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Linksys WRT54G Router Firmware Upgrade 10 years 10 months ago #22623

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Hello Everyone,
I have another question while I'm here I'm hoping someone might have run across. The other day a colleague of mine quickly told me of a linux firmware upgrade for the Linksys Routers that would give the inexpensive router some pretty impressive capabilities, but he wasn't sure exactly who made the software or even if it worked as well as the creating company claimed it did. So does anyone have any idea who makes this firmware upgrade and does it in fact work as well as it's claim.

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Chip
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Re: Linksys WRT54G Router Firmware Upgrade 10 years 10 months ago #22624

Chip,

The firmware upgrade your friend was referring to is called DD-WRT. It is indeed a Linux based firmware that runs on Linksy's routers, preferably the WRT54GL.

I am currently running this free firmware on my router, and I must say its pretty awesome. Your basically taking a $45 dollar router and turning it into a high priced enterprise router, by features.

The only flaw that I have found, or issue I should say, is the URL block feature. For some particular reason when I enter a URL to be blocked, it won't block it. I need to look into this issue and find out if anybody else is having this issue.

Check out the link below for information and download of the free firmware.

www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/ddwrt.php

Cheers,

ZiPPy

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Re: Linksys WRT54G Router Firmware Upgrade 10 years 10 months ago #22838

I personally recomment to use Openwrt rather than ddwrt. Thouth ddwrt is needed to install Openwrt. Openwrt is stable linux os for Linksys wrt54g routers... www.openwrt.org

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