OpenWrt surgery on more home routers

  Last modified on Thursday 16 July 2015

Home routers are more capable than default firmware would lead you to believe. I replace that firmware with OpenWrt: an embedded Linux distribution that converts energy-efficient, network-capable devices into much more useful hackable computers.

Install and first login

Supercharge a home router using OpenWrt on a TP-Link TL-WR841N (~$25CAN) I currently use as a bridged repeater.

More routers

WARNING! OpenWrt builds different install images for different devices. Consult the Table of Hardware to confirm that your router is supported and read the wiki entry for your particular device to identify the correct image. It is easy to brick a device (render inoperable) using an incorrect install image.

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