Linksys router to linux FW... issues?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by jgallaway81, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. jgallaway81

    jgallaway81 Guest

    Okay, I tried to make the title short & sweet, here is the full deal:

    I have three systems online, a fourth in restoration.

    My home network is such: Internet (cable) -> Linksys modem -> linksys wrt54g -> computers

    I have four concurrent connections at this time: 1 ethernet to my tablet's docking base - 2 internal wireless adapters: my wife's laptop & the wireless adapter in my tablet - and a linksys WAP which gives my desktop wireless internet through its onboard ethernet adapter.

    I'm looking with interest at converting/upgrading my WRT54G v6 router to a linux firmware. I haven't decided on which flavor yet (any thought there?) but before I get to that decision, I need to decide if I want to tackle the issues in converting the router.

    My concern is that if I convert the router, how hard will it be to get my network set back up. My biggest concern is security compatibility... my tablet is 802.11B only.

    I have a unique SSID, I've reset the IP address (private side) of the router to something other than default, set a limited amount of dynamic IPs (but am seriously considering dropping the DHCP for assigned IPs).

    Any & all who have done this modification, can you give me your experiences? Considering the slight possibility of bricking the router, I'd like to know what I'm getting into before playing this game.

    Thanks to all who help.

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