NSLU2

The NSLU2 (Network Storage Link for USB 2.0 Disk Drives) is a network-attached storage (NAS) device made by Linksys introduced in 2004 and discontinued in 2008. It makes USB flash memory and hard disks accessible over a network using the SMB protocol (also known as Windows file sharing or CIFS). read more at WikiPedia

  • It seems that the latest sport these days is to hack a running device powered by a linux kernel. This time Linux reveal its power inside a Network Attached Storage (NAS). Originally powered by a Linksys firmware, it can be enhanced greatly by an open source alternative openSlug(beta but promising) or Unslug(stable)
    For openSlug:

     

     

       1. Number of drives attached to slug can be greater than 2.
       2. Bluetooth support can be added.
       3. More RAM can be supported.
       4. RunApex and use a different bootloader with cool features.
       5. OpenSlugNativeCompileEnvironment Compile natively on OpenSlug.

    Thanks people, I will surely aquire one NSLU2 very soon!

    The same idea, but a different device: Wireless router WRT54G