|Last modified: 16-06-2020|
This wifi router cum four-port switch was introduced by Linksys after the uproar caused by its decision to terminate the hackable WRT54G router and replace it with the WxRiver, closed WRT54G??.
It comes with a Broadcom wifi chipset, and 16MB RAM and 4MB Flash memory, which is enough to run the alternative Linux firmwares such as OpenWrt, DD-Wrt, or Tomato.
FWIW, the unit I used is version 1.1 (S/N starts with CL7B).
To access the factory Linksys embedded web server, you must connect a PC to any of the switch's four ports. The web server can be reached at 192.168.1.1, and the embedded DHCP server is off by default, so you must assign the PC a 192.168.1.0/24 address manually. The default admin account has no login, and the password is "admin".
Once connected, if you want to be able to reach the Linsys embedded web server through its public Internet interface:
You should now be able to connect to 192.168.0.99:8008 from a PC located in the 192.168.0.0/24 network.
Note that for a simple SOHO setup, where the Linksys is connected either directly to an ADSL modem or acts as a repeater to connect hosts to a primary router, you don't need to create any static route in the "Basic Setup > Advanced routing" section.
Wireless repeater mode comes in two flavors: regular (hosts connected to the Linksys use the same network plan as the remote wifi router to which the Linksys connects), and "bridged" (hosts connected to the Linksys live in their own network).