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EXT, miniDLNA, and More: A Brief Guide to Deciphering Firmware Titles

EXT? Std.? OpenVPN? K26? What does it mean?

Like the natural glory of double rainbows, firmware types can be not only awe-inspiring but downright mysterious as well. Even though I won't pretend for one second that I know as much as the ultra-skilled programmers on our community, I'd like to make the choices a little more clearer for our readers.

How To Set Up Parental Controls On Toastman's Tomato Firmware for WNR3500L

The Internet is a scary place. Now, I'm not a parent yet--but if I were, I'd want to at least try to impose some realistic limits on the internet for my kids. I'm not into shielding kids from too much, but some things (and some sites) just cannot be un-seen, as you may possibly know but not care to admit. Plus, it's probably nice to know that your kids can't browse the Internet a 3 in the morning when they have school in only a few hours.

Fortunately, if you have a WNR3500L, you can use Toastman's excellent Tomato firmware build to set up a variety of settings to restrict Internet access on your router. Here's how.

Quick Review and Specs: NETGEAR WNDR4000 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

The NETGEAR N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router offers high performance wireless speeds of up to 450 Mbps needed for demanding applications, such as large file transfers, streaming HD video and multiplayer gaming.

Quick Review and Specs: NETGEAR WNDR3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

You may already be familiar with the flash-able, super-powerful WNDR3700--definitely an extreme networking machine.

Why Would I Flash My WNR3500L, and Which Firmware Should I Choose?

WNR3500L

If you're new to all of this, or just happened upon this community in your Google searching about your new WNR3500L, WNDR3700, or whichever--it might seem just a bit intimidating. DLNA? DD-WRT? Tomato? I thought tomatoes were fruits? (or vegetables?)

NETGEAR WNR2000 V2 Review--The Little Router that Could

NETGEAR's WNR2000 V2 is like the WNR3500 V2 router's "little brother." The case itself is almost identical, but inside it uses a less powerful 300Mhz processor and does not support 1Mb wired speeds.

It does support wireless 'N', however, and has an extensive list of features:

Toastman's Tomato USB Firmware on the NETGEAR WNR3500L

Toastman is a huge contributor to the linksysinfo.org forums and has created a version of Tomato for the WNR3500L.

NETGEAR WNDR3700 Review: The Ultimate Wireless Networking Machine

Sometimes, all you need are the basics.  Other times, you need to break out the "big guns."  The NETGEAR WNDR3700?  One of the big guns.

Quick Review and Specs: NETGEAR WNDR4000 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

The NETGEAR N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router offers high performance wireless speeds of up to 450 Mbps needed for demanding applications, such as large file transfers, streaming HD video and multiplayer gaming. Dual band technology avoids interference, ensuring top speeds and the highest range, while Gigabit offers ultra-fast wired connections.

Quick Review and Specs: NETGEAR DGND3700 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router

The NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem Router is the Ultimate Integrated DSL Networking Gateway. It offers concurrent dual band technology which avoids interference and ensures top speeds and the greatest range for demanding applications, such as streaming HD video and multiplayer gaming. Complete with a built-in DSL modem, it is compatible with all major DSL Internet service providers.

Quick Review and Specs: NETGEAR WNXR2000 Wireless Router with Built-In Powerline AV

The NETGEAR N300 Wireless Router + Built-in Powerline AV allows you to share your broadband connection with multiple computers and other devices throughout your entire home. It provides the convenience of wireless with Powerline for easy, reliable and secure network access from any electrical outlet. This all-in-one solution means simple setup and reduced clutter, while NETGEAR Live Parental Controls keep your Internet experience safe by blocking inappropriate content.

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