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post #1 of 17
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Considering that you're not interested in all feature DD-WRT offer (vpn,bridge and ...) and you have a WRT310N, is DD-WRT any better than the stock firmware?

Do you think dd-wrt offer better performance,signal and stability versus a good stock firmware?
    
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Performance-wise it can really be incredible to switch to DD-WRT depending on your router. Back when i actually used my linksys router as a router and not just an access point I couldn't have a fast torrent going and play an online game. After DD-WRT came along i could do all that while my wife watched Netflix without missing a step.
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I currently have DD-WRT installed and i'll be ditching the wireless bridge soon. So i'm wondering if going back to stock firmware could be better. You know what.. I'll do some benchmark using wired,wireless (multiple sample), multiple build and stock firmware. If you have any idea of relevant data to sample, please share it with me (ping, upstream and ...)
    
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The thing I like best DD-WRT is the traffic monitoring aspect of it. It's really nice to be able to see how much bandwidth you use any given month.
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post #5 of 17
DD-WRT itself usually doesn't really improve the performance of your router. You have to configure it for best results. DD-WRT is pretty powerful so you can change many little things.
    
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post #6 of 17
Yes.

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post #7 of 17
If you wish to take the time to flash back to stock, do it.
If it currently works, then keep it. If you don't need the features, just don't use them. It is always better to have something and not need it than needing something and not having it.
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post #8 of 17
If anything it is worth keeping for the improved UI
    
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post #9 of 17
I've been using DDWRT for 6 months now and haven't seen an noticeable difference between it and my stock firmware, but I do prefer the web UI and some of the options it has to offer and I wouldn't go back. Still working on changing the MTU for my network without crashing it..
post #10 of 17
It is pretty sweet, but I still have unresolved issues with Macs connecting to both of my public hotspots. So if you are running any Non-Windows machines you gotta be careful
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