GoldenOrb Features

The ROOter firmware has many features to offer the user and we will look at them here. These features are ones that are unique to the ROOter and make it different from other OpenWRT based firmware.

  ROOter Feature Description
Firmware Update Check for a new ROOter firmware
Changing the GUI Theme Change the look of the web interface
System Stop A safe way to turn off your router
Guest Wifi Creation Add a Guest Wifi interface to your router
Connection Info Information needed to make a connection
Connection Monitoring Check your connection and take action if it fails
Connection Failover Set up connection failover using multiple Internet sources
Network Status Showing information about your connection
SMS Messaging Text messaging from your modem
Miscellanous Other things you can do with your modem
Debugging Information to help debug modem problems


Guest Wifi Creation

If you wish to provide Internet access to others using your router but don't want them to have access to your network then you can create a Guest Wifi to achieve this.

Go to the Network section and then to the Guest Wifi Creation subsection.

The first step is to select which wifi radio you wish to use. If your router doesn't have both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz wifi then there is only one choice here. Check the Wifi subsection of the Network section to see which radio is assigned to which Wifi frequency. Normally, in dual frequency Wifi, radio0 is assigned to the 5Ghz Wifi.

Next you set up the actual Wifi interface.

Chose a Network Name for this Wifi that the users will see on their devices. This can be any name but spaces will be replaced by the underscore.

The Network IP Address must be in a different subnet than the router in order for this interface to work. The router by default uses the 192.168.1.x subnet. By default the Guest Wifi uses the 192.168.3.x subnet but this can be changed if need be.

If you are not interested in limiting the Internet speed on this interface you can skip the next section and just click on Save&Apply to finish.

If your router only has 4meg of flash RAM then it does not support Bandwidth Speed Limiting for the Guest Wifi.

By default the Bandwidth Speed Limiting for the Guest Wifi is disabled.

Select Enable and the speed limiting parameters will appear.

Enter the Download and Upload speeds you wish to limit the Guest Wifi to and then click on Save&Apply.

Your guests will now find a Wifi network that will allow them Internet access but will not allow them to access your Network.