Friday, March 25, 2011

So I decided to order a new router on Wednesday. Yesterday (one day later) it arrived at my door! It's the Asus RT-N16 SuperRouterN. What makes it super? It has 32MB of flash and 128MB of RAM. This is about 4-8 times more than most standard routers. It opens the door for a lot of additional functionality especially if you, like me, install the opensource replacement firmware DD-WRT.

DD-WRT essentially turns your router into a mini Linux computer. My first project was to build modules for my webcam and set it up to let me see what's going on in the livingroom when I'm downstairs in my office.

I have some other ideas for projects to use this for, so perhaps further updates will be warranted.