[sf-lug] Installed OpenWRT on WRT54GS v1.0 - sweet! :-)
rjdampho at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 05:37:46 PST 2010
Re: David, Yes DD-WRT has a more user-friendly interface. I agree that
OpenWrt (and the add-on interface X-Wrt) aren't very user-friendly for those
who don't have some linux networking know-how.
That said, I do use OpenWrt because I have found it to be far more stable
than DD-WRT. OpenWrt is much more "community" developed than DD-WRT (which
is heavily managed by "brainslayer"). I am also turned away by the
copyright issues that Rick mentions. Some more reading on that can be found
Another thing I will give DD-WRT credit for is the breadth of information on
their wiki and forums. Most of it is community contributions. OpenWrt
definitely needs better documentation.
Tomato has a very nice UI, probably the best I've seen. It has some handy
network tools in it.
I too am doing work with OpenWrt so I could field questions from the list.
I have been using OpenWrt on the Open-Mesh mini router from open-mesh.com
On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 2:49 AM, Alex Kleider <a_kleider at yahoo.com> wrote:
> OpenWRT works very well on most versions of the Linksys WRT54G series but
> v5 and v6 are exceptions because of severely restricted memory. ddWRT has a
> micro version that works for these versions. I've not long ago flashed
> OpenWRT onto a WRT54Gv3 and onto a WRT54GL, and ddWRT(micro) onto a
> WRT54Gv5. All three seem to work well. I have some notes pertaining to these
> experiences which I'm happy to share if anyone wishes them.
> a_kleider at yahoo.com
> --- On Mon, 1/25/10, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> > From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
> > Subject: Re: [sf-lug] Installed OpenWRT on WRT54GS v1.0 - sweet! :-)
> > To: sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
> > Date: Monday, January 25, 2010, 8:19 PM
> > Quoting David Rosenstrauch (darose at darose.net):
> > > Just curious why you wound up choosing OpenWRT rather
> > than, say, DD-WRT
> > > or Tomato?
> > I note DD-WRT's unusually severe copyright-violation
> > problems.
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DD-WRT#Controversy
> > Tomato is restrictively licensed:
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato_(firmware)#License
> > FWIW, a recent checkout of svn head code for OpenWRT runs
> > great on the
> > pair of Linksys WRT54G v.3 units I recently received
> > as gifts. After
> > setting up both with OpenWRT, I gave one to EBLUG, which
> > now uses it at
> > that group's meetings, and use one at CABAL.
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