For only firewall - org firmw or dd-wrt23std to WRT54GSv4?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by eol68, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. eol68

    eol68 Network Guru Member

    I have WRT54GSv4 and I used him to only hardware firewall.
    Is sense change firmware?
    Does dd-wrt23std have with only internet the better firewall or better parameters of internet?
  2. eol68

    eol68 Network Guru Member

    Nobody knows?
  3. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Well if all you want is basic SPI/NAT firewall, the Linksys firmware is fine.

    If you want to do fancy features like adding iptables rules above what the Linksys GUI allows, then you want other firmware.

    I for example have a 2nd IP setup on my WAN interface, and some custom DNAT and SNAT rules so that one particular client seems to be available on this alternate IP, and responds from it. Fancy Linux stuff that you can do fairly easily with some lines of iptables.

    Also, not sure if current Linksys firmware has QoS? Haven't used it myself in a while. The custom firmware do have QoS.
  4. eol68

    eol68 Network Guru Member

    Yes I have QoS in my oryg. firmware.

    But I don't know how to use this.
    To what can this be necessary?
    Will this something improve with 1computers?

    p.s. @vincentfox Thanks for answer.
  5. gotamd

    gotamd Network Guru Member

    Thibor's firmware also has some nice firewall settings such as:

    Filter Proxy
    Filter Cookies
    Filter Java Applets
    Filter ActiveX
    Block Portscans
    Filter P2P Applications
    Block WAN Requests
    Block Anonymous Internet Requests
    Filter Multicast
    Filter Internet NAT Redirection
    Filter IDENT(Port 113)

    Many of those are the standard ones, but P2P and portscan blocking might be a little more useful to some people.
  6. eol68

    eol68 Network Guru Member

    What is it this "Thibor's firmware" ?
    And where from do to pull down him?

    Is dd-wrt23std equally good?
  7. eol68

    eol68 Network Guru Member

    I found Hyperwrt_GSv4_Thibor13d and Hyperwrt_GS_Thibor13d
    What is the best for my WRT54GSv4?

    I read that Hyperwrt_GS_Thibor13d is better.
    "I agree- I think the 13d basic version will work fine. I went from Tofu to Thibor in my G V4 this week, and attempting the V4 version got me "timeout error: upgrade failed", but loading up the plain version got me an immediate and easy upgrade."

    Is this truth?
  8. gotamd

    gotamd Network Guru Member

    I'm not sure, but I would assume you want the GSv4 version because of the hardware differences between the earlier models and version 4 (namely the amount of memory).
  9. eol68

    eol68 Network Guru Member

    Which it is better? DD-wrt23std or Hyperwrt_GS_Thibor13d?
  10. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    they both have their own merits, it depends what you want from them, dd-wrt has far more features integrated than mine. the ONLY difference between the normal and v4 version is the code header for flashing from stock v4 firmware and tftp, that's all
  11. eol68

    eol68 Network Guru Member

    I use 54GS with 1 computers only (not wired).
    And I need him to extra firewall.
    That's all to what I need.
    But I used P2P (azureus).
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