[nycbug-talk] dd-wrt

QuiGon quigon at hacktek.com
Wed Jun 7 18:36:31 EDT 2006

Kevin Reiter wrote:
> Anthony Elizondo wrote:
>> On 6/7/06, Jonathan Vanasco <nycbug-list at 2xlp.com> wrote:
>>> disclaimer: its linux
>>> has anyone played around with upgrading a $60 linksys to a dd-wrt ?
>>> docs:
>>>         http://wrt-wiki.bsr-clan.de/index.php?title=What_is_%22DD-WRT%22%3F
>>> idiots guide:
>>>         http://www.lifehacker.com/software/router/hack-attack-turn-your-60-
>>> router-into-a-600-router-178132.php
>>> at <$60 to set up, it looks pretty enticing
>> I've installed dd-wrt, but it was an older version and I did not use
>> it extensively.
>> I've tried quite a few of the WRT54G replacement firmwares: Wifi Box,
>> Sveasoft, HyperWRT, and dd-wrt. I was looking specifically for one
>> feature (SNMP monitoring) so I stuck with Wifi Box, since it was one
>> of the first to offer SNMP. I may look back into dd-wrt if I start to
>> need QOS...
>> Flashing is a very simple process. About as hard as uploading a file
>> through a web form.
>> $600 is a bit of a stretch, though. With these firmwares you can
>> really add quite a lot of functionality to a simple WRT54G, but they
>> are still consumer-grade hardware.
> I'll dig out my notes from ShmooCon 2005 - Quigon and Sysmin did a demo 
> with Sveasoft that was pretty good.  The .pdf had some good notes in it 
> if I remember correctly.
I'd send a link to it personally, but we're in the middle of switching
hosting providers.  Site should be back up shortly, and I'll have a
newer version of our firmware ready to go in a couple weeks.

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