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Supercharging Your Cheap Router with Enterprise Features


  1. DD-WRT
  2. Sveasoft
  3. Tomato
  4. Be Careful!

Article Description

You don't have to be stuck with the manufacturer's configuration interface; you can replace the software on your wireless router. Replacing the firmware can also give you enhanced and advanced features usually found in high-end equipment. Let Eric Geier, author of Wi-Fi Hotspots: Setting Up Public Wireless Internet Access, describe the highs and lows of aftermarket firmware projects.


The replacement firmware called Tomato offers many of the same features that DD-WRT does, but it's a bit smaller, leaner, and simpler. It also has the different wireless modes.

This firmware includes the quality of service (QoS) controls and the site survey feature to show the signals and details of nearby APs. Plus it has a bandwidth usage monitor customization abilities.

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