DD-WRT firewall settings for external Squid proxy server

My home network setup starts off with an Asus RT-N16 which has DD-WRT installed on it to get a little more than what the stock firmware can provide to me. I also have my home fileserver which also acts as a Squid Caching server to help speed up my browsing.

In order to have all network traffic pushed through my Squid server this is these are the firewall settings I had to use on the Asus RT-N16 router. (I am not going to provide setup details for the Squid server in this post) Continue reading “DD-WRT firewall settings for external Squid proxy server”

DD-WRT Issues

I noticed through some testing that DD-WRT v24-vpn does not have JFFS installed … Which means I cant use openvpn. I did some reading and there are some builds that people have made that have JFFS but lack such things as SNMP. Anyone know of a Firmware that will work on a WRT54GL that has the following

  • VPN Server
  • SNMP
  • Wireless Mac Address security
  • Also a web based GUI would be a plus.

I dont think its much to ask to have those type of settings. I was looking into OpenWRT but wasn’t sure what packages would be needed for something like this. If anyone can save me the legwork that would be fantastic.

Damn you DD-WRT!

So the last couple of days my internet connection has been acting pretty strange.  Pinging my fileserver was taking about 4000-6000ms … which is not normal.  When pinging the LinkSys WRT54G running DD-WRT v24 it was taking about 30ms which is pretty high.  All of a sudden my wireless dropped and all the settings were reset to DD-WRT default ….  Spent about an hour setting it all back up, while doing so I decided to upgrade to the newest version of v24.  All seems well now and much quicker to boot.