Qwest Linux Dsl Routers

actiontec hack

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.

Hackaday Links


more links. more fun. more sausage. wait, no.

Someone decided it’d be fun to take Yahoo! and Google and merge them into one search engine

Always remember to kick it old school when hacking [sc0rian]

Using a joystick to control and manipulate images

Multiplayer on the PSP with only one UMD [Roy]
Kick it with a Gundam Land Walker
light up that beige keyboard
duct tape = instant hammock
save xbox games on the psp, because you can

and for your true wardriving needs, ebay has it all

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