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May 28, 2004

Hardware Hacking

The most recent i, cringely is about how people are making new versions of the firmware for some of the new Linksys 802.11g boxes, specifically the WRT54G. I'd noticed the other day that the access point I'd gotten recently, the WAP54G seemed to be running linux also, so did some searching to find out if they were similar. It seems that they are and Sveasoft had just recently released new firmware for it too. It's pretty slick being able to connect to your access point from the command line. The only real issue is that it doesn't have as much memory as the WRT54G, so it doesn't have quite as many features, but the important ones are there, including some bandwidth management tools (something I think these boxes should have anyways).

What I'm thinking about now is getting a WRT54G for our gateway, this will give wireless to the back of the house and the back porch, and using the new WAP54G as a repeater for the front of the house, just to get complete coverage.

Posted by snooze at May 28, 2004 12:53 PM