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[POLL] DD-WRT vs Tomato

Poll Results: Which firmware do you prefer?

 
  • 10% (5)
    Stick with the OEM!
  • 58% (28)
    DD-WRT
  • 31% (15)
    Tomato
48 Total Votes  
post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Good morning everyone!

Before I get flamed for starting yet another "DD-WRT vs Tomato" thread, let me defend myself! lol

I've got an alright idea on the differences between the two, but I do not have a very good idea on the popularity of each. That's where this thread comes in. I'm setting up a poll to get some numbers to help me visual the popularity of each better. If you want you put your two cents in as well, feel free to reply too!

Thanks!

EDIT: Just some extra info for you all: I ordered a WRT54GL last night so I'm hoping to get some useful results before it arrives.
Edited by floodx - 6/3/10 at 6:11am
post #2 of 26
I'd stick with the OEM...

If it ain't broke don't fix it.
     
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Originally Posted by Munkypoo7 View Post
I'd stick with the OEM...

If it ain't broke don't fix it.
Ah, but if everyone followed that credo, this site wouldn't exist.
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Ah, but if everyone followed that credo, this site wouldn't exist.
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I can't vote on the poll, but I use DD-WRT on my home router.
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I've had DD-WRT on my router for ummm.... 4 yrs? Works great... alot more features than the OEM firmware...
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post #7 of 26
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I've had DD-WRT on my router for ummm.... 4 yrs? Works great... alot more features than the OEM firmware...
That is why I'm leaning towards DD-WRT personally, but apparently finding all the features under the menu is a hassle?

I'm not too concerned about a convoluted menu as long as it's a GUI instead of command-prompt (I hate learning all the commands). Although apparently DD-WRT is a little overkill on the features? Tomato gets rid of a lot of that and leaves just the most useful features (which greatly simplifies the menu)?

The other major difference I'm concerned about is DD-WRT is linux based whereas Tomato is based on the original Linksys firmware? Not sure how this affects performance.
post #8 of 26
I've had DD-WRT on my router for all of 12 hrs. I like it so far and haven't had trouble finding stuff in the menus.
     
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post #9 of 26
I have only used DD-WRT (only on 2 modem, a 54g and 54GL) without any issues.
I had my GL for almost 3 years before I got aroiund to putting DD-WRT on it, mainly because the stock Linksys firmware did what I needed. I had an extra 54G modem and put it on that just to play with and found there were a lot of options that were neat to tinker with, so I put it on my 54GL. It is nice being able to adjust the broadcast strength (I have mine very low, with the stock firmware, I could get my signal 3 houses down on my netbook, no at 20, I get it at 5 bars in the living room (where I use my netbook 95% of the time) and 3-4 bars at the farthest part in my house. Outside it is only 1 bar at the street, and inside my neighbors houses, it only occasionaly see it) and set the wireless to turn off and on automatically (mine turns off at midnight and on at 7 AM every day).
There are a few other nice features it has also, and the menu really is not that hard to navigate (it is GUI). The basic stuff is pretty up front, and there are more options as you go deeper in the menus.

I have thought about Tomato, but never got around to it. If I ever get another spare modem that accepts it I may try.
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post #10 of 26
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Rather than start another thread, I'll ask this router-based question here.

Currently whenever someone on my network opens uTorrent, everyone loses the majority of their connection speed (ex. Google will take up to a minute to load instead of a couple of seconds).

I've narrowed this down to two possibilities:

1) My ISP has packet-sniffing technology and severely restricts my connection speed when they detect torrent activity.
2) My current router is actually a modem/router combo given out by my ISP when I signed up. I figure this router is uber cheapy cheapy and simply craps out when uTorrent tries to start more than the couple of connections it's normally used to.

I'm leaning towards #2. That's why I'm getting a new router. Anyone want to give their input?

Thanks.
Edited by floodx - 6/3/10 at 7:47am
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