DD-WRT, Tomato or OpenWRT best for a non-IT guy?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by dougwa, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. dougwa

    dougwa MDL Junior Member

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    I'm probably one of the less smart people here (while most of my friends consider me a PC genius, lol)...
    So based on my non-coder skills, would I be do best by loading dd-wrt, tomato or OpenWRT on my new TP Link TL-WR841N?
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    DD-WRT is fairly user friendly, been using it for years
     
  3. bpwnes

    bpwnes MDL Member

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    I've used DD-WRT before. It is fairly friendly, but actually getting a router flashed to it can be a pain in some cases. I used to have it on an ASUS RT-N16 until the roof leaked on it, and when I was looking into replacing it, I decided it was too much trouble to flash it and went with what I consider a better option, pfSense. I added a NIC to an old box and loaded it up and played with it, and now it's my favorite router. I'm using an RT-N12 as an access point for wireless.
     
  4. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Most routers that support DD-WRT are simple enough to flash, you just flash the stock>DD-WRT firmware first, then the full DD-WRT after that
     
  5. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    I use DD-WRT on an old Netgear router as a wireless bridge to the other side of my home, flashed with no problems and works great!
     
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  6. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    "In the kingdom of the blind, He with one eye is king." :D

    DD-WRT is probably the most stable. Make sure your router is supported. Also, see if anybody has had problems flashing your specific router with it.
     
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