> code from xastir and pushing it into digined. Since I can let
> the t2 do the WX station work, I really only need one serial
> port for the t2, and won't bother with serial port support
> in the cut down digi_ned.
> We'll see ... that's my next step in this project.