Admit it: Most days, you take your wireless router for granted. I know I do. The only time I really think about mine is when it's not working, which (I'm happy to say) is rare.
But what if you could, in an hour or two, turn this unassuming little gizmo into a networking powerhouse -- one that includes firewalls, RADIUS server, OpenVPN, wake-on-LAN, a Kai gaming engine, and a whole lot more? This week on developerWorks, author Carla Shroder shows you how to add Linux power to your wireless router with DD-WRT. This Linux-based firmware can turbocharge wireless broadband routers with the power of the Linux networking stack. Find out how to install and secure DD-WRT, and learn about the powerful, flexible command line behind the GUI. Want to see what else you can do with Linux? Stop by the developerWorks Linux zone to explore the possibilities.
Next week, we'll show you how to launch a satellite with your coffee maker.
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
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