[aprssig] RE: WRT54G

Drew Baxter droobie at maine.rr.com
Mon Nov 19 21:03:18 EST 2007

I just bought one at Circuit City 3 days ago, they are still 
around.  We use them for VPN end points.  Mine usually run DD-WRT, 
which I think is loosely based on OpenWRT.  Hopefully they catch up 
since the parts should be available to do so (radio libs, etc).  I 
haven't found any hooks to install a serial port though.   As far as 
a hackable router goes, it is a great piece of hardware.  Maybe 
someone has or will whip up a serial port into one (it looks like 
they can with the AG108 model).

Linksys really shot themselves in the foot here with the VXWorks 
nonsense.  There are ways around it but the hardware is so horribly 
crippled (2mb flash 4mb RAM I eblieve) it just isn't worth it.

--Droo, K1XVM

At 08:08 PM 11/19/2007, Rick Green wrote:
>   According to Buffalo's website, they are currently under 
> injunction from a patent troll, and can't sell ANY product which 
> supports 802.11a or g right now.
>   Also, from comments here, and the OpenWRT table of supported 
> hardware, the current 'best fit' seems to be the Asus WL-500g 
> 'premium' model, which has serial ports to be hacked, as well as 
> two USB ports.  I wish I could afford one...
>Rick Green N8BJX

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