HyperWRT 2.0 released!

February 8, 2005

Technology, Wireless

For those not following Avenger’s work, you may have missed this announcement yesterday. Here’s my summary: Avenger’s released 2.0 final. For you folks with the Linksys WRT56G/GS, there are new bits for you. For those who are clueless about what I am talking about, Robert Cringely had a great article discussing the importance of this device and Cisco/Linksys’ courage in releasing the source.

So why this firmware mod? You could certainly use the bits from Sveasoft – assuming you want to pay to access them. Without getting into too many knotholes, the Sveasoft Alchemy firmware is not yet available for public use. Yes, it’s based on GPL code. But it is not yet “released.” I respect their right to put a fence around their development efforts. Therefore, I recommend Avenger’s code. In this case, Avenger has added power boost to the basic Linksys firmware. Why do you need a power boost? You may not. But some folks do – including me. I get far better wireless coverage in my house now that I have signal output control on my wireless router. Thanks, Avenger!

This version is rock steady. I’ve been running it for almost 24 hours! Go grab it if you need it.

-CyclingRoo-

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