Repurposing netbook into gateway, firewall, AP

The older netbooks, such as ASUS EEE 900 series, have gone down in price. I bought a refurbed EEEPC 900A w/1GB RAM, 4GB SSD and turned it into my gateway, firewall and local AP.  Upgraded memory to 2GB RAM, and added an external 8GB SD flash.

I loaded Fedora Core 17 Security Distro on it.  Now I have a nice, cheap gateway, firewall and AP (although only 802.11G speed).

I’ll add more to this as I have time…..

Unfortunately the netbook only have one wired 100M enet.  I need at least GigE interfaces.  I am currently looking at the

OEM Production 2550L2D-MxPC

which is an Atom D2550 based system with 2 Broadcom GigE, small, lower power and up to 8GB of RAM.  This should last me a long time as a router/gw/fw.

More to come….


Linksys WRVS4400N hacking

This link:

got me started.  Thanks to TrNSZ, whomever he is.

I managed to d/l GPL code for v1.1.03 from Linksys and built fw image that works, e.g. I u/l it to my wrvs last night, and rebooted into it.  Everything work as before, routing, firewalling and wifi…. phew! 🙂

Next is to adding features/functionalities.  More to follow.

I found link to the 1.1.13 src, compiled and have been running that for last week or so.  So far so good….