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Supercharging Your Cheap Router with Enterprise Features

Contents

  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.
Be Careful!

Be Careful!

Remember, flashing your devices with non-manufacturer firmware voids your factory warranty. So be careful when uploading the firmware and when making other sensitive changes. If you do brick your router (it becomes unresponsive), there might be a chance to relieve it.