Originally Posted by schneidz
^ 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.
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.