Buffalo Technology which makes good WiFi routers has decided to use open source firmware. Instead of their own firmware, they are going to be using DD-WRT instead.

DD-WRT is open source and has host of features, which are normally not found in WiFi Routers. DD-WRT also has open firmware for many other routers too. Her are some of the features:

  • VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN)
  • VLAN (tagging)
  • Virtual AP (multi-SSIDs for multi-connection and security)
  • RADIUS server
  • Hot spot support
  • Volume quotas
  • IPv6 support
  • Detailed monitoring and
  • A host of other high-end features

Way to go Buffalo! Hope to see more hardware vendors using open firmware.