Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Linksys WRT54GL

Linksys linux-enabled wireless routers, like the Linksys WRT54GL, are wonderful devices.  For the price of dinner and a movie and an hour of tweaking, you can have a wired and wireless network in your home with the features and functions of a $600 professional wireless access point, router, and switch.

Some of the new features you can add include:

  • Quality of Service
  • Permanent dhcp leases
  • Automatic dynamic dns registration
  • ipv6 support
  • advanced firewall settings
  • Child filtering rules
  • and many more
Adding these features to your stock Linksys WRT54GL you need to upload a custom firmware to the device.  There are many different version to choose from.  Some of the more popular ones include: