Enable your box for getting internet access

Devices with one ethernet-port

The following lines can be used to exchange the behaviour of the LAN port to a WAN port

cp /etc/config/network /etc/config/network.backup
uci set network.wan=interface 
uci set network.wan.ifname=$( uci get network.lan.ifname )
uci set network.wan.macaddr=$( uci get network.lan.macaddr )  ## this line is needed at VoCore
uci set network.wan.proto=dhcp
uci del network.lan.ifname
uci commit

Additional steps on already installed PirateBox

Everytime you want to have internet access, you need to switch the dns resolution off. If you don't do this step, the box will resolve always its own IP address.

 /etc/init.d/piratebox nodns

You may add this line above the exit command in /etc/rc.local.

Devices with a separate WAN Port


No special setup needed, maybe see “Additional steps on already installed PirateBox”