Putting Linux on a router

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Glaanieboy, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    Is it possible to put linux on a router? I have a Sitecom DC-202 router and I have read about mods some people made to their routers, putting Linux on it etc. Is there any list/howto's available that tells you how to do it and what to watch out for?
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I'd definately say no, at least without massive work, unless some routers happen to run some suitable hardware. Where did you see this? Sounds interesting nontheless.
     
  3. Glaanieboy

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    Well, we use a Sitecom router at work which has been installed with custom firmware, but the guy who installed it refused to tell me how it was done... That's why I asked
     
  4. Xie

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    I'm sure it could be done if you really wanted to. You would probably have to hack the firmware though and really know what your doing.
     
  5. steal the one from work :p
     
  6. Glaanieboy

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    Then we would lose internet :(
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I never knew Linux could be put onto Sitecom's. I have a very basic custom Linux on my Linksys so it is possible.

    I'd imagine you just need to find the un-official firmware and flash it accross.
     
  8. Glaanieboy

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    Hmm, thanks anyway. Guess it's just not possible, without taking huge risks :( Too bad though, it could be fun.
     
  9. yea who cares about work as long as you're happy at home :rolleyes:
     
  10. chrisbyrd

    chrisbyrd OSNN Junior Addict

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    Geffy seems to think netbsd will run on our toaster :D
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    NetBSD will run on a toaster. That's what makes it great. :D
     
  12. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I would just like to interject that you need to be careful, if you flash the router, it may not be able to be recovered back to its original state.

    What is the point of this, so you can setup your own iptables or what?
     
  13. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    possibly not the one in the flat, its quite crap. I can see the day though

    min sys req
    twin toaster


    rec sys req
    quad toaster


    :p
     
  14. chrisbyrd

    chrisbyrd OSNN Junior Addict

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    this is very true

    i discovered today that it does not even fully accomodate two ordinary sized slices of bread. they need to be rotated 180 degrees to ensure evenish toasting top+bottom

    appologies if this is slightly off-topic :D
     
  15. Glaanieboy

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    Just for fun. I have read someone that flashed his router with a version of Linux and with help of NFS let i think it booted off a interconnected 160 GB hd drive. I thought it would be fun if I could do the same :)
     
  16. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    This is not for the sitecom router but a nice guide for Linksys.

    May be of use.

    Here