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Anybody have any thoughts on running a WRT54GS with tomato or DD-WRT? Reason Im asking is I will be using it as a bridge since my router is downstairs and Im running if this woul be a good option since im short on cash!
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Tomato's website, http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato, says it will not work on the WRT54GS. You could always go with the WRT54GL, which Tomato is compatible with. It's at Newegg for $57.99 and Free Shipping. It's also an 18x Winner of the Newegg Customer Choice Award for Wireless Routers.

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is dd-wrt compatible with wmp54GS??
Edited by shizdan - 12/26/08 at 7:25pm
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is dd-wrt compatible with dd-wrt?
Yep, it looks like it is indeed compatible with the WRT54GS. But just for the sake of it, I went to their website and found their supported hardware page. Here's the chart:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php...d_til_today.29

Scroll down a little more, and you get the regular Linksys section too. I'm a little confused as to what they mean by 'All the rest that is not re-enineered til today". When I first read that, I thought it meant "older routers". But they have newer versions of the WRT54GS in there than they do in the regular Linksys section just beneath it!

At any rate, there ya go.
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tomato is lightweight, but dd-wrt has more features, if you got newer GS version your gonna have to use micro version.. btw looked at what you typed lol

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Will I be able to use the wireless bridge feature with the micro?
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Will I be able to use the wireless bridge feature with the micro?
Yes, any DD-WRT supports that. DD-WRT is actually a good choice since its emphasis is on wireless connectivity and reliability.

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Anybody have any thoughts on running a WRT54GS with tomato or DD-WRT? Reason Im asking is I will be using it as a bridge since my router is downstairs and Im running if this woul be a good option since im short on cash!
DD-WRT. Depending on the version of the GS, you can run either Standard or Micro versions. Sadly, you probably won't be able to tell which version it is until you get it home. Good news is that any version supports basic wireless functionality.



As a sidenote, seamless roaming from upstairs to downstairs network (i.e. walk around with a laptop without having to manually reconnect) might not be directly possible, unless your primary router is also switched over to DD-WRT (it has to be compatible, that's all).
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well I bricked it last night
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Bricked? Hmmm... pretty difficult to brick these babies. Do all the LAN leds light up and never go out? That's a brick. Otherwise you can fix it easily. Even if it is bricked, a simple JTAG cable (cheaper than any router IMO) will fix it up for you within seconds.

Next time, take your time and read a little before working with sensitive stuff like firmware updates.
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HereIve bricked mine and recovered, actually only bhappened 1 time usually pretty flawless I dont know where i went wrong.
Chances are you'll use the micro one i think your past that but only very early revs of my wrt54gs had a big flash eeprom. 8mb i think, Man good luck , its probably recoverable
    
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