Wireless router?

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Sat Dec 27 19:44:20 UTC 2008

On Sat, 27 Dec 2008 11:27:56 -0800
Corey Chandler <lists at sequestered.net> wrote:

> Mel wrote:
> > On Monday 22 December 2008 14:48:52 Corey Chandler wrote:
> >   
> >> Failing that, the
> >> Linksys WRT54GL isn't a half bad unit.
> >>     
> >
> > Yes it is a half bad unit. 
> Absolutely-- if you're running out of the box firmware.  I use DD-WRT
> or Tomato specifically to get around the issues you describe.  The
> reason I go for the GL is that it's a more robust platform than their
> standard wrt-54g, which for some ungodly reason they started
> stripping flash and processing power out of after their switch to
> VxWorks.

Probably because they realised they could get away with less memory and
a slower CPU because code runs more efficiently on VxWorks vs. Linux
on the same hardware.  Of course it also provides fewer features than
Linux, so I'd prefer a Linux-based router over VxWorks.

Bruce Cran

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