Friday, November 24, 2006

Boost your wireless router

DD-WRT is a third party developed firmware released under the terms of the GPL for many 802.11g wireless routers based on a Broadcom chip reference design.

It even supports the Linksys WRT54GV5 (the 2MB version)

I will try to install this puppy over the weekend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bought a Linksys WRT54G (v5) last year. Nothing but trouble.

One of the main issues is that the VxWorks OS caches all connections for 5 days but has limited mem to do so. So if you P2P a lot, the router crashes every other day.

I flashed my router with DD-WRT micro and was now able to increase the mem for caching connections. No more problems since then.

Few tips though !! Read the WIKI page first. Read it well or you might brick your router.
The main thing that is overlooked is that you need the Micro edition of course and then you use the COMMON edition. There is a WRT54G version available but it doesn't work (allthough it doesn't brick your router).

DD-WRT is cool !