Sunday, October 02, 2005

Linux Router (WRT54G)

I finally started using my Linksys wireless router (WRT54G) which runs Linux in the form of OpenWRT for my home network. Although nothing much has changed from the service point of view, the laptops still see a wireless access point connected to the internet, it means I can run wondershaper (can't recommend it enough) on it which allows me to keep the ADSL link useful for other people even when I am doing a large downloads/uploads. The only other small change is that it runs a DNS cache so recent lookup should be faster and if does hostname resolution for machines on the lan ( resolves to router.lan). That was my geeky achievement for the weekend.