I am adding the list back into an ongoing discussion to share the
From: "Jan Gundtofte-Bruun" <jan at g dash b dot dk>
> <quote who="Lee Sharp">
>> An old adage I love... There is nothing harder than an "easy" solution.
>> it's corollary... There is nothing more expensive than a "cheap" fix. :-)
> Heh, you are so very right. I've been using FreeBSD at home for about a
> now ... "using" is perhaps too strong a vord for "eternally learning and
> configuring". :-D But at least it's interesting!
>>>> However, some are better than others. What I am favoring
>>>> now is a v1-v4 Linksys WRT54g or a WRT54gl with Tofu firmware. Sevsoft
>>>> breaks captive portal, and the stock firmware does not give you as much
>>>> configuration, like transmit power...
> I'm still at a loss regarding the WRT's. Maybe this should go to the
> mailing list (and it will if you say so):
> I can't figure out the diff between the WRT54G/GL/GS, I'd like to buy one
> that's compatible with HyperWRT and/or OpenWRT. But:
> - First of all, I can't figure out if some WRT model is ready for both, or
> it is truly a "one or the other" choice?
Well, Tofu works on the G, and Thibor works on the GS. None of them work on
V5+ You only know by serial number.
> - Second, I am very worried that if I buy one (online or in a store), I'll
> up with the wrong model. How do I tell these things apart, from looking at
> outside of a product box?
The serial number above will tell you what you have, and this page tells you
> - Lastly, do any of these offer captive portal?
The HyprtWRT based software does captive portal. But m0n0wall does so much
> I know these a probably banal questions, but I've read and read 'till I
> all cross-eyed, and I am more confused than enlightened... :-/ Sorry if
> being a pain.
Are you kidding, it took me months to find all this shit. :-)