Originally Posted by Nhb93
I've heard about this thing a lot, but could someone give me a direct, concise definition of what it is, besides saying it's custom firmware for routers. I'm on OCN, I don't need that basic.
Just something to convert me over to it.
DD-WRT is an alternate operating system that you can run on many household broadband routers. It is a community-based, Linux-driven project that aims to make the router you already have better, for free. It supports many advanced features such as DNSMasq, adjustable wireless transmit power, overclocking, and much more. It is also said to be more stable than the stock firmware that your router comes with. From the DD-WRT homepage:
|DD-WRT is a Linux based alternative OpenSource firmware suitable for a great variety of WLAN routers and embedded systems. The main emphasis lies on providing the easiest possible handling while at the same time supporting a great number of functionalities within the framework of the respective hardware platform used.
You can check whether your router model is supported by going here
. The official list of DD-WRT features is here
. Please note that the list is not exhaustive. DD-WRT truly has a lot to offer.Edited by OC Me - 4/6/10 at 8:30pm