Gargoyle (router firmware)

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Gargoyle Router Firmware quotas.png
Quotas configuration screen
Developer Eric Bishop and Gargoyle developers
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Initial release 14 July 2008 (2008-07-14)
Latest release 1.7.1 (February 28, 2015 (2015-02-28))
Available in English, Spanish, Polish, Russian and Chinese (minimal support for Portuguese and Arabic)
Update method gpkg
Package manager gpkg
Platforms Tested on 3 different platforms all using the MIPS CPU architecture[1] - Potentially compatible with more as OpenWrt but requires 4MB of Flash and 16MB 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 Broadcom and Atheros chipset based wireless routers, mainly the older-model Linksys WRT54G[2][3] (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.[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. August 9, 2009 (Updated Sep. 1 2010). Retrieved 3 November 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  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, Inc. 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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