[kwlug-disc] Benefits of using alternate firmware on Linksys WRT54G

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Wed Dec 9 21:44:15 EST 2009



Khalid Baheyeldin wrote, On 12/09/2009 7:47 PM:
>     I do not run it but I have long been interested enough to pay
>     attention when I see stuff on it go by. (Like this thread.) The last
>     time I considered firing it up I choose to hold off pending 802.11n.
> 
> 
> I am exactly in that same situation: reading about it and waiting for N.
> 
> Anyone has recommendations (Linksys or otherwise) for a router that 
> supports OpenWRT, has a USB port for printer (and storage) and is 802.11N?
> 
> All the ones I see in BestBuy and FutureShop flyers are not fully 
> supported yet.

I'm hoping for a SD card slot as well, although USB would do it. Make 
that two USB ports. One for this and a spare. For config backup and a 
bit of storage for the extras. 
http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=014338&cid=FMD.434. 
Wonderful back pocket toy. Some versions/models have a GB or more on 
board as well - looks like two drives. Enough for a computer on a 
stick distro in a pinch. And a place to put the data.

I'm also hoping for an eSata port.  a la central network / media 
storage port. Or for that on board web / ftp server in a DMZ.

Sometimes convergence gives me a head ache with the possibilities. 
Which is part of why I pay attention to the OpenWRT and the like 
threads. (And I'm always looking for good diagnostic tools to put in 
the tool chest.)



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