OpenWrt is a Linux distribution mainly for embedded devices.
Instead of trying to create a single, static firmware, OpenWrt provides a writable filesystem with package management. This frees you from the application selection and configuration provided by the vendor and allows you to customize
... [More] the device through the use of packages to suit any application. [Less]
MadWifi is a Linux driver for IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN devices that are based on chipsets from Atheros. It supports all relevant modes of operation (client, Access Point, 802.11 IBSS aka ad-hoc, ahdemo, WDS, monitor), state-of-the-art encryption (WPA, WPA2, 802.1x), Multi-SSID operation, and more.
Older versions of the driver depend on a binary Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL). Meanwhile, the source for the HAL has been released under a permissive license and is now included in the MadWifi source.
Development of MadWifi has more or less ceased, the driver is superseded by ath5k and ath9k (which are part of the Linux kernel). [Less]
OpenFWWF, Open FirmWare for WiFi networks, is a project that wants to provide an easy and inexpensive platform to implement new Medium Access Control (MAC) mechanism, and wants to be a valid alternative to simulations and expensive ad-hoc platforms.
ROBIN (ROuting Batman Inside) is an Open Source mesh network project, deployed on top of OpenWRT kamikaze, running on any Atheros AP51 routers (such as Meraki Mini, La Fonera and others) and using OLSR or BATMAN as routing algorithm.
ROBIN spreads a wired internet connection such as a DSL
... [More] throughout an apartment complex, neighborhood, village or school, and work on a variety of commonly available, low-cost hardware. [Less]
Nightwing allows the creation of fast deployment wireless networks and without the need to make complicated configurations that allows the extention of the network. From the implementation of a Mesh technology called B.A.T.M.A.N, Nightwing allows the extention of Wireless Network with the simplicity
... [More] of adding devices and that works with a minimal human intervention. [Less]