[oclug] OCLUG September Tutorial - OpenWRT
bart at jukie.net
Wed Sep 19 21:16:15 EDT 2007
ANNOUNCING: September Tutorial
Topic: Mining for Diamonds In The RF
(or, OpenWRT Linux on the WRT54GL: The Tutorial)
Instructor: Tyler Tidman
Date: Wednesday, September, 26th, 2007
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm (Come a bit early for drinks and snacks)
Cost: Free (Donations to OCLUG appreciated)
Location: ExitCertified, 85 Albert St., Suite 1200, Ottawa.
WHAT IS IT?
This is one of a series of Linux/Open-Source Technology Seminars to be
presented by the Ottawa Canada Linux Users Group (OCLUG) and
ExitCertified. ExitCertified has generously made their classroom
space available to OCLUG for these training sessions and other events.
WHAT IS THIS MONTH'S TOPIC?
Find out how you can get started playing with ridiculously inexpensive,
embedded Linux computers for fun and profit, save the world and leap
over small buildings in a few (or more) bounds.
The Linksys/Cisco WRT54GL is a tiny, cheap, all-in-one home DSL/cable
router/firewall/switch/wireless AP that can be purchased new for around
CDN$80. What "they" don't advertise is the fact that you can do things
with this device that previously were only possible with closed systems
and by spending many hundreds or thousands of dollars--a pricetag that
is often hard for a hobbyist or amateur to justify on their family
We will cover some standard scenarios for setting up your unit for the
first time, recovering from forgotten passwords, how to upgrade the
firmware, how to install new packages, how to try out OpenWRT on your
laptop, etc. While it is not required, please feel free to bring your
laptop and/or WRT54GL (and a network cable) with you.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Tyler Tidman has been wireless since shortly after his birth and has
been hacking his own internal firmware for over 30 years. In his spare
time, he tries to install Linux on his wife and two cats.
Registration for this class is on a first-come, first-served basis. If
you are interested in attending, please email: tutorials at oclug.on.ca
with the subject line: September Tutorial -- simply replying to this
email should work with most email software. Please include your name
and email address in the email -- the From: line is fine. Your
reservation will be confirmed via email a few days before the event.
Please sign up ASAP, as there are only 20 seats available. These
classes usually fill up very quickly!
As seating is limited, please make every effort to attend if you sign
up. If you must cancel, email tutorials at oclug.on.ca so we can make
the spot available to someone on the waiting list.
FUTURE TECHNOLOGY COURSES
OCLUG and ExitCertified plan to continue this series of technology
courses. We plan on holding one session per month, with various
topics and skill levels covered. If you are interested in leading a
training session, or have a good idea for one, please contact
tutorials at oclug.on.ca to arrange something.
Volunteers are needed to teach these classes and ensure the sessions
continue to be a part of OCLUG's regular schedule of events!
ExitCertified is a certified provider of IT training in North America,
authorized by Sun Microsystems, Symantec/Veritas, Oracle, IBM, Guru
Labs/Linux, MySQL and No Magic. Current facilities are located in
Ottawa, Toronto, MontrÃ©al, Vancouver, Calgary, Sacramento, and
San Francisco with training provided globally.
ExitCertified stands for Excellence in IT Certified Education,
specializing in advanced fields such as system administration,
programming, database administration, data protection, security, high
availability, identity management, and project management. Being able
to offer these education solutions with vendor certified instructors
brings a tremendous amount of depth to the classroom experience.
For course offerings and schedules, visit
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Linux at the local community level in Ottawa.
Founded in March 1997, OCLUG holds monthly general meetings and other
special events. Membership in OCLUG is diverse from newbies to the
proverbial Gurus. OCLUG was created to help promote Linux in the
Ottawa area and maintains several mailing lists to help accomplish
For more information about the group and its activities, please visit
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