after having problems with my old dsl router, i finally ordered and received the actiontec gt701-wg from qwest. i believe this is what they are starting to distribute by default in my area, and i wouldn’t be surprised if these were to be found elsewhere as well.
the interesting thing about these new actiontec routers is that they run linux. seatllewireless has a nice page describing the system, and people have already figured out how to build and install custom firmware on the device.
most people have a single static ip, so it would be sort of neat to have your dsl router run a small static web site. you could always port forward, but it’s one less machine to worry about. better yet, install ssh and use it as a tunneling server. then you can open up your wireless network for your neighbors, but not broadcast your email in the clear.
have you done anything neat with your 701 or a different embedded linux router? do you have any great ideas for what could be done with this system? tell us about it in the comments area.