Flint routers with firmware 4 would like FTP

Hello, I have the Flint router with the 4 firmware and would like to have FTP access.

Is there a possibility and if so how?


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If you know how to use LuCI, you can install vsftpd and luci-app-vsftpd. The router will mount the inserted storage device to /tmp/mountd.

In later versions, FTP support will be added to the “Network Storage” feature in the GL UI.

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unfortunately not available under Luci. Neither in the GUI interface nor in Luci itself.


I was able to install via Luci

I also noticed something else: under “more settings” and then Lan and there “specify a reserved IP address” you can set zar but the respective computer still has the IP from the DHCP despite the correct settings.

Restarting and changing the WLAN again is also unsuccessful. It never goes to the specified IP

Unfortunately I can’t post any pictures yet

It seems to be because its developers have not yet provided a version of the new version of Openwrt.
Maybe you can try to configure vsftpd via SSH?
[OpenWrt Wiki] FTP servers
Manpage of VSFTPD.CONF (security.appspot.com)

Thank you for your feedback, as the 4.x version of the firmware on flint is still in beta, it may have a lot of issues.

Yes, I am absolutely aware that it is in development.

I also write to report errors that I notice and to eliminate them if necessary.

The tip about SHH brings only the following error message:

opkg install vsftpd
Unknown package ‘vsftpd’.
Collected errors:

  • opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package vsftpd.

unfortunately doesn’t work either.

I also noticed:

that when Openvpn is switched on, the WLAN performance drops rapidly. In a speed test on devices without an assigned VPN, the transmission performance drops by over 50%. Only a restart of the router brings full performance again.

I also noticed that with Openvpn switched on I get almost 100 Mbps in the download and in the Up 40 (speed test), which are also good values.
But if I load something from Usenet, I get a maximum of 55 mbps.

Very funny

It is there. You need to do opkg update first

the update doesn’t look ok

What is your firmware version? Compile time?

I am testing on AXT1800 which may be different.

But your opkg links are not correct. This is mine.

root@GL-AXT1800:~# opkg update
Downloading https://fw.gl-inet.com/releases/v21.02-SNAPSHOT/kmod-4.0.1/arm_cortex-a7/ip60xx/Packages.gz
Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/glinet_core
Downloading https://fw.gl-inet.com/releases/v21.02-SNAPSHOT/packages-4.0.1/arm_cortex-a7/glinet/Packages.gz
Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/glinet_gli_pub
Downloading https://fw.gl-inet.com/releases/v21.02-SNAPSHOT/packages-4.0/arm_cortex-a7/packages/Packages.gz
Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/opnwrt_packages
Updating database.
Database update completed.

As already mentioned at the beginning and as can be seen in the last picture, I use the Flint router with the current firmware version 4 - beta

This is the result of the implementation in version 4.0.1 Beta2.

Maybe you need to manually modify the opkg repositories in LuCI? Then check if your network can connect to these URLs.

src/gz openwrt_core https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02-SNAPSHOT/targets/ipq807x/ipq60xx/packages
src/gz openwrt_base https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02-SNAPSHOT/packages/arm_cortex-a7/base
src/gz openwrt_gl_feeds_common https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02-SNAPSHOT/packages/arm_cortex-a7/gl_feeds_common
src/gz openwrt_glinet https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02-SNAPSHOT/packages/arm_cortex-a7/glinet
src/gz openwrt_ipq807x https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02-SNAPSHOT/packages/arm_cortex-a7/ipq807x
src/gz openwrt_luci https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02-SNAPSHOT/packages/arm_cortex-a7/luci
src/gz openwrt_packages https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02-SNAPSHOT/packages/arm_cortex-a7/packages
src/gz openwrt_routing https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02-SNAPSHOT/packages/arm_cortex-a7/routing
src/gz openwrt_telephony https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02-SNAPSHOT/packages/arm_cortex-a7/telephony
src/gz openwrt_wifi_ax https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02-SNAPSHOT/packages/arm_cortex-a7/wifi_ax