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Routers running DD-WRT Firmware 

Link Logger Set Up

NOTE in many routers the default native firmware does not support external logging tools so you must run a third party firmware such as Tomato, TomatoUSB, DD-WRT or Sveasoft or other similar third party firmware in order for your router to support external logging tools like Link Logger.

ALSO NOTE the micro DD-WRT firmware versions do not have logging capabilities as that was one the items removed to get the 'micro' size, but other versions (std, mini, etc) should work with Link Logger.

 

1.Download and Install Link Logger

 

2. Next Configure Link Logger

To find this screen select 'Edit' from the main menu and then select the 'Setup...' option and click on the 'Router' tab.  The Router Address is the internal LAN IP address of your Linksys (192.168.1.1 by default).

 

3. Enable logging for desired events.

Enabling Logging for Link Logger 

 

 

4. Enable the Syslog Daemon and point it at the system running Link Logger.  Go to the Services tab and enable Syslogd and a field will appear where you can enter the LAN IP Address of the system running Link Logger.  NOTE it has been my experience that UDP Broadcasting (eg 192.168.1.255) doesn't work in DD-WRT.

Enabling Syslog for Link Logger 

 

 

5. Link Logger should now start logging your network traffic.

WRT version of Link Logger

FAQ for Install Issues

  • If Link Logger stops logging check to see if the IP address of the logging system has changed as sometime the DHCP will assign a new IP address to the system running Link Logger and hence will not receive the logging information.

  • If you get an error when starting Link Logger, please make sure that you don't have other logging software running when you start Link Logger, as only one application can process Syslog messages.

  • If Link Logger doesn't work and your running ZoneAlarm or any similar product please ensure that it is allowing communication between Link Logger and your Linksys Router.  Link Logger does attempt to ping your router on startup, and your Linksys Router sends its logging information to Link Logger via Syslog messages (UDP port 514).  If the ping is blocked then Link Logger displays a message stating that it couldn't communicate with the Router.  If the Syslog messages are blocked then Link Logger doesn't log anything as it doesn't receive any logging information.

  • Link Logger does have an uninstall program for easy removal.  You can remove Link Logger using 'Remove Programs' in the Windows Control Panel.

 

If Link Logger is still not working email Link Logger Support