[Newlug] Access points for use with openwrt
lugs_darrick at djhsolutions.com
Fri Sep 14 11:44:38 CDT 2007
Mike Putnam wrote:
> (after some wrestling w/DNS) The internet connectivity at the meetings
> has been facilitated by a Linksys WAP54G flashed with dd-wrt. Out of
> the box, it is only an access point extending your LAN, but with
> dd-wrt it can route and serve DHCP, for example.
I've used X-wrt (which is really openwrt with a better web interface as
John mentioned). It's stable and works well on several devices.
The device support for dd-wrt is better, but the features are limited
somewhat. X-wrt for example can install a whole pile of additional
software (if you have room for it). I have two of these devices acting
as an OpenVPN bridge between two offices for a local company. It's been
rock solid stable (on the WHR-54g Buffalo device). The WHR-HP-54G has
about the best range of any so called consumer grade wifi devices I've used.
Heck, you could even run Asterisk on one of these for a very small
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