Adding VLANs to OpenWRT 18.06.1 on a TP-Link TL-WR810N

Welcome back to Project Overkill. This instalment covers, as suggested by the title, configuring OpenWRT 18.06.1 to support 802.1q VLANs on a TP-Link TL-WR810N. There are two pre-requisites: the network chipset in the router must support VLANs (some don't), and OpenWRT's configuration files must contain some instructions defining the switch and associated VLANs. The TL-WR810N … Continue reading Adding VLANs to OpenWRT 18.06.1 on a TP-Link TL-WR810N

Dual-WAN failover with the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite, using PPPoE and 4G

One WAN connection isn't enough for Project Overkill. Everyone's home Internet connection needs full redundancy, right? Well, mine certainly does. For years now I've made do with a paltry single router connected to a DSL line provided by British Telecom (even if it's billed through someone else to disguise its origins). But I recently got … Continue reading Dual-WAN failover with the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite, using PPPoE and 4G

Using OpenWRT / LEDE for Out-of-Band Management

My day job is IT security for large, blue-chip organisations. I usually work on diverse, heterogeneous networks and have to remember which commands, menus, and options are applicable to whichever piece of equipment I might be using at the time. There ain't no such thing as a single standard, so it's important that I retain … Continue reading Using OpenWRT / LEDE for Out-of-Band Management