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Putting Linux on a router

#1
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
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
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
 

Xie

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#4
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.
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#7
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.
 

j79zlr

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#12
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?
 

chrisbyrd

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#14
Geffy said:
possibly not the one in the flat, its quite crap.
:p
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
j79zlr said:
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?
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 :)
 

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