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WL-HDD Wiki Back Online

February 9th, 2008

After a bit of a blunder I made when bashing the keyboard in the SSH shell the other day I managed to ruin my Mediawiki installation. Whilst the database was not damaged, all the server files were lost, including all of the images used on the wiki. Unfortunately all backups were at home on my old computer so I was not able to access them. I eventually managed to get my sister to email me the backup files and now the wiki is back online and everything is back to normal again. Even better, I’ve updated to the latest version of Mediawiki which should improve performance and security on the site.
Thanks for your patience, sorry for any inconveniences caused to anyone trying to access the wiki.

WL-HDD Wiki Downtime

December 17th, 2007

I recently became aware of some MySQL issues with my WL-HDD wiki which have made the site inaccessible recently. I am currently working on the problem and hope to have it fixed as soon as possible. Please bear with me as this is quite difficult to do on an incredibly temporamental internet connection on the other side of the world (China) and without my own PC and tools.
Hope this has not caused too much inconvenience. If you are desperate to use a particular tutorial you can always use the cached version via a google search.
Will keep you updated on this.

I have recently added a guide on my wiki at /wiki/OpenVPN which details the entire setup process for an OpenVPN client on Windows XP and server on an Asus WL-HDD or WL500g. Its probably the first of its kind and goes into great depth.

Whats it about?

The guide goes into a lot of detail, both in installing the server on the WL-HDD/WL500g to installing and setting up the client on the windows XP computer. Furthermore, all the key and certificate generation is also covered. I have tested the guide fully and from it, I have a fully working setup with no errors encountered along the way.

OpenVPN allows you to access windows shares over the internet, securely! This is great if you need to access files on the office network or want to be able to share photos or documents with other members of your family.

All credit for this guide goes to Propa who was the original contributor to the Wiki. All I have done is make the guide more user friendly and have restructured it a bit.

WL-HDD Guide Up and Running

December 15th, 2005

Having spent a long time writing my guides on the Asus WL-HDD, I have finally made the wiki public.
I have spent a long time getting used to the wiki software and have since made my guides a lot easier to browse navigation wise. I will keep adding new guides and hopefully, others may also contribute. I am really pleased with my creation, if you get time, please check it out.

If you don’t know what the WL-HDD is, it is a small Network-attached storage device that runs an embedded version of busybox linux. However, with an unofficial firmware installed on it, you can ‘unsling’ the linux OS and install other packages on it and configure it to do whatever you want.
For example, mine currently has SSH access, runs an FTP server (with username and password), runs User-based Samba and also updates a Dynamic DNS name server. However, it can be used for lots of other things.

Hope this might be useful to somebody out there!