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DD-WRT or not?

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Ok, I just got a WRT5GL and am planning on putting a 3rd party firmware on it. I was just wondering if there was a better firmware besides dd-wrt.
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i use the new dd-wrt, and tbh, nothing spectacular... good interface, very stable. give it a shot.
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DD-WRT is one of the best ones i've used... just recently, they fixed alot of stability issues... i've been running one of the later V24 beta's and it works waaaaaaaaaay better than versions even just a month back or so...

I use this one...

dd-wrt.v24_mini_generic.bin
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I'm running V23 Rev 3 on my WRT54G and love it, it has a lot more features than the stock firmware. If you don't need them I wouldn't bother with it unless you just like playing with stuff.
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I'm running V23 Rev 3 on my WRT54G and love it, it has a lot more features than the stock firmware. If you don't need them I wouldn't bother with it unless you just like playing with stuff.
I love tinkering with stuff. bricked my razr twice and got it warrantied. don't know how i pulled that off. haven't done anything to my current one because it's now out of warranty. Linksys' standard firmware sucks! I hate it, keep having to restart my router because of lost connectivity. and i want to enable the speed booster that is disabled in the standard firmware
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I love tinkering with stuff. bricked my razr twice and got it warrantied. don't know how i pulled that off. haven't done anything to my current one because it's now out of warranty. Linksys' standard firmware sucks! I hate it, keep having to restart my router because of lost connectivity. and i want to enable the speed booster that is disabled in the standard firmware
Then you will love DDWRT for sure. There's just soo much that you can play around with.
I've bricked my WRT54G once and 'resurrected' it lol.
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the DL link i posted above, is one of the newer dd-wrt release that is a some what "real-time" firmware... you dont have to reboot your router every time you change something... its kinda like on the fly management... no down time...
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Yeah, I wasn't recommending he use V23, I just did because I like something stable. The V23 release are actually updated as they add to the V24 beta code base since a lot of the source is similar. The V23 Rev 3 is also on the fly. Their code base and output binaries are constantly kept up to date.
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I got a WRT54G specifically for that, and I love DD-WRT. I always had problems with VOIP where people couldn't hear me (I have crappy upload speed), and the QoS feature is a lifesaver.
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