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matthias [Upgrade PirateBox] added note about finding the right version.
openwrt:diy [2019/06/09 13:33] (current)
matthias [Stuff You'll Need] Updated article links
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 ==== Stuff You'll Need ==== ==== Stuff You'll Need ====
 <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​1.</​b></​span></​html>​ **Wireless router (one of the following):​** <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​1.</​b></​span></​html>​ **Wireless router (one of the following):​**
-  ​***TP-Link MR3020** ** [[amazon>​B006DEBXD0|(Amazon)]] ** **[[http://​www.newegg.com/​Product/​Product.aspx?​Item=N82E16833704127&​cm_re=mr3020-_-33-704-127-_-Product|(Newegg)]]** **[[https://​www.ebay.com/​sch/​i.html?​_odkw=mr+3020+OR+3040&​_osacat=0&​_from=R40&​_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xmr+3020&​_nkw=mr+3020&​_sacat=0|(eBay)]]**  + 
-  ***TP-Link MR3040** **[[amazon>​B0088PPFP4|(Amazon)]]** **[[https://​www.newegg.com/​Product/​Product.aspx?​Item=N82E16833704138&​cm_re=TP-LINK_MR3040-_-33-704-138-_-Product|(Newegg)]]** **[[https://​www.ebay.com/​sch/​i.html?​_odkw=WR703N&​_osacat=0&​_from=R40&​_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR11.TRC1.A0.H0.Xmr3040&​_nkw=mr3040&​_sacat=0|(eBay)]]** +  ​*<del>**TP-Link MR3020** ** [[amazon>​B006DEBXD0|(Amazon)]] ** **[[http://​www.newegg.com/​Product/​Product.aspx?​Item=N82E16833704127&​cm_re=mr3020-_-33-704-127-_-Product|(Newegg)]]** **[[https://​www.ebay.com/​sch/​i.html?​_odkw=mr+3020+OR+3040&​_osacat=0&​_from=R40&​_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xmr+3020&​_nkw=mr+3020&​_sacat=0|(eBay)]]** ​</​del>​ Newer MR3020 Models aren't possible to be flashed with PirateBox anymore. 
-  ***GLiNet Router** **[[amazon>​B00JKFE0FW|(Amazon)]] , GliNet Router **with external antenna** **  **[[amazon>​B00RP24DW2|(Amazon)]]**+ 
 +  *<del>**TP-Link MR3040** **[[amazon>​B0088PPFP4|(Amazon)]]** **[[https://​www.newegg.com/​Product/​Product.aspx?​Item=N82E16833704138&​cm_re=TP-LINK_MR3040-_-33-704-138-_-Product|(Newegg)]]** **[[https://​www.ebay.com/​sch/​i.html?​_odkw=WR703N&​_osacat=0&​_from=R40&​_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR11.TRC1.A0.H0.Xmr3040&​_nkw=mr3040&​_sacat=0|(eBay)]]** ​(Be careful:!: only v1 & v2 models are supported)</​del>​ 
 + 
 +  ***GLiNet Router** **[[amazon>​B015CYDVG8|(Amazon)]] , GliNet Router **with external antenna** **  **[[amazon>​B01FJ4S9JK|(Amazon)]]** 
   ***Other** You can find additional supported hardware on our [[openwrt:​hardware|Hardware Recommendations]] page but please note that this hardware is not covered under this HowTo and thus your mileage may vary.    ***Other** You can find additional supported hardware on our [[openwrt:​hardware|Hardware Recommendations]] page but please note that this hardware is not covered under this HowTo and thus your mileage may vary. 
  
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 **a)** A copy of [[http://​stable.openwrt.piratebox.de/​auto/​install_piratebox.zip|install_piratebox.zip]]. **a)** A copy of [[http://​stable.openwrt.piratebox.de/​auto/​install_piratebox.zip|install_piratebox.zip]].
  
-**b)** ​customized copy of OpenWrt (be sure to download the **"​*squashfs-factory.bin"​** file that corresponds with your specific device) http://​stable.openwrt.piratebox.de/​auto  ​+**b)** ​Our customized copy of OpenWrt (be sure to download the **"​*squashfs-factory.bin"​** file that corresponds with your specific device)http://​stable.openwrt.piratebox.de/​auto  ​
  
-**Important:​** Be sure to use one of the OpenWrt images linked above! They are customized to work together with the install.zip. __ If you use a different image-file, you won'​t ​be able to use this automatic installation__!+**Important:​** Be sure to use one of the OpenWrt images ​files linked above! They are customized to work together with the install_piratebox.zip. __ If you use a different image-file, you will not be able to use this automatic installation__!
  
 <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​2. Prepare USB Flash Drive</​b></​span></​html> ​ <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​2. Prepare USB Flash Drive</​b></​span></​html> ​
  
-**a)** Extract the **install_piratebox.zip** file (double click on it) and drag the "​install"​ folder over to your USB flash drive.+**a)** Extract the **install_piratebox.zip** file (double click on it) then drag the "​install"​ folder over to your USB flash drive.
  
-**b)** ​Now SAFELY REMOVE your USB drive from your computer ​and plug the USB stick into your OpenWrt router.+**b)** SAFELY REMOVE your USB drive from your computer, then plug the USB stick into your OpenWrt router.
  
 <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​3. Prepare your Router</​b></​span></​html> ​ <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​3. Prepare your Router</​b></​span></​html> ​
  
-**a)** Set the toggle switch located beside the LAN/WAN port on the router to **3G mode**, if a switch is available.+**a)** Set the toggle switch located beside the LAN/WAN port on the router to **3G mode**, if a such switch is available.
  
-**b)** Connect the router via ethernet ​cable to your computer ​and power up the router(Make sure the router is connected to a power supply.+**b)** Connect the router via Ethernet ​cable to your computer ​then power up the router (Make sure the router is connected to a power supply)
  
 <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​4. Install Software</​b></​span></​html> ​ <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​4. Install Software</​b></​span></​html> ​
  
-**a)** Once the router is running and you'​re ​connected to it via ethernet ​cable, open a web browser and visit the following address: ​+**a)** Once the router is running and you are connected to it via Ethernet ​cable, open a web browser and visit the following address:
  
   ***MR3020:​** http://​192.168.0.254 ​   ***MR3020:​** http://​192.168.0.254 ​
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 **b)** Enter the default username & password (admin & admin). **Note:** For the GLiNet router you will need to select a language, time zone, and password. **b)** Enter the default username & password (admin & admin). **Note:** For the GLiNet router you will need to select a language, time zone, and password.
  
-**c)** Navigate to **System Tools > Firmware Upgrade** ​and select the OpenWRT firmware that you downloaded to your computer during the first step above. **Note:** For the GLiNet router you should navigate to: **Firmware > Upload Firmware** ​+**c)** Navigate to **System Tools > Firmware Upgrade** ​then select the OpenWRT firmware ​file that you downloaded to your computer during the first step above. **Note:** For the GLiNet router you should navigate to: **Firmware > Upload Firmware** ​
  
 **d)** Select **upgrade**. **Note**: For the GLiNet router, you must make sure the flag “keep settings” is not ticked. **d)** Select **upgrade**. **Note**: For the GLiNet router, you must make sure the flag “keep settings” is not ticked.
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 **e)** After the upgrade completes, the router will restart. ​ **e)** After the upgrade completes, the router will restart. ​
  
-**Important:​** You should ​wait 15-20 minutes for the installation to complete (for slower USB flash drives, it may take up to 45 minutes ​-- be patient!). Your device will reboot a couple of times during the installation. The device is finished with the installation, if the LEDs stay (relatively) steady. If the lights are blinking regular frequency, then the installation is still running. After 45 minutesyou should check out our [[openwrt:​troubleshooting|OpenWrt Troubleshooting]].+**Important:​** You should ​__wait__ ​15-20 minutes for the installation to complete (for slower USB flash drives, it may take up to 45 minutes - be patient!). Your device will reboot a couple of times during the installation. The device is finished with the installation ​when the LEDs stay (relatively) steady. If the lights are blinking ​on a regular frequency, then the installation is still running, after 45 minutes you should check out our [[openwrt:​troubleshooting|OpenWrt Troubleshooting]].
  
-**Note:** The Web Admin page for your router will "time out" during the installation process. This is normal and happens because the IP address for OpenWrt defaults to 192.168.1.1 which differs from the original Web Admin IP address for your router. Please do not try to visit 192.168.1.1 during the installation process as PirateBox is not shipped with a default Web Admin page and visiting this  IP could interfere with the installation.+**Note:** The Web Admin page for your router will "time out" during the installation process. This is normal and happens because the IP address for OpenWrt defaults to 192.168.1.1 which differs from the original Web Admin IP address for your router. Please do not try to visit 192.168.1.1 during the installation process as PirateBox is not shipped with a default Web Admin page and visiting this IP could interfere with the installation.
  
 <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​5. Next Steps</​b></​span></​html> ​ <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​5. Next Steps</​b></​span></​html> ​
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 ===== Upgrade PirateBox ===== ===== Upgrade PirateBox =====
-If you're currently running an 1.1.* version of PirateBox on your router, these instructions should get you up and running in a flash (literally!). ​**Please Note:** The instructions below are specifically for the TP-Link MR3020, TP-Link MR3040, and the GLiNet routers. Try to [[openwrt:​version|version]]. +**Please Note:** The instructions below are specifically for the TP-Link MR3020, TP-Link MR3040, and the GLiNet routers.
- +
-**Note:** If you're currently running a PirateBox on your router with **version 1.0**, you should follow the [[openwrt:​upgrade_from_1.0.0|Update from PirateBox 1.0 -HowTo]].+
  
-**Note:** If you're currently running a PirateBox on your router ​with **version 0.6 and below**you should follow the [[openwrt:​upgrade_pre_1.0.0|Update a very old PirateBox-HowTo]].+The upgrade process is different according the PirateBox ​version running ​on your router ​([[openwrt:​version|to know it]]): 
 +  * if **version 0.6 and below** ​is installed: ​you should follow the [[openwrt:​upgrade_pre_1.0.0|Update a very old PirateBox-HowTo]]
 +  * if **version 1.0.* ** is installed: you should follow the [[openwrt:​upgrade_from_1.0.0|Update from PirateBox 1.0 -HowTo]]. 
 +  * if **version 1.1.* ** is installed: the following instructions should get you up and running in a flash (literally!).
  
 <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​1. Download Software</​b></​span></​html> ​ <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​1. Download Software</​b></​span></​html> ​
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   box_init_setup.sh   box_init_setup.sh
  
-**c)** Create a password for the administrative root access. Choose "​Option 1", then enter your password twice. **Notice:** It is not shown while entering it. +**c)** Create a password for the administrative root access. Choose "​Option 1", then enter your password twice. **Notice:** It is not shown while entering it. Write your password somewhere because you will not need it before several months (ie: PirateBox upgrade).
  
 **Note:** Once you have created a password for your PirateBox, telnet will be disabled. This means that in the future you will need to use the following command to access your PirateBox from the terminal: **Note:** Once you have created a password for your PirateBox, telnet will be disabled. This means that in the future you will need to use the following command to access your PirateBox from the terminal:
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    /​opt/​piratebox/​bin/​board-autoconf.sh    /​opt/​piratebox/​bin/​board-autoconf.sh
  
-**b)** Enter your password, after you are promted, then you are done.+**b)** Enter your password, after you are prompted, then you are done.
   ​   ​
 <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​3. UPnP Media Server</​b></​span></​html> ​ <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​3. UPnP Media Server</​b></​span></​html> ​