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Why is it so hard...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MPS, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. MPS

    MPS Networkin' Nut Member

    Why is it so hard to find a system that just does what you want it to?

    I just bought a new Linksys E4200. Great all round router, though the stock firmware, I can not live with.

    So I installed DD-WRT. Worked great. Gave me access to both of the dual bands, stable, and easy to run scripts. But when I try to use the USB drive, it only allows me to mount one of my partitions (I currently have 4 on my drive). It doesnt even give me the opportunity to mount the one I want, well, at least not without going in through telnet, but do I want to do that every time I want to switch partitions? And what about UPNP? Where can I set that up?

    Then I tried Tomato. Never tried it before, but it looks pretty good. Not to bad interface, allows me to mount my USB drive the way I want to. I even found a couple things already in the system that I run a script for in DD-WRT. But how can I take advantage of the dual bands? I could only set up a single wireless network. There has to be an option for that, right?

    So tonight, I have seen both sides of the fence. And would love to have the tastes of both in one. For now, I am running DD-WRT. I can use both bands independently, I can run my scripts to limit bandwidth to certain computers (created with WRT54G Script Generator), and I am yet to truly experience my USB drive on the network, so I dont know what I am missing as of yet.

    Here is what I want in my router: Dual bands, USB mounting of any partition/folder I choose, ability to limit bandwidth to certain MAC addresses, UPNP to watch movies from the USB drive on my PS3. Just take the best features of both firmware's, and put them together is what I would love to see.

    Sorry for the complaining and dragging on. If you read this far, I am impressed you could tolerate it. I know what I want, I just do not have the know how to get it. And if someone can tell me how to get dual bands to work on Tomato, then I may just have to switch over.

    Thanks, M
  2. TeashaPorter

    TeashaPorter Networkin' Nut Member


    My name is Teasha and I want to thank you for sharing this information here. I think it's useful for regular users just like I am.
  3. EOC_Jason

    EOC_Jason Networkin' Nut Member

    What build of DD-WRT are you using? If you are downloading the firmware from the main DD-WRT site than that's probably not the most optimal build. If you go to the forums they have stickys for the best builds to use.... Usually the main site (router database) has way old builds for download.
  4. MPS

    MPS Networkin' Nut Member

    Well, it looks like Toastman has come to my rescue :). Will test out over the weekend and see how well his release works for me.

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