Flashing OpenWRT to the ASUS WL500gP
1 Project description
My ASUS WL-500GP WLAN router is a wonderful little device. Only, I want to station it as part of DB0MHB. There it is meant to act as a relay for Packet Radio and Echolink and whatever else. For these purposes, the legacy software on it is not very useful. Instead, I want to use the device as a low power fully fledged and networked computer on an outpost in nature.
I have thus learned to
- customize the OpenWRT sources (buildroot)
- develop / compile my own OpenWRT image
- flash the image
- customize the OpenWRT installation
- make it speak to special hardware such as this
I was successful in archieving my goals. The router is ready for deployment, which is due mid July 2008.