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Thibor user needs help with new hardware and firmware

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by networkwasher, May 21, 2008.

  1. networkwasher

    networkwasher LI Guru Member

    For the last few years I have been running a WRT54GS v2 with Thibor 15c as my firmware of choice. I am ready to upgrade my hardware to a WRT54GL due to decreased performance of my current router. I am also considering switching firmware because of the rather infrequent updates from Thibor (I mean absolutely no offense and realize he is an incredibly busy person).

    Now for my question. If I due switch to a different firmware, what would all of you recommend? I have been reading good things about the new version of DD-WRT. What else is out there that would give me the most stable system? Stability is important because I am not always around and the other users of the network do not know it's administration.

    Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!
  2. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    Tomato :) Very stable and straight-forward.

    DD-WRT is good as well (esp v24), I personally like the interface better than Tomato's but I am a bit overwhelmed by the terminologies in it :biggrin: (I am no expert in it).

    Call me lazy or careless but I could'nt even find the option for DHCP reservation in DD-WRT. I'm positive it's got it's own label and is tuck in somewhere :biggrin:
  3. bleagh

    bleagh Network Guru Member

    Give both Tomato and DD-WRT a try. I personally perfer Tomato as I have no need for the extra functions in DD-WRT. But I recommend that you try them both and see for yourself which is better for you.
  4. networkwasher

    networkwasher LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the info guys. Would there be a difference in stability or uptime for Tomato vs DD-WRT?
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    tbh there will be very little performance gain in moving from a GS v2 to a GL. the QoS handle is better on the GS though the switch on the GL maybe slightly faster. why dont you upgrade your GS to Tomato first of all?
  6. networkwasher

    networkwasher LI Guru Member

    I guess I could try this. I feel that my GS has decreased in performance in the last 6 months. I thought it might be 'wearing out'.

    We recently put an addition onto our house and I am having a very hard time getting signal into the new area. For this reason, I need to run some cable and reposition my router. I figured I would get some fresh hardware when I did this, but maybe I wont need to.

    Thanks again for all the help!

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