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
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.
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.
5. Link Logger should now start logging your network traffic.
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
Logger does have an uninstall program for easy removal. You
can remove Link Logger using 'Remove Programs' in the Windows
If Link Logger is still not working email Link