[kwlug-disc] Benefits of using alternate firmware on Linksys WRT54G

Colin Mackay zixiekat at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 10:40:01 EST 2009

I have a WRT54GS at home with the micro version of DD-WRT on it.  It's
been running flawlessly for about 2 years with it.  It has a number of
additional features that I use, including the DHCP options, which most
routers don't have.  I also have a (WRT54GL (Linux)) router.  I take
this with me when I travel to repeat weak wireless signals.

I can't really tell you much about the speed, as I have nothing to
compare it to.  I've used DD-WRT since I started using wireless. :)

I recommend just trying it, you can always download the old flash for
your router from Linksys and re-flash it.

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 9:31 AM, Adam Glauser <adamglauser at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know a number of you have extensive experience with using alternate
> firmwares such as OpenWRT and DD-WRT on wireless routers.  Have you found
> that performance has increased, or is the benefit mostly confined to
> stability and configurability?  I am especially interested in experience
> with the Linksys WRT54G family.
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