Sunday, November 13, 2005

Upgrade the Linksys WRT54G with open source firmware

Upgrade the Linksys WRT54G with open source firmware - Engadget -
The Linksys WRT54G is a fairly typical WiFi router, able to connect your home network and work seamlessly with a broadband connection. But what makes the $60 router unique is the fact that its firmware is based on Linux. A couple of years ago, Linksys under pressure from the open source community released the firmware under the GPL, and since then, developers have taken it apart and put it back together again, adding new features, including the ability to run the WRT54G as a VPN or VoIP server, a RADIUS server, or even as a full-fledged (albeit very low-end) computer.

L33t haX0r stuff! Links to a good article on using a custom firmware on your Linksys router. I've been using HyperWRT for 6 months or so and I have to say, it is pretty tight. Lets you do basic QoS and bump up the transmit power on the wireless portion. There are a whole bunch of other mods you can do. If you have a Linksys you should check it out.


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