YAMon Install

Installing YAMon on DD-WRT

I’d like to briefly go over the installation process of YAMon on DD-WRT.

The router I’m using for this is a TP-Link AC1750, which is running DD-WRT v3.0-r30731 std (10/06/16).

This guide assumes you are configuring from a Windows system, so if you are using a *nix system, just substitute the proper *nix tools in place of WinSCP and PuTTY.

Things you will need:

Prepare USB Drive

Your USB Drive needs to be formatted as ext4. There are several ways to do this, if you aren’t familiar with this process. Ideally, you’re using a *nix system and can use GParted. Alternatively, you can make a GParted Live USB, or if you absolutely must use Windows, MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Configure DD-WRT

Once your USB Drive is formatted as ext 4, connect it to your router.

Login to your router and navigate to the Services tab and the USB sub-tab.

Ensure the following services are enabled:

  • Core USB Support
  • USB Storage Support
  • Automatic Drive Mount

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Save, Apply Settings, and Reboot the router:

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Find the UUID for the USB Drive attached to the router:

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Copy the UUID for the USB Drive into the “Mount this Partition to /opt” field:

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Save, Apply Settings, and Reboot the router:

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Verify that USB Drive is Mounted to /opt

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Install YAMon

Download the YAMon installer script from the link above, expand the zip file, and copy “install.sh” to a local directory.

Launch WinSCP and configure with the following:

  • Set the File protocol to SCP
  • Set Host name to your Router’s Local IP Address
  • Set Port number to 22
  • Set User name to root
  • Set Password to your Router’s login password

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Login and navigate to the opt folder, then copy “install.sh” to your router.

Using the same credentials, launch PuTTY and SSH into the router.

At the prompt run the following commands:

  • `chmod 775 /opt/install.sh`
  • `/opt/install.sh`

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Follow the on-screen instructions to configure YAMon.

For default settings press enter at every prompt. Once configured you can access YAMon at http://<router_ip>/user/index.html

Written on July 1, 2017