I love routers. I love all network equipment. I’m still waiting for Apple’s 802.11n router. However, perhaps the most versatile wireless router ever produced was the Linksys WRT54G. With a Linux OS whose source was released for anyone to play with, a million and one different third party firmwares were made available (I’m partial to
Once the product reached its fifth revision, the party was over. Linksys decided to go to VxWorks, an OS aimed at real-time applications for small devices. Some clever hackers have
found a way to run Linux instead. With it’s meager RAM specifications, not many firmware distributions fit, but it’s a step in the right direction.
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