AAPL Stock: 117.34 ( -0.96 )

Printed from

NETGEAR rolls open-source Wi-Fi router

updated 10:25 am EDT, Mon June 30, 2008


NETGEAR today jumped into the still relatively young market for aftermarket router hacking with the WGR614L. Rather than clamp down on firmware changes, the 802.11g Wi-Fi router is explicitly approved for use with Linux-based hobbyist firmware like DD-WRT and Tomato and should also support OpenWRT soon--all of which let users fine-tune settings such as signal strength and security without having to depend on NETGEAR to add the features itself.

The move also marks a collaboration with My Open Router to encourage posting source code, discussion, and other updates on this and earlier routers.

Out of the box, the WGR614L supports VPN as well as WEP, WPA and WP2 security; Wi-Fi Protected Security lets users easily pair up the router with a new device without having to enter settings by hand. The router supports four hardwired Ethernet connections in addition to its wireless and should be available now for $69.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I am using WGR614l from last 6 months. This is wonderful router. Setup and configuration is easy. Help pages are good. And it supports many open source firmwares like dd-wrt, Tomato.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented