List of router firmware projects

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List of software created and maintained by people other than the manufacturer of the product. The extent of support for (and testing on) particular hardware varies from project to project.


Notable custom-firmware projects for wireless routers. Many of these will run on various brands such as Linksys, Asus, Netgear, etc.


Software distributions for routers with > 5GB storage and 1GB RAM


  • m0n0wall - m0n0wall is abandoned but was built on FreeBSD and boots off of flash storage or CD ROM media in under 12 megabytes.
  • OPNsense - a fork of pfSense
  • pfsense - an open source firewall/router computer software distribution based on FreeBSD that can be installed on a physical computer or a virtual machine


  • Zeroshell – Routers and bridges with VPN, QoS, load balancing and other functions

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "OpenWrt – Wireless Freedom". Retrieved 2008-02-22.
  2. ^ "DD-WRT project site". Retrieved 2008-02-22.
  3. ^ "Free GNU/Linux distributions". Retrieved 2015-05-20.
  4. ^ "DebWRT project site". Retrieved 2010-07-28.

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