[sclug] Wireless router recommendations?

David Given dg at cowlark.com
Tue May 15 16:29:50 UTC 2007

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James Wyper wrote:
> I use a Linksys WRT54G which I got from ebay, although at the time (a
> few months ago) they were also available from Morgan
> (morgancomputers.co.uk) for around ?20 + VAT.  Has the works:  NAT,
> Firewall, b/g wifi (WEP + WPA), user-friendly browser config. interface
> and very reliable.  Works like a dream with my cable broadband.  Some
> variants of the model (generally older ones) can also have the firmware
> flashed to run Linux (the openwrt project IIRC) though this may be of
> less interest to your brother than to you....

I'd totally forgotten about those. Morgan don't sell them any more, they're
available elsewhere for very reasonable amounts, and they have excellent
reputations (although they don't have the no-nonsense blue metal cases of the

(I'm also impressed with the Linksys website, which at the bottom of the
publicity blurb has a neat little 'open source' logo with a brief summary of
the source-availability terms of the GPL on it.)

What is SpeedBooster and RangeBooster, and do I care? And is there any
functional difference between the VxWorks-based G and the Linux-based GL?

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