Gargoyle (router firmware)

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Gargoyle Router Firmware quotas.png
Quotas configuration screen
Developer Eric Bishop
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Initial release 14 July 2008 (2008-07-14)
Latest release 1.8.1 (November 8, 2015 (2015-11-08))
Available in English, Spanish, Polish, Russian and Chinese (minimal support for Portuguese and Arabic)
Update method gpkg
Package manager gpkg
Platforms Tested on three platforms all using the MIPS CPU architecture;[1] potentially compatible with more as OpenWrt but requires 4 MB of Flash and 16 MB of RAM[1]
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Userland GNU
Default user interface CLI, WebUI
License Free software licenses
(mainly GPL), and other licenses
Official website

Gargoyle is a free OpenWrt-based Linux distribution for a range of wireless routers based on Broadcom or Atheros chipsets, mainly the older Linksys WRT54G series,[2][3] Asus Routers and Netgear WNR3500L. Among notable features is the ability to limit and monitor bandwidth and set bandwidth caps per specific IP address.[4][5][6][7]

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  2. ^ "Gargoyles to keep a watch over your PC". Cybershack. 21 Jan 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Kissling, Kristian (17 Jul 2009). "Gargoyle: Web Interface for Router Configuration". Linux Magazine. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "EduBoris: Gargoyle router for bandwidth limiting / cap linksys wrt54g". EduBoris. September 1, 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Vervloesem, Koen (December 22, 2010). "Gargoyle: completely open source and easy to use". Eklektix. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c Vilches, Jose (29 June 2011). "Custom Firmware Alternatives For Your Wireless Router". TechSpot. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 

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