From the Canyon Edge -- :-Dustin

Thursday, July 21, 2011

ASUS WL-330gE and DD-WRT

Different hotels have very different setups.  Some only have wired connections.  Some only have a single ethernet port that I need to share with my wife or roommate.

Traveling as much as I do, it's handy to bring a wireless router with me.

I bought a very, very tiny one in Taipei, Taiwan last year.  It was pretty good, very inexpensive, and rather configurable.  But it didn't run DD-WRT -- a real man's firmware! :-)

Last week, my buddy Scott Moser pointed me to the tiny ASUS WL-330gE.  I bought it on Amazon for $42, and just flashed it with DD-WRT.  Everything is working like a charm ;-)  In fact, I'm posting this entry on my Thinkpad, wirelessly connected to the device, which is also wirelessly connected to my home network (ie, operating in a wireless repeater bridge mode).

It's really small (3.25" x 2.5" x 0.75"), and can be powered by USB.

Pretty slick little device.  I'm quite happy with it ;-)