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View Poll Results: What would you like the router to do?
Bittorrent Box (Downloading and seeding files.) 9 100.00%
Simple web server 2 22.22%
File server (Using either Windows file sharing or something like FTP) 4 44.44%
Something else, specify in post 1 11.11%
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Old June 5, 2009, 09:06 PM
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Default OpenWRT router how-to - Choose your own adventure style

I recently picked up a cheap Asus router so I could experiment with OpenWRT firmware. From their website:
OpenWrt is described as a Linux distribution for embedded devices.

Instead of trying to create a single, static firmware, OpenWrt provides a fully writable filesystem with package management. This frees you from the application selection and configuration provided by the vendor and allows you to customize the device through the use of packages to suit any application. For developer, OpenWrt is the framework to build an application without having to build a complete firmware around it; for users this means the ability for full customization, to use the device in ways never envisioned.
I'm planning on writing a how-to on how to install OpenWRT on a router, and how to use it to make the router do something nifty. There's a few ideas that I've been thinking about, but I would like to see what the readers of this forum would be interested in using the firmware for, if at all. So, here's a poll with a few of my ideas, but feel free to post anything you'd like to see in the how-to.
Q6600 G0 @ 3.0GHz - P5Q-E - EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 - Corsair TX750 - Coolermaster HAF 932 - Xigmatek HDT-S1283 - Mushkin Redline 2x2gb
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Old June 9, 2009, 11:43 AM
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Lookin' forward to it!
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Old June 9, 2009, 11:45 AM
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Let's get nethack on that router.
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