Other Firmware

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The List of wireless router firmware projects consist of firmware modifications for wireless routers that have been created by people not affiliated with the manufacturer of the product. Many of these are based on that some vendors have been forced to release their source code to the public as part of it was based on software licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Specifically the Linksys WRT54G series was the starting point for many of these projects.

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Although listed here under Linksys, many of these will run on other brands of Linux-based devices, such as the Buffalo network-attached storage series. The extent of support for (and testing on) particular hardware varies from project to project.

Major Projects[edit]


Based on OpenWrt code. Paid and free versions available. (Linux/GPL)


Experimental firmware based on OpenWrt.


A web interface for OpenWrt that places a strong emphasis on usability. Features include an AJAX interface, dynamic DNS, QoS, bandwidth monitoring and access restrictions. (Linux/GPL)


Customizable firmware written from scratch with a JFFS2 file system for package management aimed mostly toward advanced users. (Linux/GPL)


HyperRT-based firmware. Features advanced QoS as well as Ajax and SVG graphs. The Tomato Manual is available at Wikibooks. (Linux/GPL)


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Extension of OpenWrt with a web-management console (Linux/GPL)

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Paid and free versions available. Latest versions available via subscription.


The RouterTech firmware supports a vast number of ADSL Modem/Routers based on the Texas Instruments AR7 chipset, with either the Adam2 or PSP boot loaders. The firmware supports wireless routers using the TNETW1130 and TNETW1350A wifi chips, and also non-wireless routers. Features include support for minix partitions, CIFS and ftpfs mountpoints, selectable DSP and tiatm drivers, the latest Busybox releases, udpxy, dnsproxy, siproxd, mjproxy, ad blocking, scp, miniupnp, netshaper, rshaper, among others. (Linux/GPL)

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