Linksys WRT54GL-DE (802.11g, Broadband Router, 54 Mbit/s)
Review of Linux Compatibility
The Linksys WRT54GL is limited to Wireless-G and therefore not fully up-to-date. But due to its robustness is still used as a development platform to tinker with alternative Linux-based firmwares.
Compared to the WRT54G, the WRT54GL has more RAM and Flash memory (although these values depend on the hardware revision (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_WRT54G for details) and therefore is a ideal platform for Linux based firmwares, e.g., DD-WRT (http://www.dd-wrt.com/). These firmwares enhance the router with additional functions that normally are not available in this price category.
In addition to the DD-WRT web surface that is provided by the DD-WRT firmware, it is also possible to install OpenVPN on the router.
Other alternative firmwares are OpenWRT (https://openwrt.org/) and Tomato (http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato).
creation date: 08/04/2012, last update: 02/05/2015 , Linux-Hardware-Guide
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