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8 Great Linux Routers, from SOHO to Enterprise

May 03, 2010, 15:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Geier)

"The Linux and the open source community doesn't just create great desktop and server solutions. They also create worthy router solutions, many which are open, free, and/or Linux-based. You'll find firmware replacements for open Wi-Fi routers that you flash or upload to the router. Additionally, there are Linux-based distributions that install onto generic Intel/AMD PCs or run as LiveCDs. Plus there are options for embedded systems, servers, and appliances.

"Here we're going to take a look at the most popular open source or Linux-based router projects. Now let's get started!

"DD-WRT

"DD-WRT is arguable the most popular, feature-rich, and well-maintained open source firmware replacement for wireless routers, embedded systems, and PCs. Its Linux software runs on compatible open routers and systems. The first versions of DD-WRT were actually based on the Alchemy firmware from Sveasoft, which we'll discuss later. The founder and main developer of DD-WRT is Sebastian Gottschall (BrainSlayer)."

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