The Default Router (Tedium)

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Tedium is running a
history of the Linksys WRT54G router
. “But the reason the WRT54G
series has held on for so long, despite using a wireless protocol that was
effectively made obsolete 12 years ago, might come down to a feature that
was initially undocumented—a feature that got through amid all the
complications of a big merger. Intentionally or not, the WRT54G was hiding
something fundamental on the router’s firmware: Software based on
Linux.