Gargoyle -- A new open-source firmware/web interface

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ebishop, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. ebishop

    ebishop Addicted to LI Member

    For the last couple of months I've been working on a new open-source firmware project called Gargoyle which I'm releasing for the first time today. The project website is at

    This new project includes sophisticated QoS/traffic shaping capabilities and a bandwidth monitor that allows you to monitor the total bandwidth used, the bandwidth used by any host assigned a static ip by the dhcp server and any of the individidual QoS service classes. Bandwidth usage graphs (both upload and download) which can be configured to display bandwidth used over 15 minutes, 15 hours, 15 days or a whole year. There is also a table that displays total daily/monthly bandwidth usage over the past year.

    This project is based on top of OpenWrt, but unlike previous web interfaces for OpenWrt places a strong focus an usability, and is meant for average users, not just power users. It can be installed as a standalone firmware image or as a set of packages on top of OpenWrt. It should work on any router that is compatible with OpenWrt Kamikaze 7.09.
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Care to let us know what type of router is this compatible with?
  3. ebishop

    ebishop Addicted to LI Member

    Sure, sorry I forgot to specify this before. Theoretically, it's compatible with everything OpenWrt Kamikaze 7.09 is compatible with. I've personally tested it with a Linksys WRT54G v2, a Linksys WRTSL54GS as well as an Asus WL500G Premium and and a La Fonera -- though the last two aren't Linksys routers and I know this is a Forum that focuses on Linksys hardware ;-)
  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    It is very simple, clean and so far stable though have not had it on very long at this point. If any of you have used dd-wrt and switched to tomato. From tomato to gargoyle is just as extreme. Tomato will feels like it has a ton of bells and whistles that gargoyle does not. But as expressed by the creator it is a very sleek slim down gui, I will continue to run it and give impressions as they happen. And please all of you take a moment to read the install guide as it explains exactly what happens when you upgrade. The only thing that was not mentioned and is no big deal is that you current config is erased, not an issue at all just a note.

    Only thus far noticed one small issue. Not matter what ip range you have set in dhcp, whatever subnet and mask you set your router too will take precedence. Example, my dhcp range was set to 100-150 however i set my router to .1 with a /29 mask ( and the dhcp server handed out .4 to me when the router rebooted. At this writing no other issues and have to say first impression is great.
  5. ebishop

    ebishop Addicted to LI Member

    The issue with the dhcp range has now been fixed in the SVN, and the fix will be included with Beta 2 when it is released in 3-4 weeks. Thanks for pointing out the problem!
  6. ebishop

    ebishop Addicted to LI Member

    Gargoyle Beta 2 has just been released, which includes fixes to the problems mentioned above, as well as several other bug fixes/ new features. It can be downloaded here:
  7. ebishop

    ebishop Addicted to LI Member

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