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Firmware Development WRT54G2P

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Ontology, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Ontology

    Ontology Guest

    Hello all,
    I'd like to state that I'm new to this site and as my first Post this may seem a bit bold.

    I recently purchased a WRT54G2P with the promise of VoIP I simply couldn't resist so I made the plunge and am now the prowd owner of one, along with a 5MB/s broadband cable connection.

    Now I'm in Canada (No DMCA or otherwise here) and I have quite a bit of Firewall / Edge Device Development Experence. Since I'm limited to using Vonage, I find that as a customer this is promoting a VOIP monopoly, which to me defeates the purpose of having VoIP in the first place. Simply transplanting Bell with Vonage (GTE, Verizon for you americans) doesn't make any sense.

    So anothering hit me to, it's all gpl but I'd also like an IDS capable machine at my edge along with some nice advanced features (like say port mirroring) However bieng new to the Linksys series of hardware I'd like to know where I can find out inforamtion on this kind of development or if there is an IDE available? If not has anyone made aftermarket firmware and if so does it work? I simple don't enjoy haveing hardcoded firmware on my devices it takes the fun away from me. That and my tin foil hat sometimes reminds me that mabye just mabye both cisco and linksys have some phone home code i want to be rid of.

    So if anyone here has any ideas or thoughts please post below I'll be trolling often.
  2. littlewhoo

    littlewhoo Network Guru Member

    There is no third-party firmware available for the WRT54GP2 and most likely there will never be another firmware than the one provided by Linksys.

    The WRT54GP2 is completely different from the WRT54G/WRT54Gs routers. Different hardware, different operating system - it's running VxWorks and not Linux like most other Linksys devices. So there is no sourcecode available.

    I guess, Linksys is just using the "WRT54G" label for this device, because this has become quite popular and well known.

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