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I am kind of amazed at the people not seeing a performance increase...for me it was night and day. I am thinking my original firmware from linksys was messed up or some thing...maybe it wasn't using all memory in the router. It took next to nothing before I would get a slugish network whether it was Internet or Intranet.

I don't even remember if I had the option for it to be just an access point with the original firmware though. I use a PC router now with Untangle on it and I just need a wireless access point.

Regardless...they didn't spend all that time making DD-WRT just for fun. It provides you with alot of options. Personally I think a router manufacturer should just pay them to make their firmware so they come with it already installed.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 5/3/11 at 11:33am
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I would recommend it under any circumstances. Sometimes it will improve performance, other times the interface is just that much more usable. Other tweaks like being able to increase the transmit power are useful too.
     
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I am kind of amazed at the people not seeing a performance increase...for me it was night and day. I am thinking my original firmware from linksys was messed up or some thing...maybe it wasn't using all memory in the router. It took next to nothing before I would get a slugish network whether it was Internet or Intranet.

I don't even remember if I had the option for it to be just an access point with the original firmware though. I use a PC router now with Untangle on it and I just need a wireless access point.

Regardless...they didn't spend all that time making DD-WRT just for fun. It provides you with alot of options. Personally I think a router manufacturer should just pay them to make their firmware so they come with it already installed.
do you have a WRT160N? The stock firmware is known to be horrible
    
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It could be me, but when I flashed a WRT54GL to DD-WRT the xbox 360 hardwired had trouble connecting to Live. After I flashed it back to the linksys firmware it worked fine.


.......... that happened to the hardwired 360 and a 360 that was wireless
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It could be me, but when I flashed a WRT54GL to DD-WRT the xbox 360 hardwired had trouble connecting to Live. After I flashed it back to the linksys firmware it worked fine.


.......... that happened to the hardwired 360 and a 360 that was wireless
Couldn't comment on the Xbox issue, but I have the same WRT-54GL V.2. I've never had any problems out of it on DD-WRT.

Mine is pretty heavily modded, with a full heatsink upgrade, an external Yate Loon 80mm for further cooling, Buffalo +9db high gain antennae's, and a 2A wall wart for power. I don't really use it anymore, but it was pretty awesome when I did.
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Unleash your router!!!!11!1!!1
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I am kind of amazed at the people not seeing a performance increase...for me it was night and day. I am thinking my original firmware from linksys was messed up or some thing...maybe it wasn't using all memory in the router. It took next to nothing before I would get a slugish network whether it was Internet or Intranet.

I don't even remember if I had the option for it to be just an access point with the original firmware though. I use a PC router now with Untangle on it and I just need a wireless access point.

Regardless...they didn't spend all that time making DD-WRT just for fun. It provides you with alot of options. Personally I think a router manufacturer should just pay them to make their firmware so they come with it already installed.
I had a pretty massive performance increase as well. My router has a 480 MHz broadcom chip in it that was underclocked with the stock firmware. It runs at full speed now and I see huge differences. Sometimes my stock router would hang after using it for like a day or so, and I constantly had to reset it... not anymore. Also the DNSMasq features make it hard to beat. Plus you can even SSH into it and change the hosts file. So I can create nice little custom DNS entries for all the daemons i have running, and it passes those DNS entries to every computer that connects.
    
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