KWGR614 Open Source Router Installation and Setup

After years of using Linksys WRT54G routers, I decided that it was time to look into a newer setup for my system. I'm not currently having any problems, but my routers are the old V2 & V3 versions. They're no longer being manufactured, and if they went bad - I would have to buy either a new version of the Linksys, or an alternative.

I also use my netowrk quite heavily (you'll see why in a moment) and don't want to risk down time if one of my routers went bad.

WGR614L Hardware Specifications

Here's some detailed information about the newest open source router, the WGR614L, coming soon from Netgear. This platform is well suited to community developed firmware packages such as DD-WRT, Tomato, and others.

WGR614L Hardware Specifications

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.1 x 4.7 in (175.3 x 27.94 x 119.4 mm)
  • Weight: 0.26 kg (0.57 lb)

Wireless Speeds

WGR614L Software Specifications

The NETGEAR Wireless-G open source router (WGR614L) is a customizable open source product. At its heart is a Linux operating system, which can be customized and modified at will by users to arrive at customer software applications or to achieve custom functionality / optimizations.

The WGR614L is running Linux 2.4.20.

The following table lists the functional modules of the WGR614L router and the source and versions of the different modules. More information on these functional modules can be obtained directly from the source of the packages.

WGR614L - Router for developers

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Inside KWGR614

KWGR614 is powered by the same RTL8651B processor used in the high performance Netgear Rangemax WPNT834 Access Point. Besides the RTL86151B SoC at 200 MHz, KWGR614 also sports the RTL8185L/RTL8225 WiFi chipset supporting WPA2-PSK and a generous 4 MB Flash/16MB of SDRAM enough to run many additional applications.

KWGR614 Software Specifications

The NETGEAR Wireless-G open source router (KWGR614) is a customizable open source product. At its heart is a Linux operating system, which can be customized and modified at will by users to arrive at customer software applications or to achieve custom functionality / optimizations.

The KWGR614 is running Linux 2.4.26.

The following table lists the functional modules of the KWGR614 router and the source and versions of the different modules. More information on these functional modules can be obtained directly from the source of the packages...

KWGR614 Important Downloads

The following are critical downloads for the NETGEAR KWGR614 Open Source Router. For more downloads, make sure you check out the MyOpenRouter.com downloads area ... for manuals, open source information, and even custom open source projects created by members of the community.
 
 

KWGR614 Hardware Specifications

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 28 x 175 x 118 mm (1.1 x 6.9 x 4.7 in)
  • Weight: 0.3 kg (0.7 lbs)

Wireless Speeds

  • Network Speeds: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, & 54 Mbps (auto rate capable)
  • Modulation Type: OFDM with BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK

Routing Protocols

KWGR614 Product FAQ


Note: this product has reached its end-of-life. You can find information on NETGEAR's newest open source router, the WGR614L, here.  Material on the KWGR614 will still available on MyOpenRouter.com.

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