Gargoyle (router firmware)
Quotas configuration screen
|Company / developer||Eric Bishop and Gargoyle developers|
|Source model||Free and open source software|
|Initial release||14 July 2008|
|Latest release||1.6.1 (April 18, 2014)|
|Available in||English, Spanish, Polish, Russian and Chinese (minimal support for Portuguese and Arabic)|
|Supported platforms||Tested on 3 different platforms all using the MIPS CPU architecture - Potentially compatible with more as OpenWrt but requires 4MB of Flash and 16MB of RAM|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux)|
|Default user interface||CLI, WebUI|
|License||Free software, mainly the GNU GPL, and other licenses|
Gargoyle is a free OpenWrt-based Linux distribution for a range of Broadcom and Atheros chipset based wireless routers, mainly the older-model Linksys WRT54G (including the WRT54GL and WRT54GS), Asus Routers and Netgear WNR3500L. Among notable features is the ability to limit and monitor bandwidth and set bandwidth caps per specific IP address.
- Bandwidth monitoring
- Ability to set quotas, limits and throttling.
- Quality of service (QoS) with active congestion control.
- Ability to block websites by IP address and hostname
- "Gargoyles to keep a watch over your PC". Cybershack. 21 Jan 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
- Kissling, Kristian (17 Jul 2009). "Gargoyle: Web Interface for Router Configuration". Linux Magazine. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
- "EduBoris: Gargoyle router for bandwidth limiting / cap linksys wrt54g". EduBoris. August 9, 2009 (Updated Sep. 1 2010). Retrieved 3 November 2011.
- Lim, Ian (August 11, 2011). "Gargoyle Router – A Not So Ugly Solution to Bandwidth Monitoring and Quotas – Mini Review". The Gadgeteer. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
- Vervloesem, Koen (December 22, 2010). "Gargoyle: completely open source and easy to use". LWN.net. Eklektix, Inc. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
- Vilches, Jose (29 June 2011). "Custom Firmware Alternatives For Your Wireless Router". TechSpot. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
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