Chuck Munro wrote:
> > Ed Chatlos ............
> > There really is NO comparison between a Linksys WRT and
> > any hardware running M0n0. Which is best depends on what
> > you need. To be honest none of the WRT series routers
> > are very good. The big deal with the WRT's is the ability
> > to load aftermarket firmware's that include some features
> > Linksys never intended to run on those boxes and the WiFi
> > power boost feature. If it wasn't for that the WRT would
> > be just another run of the mill wireless router. You
> > really do get what you pay for.
> And to make matters worse, Cisco's takeover of Linksys has
> resulted in even more problems. The latest versions of the
> WRT54 series don't run Linux any more ... they've switched
> to VxWorks so that they no longer have to publish their
> source code under the GPL. See item 1) at the following:
> I don't know if this means you can't retrofit the old Linux
> code into the new router models, but I've heard there are
> many sad tales of unstable operation ever since the switch
> to the new operating system.
> Has anyone tried to downgrade the firmware (back to Linux)
> or is there some sort of code in the new versions to
> prevent this?
> I use my WRT only as a wireless access point now, and use
> m0n0wall as the firewall. M0n0wall is much more versatile
> (despite its inability to loop back through itself without
> using DNS redirection).
I know this is getting off-topic, but it just so happens that I recently
did a bit of research on this ;-)
The Linksys WRT54G version 5 hardware does not support the custom
http://wiki.openwrt.org/OpenWrtDocs/Hardware/Linksys/WRT54G for some
However, Linksys has come out with a new model, the WRT54GL, which does
support the custom firmwares. See:
For OpenWRT (not sure of the other firmwares), you can also use the
WRT54GS, along with many other models from various manufacturers. See: