Teach an old router new tricks

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 7, 2006 - 11:56 AM |

It's not something that can be done to every router, so make sure to double check the list, but with 2 flashes of an open sourced firmware update, you can have a router that handles QoS, IP prioritization, plus all the stuff it did before.

"Adam @ Lifehacker's how to on installing linux on a Linksys WRT54GL - "Of all the great DIY projects

at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular

old $60 router into a powerful, highly configurable $600 router. The router has an interesting

history, but all you really need to know is that the special sauce lies in embedding Linux in your

router. I found this project especially attractive because: 1) It's easy, and 2) it's totally free."

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