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Basic Configuration

After connecting and logging into your Linino device, there are many settings that you may configure to your personal preference. These settings are stored as key=value pairs in uci (unified configuration interface) files which is the command line equivalent to the Web GUI for getting and setting configuration variables. A list of all configured variable settings can be viewed using the command:

$ uci show

The Web UI uses the same password ('doghunter') to login as ssh. At the command line you can type the passwd command to change it.

Web UI

Unless you are a uci command or config file guru, the easiest way to configure your device is through the Web UI. The Web UI is a simple alternative to using terminal commands and is great for beginners.

To bring up the Web UI, connect to your device and open up a browser and type in your device's IP address as the URL. If you connected to the yun over its wireless signal the the IP address is Log in using the password you have chosen (or the default 'doghunter').

Click the Configure button then change the basic settings to your preference. If you wish to view more detailed information and settings, click the Advanced Configuration button.

The advanced configuration panel splits the information into three main sections: status, system, and network.


The status section displays general information in seven categories.

  • Overview - General information regarding the system, memory, network, DHCP, wireless, and connected stations.
  • Firewall - Table of active firewall rules. Equivalent to “iptables –L” command.
  • Routes - Active network routes. Equivalent to “route” command.
  • System Log - Equivalent to logread command.
  • Kernel Log - Equivalent to dmesg command.
  • Processes - Table of active processes. Equivalent to ps command.
  • Realtime Graphs - Graphs of load, traffic, wireless, and connection data.


The system section allows you to view and configure system information such as installed packages, SSH, and the ability to upgrade the firmware (file upload method – the easiest way). This section includes nine categories:

  • System - General system properties and configuration.
  • Administration - Password and SSH settings.
  • Software - Package and opkg configuration.
  • Startup - List of init scripts that are run at start up.
  • Scheduled Tasks - System crontab in which periodically scheduled tasks can be defined.
  • Mount Points - List of mounted file systems, mount points and SWAPs.
  • LED Configuration – Customization of the LEDs.
  • Backup/Flash Firmware – Backup and restore of configuration data, or the ability to upload and flash the device with new firmware.
  • Reboot - Reboots your device.


This section allows configuration of network settings in seven categories:

  • Interfaces - Displays interface status information such as uptime, mac address, Rx/Tx data transferred, and IP address, as well as actions for each interface.
  • Wi-Fi - Displays Wi-Fi overview with configuration options. Clicking on a specific radio interface allows you to configure wireless settings per network, including encryption.
  • DHCP and DNS - Basic and advanced DHCP server configuration, resolve.conf and host files, plus TFTP settings.
  • Hostnames - Add, remove, or change the device hostname.
  • Static Routes - Specify over which interface and gateway how a certain host or network can be reached.
  • Firewall - Firewall rule configuration for zones, port forwards, and traffic as well as existing rule customization.
  • Diagnostics – Device health status.
wiki/basicconfiguration.txt · Last modified: 2019/05/28 11:22 (external edit)