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  • Started 6 years ago by raphoenix
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

For those that haven't done it yet, you can get Router Mod Firmware from below and begin the project as recommended in the Tux Blog.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv3.....loads.html

There is a step by step How-To in Life Hacker I'll try to find and post.
(DISCLAIMER)
Poster prefers those interested to refer to on-line official articles and blogs for questions and answers to avoid personal liability if something goes amiss during modification.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

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Scott
Posts: 5618

This one?
http://lifehacker.com/software.....178132.php

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

This one is actually newer, using a different but similar open source firmware:

http://lifehacker.com/344765/t.....ith-tomato

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@Scott,
@The Geek,

Thanks Much Guys for the help looking up the articles for me. Archival searches on some sites can take quite a bit of time if one doesn't have the article's handily booked marked.

I did my conversion the old fashion way through experimentation with very little documentation several years ago BUT following my first rule, "Of Do No Harm", prefer the procedure come from more authoritative sources than just my hand scribbled notes. Don't want anyone to say old Rick P.'s advice cost them $60 bucks for a replacement new router during these hard times.

Kindest Regards and Again Thanks for the Backup,
Rick P. ♥ ♥:) :)

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InDiSent
Posts: 1084

I have a Buffalo router that i bought for $20 on sale. I went looking specifically for this router so that i could put Tomato firmware on it. I've been using Tomato for a few years now and can vouch for it. My biggest criteria in buy a router is making sure that it can use Tomato or DDWRT. I'm able to do things with my router that you just can't do with most factory firmware. One of the best features is being able to adjust the amount of simultaneous tcp connections. I have mine set to 4096 and i never see any slowdowns while surfing and downloading on 3 PC's at the same time.

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

InDiSent,

Yes; it makes one wonder why the router manufacturers didn't put good firmware in their original products to begin with since the "hacks" are legitimate open source code and very legal.

I'll leave the question for the consumers to decide the answer.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

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