[GLLUG] router for home
rexykik at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 00:19:24 EST 2007
You could also look for openwrt guides, as the firmwares are pretty
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
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?
> 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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