OpenWrt Tutorials

Learn the same way we did, have some fun configuring home projects with OpenWrt.
For help with the CT WiFi dashboard, go to docs.ct-networks.io

OpenWRT

  • Setting Max Concurrent Clients

    Find out how to set a hard limit on the amount of devices that can connect to your network at once.
    4-January-2017
  • Setting Your Regulatory Domain

    Ensure you are abiding by your local rules and regulations by assigning your correct domain.
    21-December-2016
  • Changing Transmission Power

    Find out how to adjust the power output of your networks, changing how far they broadcast.
    14-December-2016
  • Disabling Your SSID

    Learn how to toggle your networks on and off whenever you need them.
    7-December-2016
  • Hiding Your SSID

    Set your network to hidden, making it harder for other devices to detect it.
    30-November-2016
  • Setting Minimum Datarates

    Learn how to disconnect clients who do not meet the minimum speeds using minimum datarates.
    23-November-2016
  • Changing Wireless Channel

    Ensure you have the best WiFi connection by changing your wireless channel.
    16-November-2016
  • Boot Structure

    Find out about the different boot layers within OpenWRT and how they interact with eachother.
    9-November-2016
  • Getting Serial Access

    Follow the step by step guide showing you how to get serial access to your OpenWRT device.
    2-November-2016
  • Sending Emails

    Find out how to send emails directly from your OpenWRT device.
    19-October-2016
  • Printer Setup

    Learn how to add support for your printer.
    12-October-2016
  • Managing Packages

    Learn the commands needed to update, install and remove packages.
    5-October-2016
  • IP Table Basics

    Learn how to explicitly define rules to control traffic.
    28-September-2016
  • TCPDump To Wireshark

    Learn how to keep an eye on traffic on your home network.
    21-September-2016
  • Setting Up CoovaChilli

    Learn how to run a captive portal on your device. Welcome connected users with a fancy login page.
    14-September-2016
  • Setting Up USB Storage Support

    Learn how to configure your OpenWRT device to recognise and use a USB storage device.
    7-September-2016
  • Using arp-scan

    Learn how to detect the MAC and IP addresses of devices in your network.
    31-August-2016
  • Upgrading Your Firmware Version

    Learn how to keep your OpenWRT device up-to-date with firmware upgrades.
    24-August-2016
  • Setting Up A LAMP Stack

    Learn how to deploy your own web applications using your OpenWRT device.
    17-August-2016
  • Setting Up Torrent Downloading

    Run a BitTorrent client on your OpenWRT device. Save power by downloading files overnight while your computer is off!
    10-August-2016
  • Setting Up Tor

    Help protect your personal privacy online by implementing Tor on your OpenWRT device.
    3-August-2016
  • Defining Static DHCP Leases

    Learn how to have complete control over your DHCP leases.
    27-July-2016
  • Defining Specific DHCP Pools

    Learn how to fine tune and control your DHCP leases.
    20-July-2016
  • Setting Up Multi-WAN

    Balance your traffic over two different internet sources - if one goes down, you still have the other!
    13-July-2016
  • Using Rasperry Pi As A Firewall

    Improve your home network security by adding a Raspberry Pi firewall.
    7-July-2016
  • Basic SNMPD Installation And Configuration

    Learn how to remotely view operation stats of your OpenWRT device.
    30-June-2016
  • Setting Up USB Bluetooh Support

    Learn how to add USB Bluetooth support to your OpenWRT device.
    22-June-2016
  • Installing OpenWrt On Raspberry Pi

    Learn how to get OpenWRT running on your Raspberry Pi.
    15-June-2016
  • Using A 4G LTE USB As Your Internet Source

    Learn how to use a 4G USB dongle as the source of internet for your OpenWrt device.
    9-June-2016
  • Setting Up A Bridged AP

    Learn how to add wireless capabilities to your existing LAN.
    25-May-2016
  • Setting Up An iTunes Server

    Learn how to control an iTunes server on your OpenWrt device.
    11-May-2016
  • Setting Up A Web Server

    Learn how to install lighttpd on your OpenWrt device.
    4-May-2016
  • Setting Up A PulseAudio Sound Server

    Set up a sound server with your OpenWrt device.
    27-April-2016
  • Setting Up USB Audio Device Support

    Want to add support for audio devices?
    20-April-2016
  • Setting Up USB Video Device Support

    Learn how to add webcam and other video device support.
    13-April-2016
  • Setting Up USB Internet Passthrough

    Learn how to connect your smartphone to the internet via your OpenWrt Device.
    6-April-2016
  • Debugging Your Wireless

    Find out how to debug and diagnose basic wireless issues.
    30-March-2016
  • Basic Routing

    Learn how to define set paths on your network to send traffic.
    23-March-2016
  • Setting up WPA Enterprise

    How to set up WPA Enterprise access.
    16-March-2016
  • Configuring VLANs

    How to create a VLAN.
    9-March-2016
  • Adding a Second SSID

    How to set up a second SSID for guest access.
    2-March-2016
  • Setting up Port Forwarding

    How to forward external traffic to an internal service.
    23-February-2016
  • Scheduling Tasks

    How to automate tasks on your OpenWRT device to keep things running smoothly.
    17-February-2016
  • How to Enable Client Isolation

    Prevent clients on your network from accessing eachother.
    12-February-2016
  • How to set up DNS Forwarding

    Set up DNS rules for specific domains - bypass Netflix restrictions!
    3-February-2016
  • Setting up Dropbear Public Key Authentication

    Making SSH access faster and more secure.
    27-January-2016
  • Adding a Web Interface

    How to add the LuCI web interface to OpenWRT.
    20-January-2016
  • Updating Your Password Over SSH

    How to update your password on your OpenWRT device over SSH.
    14-January-2016
  • How to put OpenWRT on an Access Point

    A quick outline on installing OpenWRT on your device of choice.
    27-August-2015