Configuring Guest SSID using My OpenRouter Independent Firmware Build

This article will tell you how to configure your guest SSID with the new MyOpenRouter independent firmware for the WGR614L.  Let's get started!

What is a Guest SSID?

A Guest SSID allows users to assign two SSID's for a single wireless interface. It will behave as if you have two network interfaces. Let's take a real life problem where this feature can be of great value.

Overview of NETGEAR WGT624 Super-G Wireless Router

Have you been looking to speed up your Wireless-G network?  The NETGEAR WGT624 delivers network performance beyond what you're used to - with up to twice the speed and four times the range of your standard 802.11g connection.

You'll also be kept safe with double firewall protection!

Features of the NETGEAR WGT624

WGR614L Firmware Choices Compared

A number of various firmwares are now available for the NETGEAR WGR614L router. Tomato and DD-WRT have already been released, and developers are working on Open-WRT also. Besides these, a customized MyOpenRouter independent firmware build is also available!

Firmware feature comparison list

So.. A number of firmwares now available for WGR614L. Tomato, DD-WRT has already been released and developers are working on openwrt also. Besides this a custom MOR firmware is available also. So you can enjoy the freedom of the open-source firmwares with this router totally. Change your router in the way you want....

I have tried all of the firmwares released in this site and prepared a feature wise comparison list. So that you can pick the best firmwares according to your requirement. Here is the list..

New Independent WGR614L Firmware Build Now Available!

A new independent, custom firmware build for the NETGEAR WGR614L Open Source Router has been published and is available for download!

This new firmware is based on Broadcom code but modified to support the WGR614L.  

Here are some of the standout features of the new firmware:

Recover Your WGR614L Using a Serial Console & Windows

Hopefully, you will never have to do this, but if you are like me and like to work on the bleeding edge of technology - sometimes things happen. (Of course, you might just enjoy getting down to the core with your new serial console, too!)

So, you've "bricked" your WGR614L, either through too much tinkering or just a fluke. You may have tried tftp through your network cable, you just can't get a ping or for any reason can't get it going again. Rather than panic, you can access your router by using a serial console!

Blocking the Internet with NETGEAR Routers

After I set up my new KWGR614 open source router, I thought it was time to add in our "No Internet after 9:00 PM" rule for one of the kids. I wanted to see if it was as easy to set up as my old router, and how the KWGR614 would handle it.

After looking around a bit, I decided the best way to do this was to block port 80 to the kids' machine after 9:00PM. To surf the web, you need port 80 open on most machines and setups. If that port is closed, you cannot get to the internet.

DD-WRT for NETGEAR WGR614L Installation Guide

It's great to see the official release of DD-WRT for the NETGEAR WGR614L. The firmware can be downloaded from this page. Below are the steps to install this firmware to the NETGEAR WGR614L.

DD-WRT Firmware Now Available for NETGEAR WGR614L

The moment you've all been waiting for is here. You can now unleash the power of the DD-WRT custom router firmware on your NETGEAR WGR614L Open Source Router!

Some of the highlights of v24 of the DD-WRT firmware include:

WNHDEB111 Wireless-N Networking Kit by NETGEAR - Review and Unboxing

Recently, myself and Matt Whitlock, from, were able to test out the new WNHDEB111 Wireless-N Networking Kit (or "bridge" as some call it) from NETGEAR. Historically, my experiences with networking have usually been rife with stress and difficulties in getting everything to sync up and work properly.