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Ewrt 0.3 beta 1

Discussion in 'EWRT Firmware Project' started by rtau, Feb 13, 2005.

  1. rtau

    rtau Network Guru Member

  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for that. i'll post on the front page about this...
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Forum now added.
  4. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    Let me start by saying I tested this on both 2.0 and 2.2 WRT54G models. The problems I noted were on the 2.2 hardware. I only quickly ran this on my 2.0 box as this is my home gateway and the wife and family get upset when the phones dont work!!!

    EWRT .3 Final report - for now :)

    After playing with EWRT on a couple Linksys WRT54G (V2.2) for a week or so, I finally fell back to a more stale build - DD-WRT

    A couple problems nagged with EWRT.

    First, the captive portal has a 'bug/feature' which requires it to do its IP mangling twice (and call the web portal twice) before the IP request is finally forwarded. I could live with this.

    The big one has caused me to return one router - thinking the hardware gave out - but turns out to be something in the way EWRT configures the WAN in certain situations.

    The WAN light on the front would flash VERY rapidly - not like the normal on/off you would see when it is connected to thecable modem..

    I could not ping out the WAN interface either. Did not mattter if I assigned static values for the WAN or let DHCP do its thing. The only thing in common for these failed routers was EWRT.

    I did factory resets - cleared NVRAM, used the linksys factory upgrade tool to re-flash 3.x.x, then put DDWRT back on and the device was OK again....

    I spoke to Brian (DDWRT) - he is adding chillispot (another captive portal
    thing) into DDWRT. He has a build but wanted to do more testing before he gave it to me.

    I think the thing I like the most about EWRT is the R/W file system and the ability to have the captive portal web code local on the router. Chillispot will require an external web server. I am not sure if this has to be on the local LAN....

    You have to love Open Source. Someone will put one together with all the features we want!! I wish I had the time and resources to do it myself....

    Botttom line - for customer setups I will continue to use Hyperwrt - a pair is going out the door today all setup for WDS. For my own network, my 3 WRT54G's will all have DDWRT. The third router will continue to be my test bed for any new releases I want to try out.


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