No more GPL products?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Will they ever release an updated linux router? I want to buy another router, but I really don't want to spend $60 for the ancient wrt54g/s.

    The only thing that made me buy linksys over other low end brands was the Linux firmware. Now it seems like that was a one time deal. :cry:
  2. littlewhoo

    littlewhoo Network Guru Member

    They are constantly releasing new Linux-based routers. For example most of their new MIMO devices like the WRT54GX, WAP54GX or WAG54GX2 are running Linux. Just have a look at the GPL Code Center, where you can download the sourcecode for most Linksys devices running Linux.

    I guess the main reason, why there is no 3d party firmware for these new routers available yet is, that there are not so many firmware developers. I guess in all the different firmware projects like DD-WRT, Sveasoft, OpenWRT, HyperWRT... there are not more than 20 people overall, actively working on improving the firmware. And most of these are working on WRT54G(S), WAP54G or NSLU2 firmware, because that's what most people are using.
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    thanks for the info. when I saw that the latest rev of wrt54g and the new wrt54gx2 were proprietary/closed I thought I would have to give up on linksys and build my own router. I will wait a bit longer and see what happens. :rockon:
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest


    Maybe try to port a stripped-down ver of m0n0 to the gx2.
  5. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    Re: m0n0wall

    Very difficult. Better buy a wrap board. Only costs about 120 € , has 128MB Ram and is very stable. Have 2 here running m0n0.
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