First it was Linksys, with their WRT54G routers that came with Linux installed as its firmware. Frankly, I had a grand time flashing, re-flashing, tweaking and even bricking my router. I have installed numerous firmware and versions and had fun doing it. It even came to a point where I had a client specifically buy the corresponding Linksys model so as we could re-flash it with a better firmware prior to deployment. How I wish that all broadband routers are like it.
If this blog entry is correct, then now joins Linksys in using Linux as its router's firmware. Now, this is really great news since it means that the DD-WRT firmware gets recognized as stable, robust and reliable, by the manufacturer to the extent of even giving it support! How cool is that?
Now, if only Apple will do the same for their base stations. tsk tsk