Hardware Thread, [LINK] DD-WRT - Turn your £40 router in to a £400 router for free in Technical; WARNING: FLASHING THE FIRMWARE ON YOUR ROUTER IS A VERY GOOD WAY OF KILLING IT. I WON'T BE HELD RESPONSIBLE ...
29th June 2010, 01:20 PM #1
[LINK] DD-WRT - Turn your £40 router in to a £400 router for free
WARNING: FLASHING THE FIRMWARE ON YOUR ROUTER IS A VERY GOOD WAY OF KILLING IT. I WON'T BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BRICK YOUR ROUTER, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router
I'm sure some of you will probably already of heard of this, but I only found it last night. Seems good so far, I've flashed it on to a D-Link DIR-615 D? (can't remember now if it's D1 or D2, came free when I signed up to Virgin Media) but I haven't had a chance to properly configure it yet. A quick test over at speedtest.net showed that I was hitting download speeds of about 9.8mbit on my 10mbit connection, was averaging around 7mbit beforehand.
Anybody else used this? Got any tips on performance boosts you've found using this?
2 Thanks to LosOjos:
jamesreedersmith (29th June 2010), tech_guy (29th June 2010)
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29th June 2010, 06:03 PM #2
Been using DD-WRT for a bit now. Very useful for all sorts of different things. The one thing I got it for was sub netting my network in 2, but haven't managed to do that yet due using a different router for internet and it blocking the internet at the same time. I'm sure I am just doing something wrong but never fixed it. For now I am happy with it. Also good for running multiple WiFi, I sometimes need to connect 3rd part laptops to my network and don't want to add them to my nice Wireless N with security, so create a unencrypted WiFi and connect to that.
29th June 2010, 06:17 PM #3
I too have been using dd-wrt on one of my routers and it is VERY reliable..
29th June 2010, 06:25 PM #4
I use the tomato firmware, which has better QOS features but it really is a matter of preference. They both are much better then the stock firmware.
Made a vast difference on their 50mb package.
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