[kwlug-disc] Access Restrictions on Tomato
paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Sun Jul 25 01:27:47 EDT 2010
I am trying to set up a WRT54GL router using the Tomato firmware. My
goal is to set up "access restrictions" that will turn off the
wireless at certain times.
This is sort-of working, but not consistently. I think there is some
kind of race condition:
- The router does not come with a built-in clock, so it needs to get
its time via NTP.
- The access restrictions kick in properly if the clock is set at
If the router has its time, then the access restrictions work.
Otherwise they fail, and the wireless stays on even when it should be
My question: how does Tomato actually check the access restrictions? I
can see in NVRAM where the restrictions are defined, but don't know
what is using those variables. If I knew what to type to make the
route check the access restrictions, I could make a small script to
first call NTP and then check the restrictions.
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