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WRT54G … wtf ?

April 30, 2006

The first tech post, and many more to come!

(continued from KEC General …)

Something that has been on my shopping list a long time! wrt54g

  • Whats WRT54G..
    This is a well endowed, full featured wireless router from Linksys…
    The WRT54G is a wireless router that supports 802.11b/g and integrates a 4 port 10/100 Mbps switch and a WAN port to connect to your Internet gateway/modem via an ethernet connection.
  • What is a wireless router?
    Well.. its a combination of a network switch and a wireless access point with some basic routing/firewall functionality…
  • What makes this WT.. WR.. thingy so special?
    God did not create all wireless routers equal. This WT.. WR.. thingy is no ordinary wireless router. The router firmware is based on linux components and hence the firmware is GPLed and is open source.
  • Open what? Your point being?
    Open Source. In other words, people can download the firmware source code and meddle / fiddle / tweak it as they please. And we get to use a fully hackable,modifiable device. (check out the Wifi planet link: … how you can turn a
    $60 router into a $600 router …
    )
  • I want one too! Which one should i get?
    Look out for the WRT54G with serial number CDFAxxxx ( ver 4.0 ) or less. The CDFBxxxx version is based on VxWorks and has less ram / flash on board and cannot be used with the custom firmwares. Linksys has launched a special linux version WRT54GL for enthusiasts. This is based the WRT54G ver 4.xx series…

more on the WRT54G at:

Image source: linksys.com

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