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Old 11-08-2009, 03:47 PM   #16
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^ i dont know how to run programs on a wifi-router. you would probably be better off buying a small nettop and running something like smoothwall and installing stuff that you need.

i read the title but i only skimmed a few of the posts... most linksys(cisco), netgear, smc, belkin, ... routers that i am aware of run some sort of embedded linux unless i'm missing something.

edit:
this page is informative; http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1934567,00.asp
since most routers dont have open sourced firmware that implies at least some dont run on linux. i guess i learned something.

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Old 11-09-2009, 03:40 PM   #17
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Not to be disagreeable however you can run any program you want as long as it fits within the 8mb storage capacity of the 160NL. Get a console cable open up a terminal and do what you will with the thing. http://www.dd-wrt.comYou can also install dd-wrt.

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Old 11-09-2009, 04:03 PM   #18
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Use a cheap old computer and run Untangle or similar. Oh heck. Just run it as a virtual machine and run all your network through it. That way you have linux router and didn't spend any money.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 12:24 PM   #19
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^ i dont know how to run programs on a wifi-router. you would probably be better off buying a small nettop and running something like smoothwall and installing stuff that you need.

edit:
this page is informative; http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...1934567,00.asp
since most routers dont have open sourced firmware that implies at least some dont run on linux. i guess i learned something.
Thanks for the Link. That is the sort of information I am looking for. Don't want to install DD-WRT (I could do that with my existing WRT54G) What I want to do is give my existing router to a Great Grand child, and buy something off the shelf with a linux kernel and some sort of a shell so I can get to a terminal window, write a shell script, run things like iperf or iptraf and in the process do my small part to help the economy recover and keep the tech companies in business untill the recovery sets in. :=)

So far I have found the Linksys WRT160NL and the Netgear WGR614L and the WNR-3500L which might do the job.

Does anyone have any experience with any of the above routers that you waant to share? :=)
EDIT: To add in a couple of smileys to inticate lack of Intensity and a sense of humor.

Last edited by john test; 11-10-2009 at 12:32 PM.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 12:43 PM   #20
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So the question remains, what apps are available for the WRT160NL from Linksys and the WNR3500L from Netgear?
Perhaps this will help:
http://www.myopenrouter.com/

WNR3500L Open Source Guide & Resources
The following table lists the functional modules of the WNR3500L router and the source and versions of the different modules. More information on these functional modules can be obtained directly from the source of the packages.
  • DHCP Client
  • DHCP server
  • DNS Proxy
  • VLAN
  • Wireless Driver
  • UPnP
  • Bridge
  • Busybox
  • DHCPv6
  • Web server
  • IGMP
  • IPTABLES
  • NTP client
  • PPP
  • Router Advertisement daemon(radvd)
  • User init
  • ifconfig utility
  • Ethernet Driver
 
Old 11-10-2009, 04:22 PM   #21
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Setup a virtual machine and run untangle or other firewall router OS you want. Direct all traffic through the device. It will perform as any.

Well, yes you can run applications on embedded systems. It is not too easy. Most are built single purpose.
 
Old 11-10-2009, 05:05 PM   #22
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Perhaps this will help:
http://www.myopenrouter.com/

WNR3500L Open Source Guide & Resources
The following table lists the functional modules of the WNR3500L router and the source and versions of the different modules. More information on these functional modules can be obtained directly from the source of the packages.
  • DHCP Client
  • DHCP server
  • DNS Proxy
  • VLAN
  • Wireless Driver
  • UPnP
  • Bridge
  • Busybox
  • DHCPv6
  • Web server
  • IGMP
  • IPTABLES
  • NTP client
  • PPP
  • Router Advertisement daemon(radvd)
  • User init
  • ifconfig utility
  • Ethernet Driver
Thanks for the link. Looks like the wnr3500 is looking the best so far.
 
  


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