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

Adam Glauser adamglauser at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 11:13:33 EST 2009

Lori Paniak wrote:
> Are you talking about wireless performance?  If so, I doubt you will see
> much, if any improvement with alternative firmware.  The most stable
> wireless packages in alternative firmware for Linksys devices are based
> on the Broadcom binary blob - same as the proprietary firmware.

Good to know.  I'm talking about routing performance in general.  I 
suspect the main problem is with a strange network configuration on the 
ISP's end which is losing packets.  However, connection problems seem to 
increase with number of users (both wired and wireless), so I am 
suspicious that our router might be playing a part in our problems.

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