Thursday, December 1, 2005

Linux Linksys router

Linksys has create the 5th version of their WRT54GS router.  This version runs VxWorks instead of Linux.  So it will be a lot harder to install Open Source firmware on it.

But to allow hobbyists to continue to hack on these device, Linksys has released the WRT54GL.  This is the same as version 4 of the WRT54GS.

I can understand why Linksys would want to do this.  I am sure that moving to the VxWorks based device will save them money, especially for such a high volume product.  Also leaving a "hackable" device is pretty good will for the technically savvy consumer.

[via Hack the Planet, Wi-Fi Networking News]

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