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Best f/w for WRT54G version 1.1 router.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by KillerDog, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. KillerDog

    KillerDog LI Guru Member

    Can someone please tell me what the best firmware would be for my WRT54G version 1.1. I only play games online and download the odd movie now and then.I do use wireless networking though, as my router is downstairs and my pc is upstairs in bedroom.I dont know whether to use DD-WRT,Tomato or Hyper WRT on it, so if someone can advise me then that woulds be great, thanks people :)
  2. wasp87

    wasp87 Network Guru Member

    They're all similar in features/performance, just depends what kinda person you are and what your specific needs are.

    DD-WRT = The full fledged, full feature, bloated firmware, most popular, biggest 3rd party firmware out there with the largest support of routers.

    Tomato = Leaner/faster interface, better bandwidth/graph monitoring

    HyperWRT = A bit old now, but still good. Based on original Linksys firmware, looks pretty much the same as default firmware with some extra features.

    This is just my "generalization/views" of the 3 firmwares, someone else hopefully will come along and maybe give a more technical post.
  3. KillerDog

    KillerDog LI Guru Member

    Thanks for your input wasp87. So far i have decided on the tomato firmware. Like i said, all i do is game, and download the old movie using a torrent. But i need the wireless part to be decent and reliable. I think going on your input so far i wud have to say tomato. Cheers :)
  4. wasp87

    wasp87 Network Guru Member

    Nice choice, if going with Tomato, I'd recommend trying Victek's tweaked version as well. It is optimized for high P2P load and has additional options from the stock Tomato.


    I run Victek's mod when I use Tomato, currently I'm using DD-WRT but will probably end up running back eventually :-P
  5. KillerDog

    KillerDog LI Guru Member

    Thanks. Looks like that site isnt in english, if i install the firmware will it appear in english, silly ? i know but i have to ask. Many thanks. :)
  6. ringer004

    ringer004 LI Guru Member

    The firmware is in English.

    And if you have the WRT54G version 1.1 (and NOT the WRT54GL), then use the standard build (the one with 8025.2 in the filename). The 8515.2ND build is intended for newer routers.
  7. KillerDog

    KillerDog LI Guru Member

    Nice one , thanks. Im just wondering if i should try dd-wrt again, or hyperwrt. I dont like the gui on tomato, even though i know its very upto date and useful.
  8. wasp87

    wasp87 Network Guru Member

    Also the website I linked is in English, it has 2 languages written on it.

    Yes the firmware will be in English

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