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Author Topic: Router firmware..DD-WRT vs Tomato...which?  (Read 4479 times)
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Daehawk
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« on: March 18, 2010, 01:09:51 AM »

I have a Linksys WRT54GL. I installed the firmware that came with it. Went smooth and seemed ok. But that night my net died. I tried resetting my modem and simply using it...no help. I'm guessing it was the router because once I shut the whole system down and restarted then it all worked again. SO unless it just bad timing on my ISP then it was my new router's fault.

So now Im considering using DD-WRT or Tomato. All I want is stability. I'm not after huge speed or any fancy addons. I just want my wireless on and working all the time. I will probably never touch it otherwise besides the password and such when I set it up.

So what should I do..use one of these? Why?...or stick to the included stuff?..why? Thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 03:36:50 AM »

I prefer Tomato because it is more user friendly.
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2010, 04:23:25 AM »

They are both good and very stable.  If you want easy, definitely Tomato - if you need extra features then DD-WRT.  I've used and have both, and they are great.  Take a look also at the forum for each one - make sure that your router is fully supported.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2010, 04:29:00 AM »


We have 3 of these same routers in our family and have brought each "back to life" with the Tomato firmware.  No problems since.  We all get heavy duty use.
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010, 01:56:05 AM »

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on March 18, 2010, 03:36:50 AM

I prefer Tomato because it is more user friendly.


Yep.  I can easily find whatever I want in the Tomato GUI.  Works great.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010, 02:53:33 AM »

Tomato it is then. Next failure I'll switch it over.
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2010, 12:16:01 PM »

I used DD-WRT for years but the last rev I put on started to randomly drop the wireless connection...and I could not get features like blocking URLs and time based access to work right (or at all).  I switched to Tomato and lost some features but it became rock solid again.
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