[TriLUG] Linksys long in the tooth?
gwbrown1 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 18:35:13 EST 2008
Who *doesn't* love m0n0wall?
I've been a m0n0 addict for years. What a great little platform.
On Jan 14, 2008 5:12 PM, Michael Tharp <gxti at partiallystapled.com> wrote:
> James Brigman wrote:
> > I'm starting to suspect that the Linksys products' only, fading
> > advantage is running OpenWRT
> You're probably right. I had a dead Netgear that needed resetting on a
> daily basis (it was nearly two years old, not that surprising), which I
> replaced with a brand new WRT54Gv8. It worked fine for about two months,
> then started tipping over with any large transfer (downloads,
> bittorrent, etc.). It's only gotten worse since then. Because it's a
> revision 8, I can't put open firmware on it (that I know of), and since
> it's based on a Broadcom chipset I doubt the hardware is worth salvaging
> So I did the only sensible thing to do: last weekend, I dug a mini-itx
> board out of the closet originally destined to be a carputer, threw
> m0n0wall on it, and it's been working perfectly and even doing packet
> shaping. The Linksys is sitting on top of it and serving as an AP.
> I'll keep your suggestion in mind, should I ever need to buy a SOHO
> router for a friend/relative/etc. Unfortunately, PCs in a form factor
> suitable for router duty aren't nearly as cheap as the pre-built stuff.
> -- m. tharp
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