DD-WRT is a Linux based open source firmware for wireless routers and embedded systems

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Which routers do you prefer for DD-WRT or OpenWRT? [closed]

I'm aware of the giant Supported Devices list. I'm wondering which ones you all prefer (e.g., support for Mega install, cheap, reliable hardware, USB port, etc.) I've used an ASUS WL-500G Premium ...
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OpenWrt vs DDWrt

I have a TP-Link Wr1043ND router and I want to install one of these two firmwares: OpenWRT DD-WRT I read that I can install custom packages and do much more than I can with the original firmware. ...
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Does DD-WRT QoS actually work?

There have been various reports of DD-WRT QoS not working (here, here and elsewhere). The DD-WRT QoS Documentation mentions some checks would indicate whether the proper priorities are being applied ...
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Recommended gigabit 802.11n routers that work with DD-WRT [closed]

I've read this question, and checked out the supported devices list, but am looking specifically for a gigabit 802.11n router that is easy to find and fully supported by DD-WRT. It seems like some of ...
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DD-WRT: How to allow port forwarding to apply to requests originating from inside the LAN?

With the original firmware of my router I had port forwarding defined from port 80 to the server in the LAN, which I used in conjunction with an external dynamic DNS service. I've now upgraded to ...
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dd-wrt router firmware QoS troubleshooting

I've been using the dd-wrt firmware on my router and I like it a lot! But -- I'm not sure the quality of service (QoS) is working on it. I have it set up as follows: http, port 80 -- Premium ...
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How to resolve Windows Update Error 8024402F on Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit?

I have been having the same problem with Windows Updates on 2 of my machines at home, both running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. One of the 2 machines is a brand new install, the other has run ...
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Can dd-wrt or tomato keep track of GB usage per billing period per device?

I want to be able to track the usage of each device connecting to our router so we can split up the ISP bill by usage. Can dd-wrt or tomato provide the stats I'd need to do this? Update: After a bit ...
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Windows 7 machine makes router drop ALL wireless connections

Some background: My home network consists of my desktop computer, a two-month old Windows 7 (x64) machine which is online most frequently (N-spec), as well as three other Windows XP laptops ...
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How do I bridge two wired DD-WRT routers?

I have one DD-WRT router (herein: 1st) connected to the Internet, working perfectly, with client PCs assigned static IP addresses. Now I want to add another static client (herein: 2nd), but this time ...
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DD-WRT with native IPv6

My ISP provides native IPv6 support (ie. I can plug in my computer straight into the WAN and get an IPv6 address). However I can not get this working on DD-WRT. When I enable IPv6 and radvd in ...
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Does a router know not to hand out static IP addresses to other devices?

I set a computer on my network to use a Static IP address Shutdown the computer so its not on and not connected to the network Question: How does my router know not to hand out that IP address to ...
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How to configure QoS for CrashPlan, which connects on HTTPS port, without affecting all other HTTPS traffic?

CrashPlan appears to upload stuff on the standard HTTPS port 443. Is there any way to allocate it bulk QoS priority separately from all other HTTPS traffic, or am I completely stuffed? I'm using ...
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Periodically reboot dd-wrt

I have a Linksys Router with dd-wrt installed on. Due to some problems, I would like to periodically reboot the router (let's say at 0:00 everyday). How would I do that?
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Optimum way to deploy two WRT54G(S) routers in a home environment?

I have a wrt54g and a wrt54gs. Both routers are running dd-wrt. What's the optimum way to configure them so that wireless clients can roam between them as they drop in and out of each others' range?
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Home network with two isolated separate subnets, running on cablemodem/router and WRT-router

I have a new connection with a nice new router/cable-modem. I'd like to setup it up optimally and needs some pointers. I am a complete n00b when it comes to routing. I want to end up with two ...
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How do I join two subnets with two DD-WRT routers?

I have two separate DD-WRT routers which I would like to bridge together so that computers connected to each are on the same subnet (so that multicast can work between them for UPNP/DNLA media ...
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How have multiple web servers and IPs on the same physical network

I do web development out of a small office and need to have multiple physical and virtual servers that can be accessed from the internet. I also have a number of devices (computers, laptops, tablets, ...
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Could installing DD-WRT speed up my Internet?

I believe that my router's firmware is causing me to get much lower Internet speeds than I should be getting. This is true for general browsing, downloading large files and uploading files. Would ...
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DD-WRT: DNSMasq expand-hosts not working

I have a Linksys router running DD-WRT (Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (09/08/09) mini). I have it successfully resolving the DNS names for my DHCP-assigned systems, but only when I fully-qualify those ...
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Tomato/DD-WRT router to act as switch & only NAT some port

BACKGROUND: I have a device that must use a real IP address. Currently, my ISP uses DHCP and I can have up to 4 real IP address assigned. However, the cable modem only have 1 ethernet port and it's ...
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Is 50% download speed on a wireless G network normal?

I have a wired connection of about 36Mb/s, but my wireless speed is max at about 18-19Mb/s. I have a WRT54G-TM (T-Mobile, 802.11G) router with DD-WRT firmware - I've upgraded it to latest build. Done ...
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Using DD-WRT and a network storage in my router's USB port for backup - feasible?

I'm planning in creating a backup storage, via rsync and SSH for all machines at home, using my new router that has an USB port (It's a TP-Link Tl-WR1043ND). I'm not planning to create a full-blown ...
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Explain Host- and Domain Name in DD-WRT

Could someone please explain in detail what Host Name and Domain Name are used for under Internet Setup in the DD-WRT router? I've had them blank and it works perfectly, so did it for a friend of ...
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Slow local network with brand new router and DD-WRT

I'm running a brand new Asus RT-N16 with DD-WRT v24-sp2 (08/12/10) mega on it. Lately, I've seen slow transfer rates when moving files from my laptop to my server over wifi (laptop is using wifi, ...
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Is there a persistant storage in router with dd-wrt

I am newbie to this. I have got dd-wrt , installed and configured in my router. dd-wrt version : DD-WRT v24-sp2 (08/07/10) router version : D-Link DIR 600 I am trying setup bandwidth usage ...
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What's the difference between .img and .bin files for router firmwares?

OpenWRT and DD-WRT for example supply two files: factory (.img) sysupgrade (.bin) Why is one a .img and the other a .bin? Does it matter which one I just and if yes, when should I choose ...
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can I log urls visited with dd-wrt?

Got dd-wrt setup! Can I log urls visited on all computers on the network?
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Is it possible to throw DD-WRT on a F5D8235-4 v2?

I have a F5D8235-4 v2 and I was looking to run IPv6 on it using DD-WRT, has anyone tried this? I haven't been able to find it listed in the router database.
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dd-wrt as Wireless access point — can't get ip via wifi

I have a server that acts as dhcpd, and an linksys AP(with dd-wrt) connected to it via ethernet. I didn't want the AP to act as an router (as the server does that), so I've set it up as an Wireless ...
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How to provide free connection with limited bandwidth (dd-wrt firmware)

I've got a pretty badass router (okay, not that good, but not bad: TP_link TR1043ND), with DD-WRT firmware. My connection is about 90/35mbps which is also pretty good. I want to provide a free ...
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How to change the firmware of my NETGEAR WGT624 v2 to DD-WRT

In reference to my previous question: I can't find the appropriate firmware for my NETGEAR WGT624 v2 router. I went on the dd-wrt web site and I read the wiki, but I didn't see any files or ...
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DD-WRT: Anyone know how to get RADIUS on the router so I don't need to rely on an external server?

Ideally, in my environment, the radius server would run on the router, so that we can save power. Now, I've heard of people using freeRadius, which I've heard is great, but is kind of a pain to set ...
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Tomato Firmware on Asus RT-N12

Has anyone gotten any luck with installing Tomato Firmware on an Asus RT-N12 and/or get WiFi 802.11n working? It seemed to flash correctly using the Asus Firmware and DD-WRT runs fine but it won't ...
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No SSH access to a Dir-615 router running DD-Wrt firmware?

My current network setup consists of a D-link dir-615D1 flashed with DD-Wrt (v24 PreSp2 Build21061). This is hooked up directly to a Windows 7 PC with an Ethernet cable (With no internet access). I ...
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I am looking to expand my Wi-Fi range using two Linksys routers. How do I go about this?

Most of the computers in the house are used up to a maximum of five or six feet of the router. However, my iPad cannot get a good signal through a couple of walls. Here's what I have: Linksys ...
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DD-WRT Incoming and Outgoing Logs Still Empty after Enabling

I'm having a difficult time getting the logging mechanism to work on my DD-WRT Router. I've gone through all the accepted methods for enabling logging: Seems there're others having issues too, but ...
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Can interference cause lost Wifi signal?

I have a strange situation. I have two Linksys WRT54G routers running DD-WRT. Both routers suddenly started acting strangely yesterday. Loss of signal, couldn't connect to the router, once connected, ...
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How to connect (via DD-WRT) to a device known by its MAC address?

This question might seem odd at first, because the answer may look trivial: "Either assign a static IP address to it or just DHCP it." Well... this challenge turns out to be not so simple: The ...
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Purpose of LAN Domain?

What is the purpose of creating a domain name for your LAN? I'm using DD-WRT on my router and assigned local.moofz.com as the LAN domain. I setup Apache HTTP servers on two of the computers on my LAN ...
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Persistent routes for DD-WRT PPTP VPN client

My home network in the USA is behind a Buffalo router (G300NH) running their version of DD-WRT. I use the built-in PPTP VPN client to connect to a VPN provider in the UK. I route certain traffic over ...
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Intermittent internet loss

at my office at work I have internet provided by the building. Within my office I have a D-Link DIR-632A with Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (03/25/13) std. I have 2 PCs hardwired, 4 PCs connected through ...
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DD WRT loses WAN connection, why does releasing and renewing the DHCP reestablish connection?

I'm new(ish) to networking and have been setting up a home server. Part of making sure the server is good and healthy is of course making sure I have a solid connection. Unfortunately, our DD WRT ...
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DD-WRT with both https and sshd running in port 443

I have a buffalo router with dd-wrt v24 SP2. After setting up the basic stuff, I enabled the https access to the admin page. Several days later, while setting up remote ssh, I changed the default port ...
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How can I make my router connect to the internet through a computer?

I have a router using DD-WRT firmware. I also have a computer that has a 3g wireless connection. How can I tell my router to access the internet through my computer? [edit: the computer with access ...
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DDWRT serving additional DNS servers instead of just the router's IP

I have a DD-WRT router set up with DNSMasq to resolve certain domains to internal addresses and pass everything else thru. The router itself is configured to use Google's public DNS servers to resolve ...
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Use DD-WRT router as repeater without first router access?

Is it possible to set up a DD-WRT router as a repeater or client bridge without having access to the gateway you are trying to repeat/bridge?
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How to force manual reconnect in DD-WRT PPPoE connection mode?

I've recently purchased a WRT54Gl router, and installed a DD-WRT (version micro) on it. The router is set in the PPPoE mode, which is connected via wire to the DSL modem. In order to change my ...
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remove DD-WRT from DIR-615

I have two dir-615 routers with dd-wrt, however I want to remove dd-wrt from one of them and reflash original firmware to this router. are there anything I need to do prior to this, or can I just ...
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Assign IP's to certian mac addresses in dd-wrt

I have a Linksys WRT54G/GL/GS that I am running DD-WRT v24-sp2 (10/10/09) vpn - build 13064 on it and for the life of me I can not find a way to assign ip's based on Mac address. Basically I have a ...