Hackers Put Linux Back Into Linksys WiFi Routers

Hardware hackers have reclaimed the WRT54G v5 from Linksys. The version 5 of the ubiquitous wireless router swtiched from a linux based OS to a Vxworks proprietary system. The hackers have figured out a way to replace the bootloader with a linux friendly one and load linux onto them. The reduced memory of the version 5 routers means that space is cramped and only micro versions of the linux firmware can be added, it’s quite the achievment for a community who were not happy with the change to Vxworks, even though Linksys released the WRT54GL which still runs linux, but is more expensive.
Via [theinquirer.net]

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