The router controller/clock consists of an Atmel MEGA8515 CPU, NE2000 network card and a HD44780 compatible LCD.
As the LCD display requires a negative voltage for the contrast I've decided to use a MAX232CP serial driver for the job.

And heres afew pictures of the controller

And here's the first attempt at getting the LCD working

And Here's a short video of the LCD in action.
And heres a circuit diagram, it's not finished but it's a start.