Install Optware on DD-Wrt (WNDR3700v2/MIPS)

Please read the following instructions before taking any action. That will be good for you getting used to them.


0. Hardware and Prerequisites

0.0 TP-Link WDR3600-N600 – v1.1: Have DD-WRT Build in between 25408 and 30731, flashed and working .

0.0.1 Also Works with the following devices (not tested, but reported):

  • TP Link WDR4300
  • TP Link Archer C7
  • Netgear WNDR3700

0.1 PuTTY and WinSCP: Google, download and make them ready for use.

0.2 Kingston 16GB – DT101/G2: Create two partitions on the USB thumbdrive, using MiniTool Partition Wizard for example.

0.2.1 First Partition

  • Partition Size : 14 GB (unallocated space)
  • File System : NTFS or EXT3
  • Create As : Primary
  • Partition Label: Data (or whatever label you want to, but Optware)

0.2.2 Second Partition

  • Partition Size : 100 MB
  • File System : NTFS or EXT3
  • Create As : Primary
  • Partition Label: System (or whatever label you want to, but Optware)

0.3 DD-WRT Web Interface

0.3.1 Enable SSH (SSHd): [Services] > [Services] > [Secure Shell]

0.3.2 Enable Samba Sharing: [Services] > [NAS]

0.4 Router: stick the USB thumbdrive on router and reboot it.

0.5 Wait few seconds. Then make sure both [mnt/sda1] and [mnt/sda2] are mounted on the router and shared by Samba (from DD-WRT Web Interface)

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