The TP-Link WDR4300 (v1.6) has an impressive array of hardware features and 128M of RAM for about $160. Unfortunately it comes with firmware that the vendor has deliberately crippled and a known backdoor.

Backdoor warning

Fortunately the amazing OpenWRT exists so we can make this nifty little machine work really hard for us doing a wide array of things. Here's how you get OpenWRT onto this router:


Install the Firmware

Post Flashing

That's it if for basic installation. You've now got a powerful little router running OpenWRT and the possibilities abound.