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Template:wikipedia list The List of wireless router firmware projects consist of firmware modifications for wireless routers that have been created by people not affiliated with the manufacturer of the product. Many of these are based on that some vendors have been forced to release their source code to the public as part of it was based on software licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Specifically the Linksys WRT54G series was the starting point for many of these projects.

Third-party firmware projectsEdit

Although listed here under Linksys, many of these will run on other brands of Linux-based devices, such as the Buffalo network-attached storage series. The extent of support for (and testing on) particular hardware varies from project to project.

  • Major Projects
    • DD-WRT - Based on OpenWrt code. Paid and free versions available. (Linux/GPL)
    • FreeWRT - Experimental firmware based on OpenWrt.
    • Gargoyle - A web interface for OpenWrt that places a strong emphasis on usability. Features include an AJAX interface, dynamic DNS, QoS, bandwidth monitoring and access restrictions. (Linux/GPL)
    • OpenWrt - Customizable firmware written from scratch with a JFFS2 file system for package management aimed mostly toward advanced users. (Linux/GPL)
    • Sveasoft - Paid and free versions available. Latest versions available via subscription.
    • Tomato - HyperWRT-based firmware. Features advanced QoS as well as Ajax and SVG graphs. The Tomato Manual is available at Wikibooks. (Linux/GPL)
    • X-Wrt - Extension of OpenWrt with a web-management console (Linux/GPL)
    • RouterTech.Org - The RouterTech firmware supports a vast number of ADSL Modem/Routers based on the Texas Instruments AR7 chipset, with either the Adam2 or PSP boot loaders. The firmware supports wireless routers using the TNETW1130 and TNETW1350A wifi chips, and also non-wireless routers. Features include support for minix partitions, CIFS and ftpfs mountpoints, selectable DSP and tiatm drivers, the latest Busybox releases, udpxy, dnsproxy, siproxd, mjproxy, ad blocking, scp, miniupnp, netshaper, rshaper, among others. (Linux/GPL)
  • Minor Projects
    • AutoAP - AutoAP is an add on to DD-WRT that allows routers to continuously scan for and connect to open (and predefined WEP) wireless networks.
    • BatBox - RAM based distribution for experimenting, does not change firmware.
    • Bluebox - Automatic open Internet scanning and bridging software that runs on WRT54G with OpenWRT. [1]
    • Chillispot - Captive portal software that runs on WRT54G and other platforms, available under GPL.
    • Coova - OpenWrt based but with focus on Wireless Hotspot functionality.
    • Earthlink's IPv6 Firmware - IPv6 feature added to original Linksys firmware (beta-test version).
    • EzPlanet - Enhanced firmware based on DD-WRT v24 and including Layer 2 Load Balancer.
    • FON - Chillispot-based worldwide Hotspot network. After unsuccessfully attempting to develop a version that supports 2 SSIDs (one private, one public), FON abandoned the WRT54G series, and now distributes a router called La Fonera, which does support 2 SSIDs.
    • Freifunk - German software supports wireless mesh networks with OLSR, based on OpenWrt.
    • HotSpotPA - Captive portal hotspot system with credit card billing, based on OpenWrt.
    • Meraki - Mesh Networking Wifi AP developed thru Roofnet project, based on OpenWrt.
    • Neighbornode
    • OpennetFirmware - Firmware based on OpenWrt and parts of Freifunk.
    • PacketProtector - OpenWrt-based security distribution that includes IDS, IPS, VPN, and web antivirus capabilities.
    • Tarifa - Based on stock WRT54GL firmware.
    • TinyPEAP - Secure wireless authentication feature added to Linksys firmware.
    • UseMyNet - Captive Portal and Hotspot software that runs on OpenWrt.
    • WiFi-Box - No documentation available as of January 2006.
    • WiFiDog Captive Portal - WiFi Dog by Ile Sans Fil, a Captive Portal software that runs on the OpenWrt platform.
    • WifiTastic - Hotspot solution for home or small business use. Features credit card billing. Runs on the OpenWrt platform.
    • Wirds.net - A project which uses freifunk firmware with chillispot captive portal and worldspot.net authentication.
    • OpenWAG200 - A firmware based on Linksys default firmware for the Linksys WAG200G modem/routers.
  • Projects no longer maintained
    • EWRT - Enhanced WRT, with integrated captive portal based on NoCatSplash
    • HyperWRT - Original power boost firmware project by Avenger 2.0 to stay close to official WRT54G and WRT54GS firmware but add features such as transmit power, port triggers, scripts, telnet, etc.
      • HyperWRT +tofu — Based on stock WRT54GS firmware, HyperWRT and some additions.
      • Rupan HyperWRT - Based on stock WRT54G firmware and HyperWRT.
    • HyperWRT Thibor - Firmware based on stock WRT54GS firmware, HyperWRT (closed) +tofu and other additions.

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