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Enterprise Networking Planet: Hotrod Your Linksys WAP with Linux

Oct 27, 2005, 05:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"A lot of Linux geeks are master scroungers, because Linux is so adaptable that old AMDs, classic Pentiums and even 386es and 486es can be put to use in some way. It's a shame to throw away old equipment when it can be repurposed as networking devices like firewalls, authentication servers and routers. But as fun as it is to recycle, I'll wager I'm not the only who has gazed upon shiny new devices like the Linksys WRT54G and sighed 'Wouldn't that be a great device for my network! It is small, cheap, and uses little power. But it lacks functionality, and I cannot tweak it to suit me.' Well, now you can tweak it to your heart's content, thanks to the OpenWRT project..."

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