Monthly Archives: November 2011

TP-Link WR1043ND — serial console and OpenWRT

I recently obtained a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND — a WiFi access-point and 5-port router capable of 802.11n @ 300Mbps. The device has a five 1Gbps Ethernet ports (4 LAN, 1 WAN) and can be flashed to run the linux-based OpenWRT. Most importantly, it is cheap — roughly $75 AUD at local places like Centrecom. This post […]

IP Camera — Foscam clone

On July 12th 2011 I received the IP Camera I’d purchased from DealExtreme — a cheap little Foscam FI8908w clone. This post documents various bits of information about the unit (just in case I need a reminder some day in the future regarding upgrading firmware, controlling/reading the device with wget and VLC, using the camera […]

Using a Dreamplug to build FreeBSD 9 packages for NS-K330

Earlier this year I was experimenting with installing FreeBSD 9-CURRENT on the ARM-based NS-K330. A major stumbling block was building Packages from the Ports collection — the NS-K330 had basically no room (nor CPU grunt) to build packages locally. Recently I’ve utilised an indirect solution — build packages on a colleague’s DreamPlug┬árunning FreeBSD 9, then […]