Well, it’s here! What you ask? My shiny new WRT54GL router of course! For Christmas I was given some gift cards and wisely decided to replace the evil Netgear WGT624 router I’ve been hating on for about a year and half. I will soon be free of ANYTHING Netgear in my home, and that will be a joyous day.
If you haven’t read between the lines, I have a really bad Netgear taste in my mouth. Don’t get me wrong, they’re great unless you want a quality product or some type of service when you eventually give up and call for support. I digress.
I chose this model because you can replace the stock firmware with third-party stuff. I’ve been reading for months about the DD-WRT project and wishing I had a compatible router. If you haven’t checked this project out, and you want to be able to do some really neat and powerful things with your router, what are you waiting for?
I mention this here because DD-WRT firmware is Linux based and open source. I’ll be posting about installing and configuring the router here as soon as I get it configured/tested and my notes are cleaned up. If all goes well, I can use the machine I’ve had acting as an SSH server (among other things) as a test bed for some play I want to do.
I can’t wait to get started