I have a shitty old Linksys router that acts as a wireless connection for our whole flat. It often crashes when it gets too busy.

A while ago I saw this article on lifehacker about upgrading the rubbish firmware on my router with opensource software from Tomato.

I umed an ahed about it for months because if something went wrong then we would be disconnected from the internet. Which would not only be a personal tragedy but also would mean I had to have actual real life conversations with my flatmates. More than likely conversations about why I broke the internet. And how I work in IT so I should be able to fix it.

Today I build up the courage to make the firmware upgrade and it took about 2 minutes.

If you have a Linksys router that is causing you problems then I fully recommend upgrading to Tomato.

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