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Newbie question: What is the easiest 3rd-Party firmware to on run wrt54gs v.2?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by franksids, May 3, 2007.

  1. franksids

    franksids LI Guru Member

    Hello everyone,

    I've searched thrugh the forums and tried to find some answers on this. I checked out the comparision charts and all of the 3rd-party formwares look great. My question is which of these firmwares is the easiest to run for someone who knows a little about networking, but is by no means even close to a programmer.

    I'm leaning towards Thibor because that seems easiest to use from the accounts I've read.

    Here's what I'm running at home

    Wrt54gs version 2 with the latest linksys firmware.

    Xbox 360 (connected through ethernet cable)
    Toshiba laptop running windows vista (wireless connection)

    I have no complaints about the modem so far. but I would obviously like to get the most out of it.

    I apologize if this has been asked before but like I said I searched and couldn't find an answe to this specific question. Any help/advice would be appreciated.
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    None that I have used are unfamiliar once you get into it. Yes they all look a little different, well actually some look alot different but they all have the same basic functionality. Its better to load the one that offers you the features you need/want. They all do the same thing, move data across your router, but they all also differ alot in the extra services offered. Go with the one that meets your needs or do as i and many have done. Play with several different ones, spend as long as you need with each to figure out if its best for you and then settle on one.
  3. franksids

    franksids LI Guru Member

    Hey ifican,

    Well, I bit the bullet and uploaded Thibor. You were right, it's not that different. I guess all the talk about bricking made me nervous. Anyway, I think I'll try Tomato next after running Thibor for a little while. Thanks for the confidence bost!
  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    The only issue i have run into and one you will need to be aware of is if and or when you try dd-wrt it changes the default login name to root. Your password will stay the same but it does change the name. Then if you load something else after dd-wrt it goes back to admin but the password is all screwy. So the easiest thing to do is reset the router and you can then get right back in. I mention this as it scars the hell out of people when it does that.

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