Open Source Routing (DD-WRT) – Project -Networking

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.

 

References:

About DD-WRT

DD-WRT Wikipedia

Third-Party Firmware