switching firmware Alchemy->DD-WRT

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Alfi77, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Alfi77

    Alfi77 Network Guru Member

    I would like to find out if it is really needed to first restore default settings before switching from Alchemy to DD-WRT firmware (Without trying it first :) ). Can anybody tell me if this is possible without defaulting or not and, if possible, why it can('t) be done.

    Thanks and best regards,

  2. cranky

    cranky Network Guru Member

    The time you spend waiting for someone to answer, you could have reverted back to the linksys firmware factory defautls and upgraded to DD-WRT and reconfigured to suit. Given how easy it seems to screw up and brick a router I just dont see why it's worth risking.
  3. Alfi77

    Alfi77 Network Guru Member

    Some people just want to know, and do not take anything for granted. That's how mankind makes progress... :) And, btw, it was running Alchemy, not the Linksys firmware...

    Anyway, since I was about 30 miles away from my router, and defaulting it would have caused me to loose access to it anyway, I have been stubborn and switched from Alchemy to DD-WRT without defaulting since I figured that DD-WRT is based on Alchemy. It worked like a charm.

  4. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    so dd-wrt works like a charm.??
  5. Alfi77

    Alfi77 Network Guru Member

    From what I've seen sofar, I like what I see, yes. syslog to another Linux system and I like the RFlow utility, hopefully that will be soon ported to Linux as well. And I really like the fact that it supports the SD card mod which I am going to try.

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