Installing GNU/Linux on a Modern WiFi Router like Linksys WRT1900AC and OpenWrt

Wifi, is a widely used method of accessing internet now a days. Have ever thought about installing a GNU/Linux operating system in Wifi routers? Here is a guide written by Ben Martin, published in linux.com lists steps to be followed for installing GNU/Linux operating system on Wifi routers like Linksys WRT1900AC and OpenWrt.


The Linksys WRT1900AC is a top-end modern router that gets even sweeter when you unleash Linux on it and install OpenWrt. OpenWrt includes the opkg package management system giving you easy access to a great deal of additional open source software to use on your router. If you want the pleasure of SSH access on your router, the ability to use iptables on connections passing through it, and the ability to run various small servers on it, the Linksys WRT1900AC and OpenWrt are a powerful combination.

From a hardware perspective, the Linksys WRT1900AC includes simultaneous dual band with support for 802.11n (2.4 GigaHertz) up to 600 Megabytes per second and 802.11ac (5 GHz) up to 1.3 Gigabytes per second. This lets you connect your older devices to 802.11n and newer hardware can take advantage the greater speed and less congested 802.11ac signal.
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