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Netgear launches Linux router

Netgear has unveiled its RangeMax Wireless-N Gigabit Router, which it says offers an open source platform for developers and enthusiasts with new partner applications.

As well as offering wireless-N connectivity with GB ethernet ports and ReadyShare USB storage access, it has also been designed to serve as a high performance Linux platform that supports a broad range of applications, put together by development partners and the dedicated open source community, (such as companies like BigFoot Networks, Leaf Networks, Paragon Software and Sputnik).

The device includes support for a range of open source firmware, including DD-WRT, OpenWRT and Tomato, which is intended to attract a wider range of third party applications. Customers will be able to download this firmware online at www.myopenrouter.com.

“The debut of our open source RangeMax Wireless-N Gigabit Router is significant, as it is the first full-featured Wireless-N Linux router to combine wide-ranging capabilities, features, infrastructure and a community to enable application development,” stated Netgear’s senior product line manager for advanced wireless, Som Pal Choudhury. “Feedback and ideas from our open source community have been key in developing this powerful platform.”

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