Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

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Router Conversion

Adam says, Of all the great DIY projects at this year’s Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into a powerful, highly configurable $600 router. The router has an interesting history, but all you really need to know is that the special sauce lies in embedding Linux in your router. I found this project especially attractive because: 1) It’s easy, and 2) it’s totally free. – Updated to Original Source Link

18 thoughts on “Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

  1. radiorental says:

    One of the nice features of this software is the ability to build wireless links. I have one main router connected to dsl in the house and a wireless link out to the workshop where normal laptop wireless and the PC cant pick up the house router. Serves as an intercom link as well with skype.

  2. herr_prof says:

    hey they stole this article from lifehacker..

    I just bought my router though :D

  3. PockyBum522@gmail.com says:

    DD-WRT = love. I have it on all 3 of my routers, it is such a functionality improvement in every aspect.

  4. rfries says:

    The linked website has stolen this article from a June 6, 2006 article on LifeHacker. Make even posted the original back in June last year.


    Don’t give these guys any extra press for stealing a 6-month-old article and tryign to pass it off as their own!

  5. hatsix says:

    Yeah, credit where credit is due, they don’t cite the source, but they do copy ALL of the links.

    Here’s the original article from back in June: http://lifehacker.com/software/router/hack-attack-turn-your-60-router-into-a-600-router-178132.php

  6. hatsix says:

    rfries FTW!

  7. blubrick says:

    I see a lot of allegations of stealing here. If you check out the article carefully, you will notice that the author is credited, and at the end of the article, there is the following text:

    Adam Pash is an associate editor for Lifehacker who loves a good signal boost. His special feature Hack Attack appears every Tuesday on Lifehacker. Subscribe to the Hack Attack RSS feed to get new installments in your newsreader.

    So it appears to me that “The Knights of Kaos” are giving credit where credit is due.

    To be fair though, that might have appeared after the plagiarism claims were made here.

    Disclaimer: I have no association with either of the websites Lifehacker or The Knights of Kaos.

  8. hatsix says:

    blubrick: It’s plagiarism… The “citation” that appears on the article is included in the original article… the only reason it’s there is because it’s in the original. The entire text, word for word, link for link is copied from the Lifehacker article.

    Fair use = citing a portion of an article.

  9. japroach says:

    You can get a $100 router with bandwidth limiting. The hardware still falls quite short compared to a $600 model.

    Not that it isnt cool to do, but its been around for ages.

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