Home Networking


Sometimes people ask us for direction on setting up their home networks. CSE does not officially recommend the products listed on this page. This page just describes products with which CSE users have had success.

Wireless Routers

Linksys-Cisco WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router

  1. Runs Linux OS.
  2. Includes a lot of extras in case you want to do something more customized with it.
  3. UB CIT SysAdmin Paul Graham's Recommendation: Flash firmware with OpenWRT White Russian RC6 X-WRT.
  4. Departmental History
    • March 2007: Recommendation documented.
    • March 2007: Bharat Jayaraman purchases WRT54GL for home use.
    • April 2007: Christian Miller purchases WRT54GL for home use.
    • May 2007: Aidong Zhang purchases WRT54GL for home use.
    • May 2007: Bina Ramamurthy makes WRT54GL the centerpiece of new course CSE 321, "Realtime Embedded Systems".


  1. http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/products/WRT54GL
  2. http://openwrt.org