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Tue Mar 14 02:11:20 UTC 2006
On Friday 10 March 2006 07:16, UnIData <unidata.linux at gmail.com>
(<85c284910603100616t63201d88v77b5dae4c61c259e at mail.gmail.com>) wrote:
> What is the best open firmware for the router WRT54GS ?
First, which version of the WRT54GS do you have? The current version (v5.0)
is not well supported at this time; Linksys cut the flash-RAM to 2MB:
The most popular of the third-party products appear to be, in alphabetical
* Sveasoft's Talisman
A feature comparison from a few months ago can be found at
Here's my uninformed and uninformative take on these.
DD-WRT has the largest number of features and seems to have the greatest
number of reports of instability, mostly from users of "file-sharing"
utilities. It has a nice web interface.
HyperWRT tries to stick as closely as possible to Linksys' firmware and has
a reputation for stability and speed.
OpenWRT also has a reputation for stability and speed. The interface is (or
at least was) through the command line only.
Sveasoft charges a "subscription" fee of $20 per year for "MAC locked"
software. I don't think they distribute the source code as OpenWRT's
developer accuses them of copyright violation and has revoked their license
to OpenWRT source.
I installed DD-WRT (v23, 25 DEC 2005) on a WRT54GL and haven't had any
problems. I've been running it only three days.
[ObOnTopic] As it's an Ethernet-attached device, it works fine with KUbuntu
5.10 i386 and AMD64.
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