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After 3 years, I finally installed DD-WRT. Now what?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by mealto, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    ok, I have been a long time user of Thibor 15c. Thibor was much more stable than the default firmware on the WRT54GL. Wired and wireless is great except for the occasional drop in wireless from 1 Linksys USB adapter. So in search of the perfect wireless setup, I reluctantly moved to Tomato. Found out there is a glitch where when one of our notebooks connect, it would reboot the router. I think this has been documented and a fix is issued but looks like the issue is still there in our case.

    So, what now? Just got DD-WRT installed today. First impression is, it seems slwo to load the admin pages. Not really lagging but doing admin stuff just does not seem as speedy as within Tomato and Thibor 15c. Odd thing was, after setting up wireless, I could only see dd-wrt as a broadcasting SSID even thought that was the router name and not the SSID that was in the setup. In fact, adapter does not even see the wireless connection being encypted even though it was. Hard reset and restore to default did not fix this. Only when I setup a new virtual SSID would the real SSID show properly and show that encryption was enabled. So first impression is not that great for DD-WRT.

    1. Now the question is, does anyone also feel DD-WRT to be a bit slow in the admin pages?

    2. I also noticed wireless speed (more often than not drops to 36 mbps) when using DD-WRT. With Tomato and Thibor 15c, it was always near 54mbps. Anyone else see this annoying thing?
  2. rkloost

    rkloost Addicted to LI Member

    Regarding network speed in general, my experience is that Tomato is much faster than DD-WRT, but I haven't compared the latest builds of both DD-WRT and Tomato.

    I've had no issues running Tomato on my systems.

    There ware issues with DD-WRT, but they released recent a few good pre-rc2 builds.

    Which version/build are you running?

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