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Does Alternative Firmware Break Your Router?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by eahm, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

  2. Mangix

    Mangix Networkin' Nut Member

    Very nice! I kind of expected the dd-wrt part as nowadays it's a stinking pile of ****. Seriously, too many bugs.

    I hate that they didn't test OpenWRT. OpenWRT uses newer kernels and in general better code. At least for the lower level stuff.
  3. eahm

    eahm LI Guru Member

    Forgot to add OpenWRT on the requests.
  4. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    @Mangix - is openwrt fully support RT-N66U?
  5. Mangix

    Mangix Networkin' Nut Member

    Probably not. OpenWRT has problems with Broadcom support since they use open source drivers. That and not many OpenWRT people care for Broadcom.

    On another note, I've been having Dark_Shadow test OpenWRT on a NETGEAR WNDR3400. 5GHz does not work.

    edit: ah I see why you asked. The comparison made in the article was on an RT-N66U.

    Although OpenWRT does not support as many Broadcom routers(compared to tomato and dd-wrt), I still believe it to be very valuable.
  6. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    Two things I would have liked to see tested here:

    1) Latest builds of Shibby and Asuswrt-merlin. We both upgraded to the very latest miniupnpd, so I suspect that would have fixed quite a few of the upnp errors (and the difference between A-M and Tomato was probably due to the fact I was still on 1.4 and Tomato was on 1.6 at the time of the test)

    2) I suspect the SIP test wouldn't all have failed if the SIP ALG helper had been disabled.

    I looked at possibly trying out the demo version of CDRouter to test myself, but their site says that it doesn't work in a virtual environment - would require a physical workstation with multiple NICs. Which would also rule out using my laptop :(

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