Exploring DIY Linux Router Distros

“Router lockups have been a problem for me ever since I got my
first 802.11G Router in 2004. Since then, we’ve seen companies roll
out supposed “power user” routers or routers meant for “gamers,”
but for some reason not a single one has alleviated the problem of
having to reset the router after running for a few days. After my
new ‘gaming’ router locked up while refreshing a server list for a
multiplayer game, it was the last straw and I began searching for
something a little more robust.

“What I found was a multitude of Linux-based firewall/router
distributions that were easy to install and configure and offered
an enterprise level of robustness, not to mention some extra
goodies for power users. You don?t need to have any knowledge of
Linux to build one of these, so don’t be intimidated. Let’s jump
right in!”

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