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Black Mage
May 11th, 2008, 08:43 PM
Has anyone built or knows how to build their own wireless router?

I could easily by a Linksys or Netgear for home, but I think I would get a little more satisfication, and understanding of routers, if I built my own. If not, does anyone want to start a project of builder your own wireless router?

May 11th, 2008, 09:00 PM
i've considered it, but would only do it for fun and it certainly wouldn't replace my Linksys WRT54GL running DDWRT firmware. also, you'll be in need of a pc most likely and something like that is going to use more power than a consumer router.


but, if you're going to do it, keep us updated and don't forget the pics.

Black Mage
May 11th, 2008, 09:13 PM
What I have no clue what I am doing so its going to be interesting. Anyone feel free to jump in anytime and say something.

So far I've come up with this:

Memory: 1GB Scan Disk

Ports:3 ports- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813998004

Antenna: Rosewell 2.4Ghz Antenna

Now I need something, i guess like a circuit board, to make everything work together. Any ideas?

May 11th, 2008, 09:41 PM
I don't mean to rain on your parade, but this router will end up costing you more than a commercial one, and will probably work worse too. I would recommend against it, but its your choice.

If you do decide to pursue the DIY road, good luck!