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Who is still using Thibor?

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by ymm123, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. ymm123

    ymm123 Addicted to LI Member

    I must say that Thibor 15c is still one of the best 3rd party firmwares. i have tried dd-wrt, tomato, and also the RAF version of tomato (1.25). but i get the best wireless throughput results with Thibor 15c...

    i hope that the author will stay in the game to give us a rock solid firmware for the future.

    am i alone???
  2. ymm123

    ymm123 Addicted to LI Member

    btw, my router is a WRT54GL v1.1
  3. wasp87

    wasp87 Network Guru Member

    I haven't used Thibor 15c in a while, but when I did use it I liked it a lot and had no trouble with it. Currently using the 2nd latest beta of DD-WRT with good results.
  4. jed_99

    jed_99 Addicted to LI Member

    I've got Thibor in use on some clients who have a wireless ISP - for whatever reason, I find that it works the best at holding onto their connection.
  5. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    You know I had been thinking about calling Carl up and seeing if he was interested in making an update. I haven't been in the game for a long time, but I did work on the 15c version with him, and did a lot of coding and testing for the SL54 version.

    Carl, you out there still?

  6. bake73

    bake73 LI Guru Member

    It would be great to get an update for this awesome firmware :cool:
  7. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    We were going to make an update whenever cisco released a fix for samba on the SL54 time stamp thing, but they never released anything.

    Of course I could just go and update it myself, but making any major changes would not be a goal (such as adding pptpd, as that almost turned me inside out adding it to the SL54 model).

    But a few things could be updated like DDNS, and maybe NTP for the new DST stuff. And fixing a few minor quirks with pptpd, fixing nvram backups (not every setting is stored). Among other minor things.

    I always thought about making a VMware image for hyperwrt development and let you guys run wild.

  8. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Wouldn't the Tomato USB mod by teddy_bear with latest Linux 2.4 kernel and great usb fixes by ray123 be a good use of an SL54 with its fast processor lots of flash/ram?
  9. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    Is there something wrong with SL54 15c firmware that affects USB?
  10. ymm123

    ymm123 Addicted to LI Member

    just a small update

    i would be happy to see an updated version of Thibor with new UPnP and NAT-PMP...and maybe some QoS rules like Tomato is using nowadays... all with the same known Linksys UI...
    I think that there are some users out there that want to stay close to the stock UI and enjoy the new implemented updates...
  11. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Last I knew he wasn't that interested in releasing an update (around a year ago).

    grcore; I'm sure your capable of releasing an update ;-) . I certainly enjoyed Thibor's version of Hyperwrt on many of my WRT54GS units.
  12. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    Well, first things first, get a Linux environment working to build firmware. Luckily I found an old VMware image that has all the tools installed (sometimes its half the battle).

    I compiled 15c without trouble, flashed it to a GL router and it works.

    It's a beautiful day...

  13. frederic

    frederic Network Guru Member


    well, I still use thibor with my old GS
    should I be changing ? it works perfectly well as it has for the last few years
    I was also looking around for a replacement router (xmas time, you know) but did not find any router that seemed to be better than mine
    maybe I'm wrong!
  14. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    Those older GS units are nice, and the SL54GS units are particularly sweet also.

    With the other firmware builds out there, like tomato, ddwrt, etc, it is my experience that they lack the stability of Hyperwrt. Not to say they are bad, as the folks have done a tremendous job.

    Sure they may have some nice features, but IMHO stability should be priority over all else.
  15. Red Frog

    Red Frog Addicted to LI Member

    I still use Thibor, 15c on two WRT54G-TMs, a WRT54GSv3 and 17rc3 on my WRTSL54GS. Partly because I love it and partly because it's really the only option for my WRTSL. I have tried Tomato and it's really nice, the efficiency and speed are amazing but it doesn't support the USB port on the SL. DDWRT is just massive, the options are endless but it does tend to seem more sluggish because of it.

    The QoS in Thibor also seems to work best for me, which is a big plus in my book. This really surprised me with Tomato, when I was playing around with it the first time I just assumed it would be superior judging by how fast everything else was. I admit it wasn't an entirely comprehensive study but testing it for a few days I was inclined to head back to Thibor.

    Should IPv6 ever make its way around the block I might jump on the DDWRT train until Tomato gets it, but for the foreseeable future I have no pressing reason to leave Thibor. It's basically fire and forget, only reasons I ever have to enter the configs are either to update the SL's time or the occasional QoS rule edit.

    I've considered trying the teddy bear mod for Tomato on my SL. Running the nvram get wl0_corerev command gives me a 9, normally I'm not paranoid when it comes to flashing BIOS or firmware but it was years scouring eBay before I finally snagged this one so I guess I'm a little over protective of it. :biggrin:
    I suppose I could look into a JTAG, but until I have a way to recover I am unlikely to take any unnecessary risks.​
  16. jed_99

    jed_99 Addicted to LI Member

    I just ran into a Hyperwrt Thibor box I installed from about 4 years ago. Rock solid! I'm looking at the uptime, and its presently at 177 days. I'd install Teddy Bear's tomato, but I'm not going to fool around with something that works for this application.
  17. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Yep it is pretty good for reliability
  18. kodb

    kodb Guest

    Stil using in production environment (surgical office) with a WRT54 v1.1 and a Win 2003sbs and 2 ubuntu 10.04 servers joined to the domain by likewise open, and a CentOS Asterisk box. Works great. In fact my only problem now is getting port redirection to work to allow ssh access of the 2 linux servers; if anyone has any suggestions I'm all ears!
    This router has been up since 2006 and is running 15c currenty.

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