Linksys E3200 WAN-LAN Throughput on DDWRT

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by abzjji, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. abzjji

    abzjji New Member Member

    Hi everyone,

    I own a Linksys E3200 (Tomato Firmware 1.28.0000 MIPSR2-3.3-138 K26) wich is capable of WAN-LAN throughput of 586Mbps according to this review (review with stock firmware). I upgraded to 400/25 Mbit connection but right now the router only manages a throughput of ~240/25 Mbit. Might this be an issue with Tomato firmware and can be fixed by flashing ddwrt or stock firmware? Would love to get my full speed without buying a new router.

    I found this relativly new firmware (dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_big-nv60k.bin) for the E3200 in the DDWRT Router Database and would give it a try if this has better WAN->LAN throughput.
  2. Robby

    Robby Reformed Router Member

    I also own a Linksys E3200 and I briefly tried DD-WRT earlier this month in the hope of getting a patched firmware against the new KRACK vulnerability. It turned out that the DD-WRT firmware is so much older than the "Tomato by Shibby" / AdvancedTomato firmware.

    Even though the date on their site says the E3200 firmware was updated on 2017-09-07, so obviously it can't have patches against KRACK, I still tried it only to find out (looking around via SSH) that several software components like busybox, dropbear (SSH), etc. are so outdated its not even funny and probably has security vulnerabilities. That firmware is in reality about 4 and a half years old. The revision number in the filename (21061) also indicates this. You also lose the 5GHz radio with the DD-WRT firmware.

    So, I'd stay clear of that relic and keep on using Tomato by Shibby or AdvancedTomato, which is at least more recent, and was last updated in May of this year (2017).
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