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    Just recently, I've been looking at some of these new open source router offerings coming out of Netgear.

    It's an interesting development which I thought might be worth a mention.......

    http://www.netgear.com/Products/Rout...s/KWGR614.aspx

    http://www.netgear.com/Products/Rout...s/WGR614L.aspx

    http://www.myopenrouter.com/

    http://www.hackaday.com/2008/06/29/n...source-router/

    It's about time some firmwares were "opened up" - maybe it'll start a small trend!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Re@lity View Post
    Just recently, I've been looking at some of these new open source router offerings coming out of Netgear.

    It's an interesting development which I thought might be worth a mention.......

    http://www.netgear.com/Products/Rout...s/KWGR614.aspx

    http://www.netgear.com/Products/Rout...s/WGR614L.aspx

    http://www.myopenrouter.com/

    http://www.hackaday.com/2008/06/29/n...source-router/

    It's about time some firmwares were "opened up" - maybe it'll start a small trend!?
    How the hell are you supposed to stick it to the wall? Needs more flash and ram too.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Most of the "DG834 casing style" routers (like the ones linked above) that I've seen have the usual "keyhole" slots on the back........ dunno about these models, as I've not seen one "for real"

    They don't look to be that great, with the limited storage, etc, but the point I found interesting was actually the simple fact that they've decided on an open source firmware range.
    I hope that we may see other vendors following suit too. Maybe this will eventually lead to some truly versatile and usable models with sensible price points in the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by Re@lity View Post
    Most of the "DG834 casing style" routers (like the ones linked above) that I've seen have the usual "keyhole" slots on the back........ dunno about these models, as I've not seen one "for real"

    They don't look to be that great, with the limited storage, etc, but the point I found interesting was actually the simple fact that they've decided on an open source firmware range.
    I hope that we may see other vendors following suit too. Maybe this will eventually lead to some truly versatile and usable models with sensible price points in the future
    Would be nice to see Cisco bring back their linux firmware and not that vxworks crap.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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