[GLLUG] router for home

Karl Schuttler rexykik at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 00:19:24 EST 2007

You could also look for openwrt guides, as the firmwares are pretty
closely based.

How you flash (from what i remember):

Flash with the small firmware from the proprietary web gui.
In the new flashed environment, flash again with the large firmware file.


I remember there might be some steps of telneting in, but I don't
remember exactly.

Openwrt is a bit better for the hardcore user, but ddwrt should suit you fine.

On Nov 23, 2007 7:28 PM, Michael George <george at idealso.com> wrote:
> Thanks to everyone for their input.  I decided to get a Linksys WRT54GL
> and I plan to put dd-wrt on it.  I have found the downloads and some of
> the docs, but their documentation seems to be a bit spotty.
> I haven't been able to find a nice overview page which says something like:
> This is what dd-wrt is.  The basic package is has these things and here
> are the pages which document the screens to configure the basics.  If
> you add packages (which you can find here), each will come with a file
> to document that package's config screen.  The VPN firmware is the
> standard with these packages.  The VOIP firmware is the standard with
> these packages..." Etc.
> In short, I've not found anything that documents the configuration or
> says what is all contained in the "more than standard" images.  Am I
> looking in the wrong places?
> Thanks!
> Michael George wrote:
> > My home router/firewall is acting wonky and has to be power-cycled every
> > so often.  I think it's time to get a new one.  My needs are very simple,
> > all I need are NAT and port forwarding of a single port or two.  I have
> > thought about a m0n0wall, IPCop, smoothwall, or some other similar system,
> > but since I need so little I hate to feed such a big system when a little
> > firmware router will consume less power and probably work just fine.  I
> > would also like the option of wireless to the router, even if I don't need
> > it right now...
> >
> > I'd like people's recommendations on what to look into for a good router.
> > If you think that a *nix distro *is* the way to go in spite of my
> > reasoning above, I'd like to hear it.  If you have a router/firewall
> > that's been serving you well, I'd like to know what brand.
> >
> > If I my next one runs 5 years+ like this current netgear has for me, I
> > guess I will be mostly satisfied...
> >
> > Thanks for your time!
> >
> > -Michael George
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> -M
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>         Those who can count in binary and those who cannot.
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