Open firmware for router

Carl Youngblood carl.youngblood at
Fri Mar 27 16:33:39 MDT 2009

I think Dans Guardian might be beyond the capabilities of most
routers. I looked into this at some point in time but found that
squid+dg is fairly resource intensive.

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 1:56 PM, Richard Esplin <richard at> wrote:
> I want a cheap firewall that I can configure to do VPN, VOIP QoS, and maybe
> even DansGuardian filtering. I already have a wireless device, so paying for
> wireless functionality I won't use is a little annoying. I just want a router
> I can tinker with. I imagined getting something like a Linksys RVS4000 or
> Netgear FVS336G-100NAS and putting my own firmware on it.
> Will an open firmware like OpenWrt, DD-Wrt, or Tomato work on routers that do
> not have wireless hardware? Google suggests that it won't, but I wanted to
> check with you experts.
> Is there an open firmware that would work on such a device? I can't find one.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Richard Esplin
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