[BALUG-Talk] Thoughts on home brew routers?

Charles Hathaway chathaway@logrit.com
Tue Jun 23 01:16:05 UTC 2020

Hey David,

Thanks for the hint! This <https://openwrt.org/> is what you're talking 
about, right? Do those routers have enough beef to do anything in 
addition to the routing though? My assumption was that they would be 
fairly resource constrained (i.e., CPU's in the Mhz and RAM in the MB); 
I wouldn't be surprised if SSH didn't work because of how constrained 
they were. Glad to be proven wrong.


On 6/22/20 2:37 PM, David Rosenstrauch wrote:
> On 6/22/20 5:10 PM, Charles Hathaway wrote:
>> I'm looking into replacing my Verizon Fios router with one I can 
>> manage (configure DNS black hole, possibly setup a VPN connection, 
>> etc. etc.), but I'm hitting an overwhelming number of options, so I'm 
>> wondering what everyone else is doing.
> Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I have a router that 
> lets me run the open source dd-wrt firmware on it.  (I use the Netgear 
> R7000P, but there's many others.)  dd-wrt is Linux based, and so 
> probably provides most of the capabilities you mentioned.
> HTH,
> DR
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