pyLoad Download Manager through Optware

We need a usb-flash formatted EXT2 or a usb-hdd formated EXT3, will not work fine on Fat32 or Ntfs.

To start the optware environment:
Go to and install Download Master (uninstall or disable after, if you are not using it)
Login to router with putty terminal and copy/paste the following commands

ipkg update
ipkg upgrade
ipkg install python py25-crypto libcurl py25-curl py25-openssl py25-django
ipkg install tesseract-ocr unzip sqlite py25-pil unrar ossp-js nano
cd /opt/

Download the latest version (v0.4.9 at this moment), just change version number if is updated.

unzip && rm
cd /opt/pyload

Generate ssl keys, you have to input data required... or just press ENTER and fields will remains blanks

/opt/bin/openssl genrsa -out ssl.key 1024
/opt/bin/openssl req -new -key ssl.key -out ssl.csr
/opt/bin/openssl req -days 36500 -x509 -key ssl.key -in ssl.csr > ssl.crt

Change the default configuration-directory

python --changedir --configdir=/opt/pyload/.pyload

Press Enter once to confirm the path and Enter again to exit the dialog.

Go to installation-process, just hit Enter key, change username, password and port or leave it 8000

python -s

Choose your Language / Wähle deine Sprache ([en], de, fr, it, es, nl, sv, ru, pl, cs, sr, pt_BR): Enter

Welcome to the pyLoad Configuration Assistent.
It will check your system and make a basic setup in order to run pyLoad.

The value in brackets [] always is the default value,
in case you don't want to change it or you are unsure what to choose, just hit enter.
Don't forget: You can always rerun this assistent with --setup or -s parameter, when you start pyLoadCore.
If you have any problems with this assistent hit STRG-C,
to abort and don't let him start with pyLoadCore automatically anymore.

When you are ready for system check, hit enter. Enter

## System Check ##
Python Version: OK
pycurl: OK
sqlite3: OK

pycrypto: OK
py-OpenSSL: OK

py-imaging: OK
tesseract: OK

PyQt4: missing

jinja2: OK
beaker: OK
JS engine: missing

System check finished, hit enter to see your status report. Enter

## Status ##

Features available: container decrypting, ssl connection, automatic captcha decryption, Webinterface, extended Click'N'Load

Continue with setup? ([y]/n): Enter

Do you want to change the config path? Current is /tmp/mnt/sda1/asusware/pyload/.pyload
If you use pyLoad on a server or the home partition lives on an iternal flash it may be a good idea to change it.
Change config path? (y/[n]): Enter

Do you want to configure login data and basic settings?
This is recommend for first run.
Make basic setup? ([y]/n): Enter

## Basic Setup ##

The following logindata is valid for CLI, GUI and webinterface.
Username [User]: your_username
Password: your_password
Password (again): your_password

External clients (GUI, CLI or other) need remote access to work over the network.
However, if you only want to use the webinterface you may disable it to save ram.
Enable remote access ([y]/n): Enter

Language ([en], de, fr, it, es, nl, sv, ru, pl, cs, sr, pt_BR): Enter
Downloadfolder [Downloads]: /mnt/sda1/downloads Enter (If your hdd has a label, replace "sda1" with "your device label")
Max parallel downloads [3]: Enter
Use Reconnect? (y/[n]): Enter

Do you want to configure ssl?
Configure ssl? (y/[n]):Enter

If you're done and everything went fine, you can activate ssl now.
Activate SSL? ([y]/n): Enter

Do you want to configure webinterface?
Configure webinterface? ([y]/n): Enter

## Webinterface Setup ##

Activate webinterface? ([y]/n): Enter

Listen address, if you use or localhost, the webinterface will only accessible locally.
Address []: Enter
Port [8000]: Enter

pyLoad offers several server backends, now following a short explanation.
builtin: Default server, best choice if you dont know which one to choose.
threaded: This server offers SSL and is a good alternative to builtin.
fastcgi: Can be used by apache, lighttpd, requires you to configure them, which is not too easy job.
lightweight: Very fast alternative written in C, requires libev and linux knowlegde.
Get it from here:, compile it
and copy to module/lib

Attention: In some rare cases the builtin server is not working, if you notice problems with the webinterface
come back here and change the builtin server to the threaded one here.
Server ([builtin], threaded, fastcgi, lightweight): threaded Enter
Setup finished successfully.
Hit enter to exit and restart pyLoad Enter

Download start/stop script
wget -c -O /opt/etc/init.d/S95Pyload
chmod 777 /opt/etc/init.d/S95Pyload

Start the server with

/opt/etc/init.d/S95Pyload start

Go to and happy downloading...


To start automatically after every router reboot, create post-mount script

nano /jffs/scripts/post-mount

Paste this lines

sleep 30
/opt/etc/init.d/S95Pyload start

Save with CTRL-O / Enter / and exit nano with CTRL-X

chmod a+rx /jffs/scripts/post-mount


nano /jffs/scripts/firewall-start

Paste this lines

iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --destination-port 8000 -j ACCEPT

Save with CTRL-O / Enter / and exit with CTRL-X

chmod a+rx /jffs/scripts/firewall-start

After reboot you should have access from wanipaddress:8000.

Video HERE...


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