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join:2002-01-19
Santa Clara, CA
reply to Mike Wolf

Re: How long do Linksys routers last?

said by Mike Wolf:

within the stock firmware and without modification to the board?

no mods, but not sure if the crippled fw gives access to gpio commands.


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:4
Don't think I've ever seen any options regarding that light except for the white and amber for the SecureEasySetup function. Would be cool for it to do other things, but I can't think of anything except for perhaps a notification if its overheating or overwhelmed?

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join:2002-01-19
Santa Clara, CA
said by Mike Wolf:

Don't think I've ever seen any options regarding that light except for the white and amber for the SecureEasySetup function. Would be cool for it to do other things, but I can't think of anything except for perhaps a notification if its overheating or overwhelmed?

default ddwrt uses the light to indicate active wan connection. It could be used to show a specific wireless client, or maybe low memory, or too many tcp connections or just randomly flashing hypnotic device..
GPIO pins are just that. They can be toggled by software at any time.


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
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very nice. I wonder if the same can be done to the E4200 white LED on the top.

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join:2002-01-19
Santa Clara, CA
said by Mike Wolf:

very nice. I wonder if the same can be done to the E4200 white LED on the top.

probably. You need to find where the leds are connected.
For example
»www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/LED_Scripts