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Charles Shapiro hooterpincher at gmail.com
Sat Jun 30 22:23:46 EDT 2018

The latter.  This router is bridging into a network containing nothing
but student Raspberry Pi s which will be active for a matter of hours. It
is not connected to the wider internet.  I wouldn't use it on a production

My real problem is that I can't trust Windows to work with a USB to RJ45
adapter.  When I tried an adapter on a random Windows laptop at Decatur
Makers, it failed to recognize the device without a driver.  I am reluctant
to spend much time on Windows technical support in a Raspberry Pi class. I
figure that if they can't connect to WiFi, I can legitimately throw up my
hands and say "Get a Real Computer".


On Sat, Jun 30, 2018, 13:13 DJ-Pfulio via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:

> Charles, are you really using wifi router firmware from 2011 still?
> The last version of openwrt that works on that hardware is 10.03.1 ...
> https://archive.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1/brcm-2.4/
> Or do you compile your own that includes all the remote exploit fixes
> found sense then?
> On 06/30/2018 08:42 AM, Charles Shapiro wrote:
> > Hmm.  I just recently updated my WRT54GL from CoovaAP to OpenWRT.  That
> > went pretty ok simple.   I dunno about using it as a portable linux
> > device. Seems like the RPi might be more suited to that.  At least one
> > of my friends is using one that way now.
> >
> > I have a go-ahead for a Raspberry Pi intro class at Decatur Makers for
> > the fall.  DM has a cardboard box with about 70 Raspberry Pi 2 Bs in it
> > (the one with 2 USB ports and an HDMI port). They lack SD cards and wall
> > warts, but will run the latest 'n' greatest raspbian no problem.   I've
> > got the hardware and software developed, and I'm in process of taking
> > pictures and making a slide deck.  The current plan is to cover three
> > different ways to light an LED from the web:  CGI, CGI talking to a
> > daemon, and CherryPy (as an example of a web framework).  I'll probably
> > be looking for teaching assistants for this when the time gets closer.
> >
> > -- CHS
> >
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