With a Rosewill RNX-N150RT router, you can flash this simple home router to OpenWRT. While there are a few hoops to jump through, the process is easy.
- First flash the Rosewill to DD-WRT by downloading the firmware here.
- Next flash the DD-WRT firmware with TP-Link firmware tl-wr741nd_v1_v2-webrevert.bin – Here’s the Google search to find the .bin file.
- Finally flash the TP-Link firmware to OpenWRT . You should flash OpenWRT version 12.09-rc1 or later. You can download the firmware here. Note: I had to rename the firmware to factory.bin
Additional note: You can also load Gargoyle. See the notes here.
SSH using PuttyGen to generate key and then using Putty to access the router
What about performance? Amazingly this little $14 router wirelessly has been outperforming our AC router. The wi-fi signal stays strong and steady.