List of router firmware projects
This is a list of notable custom-firmware projects for wireless routers or software distributions for PC-based routers that have been created and are maintained by people and groups other than the manufacturer of the product. Many of these will run on various brands of Linux-based devices, such as Linksys, Asus, Netgear, etc. The extent of support for (and testing on) particular hardware varies from project to project.
- OpenWrt – Customizable FOSS firmware written from scratch; features a combined SquashFS/JFFS2 file system and the package manager opkg with over 3000 available packages (Linux/GPL)
- Commotion Wireless – FOSS mesh networking
- DD-WRT – Based on OpenWrt code, paid and free versions available
- Gargoyle – A free OpenWrt-based Linux distribution for a range of Broadcom and Atheros chipset based wireless routers
- LEDE – A spin-off of the OpenWrt project that shares many of the same goals
- libreCMC – An FSF-endorsed derivation of OpenWRT with the proprietary blobs removed
- Roofnet – A wireless community network project
- DebWRT – Combines the Linux kernel from OpenWrt and the package management system from Debian (Linux/GPL)
- HyperWRT – Early power-boosting firmware project to stay close to the official WRT54G and WRT54GS firmware but add features such as transmit power, port triggers, scripts, telnet, etc.
- Zeroshell – Routers and bridges with VPN, QoS, load balancing and other functionalities
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