Saturday, November 13, 2010

IR control for your router

There are no buttons on my router but very often I need to start some task without accessing the shell. For example I want to switch wireless interface off if I don't need it and the problem here is that I cannot switch it on again wirelessly because wireless interface is off. So I thought I need some kind of a one button USB keyboard or mouse but there is no such thing. Second thought was to use some kind of IR receiver with a remote control. As far as I already have a universal remote control Logitech Harmony 885 I only needed an IR receiver that is supported by Linux. So I bought one manufactured by TechniSat for 15,20Euro with delivery (just google for - TechniSat USB IR receiver)