… after quite some time I have managed to contiue writing and documenting.
Installing LuCi and updating
To be able to install LuCi and do any other operations with opkg I
connected my PC to the Archer via Ethernet Port 1. Laptop has DHCP
Then I made sure I am able to start a ssh session to the router
ssh email@example.com and this is working.
The next step was to connect the router , WAN Port, to my network (Internet access [No Proxy, no any other auth required] DHCP Server in Network active) and tried a ping to any known IP
ping 22.214.171.124 to check if the internet connection is working correctly
The next thing to do was then:
- Update the software list
- show what packages can be upgraded
- Update opkg
- intsall LuCi
- Update all other packages (with one command) [Source]
- Please be very carefull doing this. Pay much attention to the „file system notes“ from „upgrade <pkgs>“
opkg update opkg list-upgradable opkg upgrade opkg opkg install luci opkg list-upgradable | cut -f 1 -d ' ' | xargs opkg upgrade
As soon as luci is installed you can connect to your Archer via Web-interface and do all of your configuration as usually.
Please be reminded that there is no password set by default!
Thanks for your attention.