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OpenWRT vs ddWRT

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  • Darkblade_1Darkblade_1 __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2007
    dd-wrt

    Though I cannot, nor will I, qualify this assertion in any way.

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    They're both so much better than whatever firmware came pre-installed on the router that it's almost silly to compare them. It's like saying "I currently own a Ford Festiva. Which car is better, a Corvette or a Viper?"

    Personally, I prefer DD-WRT.

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  • SnowconeSnowcone Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Daedalus wrote: »
    They're both so much better than whatever firmware came pre-installed on the router that it's almost silly to compare them. It's like saying "I currently own a Ford Festiva. Which car is better, a Corvette or a Viper?"

    Personally, I prefer DD-WRT.
    Well, I'll take the Corvette. ;p

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  • SushisourceSushisource Registered User
    edited December 2007
    DD-WRT is fantastic.

    I use and love it. Every feature I need ever.

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  • BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    It wasn't mentioned, but Tomato is also a fantastic firmware.

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  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    Barrakketh wrote: »
    It wasn't mentioned, but Tomato is also a fantastic firmware.

    That's what I was going to suggest. I would use Tomato if I didn't end up with a WRT54G v5. I'm stuck with DD-WRT mini. They all work great, but Tomato has a bit more functionality than DD-WRT.

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  • SnowconeSnowcone Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Seems like Tomato has a very short list of supported hardware.

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  • Nakatomi2010Nakatomi2010 Registered User
    edited December 2007
    Does dd-wrt do anything for improving reliability of the connection strngth? The biggest issue I have with my WRT350N is that my connection speed varies from 13mbps to 215 mbps, and everywhere in between...

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  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    Do you not have a Buffalo or Linksys router? I thought that's all anyone bought anymore.

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  • Recoil42Recoil42 Registered User
    edited December 2007
    Snowcone wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    They're both so much better than whatever firmware came pre-installed on the router that it's almost silly to compare them. It's like saying "I currently own a Ford Festiva. Which car is better, a Corvette or a Viper?"

    Personally, I prefer DD-WRT.
    Well, I'll take the Corvette. ;p

    You'd take a Corvette over a Viper? D: You're kidding, right?

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  • wunderbarwunderbar Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Recoil42 wrote: »
    Snowcone wrote: »
    Daedalus wrote: »
    They're both so much better than whatever firmware came pre-installed on the router that it's almost silly to compare them. It's like saying "I currently own a Ford Festiva. Which car is better, a Corvette or a Viper?"

    Personally, I prefer DD-WRT.
    Well, I'll take the Corvette. ;p

    You'd take a Corvette over a Viper? D: You're kidding, right?

    reading through this thread, I completely forgot the subject and focused on that.

    the thread was about kittens, right?

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  • TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Trying to upgrade my Linksys to dd-wrt semi-bricked my router. I'm still unable to use its wireless functions.

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  • Darkblade_1Darkblade_1 __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2007
    You can't semi-brick a router...

    bricking refers to a firmware malfunction that makes it impossible to access the router, With no way to interface with it or update the damaged or malfunctioned firmware there is no way to fix the problem. Thus turning the expensive piece of network equipment into an expensive brick.

    If you can access the router it isn't bricked.

    If your wireless functions arnt working try flashing a new firmware.

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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I recently bought a new router and put dd-wrt on. it's better than my flakey old d-link piece of crap, in so far as UPnP works and it handles many more connections at once without crashing, but the wireless still flakes out every few day and I have to reboot it. It's not the be-all-end-all router solution I'd hoped for

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  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2007
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    I recently bought a new router and put dd-wrt on. it's better than my flakey old d-link piece of crap, in so far as UPnP works and it handles many more connections at once without crashing, but the wireless still flakes out every few day and I have to reboot it. It's not the be-all-end-all router solution I'd hoped for

    Did you configure it at all? Depending on what you're running (Torrents are a big one), there' a maximum connections that is set far too low. This can cause the router to 'flake' after a few days because it hits it's cap and you aren't able to open any new connections. A reboot fixes it, then it happens again a few days later.

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  • BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Monoxide wrote: »
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    I recently bought a new router and put dd-wrt on. it's better than my flakey old d-link piece of crap, in so far as UPnP works and it handles many more connections at once without crashing, but the wireless still flakes out every few day and I have to reboot it. It's not the be-all-end-all router solution I'd hoped for

    Did you configure it at all? Depending on what you're running (Torrents are a big one), there' a maximum connections that is set far too low. This can cause the router to 'flake' after a few days because it hits it's cap and you aren't able to open any new connections. A reboot fixes it, then it happens again a few days later.

    You should be able to configure the maximum number of connections (I set mine to 4096, though I've never surpassed even a quarter of that), and DD-WRT might let you set timeouts for various connection states. You'll probably be fine with 2048 as a starting point for the max connections value.

    As a reference, here are my timeout settings:
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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Monoxide wrote: »
    Senjutsu wrote: »
    I recently bought a new router and put dd-wrt on. it's better than my flakey old d-link piece of crap, in so far as UPnP works and it handles many more connections at once without crashing, but the wireless still flakes out every few day and I have to reboot it. It's not the be-all-end-all router solution I'd hoped for

    Did you configure it at all? Depending on what you're running (Torrents are a big one), there' a maximum connections that is set far too low. This can cause the router to 'flake' after a few days because it hits it's cap and you aren't able to open any new connections. A reboot fixes it, then it happens again a few days later.

    I'll give it a shot, but this seems to consistently happen after nothing more than a few days of web browsing.

    Edit: That, and wired connections remain fine. The wireless simply consistently refuses to respond until I reboot it

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  • SnowconeSnowcone Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Monoxide wrote: »
    Do you not have a Buffalo or Linksys router? I thought that's all anyone bought anymore.

    Actually I don't right now. I have a crappy Dlink DI-524. I'll change that at some point, but despite being a piece of shit it works without any problems and never needs to be rebooted.

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