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Netgear hack note

Posted on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 in code, hacks, open source by the machinegeek


Lloyd Atkinson writes:

I was recently researching the possibility of running OpenWRT on one of my Netgear Wireless access points. I came across a Netgear page that has available TAR files of source code for hundreds of their devices! So far, it appears that Netgear uses BusyBox Linux on their devices.

I just thought some readers on this site would like to know of this! I know I’ll be reprogramming my Netgear device soon!

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2 Responses to “Netgear hack note”

  1. hardcore says:

    It depends very much on the ‘chipset’ used

    some of these packages only consist of precompiled file , and for some reason ,some are compiled on windows, whilst others contain the full linux source.

    It appears that the chip manufacturers do the work, then supply environments for the manufacturers.

  2. Drone says:

    Typically, you are only going to get parts of the code that are under GPL and were modified.

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