D-Link DNS-320L NAS – fan modification

Few months ago, when I moved to my current apartment, I bought this tiny little NAS used but in perfect condition to be part of my home network. I quickly found out it has quite a few drawbacks, but most of them I was able to find a way around, and taking into account how cheaply I’ve got it – I was happy with it. Till the end of the year I want to get full sized server so probably it wont be needed anymore, and for current usage it was almost perfect. More on it it another post, but today I wanted to write more about that “almost” part…

Yes, there was one extremely annoying thing about it. It was LOUD. And I mean – extremely loud for such small, low power device. It has just little 40x40mm fan and it’s making soooo much noise… I haven’t done any measurements but to be honest I felt like it was more annoying than my powerful i7-7700K workstation! With all it’s multiple fans – at night, when sometimes i left it working, it still had more pleasant sound than this little howling monster…

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OpenWRT log to file with bash script

Today I had quite strange experience – in the evening I saw webcam connected to my router has it’s LED lit up meaning it’s working. Yet – it should be disabled as I left mjpeg-stream turned off and haven’t configured other surveillance method yet. First thought – have I been hacked? CPU usage graph shows around 6PM it spiked so it must have started then.

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Video surveillance through router

How I configured my OpenWRT router with web camera to have real time video feed

Hello everyone and thanks for reading my first post here!

Today I decided I want to finally try connecting webcam to my router to get additional video surveillance possibilities, here are some notes on configuring everything to work. Main purpose is just to remember what i did for future – but if someone will find it useful then even better 🙂

I’m renting flat alone for the first time – before I always had room- or flatmates. Of course having your own apartment has a lot of advantages, but there are also some obvious drawbacks.

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