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Best WRT54GS Firmware

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by TranceKuja, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. TranceKuja

    TranceKuja Network Guru Member

    Hello. I had Linksys official firmware, and the other day I decided to try the HyperWRT for my router (I have version 1.0). Right away, my wireless PC seemed to have a definitely noticeable amount of lag. It was quite apparent while I was playing a game. The firmware didn't seem to boost the signal (the settings still displayed basically the same signal strength), and there seemed to be very few new options in it. I didn't download it from here, so I suppose it could have been an older version, but regardless, I'm wondering what everyone would suggest as to what firmware I should use for my router. Thank you.
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    did you try Thibor15c available from http://www.thibor.co.uk did you reset the router to factory defaults after the upgrade?
  3. TranceKuja

    TranceKuja Network Guru Member

    This is the exact place I got the firmware from... http://hyperwrt.org/

    I went to downloads, and obviously I downloaded the WRT54GS one. I also chose the "Stable" build. Is that Thibor15c one a newer version? Also, yes, I reset the router both before and after I flashed the firmware to it. Oh, I forgot to mention that not too long ago, I tried Sveasoft's TalismanBasic firmware (obviously also not downloaded from here), but I didn't really even get to try it, because once I logged on to the router, anytime I tried to save a change to it, it would say something about it being invalid and to try again, so I couldn't even re-set up my network, and had to flash back to the old firmware.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    thibor took the hyperwrt a stage further and it has newer base of source code. it is very stable.
  5. TranceKuja

    TranceKuja Network Guru Member

    Would you suggest it over the other possible firmwares I could use? Also, if I do use it, how can I boost signal strength/performance of the router? That one claimed to be able to do so in the feature section, but nowhere in any of the options did I see anything that would do so. Also as I said before, I didn't even see that many new options to begin with. I did see a bunch of new options in the Sveasoft one, but obviously I was never able to use any of them.
  6. jon124

    jon124 LI Guru Member

    go with tomato. sleekest and most lightweight firmware, with tons of options. including the option to boost transmit power
  7. TranceKuja

    TranceKuja Network Guru Member

    Ok, I will try Tomato, thank you. Do you have a link to the most up to date version of the firmware? I don't see anything for it in the downloads section.
  8. liquidzyklon

    liquidzyklon LI Guru Member

  9. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    btw tranceKuja. Tomato does not look or feel like a Linksys official firmware. that is why I recommeded you use HyperWRT Thibor15c firmware. it has the same feel/look as Linksys own firmware.
  10. TranceKuja

    TranceKuja Network Guru Member

    I've tried Tomato out, and so far it's really good. I enabled "afterburner" and I set the mW to 50, and so far, I have noticed just about no lag. Oh, and I don't mind the different interface. I much enjoy the red anyway, haha :p Anyway, there was one other thing I was hoping someone could help me with. When I first set up my network and installed the wireless adapter on this PC, it would always disconnect me. Someone suggested that I use the Windows wireless connection, rather than the Linksys Wireless Network Monitor. After disabling it and starting the Windows wireless connection, I never had any problems. I had to reinstall that device a little awhile ago, and of course, the Monitor came back. I wanted to stick with the Windows wireless connection, so I tried and was able to disable the Linksys Monitor and use the Windows connection right away, however, this time the Monitor is still there, albeit disabled. I checked msconfig, in the process manager, I've done everything I could think of, but it still shows up in my taskbar and is running. How can I permanently get rid of it without getting messing up the actual adapter?
  11. danix71

    danix71 LI Guru Member

  12. TranceKuja

    TranceKuja Network Guru Member

    Yeah, I have that program. I don't see it, or even anything that resembles it, in the list.

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