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Remember when radios were so cool that you would sit at home with a radio in the kitchen and gathered all of your family to hear the radio stations? yea neither do I, but I’m sure that your grandparents did. Radios have gotten so “old” tech that we no longer have a purpose for them, now days the only reason radios are ever turned on are to plug in an ipod and play some songs in your party. But tinkernut.com brought this router back to life by using it to broadcast sound to your radio from any computer in the house. Best of all, it’s not that hard to make.

Downloads
Firmware direct download – http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/asus/wl520gu
Asus Restoration Utility –http://www.tinkernut.com/demos/253_wifi_radio/wl520.zip
Putty – http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe
Ario MPD client – http://sourceforge.net/projects/ario-player/files/
GTK+ for Windows – http://gtk-win.sourceforge.net/home/index.php/en/Downloads

Parts Needed:
Asus WL-520GU – http://www.amazon.com/Asus-WL-520GU-ASUS-Wireless-Router/dp/B000R3BTDC
USB Sound – http://www.amazon.com/External-Channel-Sound-Adapter-Notebook/dp/B000N35A0Y

Links:
MPC Commands – http://linux.die.net/man/1/mpc
MPD Clients – http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Clients

Reference Sites:
OpenWRT – http://www.openwrt.org
MightyOhm – http://mightyohm.com