Kagera Router Management Utility
Kagera is a Linux based alternative OpenSource firmware for powering a variety of WLAN routers. The main emphasis lies on providing the easiest possible handling while at the same time supporting a great number of functionalities within the framework of the respective hardware platform used. The included, graphical user interface is logically structured, and it is operated via a standard Web browser (eg. Firefox), so even non-technicians, beginner users can configure the system in only a few simple steps. Apart from the easy handling, speed and stability are also in the focus of Kagera Firmware development work. Compared to the software preinstalled on many WLAN routers, Kagera is an effort aimed at building a powerful software helping to solve a number of different problems and to extend SOHO devices capabilities. It aims to solve the problem of excessive buffering of network packets, as it is much easier to start addressing the problem at the home router end. Beyond this, Kagera aims to be a modular router management utility, that enables experiments with "next generation" Internet features, such as DualBand WiFi, IPv6 and DNSSEC.
Kagera is built atop the OpenWrt project, which has great Linux kernel support for many embedded devices, bringing its strengths and opens a whole new world of possibilities. The modular design with support of external root lets user to flash just the core system and then choose which functionality does he really need, decreasing necessary free space and the number of available firmware editions. What is more, Kagera Firmware implements the online updates feature, and therefore allows network administrators to easily upgrade software directly from the router configuration page.
The main features:
- Advanced QOS
- Bandwidth management & network monitoring
- DualBand WiFi support
- Enabled SSH protocol
- Extended system information
- Full IPv6 support
- Multilanguage user interface (i18n)
- The Extware Repository
- User-friendly interface
The project is still in pre-alpha state, what means that some functionality might not work properly while others might be still not implemented.