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 ====== Beginners'​ Guide to OpenWrt ====== ====== Beginners'​ Guide to OpenWrt ======
  
-OpenWrt ​allows you to install ​a very powerful, highly customizable ​variant of Linux on your router. The options can be a little overwhelming at first.+OpenWrt ​is a very powerful, highly customizable Linux distribution that you can install ​on your router. The options can be a little overwhelming at first.
  
 There is an endless list of hardware choices provided by a wide array of different manufacturers. ​ Individual manufacturers build and sell a huge variety of different models which themselves come in multiple hardware configurations or hardware revisions. There is an endless list of hardware choices provided by a wide array of different manufacturers. ​ Individual manufacturers build and sell a huge variety of different models which themselves come in multiple hardware configurations or hardware revisions.
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   - If you haven'​t bought your hardware already, consult the [[toh:​buyerguide|Buyers'​ Guide]].   - If you haven'​t bought your hardware already, consult the [[toh:​buyerguide|Buyers'​ Guide]].
   - Verify that your router is compatible with OpenWrt using the [[toh/​start|Table of Hardware]]   - Verify that your router is compatible with OpenWrt using the [[toh/​start|Table of Hardware]]
-  - Choose a version of the OpenWrt firmware and [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org|download]].+  - [[about:​latest|Choose a version]] of the OpenWrt firmware and [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org|download]].
   - [[generic.flashing|Install]] the OpenWrt firmware on your router.   - [[generic.flashing|Install]] the OpenWrt firmware on your router.
   - Login to your newly flashed router for the [[doc/​howto/​firstlogin|first time]].   - Login to your newly flashed router for the [[doc/​howto/​firstlogin|first time]].
   - Set up a [[basic.config|basic configuration]].   - Set up a [[basic.config|basic configuration]].
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 +If you already have a router but it isn't currently supported or being worked on you should [[http://​fixithere.net/​ | go]] [[doc/​howto/​user.edittoh|here]]
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 :!: Please consult the [[doc:FAQ]] before asking questions in the forum. :!: Please consult the [[doc:FAQ]] before asking questions in the forum.
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 +**''​Note:''​** Employing OpenWrt can result in a very uneventful and stable software experience. Known vulnerabilities are being constantly patched away, so that, when millions of routers are hit by yet another security hole again and again, OpenWrt users sit idly by and miss all the "​fun"​. This seems to be so well understood by the press, that OpenWrt is not even mentioned any longer as a safer alternative.
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