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I recently bought a Netgear WNDR3400v1 router, and have been having reliability issues (devices constantly being disconnected and reconnected).

My router is supported for DD-WRT. I understand that DD-WRT adds a lot of high end options and configurability, but I wouldn't know how to use advanced settings anyway - I just need a router that is reliable.

So my question is, would installing installing DD-WRT improve reliability out of the box, or does it just make my router more configurable?

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I had a Linksys E2500 wireless router that would seemingly randomly drop internet connection, mostly under high load. I had dd-wrt on it and for the next few months and never experienced that problem. I don't know a definite answer to your question, but it's helped me with reliability. –  Huskehn Jun 8 '12 at 19:05

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I flashed a WRT160N to DD-WRT several years ago. Before I did it, I had to reboot the router about once every 4 days. I even found a Linux script online that could do it automatically from a cron job.

After flashing it, it pretty much continues working unless I unplug it.

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Thanks, that's encouraging. –  Eric Jun 8 '12 at 19:14
    
Mine has issues working when I unplug it too :( –  Darth Android Jun 8 '12 at 19:46
    
Same experience here. Keep in mind the DD-wrt code is revved more often and has more eyes on it than the linksys code so issue may be more likely fixed sooner. YMMV –  uSlackr Jun 8 '12 at 19:51

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