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05-01-2004, 12:57
Is it possible to run the firmware from http://www.sveasoft.com/forum6.html on the ASUS WL-500g? It is for an Linksys WRT54G.

05-01-2004, 13:41
No, it would not work due to the fact that linksys wrt54g uses different hardware for network interfaces. Also, you will loose the USB functionality.

04-12-2004, 23:41
Sveasoft do release source code, or is it not fully open?


My question is how much of the functionally of the WRT54g can we get into the Asus WL-500g

Becuase I am purchased an Asus WL-500g for others so have some experience with it, but when buying for myself I am torn between the features of the Sveasoft firmware on the Wrt54g, like load balancing and snmp.

I know these things can be implemented on the asus (can snmp?), but it comes down to time, but I am sure I can find a use for FTP, Webcam support etc, and the print server.

Is it possible to modify the sveasoft firmware for our purposes? Or implement the full feature list they have on the Asus?

05-12-2004, 22:46
Hmm, well, sveasoft is a long story I'm afraid, so don't break my mouth open (as we say in Dutch :p ). Search with Google and you will find some very interesting discussions on how sveasoft does things. Some say they don't comply to GPL others say they do.

But where it comes down to is this: Sveasoft releases firmwares and sourcecode for free BUT only for older firmwares. If you want to use the latest or BETA releases you will have to pay an anual fee. Its up to you if you are prepared to live with their policy.

About the differences between Oleg's firmwares and sveasoft': each has its advantages/disadvantages but there are a few things you have to think about: The Asus has some added hardware (the parallel and usb port). If you want to make use of this hardware, you'll have to put the software for it on the router which occupies FLASH space. This is the big problem: FLASH space is very limited so as a consequence the amount of features which are possible are limited too. Oleg has done a great job on getting as much features on the WL-500g as possible, but he simply has more software to put on the router with the same amount of FLASH. Therefore some exotic or other non-trivial software which is on the Linksys won't be put in the firmware for the WL-500g.

On the other hand: If you attach an USB stick of HDD to the router you can put additional software on that which gives you 'unlimited' options. So if you want to use snmp on the router, compile the required software with the Asus toolchain and you can use it.

I Hope this clarifies things a bit :)

05-12-2004, 22:54
Oh, and one more thing: The search button is a powerful tool ;)

There is an SNMP deamon available for the WL-500g: http://wl500g.info/showthread.php?t=832&highlight=snmp

06-12-2004, 00:21
Thanks for the definitive answer, I actually ordered my wl500g before I read this anyway!

My one last question is that I seem to remember reading that it was difficult to add extra options to the web configuration pages, is this the case?

I have searched however I don't think I used the correct terms/failed to spot it.

Thanks again.

06-12-2004, 09:45
Yes, webinterface is part of the compiled busybox webserver (for security reasons AFAIK). It will be difficult to add or change things, you'll have to recompile the firmware.

There is however an option to run a second webserver for which you can create your own webpages much more easilly.

06-12-2004, 10:27
Just to correct Styno: primary webserver is not busybox, but thttpd based with number of things compiled in. Most of web changes requires binary changes also.