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Newb help picking a firmware.

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by BassKozz, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. BassKozz

    BassKozz Network Guru Member

    I need your help (All WRT54G experts)…

    I am still on the hunt for a 3rd party firmware to install on my new WRT54G, I have been seriously looking into HyperWRT and dd-WRT… but I haven’t yet been able to find a solid release…

    -It seems like dd-wrt is VERY unstable, I keep seeing new releases coming out almost everyday, and once a new release comes out, more bugs arise (I’ve been watching the bug tracker). I don’t want to have to upgrade my firmware ever other day just to keep the bugs out. Maybe I just need someone to recommend a stable release date, and I’ll give that a shot (doesn’t have to be the most recent).

    -HyperWRT doesn’t have two features that I seriously interested in;
    1. Loopback support
    2. SNMP

    I am looking for a stable firmware w/ the following features in this order of importance:
    1. Static IP
    2. QoS – I am currently using Linksys’s latest firmware and it’s QoS sucks (to say the least)
    3. Loopback
    4. SNMP

    Can someone please point me in the direction of a stable firmware release w/ the 4 features above?

    p.s. I went the NetLimiter route and didn’t like the way it operated, I’d rather use a router based traffic shaper (QoS).

    p.s.s. Is there a certain 3rd party firmware that handles QoS better then the rest ? Is there anyway to shape the traffic based upon ports and speeds ?
    (i.e. Instead of Low, Medium, High settings for QoS actuall speed settings:
    Port 50111 = 50kB/s Upload
    Port 1234 = 20kB/s Upload
    Etc…

    I hope this makes sense, sorry for all the newb questions.
    -BassKozz
     
  2. tiagoespinha

    tiagoespinha Network Guru Member

    I'm from far not an expert on this but from what I've tried and read around on the forum the HyperWRT is basically the official linksys firmware with some more features (even the web interface looks the same as in the original).

    Currently I'm using dd-WRT v23 and I don't have any complains at all ... it's running rock solid for 2 days now, has all the features you need and has one interesting feature that I hadn't seen before on any other which is that you're able to add as much port forwarding rules as you wish (i.e. you are not limited to that fixed amount that most firmwares allow you to). :thumb:
     
  3. THILE

    THILE Network Guru Member

    Running DDWRT v23 build 03.12.05, and rock solid with what I use it for.

    I don't care if they find some bugs in some features that I do not use.
    It's only makes me happy to see that these people really work hard to make the DDWRT the best firmware ever. :cheer:
    Try it out and test it yourself.
     

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