Netgear has announced the launch of its WGR614L open source Wireless-G router.
The fully-featured wireless router is designed to support a variety of applications created by the open source community.
The router supports Linux-based Tomato and DD-WRT firmware and will soon support OpenWRT.
It is powered by a 240MHz MIPS32 CPU with 16KB of instruction cache, 16KB of data cache and 1KB of pre-fetch cache, and incorporates 4MB of Flash memory and 16MB of Ram.
"There has been growing demand for more powerful platforms to support open source enthusiasts seeking to create more robust, commercial-grade applications for their wireless routers," said Som Pal Choudhury, senior product line manager for advanced wireless at Netgear.
The router features a single 10/100 internet Wan port, a four-port 10/100 Lan switch, an 802.11g access point and all of the most common security and logging features.
"An important feature of our offering is the dedicated and responsive open source community which enables users to easily exchange ideas and troubleshoot issues," explained Choudhury.
"New applications currently being developed include traffic shaping applications, redirections to captive portals for hotspots, guest access via a separate SSID, upstream and downstream QOS and intelligent bandwidth monitoring. "
Ironically the router is also 'Works with Windows Vista' certified. The WGR614L is available now for around $69.
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