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Reasons to load new firmware/software on a router?

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I'm wondering what the benefits of loading new firmware/software on to a router are. I've seen it mentioned a few times while I've been browsing this section for recommendations on new routers. Thanks.
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DD WRT will let you increase the signal strength past the levels consecrated by the manufacturer. It also gives you a lot more control over the router and more bells & whistles in general.
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