3rd Party Firmware for Linksys Router to manage switch?

Posted on 2005-05-12
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
Does anyone know of any 3rd party firmware to turn a Linksys Rotuer/Switch into a manageable switch - with MAC forwarding table, ARP table, able to set speed and duplex, see Ethernet stats?  All the firmware i've seen seems to focus on the wireless and routing.
Question by:pseudocyber
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    I think you need to just buy a manageable switch. I wouldn't trust 3rd party firmware anyway- someone could put a little backdoor in there that gives them access to your router or network even if you thought you secured it...
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    I've never heard of any.. sorry...

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