linksys routers with linux firmware

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  1. VenomousSVT

    VenomousSVT New Member

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    is anyone running dd-wrt or other 3rd party firmwares on their routers? I got a wrt54g v5 for free from my boss yesterday. I flashed dd-wrt onto it and used it to replace the wrt54gc i had for my wireless needs. I am very happy with the new firmware and the fact that I have signal all over my house now with the new router, my wrt54gc was crap.

    Anywho, if anyone is using 3rd party software do you have valuable info to a dd-wrt noob for programming and router setup for maximum performance?
     
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    jmechy Calmer then you are.

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    I've had ddwrt on my wrt54g (thanks FON!) for quite a while now, and have never had a single problem with it once I got the firmware on.

    Apart from security setup (MAC filter, WPA2 PSK, router password) there really isn't much you will need to configure.
     
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    yes. I will not run a linksys without dd::wrt
     
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    werd..... i have been wanting to put dd-wrt on one ofr wuite some tim enow but wasnt sure what I would gain and I knew I couldnt flash it to my 54gc router. My boss replaced his referbished router with a brand new one and gave me the referb. He said the referb would cut off and reset itself and drop signal all the time. I flashed it and set it all up at work, brought it home and got it running. I have been running it for a week now without 1 single flaw.

    I have been toying with my xmit power and seeing how my site survey signal is changing.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Yep, I've been very happy with DD-WRT on my 54G. A few friends of mine claim that Tomato is better, but I haven't tried it myself.
     
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    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    Any big differences between DDWRT and Hyper WRT?
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Huge difference. HyperWRT is based on Linksys's official open-source firmware, so it's just the stock firmware with some added features. This is what DD-WRT used to be as well, but DD-WRT is now on the OpenWRT Kernel, which is more flexible and has allowed them to add more features.
     
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    I just got a wrt54g in hopes of putting a DD-WRT firmware on it but I got a new one... v8

    It actually has worked well all weekend so I am thinking I will just keep it.
     
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    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    oh. Good to know.

    Should I bother upgrading??
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    If it's working fine and HyperWRT has everything you need, then I wouldn't bother. No real reason to switch if it's working for you :dunno:
     
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    I would switch anyway.
     

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