Device-specific notes and instructions
To run the Valibox software on a raspberry pi, download the uncompressed image, and copy is to a clean SD card. On linux machines this can be done with the following command:
dd if=sidn_valibox_raspberry_sdcard_1.7-beta-201901311150.bin of=/dev/sdX bs=2M conv=fsync
(where sdX is the appropriate device name for your SD card)
The default setup uses the wired connection of the raspberry pi as the ‘WAN’ interface, and offers a wireless access point on its built-in wifi adapter.
For more, and more general, information on running OpenWRT on a Raspberry Pi, see here
The default password for both the wireless network and the root user is ‘goodlife’; users are prompted to change this password before internet access is given.
The virtualbox image uses an ‘internal’ and an ‘external’ network; depending on how you would like the Valibox to work for other machines (virtual or not), configuration may differ.
It expects 2 network interfaces that need to be set up in the VirtualBox management interface; the first one will be the ‘WAN’ interface, and the second one the ‘LAN’ interface.
The first interface will be the ‘external’ interface; set this to ‘bridged adapter’.
The second interface will be the ‘internal’ interface (i.e. acting as a router for its connected devices). Depending on how you would like to use the VM, you’ll need to set up the second interface differently, so client devices (or other virtual machines) can use it as the router. For more information, see for instance here
Note that if your ‘internal’ interface uses a different subnet than 192.168.8.0/24, you may need to edit some configuration files on the device (such as unbound.conf and mosquitto.conf).
We have not (yet?) thought of a good general way to use this version with IoT-devices. If you have ideas or wished for that, please let us know.
Installation guide for GL-Inet devices
- Connect a GL-inet to a computer or laptop
- Open a browser window and enter the URL http://192.168.8.1
- On the left-side menu, click ‘Upload Firmware’
- Then click ‘Upload Firmware’ in the upper right
- Select the valibox image file
Important! Disable the ‘keep settings’ checkbox!
- When the image has been verified, the Valibox software will be
installed. This can take a number of minutes.
Most devices have a second way of updating; this is worth a shot if the
device does not start normally or you cannot access the administrator
This is the method for the GL-inet AR-150; for other versions or
system, the process may differ.
More information can be found at http://www.gl-inet.com/how-to-enter-the-uboot-web-ui/
- Make sure the GL-inet is powered off
- Connect a UTP cable from your computer to the WAN port of the GL-inet.
- While holding the reset button, power on the device. Keep holding the reset button for 5 seconds.
- Configure your computer to have the IP address 192.168.1.2
- Open a browser and go to http://192.168.1.1
- Upload the image file to install the Valibox software