Part of open source hardware (can be) opening up firmware, in previous posts and talks about OSH (open source hardware) we’ve outlined routers and equipment which are open for hacking and improvement by allowing tinkerers and developers to modify the firmware. NETGEAR seems to have jumped feet first and has released a router specifically for hackers. Could this be the router of Makers? (via /.)
The open source Wireless-G Router (model WGR614L), enabling Linux developers and enthusiasts to create firmware for specialized applications, and supported by a dedicated open source community. The router supports the most popular open source firmware; Tomato and DD-WRT are available on WGR614L, making it easier for users to develop a wide variety of applications. The router is targeted at people who want custom firmware on their router without worrying about issues, and enjoy the benefits of having an open source wireless router.
The WGR614L features a 240 MHz MIPS32 CPU core with 16 KB of instruction cache, 16 KB of data cache, 1 KB of pre-fetch cache, and incorporates 4 MB of flash memory and 16 MB of RAM.
Open source hardware, what is it? Here’s a start…
Open source hardware @ Etech (PDF).