Well the WRT54GL is not dead for me. Due to it’s popularity this venerable wireless router has been documented across the Internet on how to software and hardware hack it. Tinkering with this devices is a great way to learn about embedded Linux, cross-compilation, soldering, and serial communication. I continue to search for new ways to play with this router (I plan on adding some USB ports once my 12v/5v power supply arrives!). The reason I’m documenting my experiences is because I haven’t seen many tutorials where the device has a GPS module. I’ve seen some documentation on connecting a GPS device (Garmin) to a serial port. Mine goes the extra step and includes a module in the router for a nice compact wardriving box. I’m even able to set the date and time on the device after a GPS lock is obtained. So I’m going to put together a tutorial on the GPS module and the version of Openwrt, Kismet, and GPSd I used to allow this device to be a self contained wardriving box.