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

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Wed Dec 9 14:30:56 EST 2009

Two big extra features I use constantly are the pretty graphs of Tomato, 
and the MLPPP configuration of Tomato/MLPPP  Download from 

Can't say I've seen a performance improvement, but then performance and 
throughput were hard to measure at the router with standard firmware.  
Tomato will dump its logs to a syslogd somewhere, which I didn't see in 
the standard firmware.


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Andrew Kohlsmith (Mailing List Account) wrote:
> On December 9, 2009 09:31:35 am Adam Glauser 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.
> I used to use WhiteRussian variant of OpenWRT, but I'm now running Tomato. 
> Stability is increased, absolutely. Performance I can't really say, I don't 
> try to do anything really high-performance with the router. :-)
> -A.
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