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« on: September 07, 2006, 02:35:53 am »
I just pop up an idea.

Since the OS of linksys Routers and Gateways are Linux based, would it be possible to be hacked and turned into a Linux workstation or servers in addition to its current limited applications.

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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2006, 03:02:08 am »
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Since the OS of linksys Routers and Gateways are Linux based, would it be possible to be hacked and turned into a Linux workstation or servers in addition to its current limited applications.

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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2006, 12:34:41 am »
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Yep--comin' at you live via an NSLU2 proxy/file/mail/web server here myself, over a connection served by a WRT54G running DD-Wrt.  Hooray for hackables!

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2006, 02:29:54 am »
Thanks for the ponters.

Cheers!!!

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2006, 02:32:13 am »
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2006, 06:54:25 am »
any openwrt or openslug can be used as a workstation provided you like the command line

there is such thing as a "slug term" that is a 4x20 line LCD and a keyboard. if you want a vt100 terminal that supports bold, underline and italic then you might want to get one of these: http://www.pjrc.com/store/mp3_display_beta.html fonts http://www.pjrc.com/tech/mp3/lcd_fonts.html

to get the bold and underline you need to modify a terminfo entry but it shouldnt be hard, then all you need is a serial keyboard or an adaptor

i have also seen the usb video card used on a slug and running X so it can be used as a thin terminal (great idea IMHO)
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2006, 01:25:29 pm »
If you are looking to buy a Linksys router, be aware that only the WRTG54L still uses the open firmware based on Linux and can be flashed with an Linux-based alternative.
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2006, 07:52:50 am »
 

"If you are looking to buy a Linksys router, be aware that only the WRTG54L still uses the open firmware based on Linux and can be flashed with an Linux-based alternative."

From my own experience the quote is inaccurate. I have and use both the older version of WRT54G and the WRT54GS version. The second version can/has been flashed with the  ddt-wrt system. If you look at their site you will find up to date information on all Linksys routers which can/have been flashed and a load of other devices which can also be flashed.

Other versions of these open firmware systems are also capable of being flashed onto numerous devices. "Google is your Friend!"

 
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2006, 10:47:09 am »
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"If you are looking to buy a Linksys router, be aware that only the WRTG54L still uses the open firmware based on Linux and can be flashed with an Linux-based alternative."

From my own experience the quote is inaccurate. I have and use both the older version of WRT54G and the WRT54GS version. The second version can/has been flashed with the  ddt-wrt system. If you look at their site you will find up to date information on all Linksys routers which can/have been flashed and a load of other devices which can also be flashed.

Other versions of these open firmware systems are also capable of being flashed onto numerous devices. "Google is your Friend!"

 
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Right but, the newer versions only have 2Mb of flash.  You'll get dd-wrt on there, but not much else.  I don't think there's even enough room left to make them into kismet-drones.
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2007, 05:12:08 am »
From my little experience, DON'T EVER BUY any WAG54G linksys Gateway series.

They don't have linux inside, and also they don't work well.

That model could be a big source of troubles, so be aware, and read the forums before you buy it.



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