Many thanks to the people who have helped me so far to get Shibby's AIO running on my ASUS RT-N16 with Transmission torrent downloading, advice about hard disk formatting etc.
My arrangement is as follows:
A Netcomm all in one unit handles my basic networking. It has an ADSL2+ router, VOIP and WIFI functions. It provides the wireless network which we all connect to.
I have installed Shibby's AIO firmware and set up transmission on my RT-N16. I feed the RT-N16 internet via its WAN port from the Netcomm.
At the moment, to connect to the RT-N16 and start torrent downloads, I have to connect to the RT-N16's WIFI network (and therefore disconnect from the Netcomm's network, which disconnects me from network printing and all the other devices). Then I set up my torrents using Transmission QT and once I've got them downloading, I log back on to the Netcomm WIFI and go about doing my thing while the RT-N16 downloads quietly in the background.
Why don't I set it up so that the RT-N16 is part of the same network and I don't have to do this thing with changing WIFI networks? Simple… I don't know how. I've mucked about with various settings and cables and failed to get it working.
What I actually want is to disable the RT-N16's WIFI and have it connect to the Netcomm's network through a wired ethernet connection, for it to be part of the same IP range and subnet as the rest of the network, and for it to act strictly in the role of being a specialised dedicated torrent appliance. I don't want to waste any CPU cycles on routing or serving up WIFI, the only thing I want it to do is torrent downloading.
So how do I do this? I was assured in another thread it was possible but nobody explained it to me. ;)
Thanks in advance!