What to do with older devices


#21

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.


#22

Friends are hard to come by....


#23

True!
Particularly tech-savvy friends who would want OpenWrt for their home routers!


#24

Keep them for a lanparty :grinning:


#26

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.


#27

https://openwrt.org/docs/techref/hardware/port.serial


#28

My ADSL is 15 mbps, so these routers aren't really obsolete, particularly if they have USB ports.


#29

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).


#30

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.


#31

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.. :confused:

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...