Yeah that's what i ended up doing but i have 3 and only 1 friend that wants it for the same reasons i mentioned myself above, its not easy to find but i will try.
Friends are hard to come by....
Particularly tech-savvy friends who would want OpenWrt for their home routers!
Keep them for a lanparty
Ok, so apparently all the routers are old, very old and about 10 mbps etc. so no one wants that these days.
The next move would be to use them as a door way info firmware study and gene pigs, so how do i dump their memory etc. whats the starting procedure for OpenWrt i couldn't find one.
My ADSL is 15 mbps, so these routers aren't really obsolete, particularly if they have USB ports.
Local projects like https://freifunk.net/en/ existing around the world are great for older devices too. (Or do it yourself with Tor/vpn to give some kind of free internet access or build a community network with mesh).
Consider that plugging in these routers uses energy, let's say they use 15watts total, at $0.15/kWh it's about $20/yr. These ancient devices have few capabilities, so you may wind up running several where you could consolidate them with more modern hardware. Sometimes it really is best to e-waste them.
In my country you won't get anything working below 20 so it's useless here..
Altought its a nice cause i don't really have room or want to pay the electrical bill for it..
Yeah i agree with you sadly so as it seems now after i'm done with my R&D on how to use serial to interact with the devices the e-waste is probably the right place...