"You can turn your blue Linksys router into a Linux box with
OpenWrt, an embedded Linux distribution for Linksys WRT54G and
WRT54GS routers. This tiny distribution exceeds the default
firmware functionality in many useful ways. Instead of having only
a Web-controlled wireless access point, OpenWrt provides you with a
fully interactive Linux system. Some notable features are the
ability to telnet/SSH to your router, install software such as
Snort, Mini-Sendmail, and Asterisk, and create and control VLANs
for every Ethernet port on the device.
"Though OpenWrt runs on Linksys routers, it can also run on a
plethora of similar routers from other vendors..."
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