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    Hello,

    I have a question about how to run xx-client directly from a router running OpenWRT

    Right now I'm running xx-client from a Windows PC using a "USB to Serial Adapter" and everything is working fine so far on my Viewsat and my account with Sat9182. Although I'd rather just connect the Viewsat directly on the router instead without the need of having a PC running since the router is already running 24/7 anyway.

    But I've been doing some reading on this forum and around the internet, I've seen that it's possible to run xx-client on a router by using several different custom firmwares.

    I have a router with a USB Port and I've successfully installed OpenWRT 19.07.7

    I've tried looking all over this forum and the internet but I've only found bits and pieces on how to setup xx-client to run directly into OpenWRT.

    I got the Prolific Driver software installed in OpenWRT. I also got my hands on all xx-client for the router saved in my PC and I know how to transfer files on OpenWRT by using WinSCP.

    But I don't know where (what path in the router) that the xx-client files needs to be and I don't know how to configure OpenWRT to launch and run the xx-client configuration.

    Would anyone on here be able to help me out with this?

    (Note: I also got NordVPN setup in the router by using OpenVPN)

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    Used xx-slient a long time ago. I simply followed the tutorial on a cheap D-Link wtrt54g router. As far as I know, DD-WRT is the one you need to run xx-client. I could be wrong, haven't dealt with that in a while.

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    I found a tutorial for RQ-SSSP and I'm trying to translate it to make it work for XX-Client

    what I've been able to decipher so far is that I need to install the following software in OpenWRT
    - libstdcpp6 (to enable c++)
    - usb prolific serial drivers

    to modify the xx-client config file to:
    - use "ttyUSB0" for the serial port (or w.e USB # port it is)
    - setup the rest of the settings for my Viewsat (Baud Rate, Protocol, Etc)

    and to somehow modify the boot thing to auto start the xx-client config during router boot, which relates at somehow modifying "/etc/rc.common"

    but I'm still in the process of trying to understand so that I can make sure I do everything right before I attempt of doing anything...

    ...
    ...

    Is anyone able to tell me if I'm going towards the right direction with this??
    Last edited by blackcat; 05-09-2021 at 05:16 PM.

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    What router are you running openwrt on Broadcom or Atheros router? I've done it it's not that hard but Atheros is easier one to do under openwrt.

    Also there is a bug in the final xx-client router release and you have to us a far size of memory so it need to be a least 8GB Flash and at least 64GB ram. Actually openwrt needs that anyway.
    Last edited by jets; 08-16-2021 at 02:05 AM.

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