[TriLUG] Stupid Router
Neil L. Little
nllittle at embarqmail.com
Sun Feb 15 00:38:56 EST 2009
Yeah Cisco took the WRT45GS an changed the chipset and halved the
memory. All of a sudden folks couldnt reflash their routers. There was a
great media storm caused by that and they ended up respinning the WRT45G
in the form of a hobby version called WRT45GL (for Linux).
Last I heard the firmware for the GS has been reverse engineered and can
now be reflashed but trying to revert the factory firmware will brick
There is a large section on hardware compatibility on the OpenWRT wiki
just for that.
I have taken to selecting the embedded devices that I purchase these
days based on the availability of alternate firmware.
Ivan Panarusky wrote:
> Yeah, some of the newer routers don't work with tomato either.
> On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 10:35 PM, Lance A. Brown <lance at bearcircle.net>wrote:
>> Alan Porter said the following on 2/14/2009 10:19 PM:
>>> Your standard off-the-shelf Linksys WRT54g runs Linux.
>>> So does your reflashed Tomato or DD-WRT router.
>> Be careful. Not all of them are Linux based anymore.... You gotta
>> check the version numbers to make sure.
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