[conspire] wireless router

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Dec 31 12:21:50 PST 2009

Quoting Ken Bernard (kenbernard at gmail.com):

> Linksys has what they say is a "Wireless G Broadband Linux Open Source
> Router WRT54GL<http://www.shoplinksys.com/Wireless-G-Broadband-Linux-Open-Source-Router-WRT54GL-Routers_stcVVproductId53934619VVcatId543860VVviewprod.htm>".
> I have not used one but it may be worth a look.

Write-up of this unit (which has v1 and v1.1 subvariants) is here:

Just as with my WRT54G v2 unit, you have to do extra work because of the
cruddy Broadcom chips.  Specifically, you'll want to compile
head-version svn checkout source code for the OpenWRT "kamikaze"
development branch, because the release code lacks good enough support
for these Broadcom chips.

Same as with my boxes, you'd get 4 MB flash, 16 MB RAM, and no USB.

They want $80 for them.  My WRT54G v2 units are terrific for the price
(free), but for $80 I'd personally try to get a unit with fewer
fundamental limitations.

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