Gargoyles to keep a watch over your PC

You know what its like- you want to upgrade your computer network but get cold chills thinking about all the cost and disruption you will have to endure with legions of IT guys trouncing around your premises and miles of Ethernet cables strewn around the place.

Well fear no more since a new firmware release from is designed to put all your fears to rest.

Gargoyle is a firmware interface for most small and widely used routers such as the Linksys WRT54G series, the La Fonera and other Linux-based routers that is designed to provide functionality above and beyond what the default software provides.

This includes such things as dynamic DNS, quality of service, and bandwidth monitoring tools a free firmware upgrade for many widely available routers Gargoyle firmware is designed to easily monitor bandwidth usage for every computer, set quotas, ensuring that network resources are allocated fairly, block forbidden websites, or block everything except a white-list of allowed addresses and also configure a wireless bridge to connect two networks without any ugly wires.

It was developed about 12 months ago by Eric Bishop and the best thing of course is that it’s free.