Netgear announces new wireless router designed for open source firmware

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Tim Higgins

The WGR614L Open Source Wireless-G Router is based on a Broadcom BCM5354 240 MHz MIPS32 CPU and has 16 MB of RAM and 4 MB of flash. It has one external, non-upgradeable 2 dBi dipole antenna, an internal fixed position antenna and a built-in four port 10/100 switch. The product replaces Netgear’s previous open source router, the KWGR614, which will be discontinued.

The router supports free open source Linux-based Tomato and DD-WRT firmware and will soon support OpenWRT. It also carries “Works with Windows Vista” certification.

The WGR614L is available now at a street price around $60.

More information including documentation and source code downloads, dicussion forums and more can be found on www.myopenrouter.com.

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