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Old 05-27-2014, 05:57 PM   #16
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It is very easy to install the dd-wrt open source software on most routers and it is very stable here. I use it on my router with another router setup as a repeater in my shop and so far it has worked well for about one year. The main router is a buffalo 600 and the repeater is a cisco e2500 both using dd-wrt.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 11:00 AM   #17
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zrdc28, ryanpcmcquen,

I think I will try a Buffalo next time. Right now I just want to work more on my trading software and not worry about my OS/Hardware working for a while. But I find it interesting that you two say that the open source firmware works better than the closed source firmware found on many routers. Now I'm an open source fan, but since Belkin's livelihood depends on good products, you'd think they would put more time into their firmware. And It's not just Belkin. Many wireless routers are our their giving people problems. All this with being on the market for several years, and still the unreliability persists.

Not saying open source is always perfect -- my screen saver doesn't really work on Linux right now -- but, still, this open source router firmware interests me.

Bob
 
Old 05-29-2014, 12:59 AM   #18
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I have installed dd-wrt on 6 or 7 routers with never a problem in the past 3 years. dd-wrt is just like linux in that it has many more variables than stock . The main one for me is the ability to set the power out. The one inside the house I upped the power a bit and the one in the shop used as a repeater I cut the power to very minim about 10 mw to the best of my memory. They were more stable in that configuration.
 
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Thanks for the info.
 
  


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