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Anyone still using Thibor 15c?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by mealto, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    Am I the last one using Thibor 15c for the WRT54GL? :) It's so easy to use as it is very similar to the Linksys default firmware, I am hesitant to switch! Anyone else?

    Reason for asking is, I noticed that with large LAN transfers (50-100 Gigs), after some extended period, transfer speed slows to a crawl. I wonder if this is the router choking? How do I tell if this is the case?
     
  2. jdepew

    jdepew Administrator Staff Member Member

    I'm using it on my WRTSL54G ;-)
     
  3. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    I just realized that Thibor may or may not be the issue with LAN transfers since all LAN (wired) devices are going through a gigabit switch behind the WRT54GL. In any case, Thibor 15c has been pretty stable for the last 2 years and having the ability to script a cron to reboot itself once a week is good enough to keep things healthy.

    Anyone else still in love with Thibor (the firmware)? :)
     
  4. tedy58

    tedy58 LI Guru Member

    Yes I am using it for a long time and it gave me a great results U can find it here:
    thibor
     
  5. booyoo

    booyoo Network Guru Member

    Im using 17c on my wrtsl54gs and 15c on the wrt54gs for more then 2 years I think... Very stable!
     
  6. aviphysics

    aviphysics Addicted to LI Member

    I dont know how long but I have been using it on my WRT54GL for several years now.
     
  7. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    Bringing this back to life. Who else is still using / loving Thibor 15c?
     
  8. Trademark

    Trademark Network Guru Member

    I still run it on a couple routers. It has always just worked. Stable and easy to use. It's hard to fault. Good stuff.
     
  9. daggerNC

    daggerNC Network Guru Member

    I'm running it on my WRT54Gv3.1 - very fast. In fact I came back to this firmware due to every other current 3rd party firmware I've tried so far caps my download speeds. DD-WRT and Tomato v1_25 cap my DL speed around 13M to 14Mbps. I have an uncapped DL cablemodem service and have hit over 29Mbps on my wired PCs and over 24Mbps on my wireless laptop with this firmware.

    Trademark (or anyone else) - how did you OC the Broadcom processor?? I do not see that in Thibor 15c f/w (as I do in latest dd-wrt)?? Thanks.
     
  10. Trademark

    Trademark Network Guru Member

    I offer this information with a word of warning. There is always a chance you could brick your router and may need a JTAG to get it back if at all. Not my problem.:cool:

    In Thibor15c you need to run the overclock commands manually. Log into the router. Go to the Administration Tab and click on Run Command. Now type in each of these command lines followed by Enter/Return: (I will use a setting of 228MHz for this example)

    nvram set clkfreq=228,114
    nvram commit
    reboot

    More clkfreq choices for the WRT54G v3.1 are:
    192,96
    200,100
    216,108
    228,114
    240,120
    252,126
    264,132

    Another option in Thibor15c is to engage cpu_overdrive. This is just a built in code to make the WRT54G v2.2-3.1 and WRT54GS v2.0-2.1 run at their default 216MHz instead of 200MHz. The commands are:

    nvram set cpu_overdrive=1
    nvram commit
    reboot

    You can check your speed with:

    nvram get clkfreq

    That's really all there is to it. I personally have never attempted overclocking my WRT54G v2 for fear of bricking it. The newer models like the WRT54G v4, WRT54GS v3-4, WRT54GL, WRT54G-TM, all use an updated version of the Broadcom chip, BCM5352, which is very overclock friendly and will revert to default values if anything goes wrong. Not so with the older models so be careful and have fun.:thumbup:
     
  11. pederm

    pederm Guest

    I've got two WRT54GS still running Thibor 15c. One of them works around the clock serving heavy bittorrent traffic from my Synology NAS. Never a problem, works like a charm.
     
  12. Sooung

    Sooung LI Guru Member

    I've been using 15c since the day I found it, at least 2 or 3 years ago. It works absolutely perfectly.

    Incidentally, does anybody know what happened to Thibor? [post=316056]His last post on this forum[/post] was made on December 17, 2007.
     
  13. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    I still have a WRT54G v1.1 running on 15c and it hasn't rebooted or crashed since I installed it exactly 3 years ago (August '06). It was shut down only briefly when it moved house a year ago.
     
  14. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    i still check in from time to time, but my time writing firmware is over now. i just don't have time to do it any more, home life, my children and work are just too demanding on my time. I'm very glad to see 15c and 17c still being used though, i also still use it every day(what a surprise), it just works and I never have to touch it.
    I also have a CCNA qualification now and a growing pile of routers and switches as i work on my CCNP.
    i couldn't see it listed here though which was the reason for my visit, the IEEE has ratified the 802.11N standard so should be expecting to see 11n compliant firmware from Linksys & Cisco soon for the draft-n devices.
     
  15. ymm123

    ymm123 Addicted to LI Member

    i returned to Thibor 15c after a few months with DD-WRT and Tomato (also RAF version of Victek 1.25) and i must say... i prefer Thibor... it is more stable and it gives the best throughput when i stream .MKV videos wireless.. i never have imagined that i could stream HD files wireless... but now i can thanks to Thibor 15c!!!!
     
  16. mealto

    mealto LI Guru Member

    Sweet! Got Thibor to post here. Nice to see that!

    So if one needed a router, it's best to wait for the long awaited "real" N standard as Draft is finally over?

    @ymm123, how do you measure throughput when streaming MKV files?
     

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