Ask the Readers: How Do You Supercharge Your Router?

Sure, you can take your router out of the box, plug it in, and use it with the default settings, but there’s nothing particularly daring or geeky about that. What we’re interested in is all the ways you tweak, enhance, and modify your outer for maximum usefulness.

This week we’re taking a look at routers and how, once freed from their stock configuration and firmware, they can really shine. What have you done with your router? Set up Quality of Service tables? Flashed a new and better ROM to run the router? Bridged routers to blanket your house with 100% Wi-Fi signal goodness? Whatever you’ve done to soup up your router, we want to hear about it. Sound off in the comments with your tips, tricks, software tools, and firmware upgrades.

Make sure to check in on Friday for a the What You Said roundup.

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.