Do you think I should use modded firmware?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Progz, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Progz

    Progz Network Guru Member

    Hello guys. I have a Linksys WRT54GS v4. I always download from p2p and bittorrent. My qustion is should I get a 'modded/hacked' firmware. People say is that Linksys routers keep up to 5 days of old connections. Im not sure how that effects me but people say they get slower speeds then using p2p. Well my qustion is do all Linksys router need to have a hacked firmware to download at its best? Because I have a one right now and im downloading and upload through uTorrent right now and not exprinece any slow uploading or download. Can anyone tell me is this right for me?

    Edit: Also I use the WEP sercruity since the xbox 360 only supports that and 2 things are wireless. One computer and the xbox 360. Another thing I would like to know if I did put a different firmware on will my settings still be the same and all that? Will I still be able to connect to my ISP? Because my router never seems to config its self by its self...and I would always need to ask my cable provider for information.
  2. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    I would suggest you first use the "Search" button and read some of the hundreds of threads about P2P and BitTorrent. Then you may have some more specific and informed questions.

    There is an implied risk in flashing non-factory firmware which you must accept.
  3. -mb-

    -mb- Network Guru Member

    I found the stock firmware to work just fine for my 5 device home network. One of my kids uses p2p applications regularly without any issues.
  4. Progz

    Progz Network Guru Member

    Yeah thats what I thought. So like some routers work and some dont? :shock:
  5. G_Styles

    G_Styles Network Guru Member

    The connection limit and idle connection time out settings on the stock WRT firmware are not optimised for P2P applications. If you are not experiencing any problems, you may have no need to change. Many 3rd party firmwares add functionality and features to the WRT routers. It is up to you weather you want or need them.
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