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Free software drivers for network/wifi routers/switches

From the High Priority Free Software Projects list

OpenWRT ath9k support

Main person working on this looks like Stephen Gutknecht.


Planex MZK-W04NU

Note that you need to install a padded OpenWRT image so the size is what the device expects.

Default config is / admin / password

Trendnet TEW-632-BRP

Mesh Networking

There seem to be 4 major mesh networking protocols:

  1. OLSR, the oldest and most established
  2. BATMAN, newer but pretty widespread
  3. Babel, very new but does work / released software
  4. Open 802.11s, which is integrated into linux 2.6.26 and later