[TriLUG] OT: WRT54G bridging
rlockhar at trilug.org
Mon Nov 6 21:49:19 EST 2006
On 11/6/2006 12:01 PM EST, Owen Berry wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 06, 2006 at 11:11:25AM -0500, Brian Henning wrote:
>> Steve Litt wrote:
>>> On Monday 06 November 2006 10:32 am, Brian Henning wrote:
>>>> Hiya Gang,
>>>> If I pick up another WRT54G[L] and manage to successfully flash it
>>>> with OpenWRT,
>>> Curious -- what's the benefits of flashing the access point with new
>> For my case, I didn't know that the factory WRT firmware would bridge
>> itself with another WRT -- will it?
>> I suspect in the general case, people do this because 1) they want
>> feature X which factory firmware doesn't provide and 2) they can.
> Or you may have a distrust of Linksys' competence/priorities with regard
> to the firmware for the WRT54GL - both of mine came with a newer
> firmware than is available from their web site. Of course, having a lot
> of your users using another firmware might remove the motivation to keep
> things up to date too.
Or (for me at least), static DHCP is not available for any
residential-type routers, even though it's been available for years for
other comparable products (D-Link, SMC, etc.). After submitting a
request for that, I was told to buy their high-dollar business-class NAT
router. How absurd.
FWIW, it seems like lots of people are using this DD-WRT. OpenWRT can
have a big learning curve (mainly in regards to device names, services,
doing all stuff w/o a serial port, etc.).
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