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Poll Results: Which firmware do you prefer?

 
  • 10% (5)
    Stick with the OEM!
  • 58% (28)
    DD-WRT
  • 31% (15)
    Tomato
48 Total Votes  
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
DD-WRT is awesome! I installed it on my WRT54GS v6 and it runs WAY better than it did with the stock firmware on it. Also my overall speed increased on it too.


Althoug, depending on the version of your WRT54GL you may have to go through some trouble to install DD-WRT... The only way you will know is once you get your rounter and look at the version model. Also, check and see if there is anyone who has installed it on your version. I had to look for a guide on how to do it properly.
When I was on Tomato's site earlier they mentioned something similar. However, they said only WRT54G/GS suffered from "newer version issues" and the WRT54GL didn't experience the same problems because it did not have a newer version.

Can anyone confirm this?
post #22 of 26
Tomato tends to be leaner and more streamlined/ease-of-access oriented than DD-WRT. DD-WRT tends to provide more features that the average user may not need.
    
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Tomato tends to be leaner and more streamlined/ease-of-access oriented than DD-WRT. DD-WRT tends to provide more features that the average user may not need.
This is the impression I've been getting. However, wouldn't the "average user" just stick with the OEM firmware if they were concerned about features they may not need?
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
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Althoug, depending on the version of your WRT54GL you may have to go through some trouble to install DD-WRT... ...
There are only 3 versions of the GL, and they are all the same for installing DD-WRT. You must use the mini or micro version first on it is the only thing to really watch out for.
HERE is the Wiki for the GL install.
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post #25 of 26
I've only tried Tomato. It has all the features I needed. When I was deciding between the two, I decided on Tomato since it had a GUI I liked.

This poll is biased anyway. Probably only a bare minimum have actually tried BOTH firmwares.

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Originally Posted by floodx View Post
This is the impression I've been getting. However, wouldn't the "average user" just stick with the OEM firmware if they were concerned about features they may not need?
In response to this, no. The OEM firmware is freaking TERRIBLE to navigate. The moment I started setting it up I searched for firmware substitutes. I did not even know DDWRT or Tomato existed. I just assumed there was something else because of how bad it was.
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post #26 of 26
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I've only tried Tomato. It has all the features I needed. When I was deciding between the two, I decided on Tomato since it had a GUI I liked.

This poll is biased anyway. Probably only a bare minimum have actually tried BOTH firmwares.

Edit:


In response to this, no. The OEM firmware is freaking TERRIBLE to navigate. The moment I started setting it up I searched for firmware substitutes. I did not even know DDWRT or Tomato existed. I just assumed there was something else because of how bad it was.
I considered the bias idea earlier too actually (after I made the poll though). Now I'm just hoping that a lot of people who vote have done their research and that'll help negate the bais, lol.

If the OEM firmware is that bad I think I can see what the differences are between the two a lot better now.

I'm pretty sure I'm going with DD-WRT at this point. I'm not a fanatic when it comes to advanced settings, but I do think I'd enjoy taking advantage of more than Tomato has to offer.

EDIT: Thanks for all the votes and comments btw!
Edited by floodx - 6/3/10 at 1:32pm
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