hyperwrt 2.0b4 rumblings

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by dellsweig, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    Happy New Year Avenger!!

    Well, you slipped out some dates regarding 2.0b4 in another post so now I am going to press you for details :D

    What stuff got touched in this release??

    Whats new, fixed, enhanced??


  2. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    I'm going to increase the concurrent connections from 1024 to probably 4096 and optimalize tcp settings. This should prevent P2P (like bittorrent) and heavy traffic to crash the router.
    Did also apply a few bugfixes and added some usefull busybox utils.

    This will probably be the last beta before 2.0 final

    Looking forward to see a new linksys release :) Hopefully they will finally include the new features that were partly present :wink:
  3. Gheimposse

    Gheimposse Network Guru Member

    Ok ... nice to know that bugs will be gone (even that I still recognized any) but which NEW FUNCTIONS from your (still open) "wish list" will be available in the next release?
    Please let us know more of what you´re planning to implement!??? *thx*
  4. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member


    hyperWRT has never been about new features. If youre looking for features not currently available in the source code, then hyperwrt is not for you.
  5. Gheimposse

    Gheimposse Network Guru Member

    OK, Dellsweig ...

    ... do you know what you´re telling? Avenger20 is asking for new wishes for the next firmware release as well as for a bug list and you tell me that I have to look for additional features which are not implemented yet that I have to take another firmware which offers this?
    Ok ... but none firmware offers all of the following features right now:

    Must have function:
    - Virtual privat network function
    - VPN server for secured client-router connection
    - radius (tinypeap) server direct in the router
    - ajustable firewall (for in/out routes same like the port forwarding)

    optional functions:
    - 0-251mW wifi power
    - 14 wifi channels
    - WDS function

    So ... how will I find these function when I wont ask for the functiions???
    I´m not a programmer ... but you may tell me which tools I have to use and I lean it by my own ... but then I share it like Sveasoft! :evil:
  6. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    I made the wish list, so all "I request" and "I wish" can go it there, and not have to be between the other topics.

    HyperWRT will stay small on changes and close to linksys, because there are already 2 big projects that are not (Sveasoft and Wifi-box, the last one is back from the dead :wink: ).

    I think some people really like just an extended linksys firmware, that has the same stability and throughput as the original one.
  7. Gheimposse

    Gheimposse Network Guru Member

    ... but where´s the problem to implement these features?
    There´s no need to enable all at one time ... if someone does it the router needs more cpu power.
    So everybody shell know that this means less performance.
    So .... each an everyone can choose what he like to use but he´s able to!
    At the moment each and everyone is asking for specific features ... but none of the firmware has the needed functions to secure a lan against the wlan and the wan.

    wifi security:
    - radius server (tinypeap)
    - vpn server for secured client-router communication
    - 14 wifi channels (not all cards support 12 or more!)

    wan/lan security:
    - adjustable fireware giving a "allow all"/"deny all" basic setting
    - tables (like port forwarding) to enable in and/or outgoing traffic

    receiving power/range:
    - 0-251mW power (link over several floors)

    It is just an idea what I like to see in a firmware for my upcoming needs when I move in my own house in februar where I´ll share my dsl with my landlords (vlan needed) and like to secure my wifi (vpn server / radius server) and have wlan in the 4th floor (0-251mW power and/or db antennas). So ... maybe now my intends are a little bit clearer, isn´t it?
  8. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member


    Big Code changes require SUPPORT!!!

  9. Gheimposse

    Gheimposse Network Guru Member

    Support? For what? If a programmer (sorry guys) does a good workaround there shell be no errors at all ... and guys who like to invest in such a specific router also shell have enough knowhow to know enough about router, OSI, firewall rules,... and all the other functions to not need a support!
    So ... for "support" using the fw there´s the help menu which shell be enough!
  10. Maeka

    Maeka Network Guru Member

    I'd reply, but I'm too busy laughing.

    (No offense intended)
  11. Gheimposse

    Gheimposse Network Guru Member

    I really don´t know why you´re laughing. 8O
    I know that it is normally not that easy to release a software without any erros.
    But ... if you´re honest to yourself ... a software can be free of errors if you invest enough time to verify that there´s no error in your code.
    Ok ... also beeing honest to myself nearly nobody is sitting the whole day at home doing nothing else than programming firmwares for the Linksys modells able to live from the honor doing this without having a normal "dayligh job" from which he/she can pay the appartment, the meals, etc. :wink:
    But finally it´s possible to hand out a software not needing to offer any support for this.
    Having the knowledge about flashing firmwares, router functions, etc. is still a basic need to know about what you´re talking here.
    For this a support shell not be needed at all! *sorry*
  12. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    computers for the masses.....

    Too funny
  13. Morac

    Morac Network Guru Member

    How will this affect the v1.0 versions of the router since they have less memory and processing power? Can they handle 4 times the traffic?
  14. Avenger20

    Avenger20 Network Guru Member

    Only the nat table gets increased. Should just be a few kb of memory.
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