Introduction: How to Set Up Home Data Server Using OpenWRT on Linksys WRT160NL Router

Every home needs a router. Why not to turn your router into a webcam and data server, for example, to monitor a baby.

Linksys router WRT160NL can be reprogrammed to use OpenWRT (that is a kind of Linux), to connect a hub, flash stick, webcam, sound card, one wire interface and arduino for relay control, one-wire temperature sensors. The router still preserves its function as a rooter. Power consumption is 5W with webcam. WRT160NL costs ca 60 EUR+ 30 EUR webcam. Here are links to example router webservers:

http://router5.site90.com/
http://router4.site40.net/
http://78.84.193.176/
http://87.226.78.126/salaspils/


Below are the notes with code that will help you to set up such webcam data server.

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marshallab (author)2014-01-07

Excellent selection of instructions in one place! Thank you.

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Computothought (author)2012-03-19

Cool, Never cared for that router, but I might go by Goodwill to see if I can find a used one now.

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