DD-WRT vs HpyerWRT

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sick_unit, Oct 15, 2005.


Which is better - DD-WRT or HyperWRT?

  1. DD-WRT

  2. HyperWRT

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  1. sick_unit

    sick_unit Network Guru Member

    Im currently using "v3.01.3 - HyperWRT 2.0, Feb. 7, 2005" in my WRT54G and I just want other opinions on which is better. Im just raising this question because these firmwares seem the best, and im having some troubles lately with HyperWRT. I would be about 10 metres away on my laptop and the internet would go slow, MSN messenger would disconnect etc. I would get a connection speed of 1Mbps-24Mbps.

    So in your opinion which one of these is better? DD-WRT or HyperWRT?

    Thanks ;)
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    you are using an old firmware however. Tofu, or Rupan have made 4.20.8 builds from HyperWRT v2.1b1

    a comparison of firmwares resides in the contents...


    DDWRT v23 is feature packed but does contain some bugs as it is beta.

    HyperWRT has les features but has most features that people want.
  3. sick_unit

    sick_unit Network Guru Member

    Isnt 2.1b1 beta? From the HyperWRT site "Stable : 2.0 Beta : 2.1b1" so like you stated about DD-WRT being beta and having bugs then 2.1b1 would also contain bugs as it is also beta.
  4. dr_zoidberg

    dr_zoidberg Network Guru Member

    I think these 2 firmwares are tailored for different needs. I used to use HyperWRT but it lacked some extra features that I wanted, namely support for writeable flash memory. If you're happy with the stock firmware but want some basic extra features like static dhcp and controling transmit power then get HyperWRT. If you want more advanced features like writeable partitions, samba support etc. go for dd-wrt.
  5. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    I voted DD-WRT but that's just because I like the extra features it provides, not because I feel there's anything wrong with HyperWRT.

    Both HyperWRT & DD-WRT have historically been very stable in my experience so if you don't need all the extra features DD-WRT provides then HyperWRT could be just as good.

    One interesting thing to note right now is that while DD-WRT has WAY more features than HyperWRT overall, only v23 beta of DD-WRT includes Client Bridge mode. v23 is still beta because there are a number of known bugs, one of which unfortunately seems to be that Client Bridge mode doesn't work so well with WPA. (I spent over an hour saturday trying to get it working on a WRT54G v4 and never succeeded. Others have reported similar failures.)

    In the HyperWRT court on the other hand, both Tofu's firmware (for the WRT54G) & Thibor's firmware (for the WRT54GS) include a "WET" feature that works great with WPA and functions identically to DD-WRT's "Client Bridge mode". (I was able to get "WET" mode working with WPA in less than 10 minutes.) So at least for the time being, HyperWRT has one very significant feature that DD-WRT doesn't.
  6. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

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