Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

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Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Post by Keaton85 » Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:50 pm

Edit: figured it out

Does Voxel firmware have auto-update patch already applied?

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Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Post by gilbreen » Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:09 pm

What do you mean by auto-update patch? Do you mean does the Voxel firmware prevent Netgear from auto-updating the device? If so, then yes, the Voxel firmware blocks updates from Netgear.
Keaton85 wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:50 pm
Edit: figured it out

Does Voxel firmware have auto-update patch already applied?

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Post by Largition » Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:59 am

Has this been a Windows only experience thus far? A non-chromebook laptop on the cheap seems essential here.

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Re: macos

Post by hazarjast » Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:30 am

Largition wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:59 am
Has this been a Windows only experience thus far? A non-chromebook laptop on the cheap seems essential here.
Whut?

Anything on their thread can be accomplished OS agnostic. Maybe you refer to the powershell script for CJ auto deployment? The same can be accomplished in *nix flavors using the Python script source for telnetenable2 and a simple TFTP client.

Regardless, Voxel will be better for most and literally anything with a web browser and local storage for the firmware files can be used (doesn’t require any special scripts or binaries to flash from the webgui interface).

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Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Post by Crasoum » Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:52 am

am888 wrote:
Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:59 am
So questions am888, I've followed your notes:
mkdir -p /mnt/circle/overlay/etc/
cp -p /etc/rc.local /mnt/circle/overlay/etc
vim /mnt/circle/overlay/etc/rc.local
pasted into /mnt/circle/overlay/etc/rc.local:
# Put your custom commands here that should be executed once
# the system init finished. By default this file does nothing.

#Crontab located at /mnt/circle/overlay/etc/crontabs/root
cat /etc/crontabs/root > /tmp/etc/crontabs/root

exit 0
then
mkdir -p /mnt/circle/overlay/etc/crontabs/
vim /mnt/circle/overlay/etc/crontabs/root (since I'm root it automatically had 644 permissions.)
paste:
*/15 * * * * /mnt/circle/overlay/opt/scripts/internet-keep-alive.sh (This sets it to 15 minutes, right?)
And I installed your script from https://github.com/HiDef888/openwrt-lte-keep-alive inside my /mnt/circle/overlay/opt/scripts directory.

Would those be the proper steps? It's been a few long years since I hammered on cli *nix on the reg.

(Yep, they be the steps.)*

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Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Post by am888 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:52 am

Sorry Crasoum,

I've been out sick. Did it work for you??
I would check logs to verify it's making a connection and, if so, you're good.

-am

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Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Post by Time-Pilot » Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:38 pm

Trying to decide between an LBR20 and a GL-B1300 with a modem in an external enclosure.

I full-time RV and frequently need to lock different bands depending on where I am.

With the Voxel software, is band locking easier with the LBR20, or is everything still done via scripts and command line?

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Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Post by ajipro » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:16 pm

Hello. I have the LBR20 running Voxel's V9.2.5.2.25SF-HW. I'm trying to lock my bands to the best Verizon ones in my area, but I'm a bit lost.
1; How do I see what bands I'm currently on?
2: What's the telnet command for changing the bands?

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Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Post by Crasoum » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:21 pm

am888 wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:52 am
Sorry Crasoum,

I've been out sick. Did it work for you??
I would check logs to verify it's making a connection and, if so, you're good.

-am
Yep it worked, thus the edit before you replied.

And I understand being out sick, I had 2 bad weeks as a birthday present myself just recently.

Thanks!

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Re: Orbi LBR20 How-To / Megathread

Post by hazarjast » Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:30 am

In case anyone needed yet another reason to switch to Voxel and completely disable Circle, it looks like security researchers finally started exploiting ‘circled’ much as I did for my CJ implementation. Only difference being the remote attack vector of uploading malicious code into the unencrypted Circle update database files as opposed to hijacking the daemon scripts themselves:

https://www.tomsguide.com/uk/amp/news/n ... le-patches

The LBR20 isn’t listed as affected yet which could mean Circle updates were transmitted in a more secure method than the other product lines but I would be surprised if they didn’t issue an advisory update to include Orbi products at some later date.

As a side note, from the article it seems Netgear has switched back to in-house parental control so those still on Netgear firmware be warned that Circle functionality and framework, including the ‘/mnt/circle’ writeable file system could be removed by a future firmware update. In reality completely removing it from the LBR20 seems like a lower chance given the extensive print and box marketing Circle is given. But, caveat emptor to those using and updating stock firmware that I do not plan to spend time finding a new way to exploit future stock firmware since we have Voxel now.

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