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post #11 of 23
I use DD-WRT on my second router.

These modded firmwares give you more control over the router. Without DD-WRT on my second router I wouldn't be able to bridge it with my primary.
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post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by stanrc View Post
I use DD-WRT on my second router.

These modded firmwares give you more control over the router. Without DD-WRT on my second router I wouldn't be able to bridge it with my primary.
Exactly what i use DD-wrt for. I have a router in the bedroom, one in the living room and the main one in the office. They all bridge the wireless signal of the original router and allow me to use both the wireless and the LAN ports to connect in those rooms.

Plus if it is installed on the main router, you can increase the range of your signal.
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post #13 of 23
With a name like tomato you know it got picked on in router school
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post #14 of 23
Hmm... DD-WRT vs Tomato.

DD-WRT
+ bit more user friendly
+ focus on wireless
+ extremely easy to expand on
+ actively supported and very popular
- sometimes slower
- will produce uneven throughput during peak stress

Tomato
+ focus on speed
+ higher max throughput ceiling
+ more even throughput during peak stress
- not as easy to work with as DD-WRT
- not as easy to expand on
- somewhat lower fanbase => less likely to find help

I'd call DD-WRT. But feel free to try both for a week or so each, then choose your favorite.
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post #15 of 23
I disagree with the not as easy to work with as DD-WRT.
I find tomato immensly easier to use.
I have one wrt54gl and one asus.
the GL uses tomato and the asus uses dd-wrt.
i find tomato to be easier to use and more visually pleasing.

I vote tomato, unless you really need ALOT of features(which dd-wrt has)
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post #16 of 23
oops, nvm...

CoovaAP is modular and built on OpenWRT

http://www.overclock.net/networking-...ml#post4094746
Edited by yawnbox - 12/23/08 at 4:03pm
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post #17 of 23
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I'm loving Tomato so far. I was shocked, but there was actually a flat out speed increase on my upload test after installing Tomato. And, not a big shocker, my WRT54GL DESTROYS the Actiontec.
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Was it easy to flash the router to tomato or dd-wrt?
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DD-WRT is going to produce better results than Tomato, at least in personal tests it has.
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post #20 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shizdan View Post
Was it easy to flash the router to tomato or dd-wrt?
Couldn't have been easier.

Quote:
Originally Posted by halifax1 View Post
DD-WRT is going to produce better results than Tomato, at least in personal tests it has.
That's a pretty bold and blanket statement.
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