Anyone got one of those Linksys wifi routers you can run Linux on?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Fred Finisterre, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. If so, which model, and where did ya get it from? I heard the V5 models of
    the WRT54G were less good for doing this. Can you still get the old ones?

    Or does one now need the WRT54GL?

    So what can you do with these things that's exciting? I primarily want it
    for the SNMP whcih my Netgear DG834G won't do.


    Fred Finisterre, Aug 2, 2006
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  2. Fred Finisterre

    ABC Guest

    Try They are pretty good at routers.

    Alternatively try ebay.
    ABC, Aug 2, 2006
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  3. Fred Finisterre

    knobber Guest

    I think it depends on what open source s/w you are using.

    Finding the right wrappers etc,also if you use linux you will already know
    that on some open source s/w even though it says it has installed what you
    need infact it has not.

    When I messed about with linux I found mandrake 10 the most workable even
    though I still had to install wrappers and configure etc.I think your best
    bet is a dual boot,then whatever probs you encounter just google it.


    knobber, Aug 3, 2006
  4. Fred Finisterre

    knobber Guest

    O BTW, in my experience most wrt54g`s do not have a problem with your
    requirements<firmware upgrades if need be depending on model & firmware
    sometimes 3rd party f/w>


    knobber, Aug 3, 2006
  5. I've used the openwrt distro to do this. To see what's supported and what
    isn't check out, particularly
    Piers Finlayson, Aug 6, 2006
  6. I have a WRT54GL and I run DD-WRT on it.

    I use it for Quality Of Service (QoS) for VoIP, and to use DHCP to provide
    fixed addresses to some of my equipment. I quite like the display of
    signal strength from clients and the real time stats update on the web
    interface too.

    Version 5 of the WRT54G has less memory than the others and ships with
    VxWorks instead of linux. It is still possible to run linux firmware with
    less features, but easier to buy the WRT54GL which is basically the same
    as version 4.

    Steven Sumpter, Aug 7, 2006
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