Mod for making Linksys Mobile

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by The Plague, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. The Plague

    The Plague LI Guru Member

    Okay this is for all the tech guys that have some down time at the moment and might want to a new project…

    What im looking for is basically a way to connect and tether my treo to a linksys wireless router.. now of course the router would have to be modded to accept a USB connection… The OpenWRT linux already has some scripts that could make this work.. what I haven’t found is a hack to add a USB port to a wireless linksys ( or any other wireless router ) ….

    Now you might be asking why do this ?
    Well it would be nice to put a wireless router in your car ( trunk ) with a USB cable to the front of the car that you could plug your TREO or any other cell phone that can provide internet service.. feed it to the router so anyone in your car can now use a wirless laptop and get on the internet.. the usability is endless…

    Now they do have some routers already that you can connect a PCMCIA card and do the same but , why pay for extra service when if you already have unlimited internet service with your phone? and then buy PCMCIA cards and a special router? Not to mension with Sprint Unlimited internet is only 15 bux a month but if you were to purchase unlimited internet service with a PCMCIA card it would cost you well over 50bux

    Now there is a router that can do this already. here is the link ( not a live link ) ..
    This router does what I want to do with a linksys….

    This guy has made a mobile router with his cell phone and a Motorola wireless router ..he even posted the code required to run on the OpenWRT

    I think this is a nice project to get into..if anyone is interested let me know ..i have the routers ( I can provide them to anyone who wants a part of this project ) ..i got a lot of wireless routers that can be dissected……
  2. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    why not just use a wireless router that already has a usb port? such as the WRTSL54GS or the WRT350N, there are also routers by other manufacturers' such as bufallo and asus that iirc have usb ports built in.
  3. The Plague

    The Plague LI Guru Member

    true ..but the key is how do we tie in the OS of the router to use the tethering of the cell phone?..

    Also a mod would allow us to use existing hardware ..( not have to buy a new one ) ...hehe
  4. The Plague

    The Plague LI Guru Member

    wow no one is intersted in doing this MOD ?
    i thought people would love such a thing ..
  5. computeguy

    computeguy Network Guru Member


    why mod when there is already hardware to do it... routers are cheap
    so just buy one.
  6. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    There was a project to add USB functionality to the wrt54g, and then they came out with the routers that already had USB and everybody lost interest. It would be alot easier to get a cheapo off ebay that already has USB on it.

    I was thinking it would have been a good idea until I decided my time was more valuable than a 50$ router.
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