June Meeting: Using OpenWRT to make your router take flight (Mike Lovell)
Date: Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: C7 Data Centers (Lindon)
Ever looked at your router and thought that you could do so much more with it? Or tried configuring it and thought that it would be easier to use a command line than the terrible user interface the manufacturer graced it with? Many home routers have more memory and processing power than the Space Shuttle Flight Computer. Surely they can do more.OpenWRT is a Linux Distribution that allows you to get more value out of a home router and other devices. This presentation will go over some of the basics of OpenWRT such as installation, customization, and administration. In addition, a few cool ideas for how to get more out of your router or other device will be talked about. After all, a computer with a 680Mhz Processor with 8MB of flash, 64MB of ram, and multiple interfaces is a terrible thing to waste.
Mike Lovell has been interested and involved in technology since a young age. Currently masquerading as a Software Engineer, he has spent most of his career as a Systems Administrator. He is also a hardware tinkerer, has built every desktop he’s bought, has at least partially taken apart every computer he’s owned, and helped design the hardware for a cluster of a couple thousand servers. Currently, he spends much of his time neck deep in various forms of virtualization technologies and the systems to manage them. When it comes to programming, Python is his go to language and Vim his default editor with some occasional gedit thrown in. He is also a fan of airplanes, rocketry, and some casual gaming.
We will be meeting at the C7 facility at Canopy Building 5 in Lindon, behind Home Depot. You will need to bring a photo ID in order to sign in at the front desk.