I use multiple routers and switches on both production and lab networks that I maintain. With all the vulnerabilities in SOHO routers and their manufactures not updating firmware quick enough (or at all) I decided to research alternatives.
I found multiple open source communities which provide third-party firmware, which are designed to replace the original firmware on some commercial routers. The open source firmware that caught my eye is the DD-WRT.
This weekend I finally found time to install DD-WRT on my old Linksys WRT54G router. I use this router from time to time on my Lab networks.
DD-WRT is a Linux based alternative Open Source firmware suitable for a great variety of WLAN routers and embedded systems.
- Posted In: Networking, Project
- Tags: DD-WRT, Firmware, Lab, Linksys, networking, Open Source, Router, WRT54G