Haven't bought anything...yet! Advice before I buy?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jago25_98, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. jago25_98

    jago25_98 Network Guru Member

    After reading about this firmware hacking I'm well interested in buying a linksys router purely for this! Making it the 2nd piece of linksys hardware bought straight for hacking purposes (last was bluetooth adapter with increased antenna)

    - Which is the best and/or most popular router for hacking?

    - Is there one that can act as a fileserver too by taking an IDE hard drive for example? Is samba in any of the firmwares?!

    - I Even have a linux compatible USB HD caddy could I even use that via a ADSL USB port??!!

    - a 2 port or more hub/switch built in would also be handy. I'd be using wired connections mostly and wireless every now and then with a laptop.

    Even if all this isn't really possible I'm still interested because of the CBQ bandwidth management options.

    Does the bandwidth work immediately without much technical knowhow or does it take a lot of fighting? htb.init didn't work for me before :/
  2. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    The Linksys WRT54G/GS ;)

    I'm not sure what you mean by an ADSL USB port :? The WRT54G/GS are cable routers so are not suitable for an ADSL internet connection directly, they also do not have a USB port.
  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    A very small minority of broadband modems connect to the computer via USB instead, which I think to what he was referring.
  4. TazUk

    TazUk Network Guru Member

    True, but he's inferring a port on the router with which to attach a hard disk to :?
  5. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    OOPS! I missed the line where he described the intention to connect to a HDD :?

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