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WRT54GL... which firmwarwe?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by polluxx2007, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. polluxx2007

    polluxx2007 LI Guru Member

    hello people!

    guess its the 1,000th thread of this topic but
    i have to do it :D
    well... i recently bought myself a WRT54GL router and
    want to know if anybody canm give me a hint
    for maybe choosing a 3rd-party firmware....

    i searched a bit.. and read that these seem to be
    quite good:
    -dd-wrt
    -openwrt
    -tomato
    -hyperwrt thibor

    so... which one should i take?considering that the handling
    shouldnt be made for Network-Freaks cause im not ;)

    cheers
    oliver
     
  2. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    The answer to this question is very subjective as everyone has different experiences with them. DD-WRT and HyperWrt have been around for a while and are very consistent. Tomato, is a newer breed using Ajax code for the web interface and is very slick indeed. Last but not least, OpenWrt is the creme of the crop for those Linux savy users out there and is considered the most robust but has a steeper learning curve.

    You will just have to pick one and start from there. As you use it you may discover your needs are suited with another version and switch. Its all about trying it out.
     
  3. der_Kief

    der_Kief Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Hi,
    give Tomato a try. Its easy to configure and very stable. I use it for more than 4 months now and i'm very happy with it.

    der_Kief
     
  4. polluxx2007

    polluxx2007 LI Guru Member

    thanks so far

    ok, i filtered openwrt out
    and take a look at
    tomato, hyperwrt(thibor) and dd-wrt.

    because im not a network/router-freak... can anyone
    tell me of any disadavantages of one of the three?

    and can i always reflash my device without problems?

    thanks
    oliver
     
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    if you want some extra feature without the hassle of learning a new layout or tons of features that you may never use then HyperWRT should be for you.

    to reflash, always do a hard reset before upgrading to a new type of 3rd party firmware this should also be done with going back to official firmware.
     
  6. polluxx2007

    polluxx2007 LI Guru Member

    ah yes.... well i think im should
    really give hyperwrt a try first ;)

    i also took a look at the comparison page
    but couldnt find tomato there :(
    well, i could see that dd-wrt has much more features
    as hyperwrt. thats ok for me because i didnt know the meaning
    of most of them.

    where would "tomato" take its place if it were also a part
    of the comparison?

    greets
    oliver
     

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