Linksys WRT54GL-DE (802.11g, Broadband Router, 54 Mbit/s)

Network Network, Router, WiFi

Linksys WRT54GL-DE (802.11g, Broadband Router, 54 Mbit/s)
Linux compatibility:
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Updated: 11/03/2016 06:59

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Linksys WRT54GL is limited to Wireless-G and therefore not fully up-to-date. But due to its robustness is still used as a development platform to tinker with alternative Linux-based firmwares.

Compared to the WRT54G, the WRT54GL has more RAM and Flash memory (although these values depend on the hardware revision (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_WRT54G for details) and therefore is a ideal platform for Linux based firmwares, e.g., DD-WRT (http://www.dd-wrt.com/). These firmwares enhance the router with additional functions that normally are not available in this price category.

In addition to the DD-WRT web surface that is provided by the DD-WRT firmware, it is also possible to install OpenVPN on the router.

Other alternative firmwares are OpenWRT (https://openwrt.org/) and Tomato (http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato).


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