OpenWRT is a Linux-based firmware program for Embedded Hardware devices such as residential WiFi gateways. Support was originally limited to the LinkSys WRT54G series, but has since been expanded to include other chipsets, manufacturers and device types, including Net Gear, D Link, Asus routers and many others, including the Openmoko mobile phones. The most popular routers seem to be the Linksys WRT54G series and the Asus WL-500g. OpenWRT primarily uses a command-line interface, but also features an optional web-based GUI interface. Technical support is provided through the forums and IRC channel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenWRT
Supports Mesh Network-ing.
Related: Tomato is a partially free Hyper W R T-based, Linux core firmware distribution for a range of Broadcom chipset based wireless routers, most notably the older-model Linksys WRT54G (including the WRT54GL and WRT54GS), Buffalo Air Station, Asus Routers and Netgear's WNR3500L. Among other notable features is the user interface, which makes heavy use of AJAX as well as an SVG-based graphical bandwidth monitor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato_(firmware)
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