Using DDWRT with GL-iNet
Here is a simple guidance of how to use DDWRT with GL-iNet if you want to use ddwrt firmware.
Step 1 – Download :
There is no ddwrt firmware dedicated for GL-iNet, but you can use TP-Link 703n firmware for ddwrt. Download the correct firmware from ddwrt website, be sure to use this one: factory-to-ddwrt.bin.
Step 2 – Flash the firmware to GL-iNet:
If you wan to update to this ddwrt firmware using GL-iNet’s webUI, it will tell you that this firmware is not for this device. But we can use uboot, according to this guidance: http://www.gl-inet.com/w/?p=371 .
Step 3 – connect and use the ddwrt webUI:
When ddwrt boot up, it will create a ssid called “ddwrt” without password. You can connect to this SSID. You can also use a Ethernet cable, connect to the “WAN” port of the router, you computer will get an IP address from ddwrt. Now, visit http://192.168.1.1, you will see ddwrt’s webUI. The first thing you are asked is to set a “username” and “password”. You can choose your own username. Please also be noted, this password is also for the “root” of the ddwrt Linux system, while your username for ddwrt remains “root”. The username is only for the webUI.
Step 4 – Change to DHCP:
Now choose “DHCP” for “WAN Connection Type” in Setup->Basic Setup. Then click “Save” at the bottom of this page.
Step 5 – Change Wan port:
Now go to Setup -> Networking, choose “eth0” for “WAN Port Assignment”. Then click “Apply Settings” at the bottom of this page.
Now connect your Internet cable to the “LAN” port of GL-iNet. In a moment, the device will get IP from your Internet modem or gateway.
So, the “LAN” and “WAN” is actually reversed in this case, but this requires minimum settings. You can explore ddwrt firmware now. In case of default and you cannot connect to the device, press and hold the “Reset” button of GL-iNet until the red LED turns off, the device will revert to original ddwrt firmware and you can start over.