Fwd: Re: Linksys WRT54G with freebsd

Scott Long scottl at samsco.org
Fri Sep 23 08:01:19 PDT 2005

Bruno Ducrot wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2005 at 01:50:45PM +0200, Florent Thoumie wrote:
>>Le Vendredi 23 septembre 2005 à 12:16 +0200, Bachilo Dmitry a écrit :
>>>Forwarding to FreeBSD hackers. (Because i am hacking WRT right now and only 
>>>Linux flashes work)
>>>----------  ?????????????????????? ??????????????????  ----------
>>>Subject: Re: Linksys WRT54G with freebsd
>>>Date: ?????????????? 23 ???????????????? 2005 17:06
>>>From: Thierry Herbelot <thierry at herbelot.com>
>>>To: freebsd-current at freebsd.org
>>>Cc: "Marcos Biscaysaqu - ThePacific.net" <marcos at thepacific.net>
>>>Le Friday 23 September 2005 11:08, vous avez écrit :
>>>>On the other hand, it's the wireless thing.  If not needed, this
>>>>should  be fun to do a port, somehow, even though it's a wireless
>>>The "cool factor" of porting FreeBSD to the WRT54G cannot be underestimated,
>>>but Linux ports were enormously helped by the opening of the sources of the
>>>Linksys Linux port (which is absent for FreeBSD) and the big number of
>>>willing developpers (just have a look at the *number* of different Linux
>>>ports to the WRT).
>>>The latest 6.0 release would be an excellent target, with its brand-new
>>>support for WPA and virtual APs ... who volunteers ?
>>	The Linksys WRT54g wireless router is based on a Broadcom CPU 
>>	(derived from MIPS) and FreeBSD/mips seems to be a dead 
>>	project :-(
> Indeed.  It's targeted to SGI platforms anyway.  Maybe there is a need to
> start a new port if there is enough people interrested?

There has been talk of doing this in the past year from some people, but
I don't know if it got very far.  If you're inspired, go for it!  There
are plenty of docs on the web about how to attach a serial port header
and bootstrap it.  And, don't underestimate the mips32 work that is
already in the tree; it's likely a good starting point.

And, it's more than just a 'coolness' factor.  I'd really like to have
pf running on mine, that way I could rid of the clunky machine doing
static NAT + firewall on my DSL line.  THe linux firewall capabilities
are soooooo last century =-)


More information about the freebsd-current mailing list