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WRT350N:DD-WRT or not?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by cdogg44, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. cdogg44

    cdogg44 LI Guru Member

    So, can I put DD-WRT on my 350N? Is it worth the risk?
  2. Rekoil

    Rekoil LI Guru Member

    If it's a V1 then there is no risk at all :p.

    Is it a Version 1.0?

    I've had dd-wrt running on my WRT350N v1 for nearly a month now with no problems. You have to use the v24 builds though.

    Edit: And yeah, definitely put dd-wrt on it.
  3. Gripweed

    Gripweed LI Guru Member

    You won't be able to access any USB storage devices attached to your 350N because DD-WRT doesn't have the code for that, am I correct?
  4. cdogg44

    cdogg44 LI Guru Member

    I'm pretty sure it's v1.

    It doesn't "v2" on the bottom and I bought it in April, so I'm pretty sure its a v1.

  5. cdogg44

    cdogg44 LI Guru Member

    Ok, I'm a little confused.

    I looked over the different types of DD-WRT (micro, mini, ...) and think I just want the standard one for the WRT350N. However, the download part of the DD-WRT website has me confused. Is it just a bunch of trial and error until I find the newest "standard" version of the firmware?

    Which type (micro, mini...) do you recommend?

  6. Rekoil

    Rekoil LI Guru Member

    Do the initial flashing with a mini bin (use 0616, thats the one I used for my initial flash... v24 beta only!!!, don't worry it's stable, been 12 days since I last rebooted mine and no problems here so far), then upgrade to a standard bin from that. If you want USB it's a little complicated but definitely not impossible. I have posted a binary at the dd-wrt forums which will get you going with USB pretty fast. It has all the packages needed and a startup script included. Only thing you need to do is mount it and share it (if you want to share it).

    And yes April == V1. I bought mine in June and its a V1.
  7. soywiki

    soywiki LI Guru Member

    Activate Storage Service In Wrt350n

    Can you tell me how can I activate the storage service with Linksys WRT350N model and dd-wrt v24 firmware? Thanks.
  8. Rekoil

    Rekoil LI Guru Member

    Follow this guide: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/USB but at the end, after mounting the drive, you also need to install samba and share the drive using it.

    Installing samba:
    ipkg install samba

    Share drive:
    vi /jffs/etc/samba/smb.conf

    Press "i" and add a new entry for the location of your USB drive. This should all be fairly straight forward for anyone with any basic experience using Linux.
  9. soywiki

    soywiki LI Guru Member

    Activate USB port in WRT350N with DD-WRT v24

    Can I do it in Windows? I don't have linux installed...
  10. Rekoil

    Rekoil LI Guru Member

    Erm, you don't really need your computer for anything but talking to the router, which you can use PuTTY for, so yeah you can do it with Windows.
  11. Gripweed

    Gripweed LI Guru Member

    Far too complicated a process for me and, I dare say, most other common folk that just wanted a router to work as promised by Linksys when we bought it. I guess I'll just wait a few more months for Linksys to get around to fixing the problems with the 350N (after all it's only been 8 months since they put out their last buggy firmware for it). Or maybe DD-WRT will come out with an all inclusive 350N firmware by then. Or I might just write the 350N off as a bad purchasing decision and go back to my WRT54G.
  12. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    there should hopefully be a firmware available soon for the 350N that fixes the major issues, it is at the least Vista compatible with regards to the storage subsystem.
  13. Gripweed

    Gripweed LI Guru Member

    A firmware by you, DD-WRT, Linksys, or someone else?
    I very much enjoyed your firmware on my WRT54G.
  14. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    initially from Linksys, then one from me if the base firmware is at least half decent. can't build a good house on a foundation of sand.
  15. Fieldmarshall

    Fieldmarshall Network Guru Member


    Will a WRT300N or a WRT350N (however I don't think the latter one is on the shelves in Europe) be compatible with other (WIFI-Certified) 802.11n devices?

    Personally I'm looking for a stable (relatively long uptimes under rather heavy load) 802.11n router. Firewall featers can be disabled, as the router won't be directly connected to the internet. It should also continue to work in the future with other 802.11n devices, so is a WRT350N running DD-WRT a good choice?
  16. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    As the 802.11n standard is *still* not decided (they are at the draft2 stage), there is little guaranty that current devices will work with future ones.
    The goal of the draft2 devices is supposedly to be upgradeable to final version, but I wouldn't bet on it.
    I'm not sure which revision of the specs the 300N or 350N follow.

    All the pre-N models so far are pretty much pre-production systems that have no guaranty to work with the final standard in the future.
  17. Rekoil

    Rekoil LI Guru Member

    I've heard differently, the WRT350N is a draft-N 1.0 device but apparently since draft2 is so much alike draft1 in hardware that we can be safe :S (I hope so at least)
  18. Fieldmarshall

    Fieldmarshall Network Guru Member

    I've read that the WiFi Alliance Certified devices should be upgradeable to the release version of 802.11n. Whatever, as it is taking ages for the 802.11n standard to be released I think I can take the risk of buying a draft (2.0) and probably the power supply or some other component of this router will have failed by the time the 802.11n is standardized... Nevertheless I want a stable device, a utopy I presume?
  19. Toink

    Toink Network Guru Member

    Lets just hope that version 1 is included when the Wi-Fi Alliance certified the WRT350N last July 3rd, 2007

    Here's the list of the other Linksys products certified for draft 2.0 including products from other manufacturers.
  20. Rekoil

    Rekoil LI Guru Member

    Hmm, well on other devices they specified version, the only reason I see for them not to specify version is that all versions of the device are certified. But then again why wouldn't they just write "all versions" then?

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