Difference between ND and non-ND build

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by fyellin, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. fyellin

    fyellin LI Guru Member

    (I asked this in the middle of a different thread, but it got lost).

    Could someone explain to me the difference between the ND build and the non-ND build? What are the advantages of each over the other? Can I run either on my WRT54GL?

    Someone mentioned, offhandedly, that ND was better for WDS. Is there any reason this should be so? Should ND be running on both sides to get the advantage?

    Any enlightenment would be appreciated.
  2. bogderpirat

    bogderpirat Network Guru Member

    the main gain from the ND (new (wifi) driver) firmware is that you don't have problems with intel (2200bg) wifi chipsets anymore. it also stabilizes wifi for some buffalo devices iirc. other than that, there's not much difference.

    you can run ND firmwares on any supported broadcom device that has a wl_corerev >= 9; wrt54gl usually have == 9. you can use either one, but the ND one is recommended.
  3. bripab007

    bripab007 Network Guru Member

    I seem to recall there was some idea that, if dual Wi-Fi SSIDs were to ever be implemented in Tomato, that they'd only work with the newer chipset drivers...does that ring a bell with anyone?
  4. fyellin

    fyellin LI Guru Member

    Router:/tmp/home/root# nvram show | grep wl_core

    I guess my router doesn't want me to know what it's wl_corerev is. :wall:

    If I install the ND firmware, and it turns out that it doesn't work, can I just reinstall the old firmware, or have a created a brick?
  5. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    Try wl0_corerev...
  6. fyellin

    fyellin LI Guru Member

    D'oh. Got it. Thanks.
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