Transmission for ZTE MF823 modem

Modern 4g modems are not simple usb devices. They contain powerfull CPU and linux-based operating system. Additionally ZTE MF823 modem has micro-SD slot supporting SD cards up to 64GB. It would be fun to make it downloading torrents. There is a lightweight torrent client Transmission, but I have not found a binary package for this modem. So, I've compiled it using this tutorial as a reference.

How to use it:

  1. Attach router to PC, connect to internet
  2. Connect to router with telnet
  3. Login with root/zte9x15
  4. Download package with wget
  5. Install package with rpm -i transmission-2.82-2.armel.rpm
  6. Run transmission with /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon start
  7. Login to web interface on as root/root

You also can

  • Change password and other settings in /home/root/.config/transmission-daemon/settings.json
  • Add transmission to startup with update-rc.d transmission-daemon defaults 99 01
  • Recompile transmission or some other software for MF823 yourself: use tutorial and .config file for crosstool-ng. The tutorial is also awailable here for historical reasons.
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