Install ddserver on the GL-iNet GL-MT300N-V2?

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AzmirAhmmhed
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Install ddserver on the GL-iNet GL-MT300N-V2?

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If you want to run ddserver on a cheap wlan travel router then this might be something for you:
The GL-MT300N-V2 is my first ddserver project. I chose the device because
it comes with openwrt already installed and it is very affordable of course.
The manufacturer maintains their own openwrt fork at github and they also seem to merge their changes frequently upstream into the main openwrt distribution.
After some experiments with a complete firmware replacement I decided to just install the ddserver package on top of the existing os. This way I was able to preserve the factory firmware that can't be built from the supplied sources as far as I could see.
If you want to follow my path and have a nice yellow wlan dongle for your dslr at the end here is what yo do:

Prerequisites:
of course you need a GL-MT300N-V2. I was able to get mine for about 20 Euro including shipment.
Then you need a linux box (or a mac computer). I am using ubuntu server on the windows 10 linux subsystem but you could as well use a dedicated linux computer or a virtual machine.

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