WRT54Gv4 router question?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lost-in-space, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. lost-in-space

    lost-in-space Network Guru Member

    Picked one up at Walmat the other day and was wondering about all the 3rd party firmware out their. I need a little more range and I have the lastest Linksys firmware installed.

    What is the best firmware I can use without destroying the router?


    Thanks
    Gary
    :cheer:
     
  2. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    Personally, I like HyperWRT. It is the closest to the native firmware while still adding lots of great features.

    At this point, Thibor ( http://www.thibor.co.uk/ ) is a little ahead in feature sets and will enable SpeedBooster on your router.

    I currently am using Tofu ( http://www.polarcloud.com/tofu/ ) with good results.

    I don't know if either of them will actually increase your range, though they do allow you to boost the signal strength a little beyond the native firmware. That may or may not help you if you have a wireless client with a weak radio.

    However, they both offer lots of great new features, and both are free, so I think either of them is worth loading up (and paying a few bucks for if you like them, of course) ;)

    If it is a directional boost you need (focusing signal in a particular direction), you may want to consider building one of these little beauties:

    http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/Ez-10/
    http://www.freeantennas.com/projects/template2/index.html
     
  3. __spc__

    __spc__ Network Guru Member

    Absolutely no question about it - DD-WRT v23 (25/12/05). Flash the generic.mini f/w first then the generic.standard.

    The DD-WRT Wiki tells you all you need to know...
     
  4. lost-in-space

    lost-in-space Network Guru Member

    If you upgrade to 3rd party firmware, can you go back to Linksys
    Firmware?


    Gary
     
  5. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    Yes.
     
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