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#1
well i acquired this router from a friend that bought a wireless N router and after searching google it has came to my attention that there are many open source firmwares for this router..what i am asking is have any of you guys/gals tried any of these 3rd party firmwares on yours? what i am looking for is a very stable router and i wanna be able to see who is trying to connect to my wireless net also,i live in a very tight community,im sure my wireless connection could reach the city limits...my last router was a netgear and it crashed what seemed like every night for the last 6 months and im hoping this linksys will be much more stable
 

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I'm running a wrt54g right now and its rock stable just with the normal firmware. I have heard a lot about the linux firmwares myself but I can't really justify messing with one. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
 
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dd wrt ...
i have a wrt 54gl btw ...

its rock solid, with teh different inter face as i connect, without having to input password i can see which MAC addresses are connecting to my router, in teh format ??.??.??.??.XX.XX where ? are Xes and X is teh last 4 hex of teh MAC, so supervising is no issue., i can set on times and off times into teh wireless section, filter by MAC address teh works ...
 

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ok i got ddWRT installed after a bit of "reverse engineering" i guess you would call it,and let me say it kinda sweet you can overclock your router's cpu, increase the xmit power,and even monitor the memory usage of the router,now if they only had a temp sensor..im enjoying it..now lets see if its stable
 

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cool, i have a wrt54g, i gotta try it out.
 

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what version do you have..its harder to flash v5 and later but the earlier version were much easier..i ended up having a v5
 

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Overclock the router's CPU? :laugh:
 

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yeah i thought it was quite funny myself i went from 200mhz to 216mhz!! maybe ill water cool my router and go higher..lol
 

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What benefit does that bring?
 

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its a Broadcom BCM5352..i guess the more you clock it the faster the throughput of the router..same as any cpu
 

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damn you, now I want to overclock my router!
 

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what make model of router do you own?
 

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No idea, and it's not really mine, it's my dad's. I'm 15... lol
"Why do you want to know the make and model of the router??"
"I want to overclock it"
//dad throws wireless mouse at me

:laugh:
 

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it may be compatible with ddwrt..i wouldn suggest doing it if its your dads he probably wouldnt be top happy
 

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ahhhh i've got a wgr netgear, wrt seems to be linksys lol. will ddwrt work with my netgear?
 

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WNR8434B is the only netgear supported
 

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dang it, any firmware to oc a netgear's cpu? lol
 

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you know any similiar firmware stuff for netgears?
 

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nope i just discovered ddwrt when i was searching for firmware for my linksys
 

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Wrt54g

I had this same router for a couple years and used it mainly for my home network with 2 laptops and my desktop. I have since replaced it, because it seemed at least once a day, my computers would lose connectivity and id always end up having to pull the router power to reset it. Im not a genius with networking, but it was kindof a pain. I replaced it with a netgear, which was easier to setup, and havent touched the thing in over a year. Possible it was the firmware or just a bad router :confused: but dont have that problem anymore.
 

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i had the exact opposite of yours i had my netgear for 6 months and had to reset it all the time but so far this linksys with the ddwrt firmware is rocking out,i took a walk with my lappy earlier and now that i boosted the cpu speed and the transmit strength i would say i have a good 1/4 mile range with this router..compared to walking out to my front porch and losing connection its sweet
 

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i had the exact opposite of yours i had my netgear for 6 months and had to reset it all the time but so far this linksys with the ddwrt firmware is rocking out,i took a walk with my lappy earlier and now that i boosted the cpu speed and the transmit strength i would say i have a good 1/4 mile range with this router..compared to walking out to my front porch and losing connection its sweet
whoa sweet, maybe you want like some mosfet type heatsinks to the cpu in the router so that you can oc more?
 

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i think ill go straight to watercooling:rockout:..if i could figure out how to open this bad boy up i would put a heatsimnk on the ram and cpu