(Last updated: Saturday February 24, 2007)
Hacking the Linksys WMLS11B
This isn't specific to Linux, the WMLS11B is a Wireless Music Player. I happen to use it on Linux based Media Servers. I also plan to get 2 more of these units for around the house.
Trust me when I say there is a lot of information on this little device. I just have to get on this page. I hope to add a few hack of my own such as changing some of the builtin URLs to point to a local machine instead of an Internet machine.
In the Yahoo Tech group, wmls11b library exists a file that, when compiled checks the checksum for the firmware. One possible hack is to edit the firmware with a binary editor, change the URLs to something local and serve up the various files that the WMLS11B needs from a local server. I still need to do a lot of work on figuring out what the WMLS11B is doing but a good sniffer and I'll be able to figure out what it's doing.
- Network: TCP/IP
- Media Streaming Protocol: HTTP
- Audio Playlist Formats: M3U, PLS, ASX, RMP
- Network: 802.11b Wireless
- Transfer rate: Supports up to 11Mbps
- Wired LAN: 10/100Mbps (?) Ethernet DHCP or Static IP Address
- Security: WEP Up to 128-bit (?) encryption
- Supported Audio Formats: MP3 WAV WMA
- wmls11b - Yahoo! Tech groups for the Linksys wmls11b Wireless-B Music System. If your going to start anywhere start here.