SmallNetBuilder Forums
Go Back   SmallNetBuilder Forums > Wireless Networking > General Wireless Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-12-2012, 11:22 AM
KOA KOA is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
KOA is just starting out
Default OpenWrt vs DD-wrt

I'm currently using DD-wrt, but what are the advantages of using OpenWrt ?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-12-2012, 08:47 PM
TonyH TonyH is online now
Very Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Calgary AB Canada
Posts: 776
Thanks: 5
Thanked 54 Times in 51 Posts
TonyH is just starting out
Send a message via Skype™ to TonyH
Default

What router do you have? It all depends what you want.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-15-2012, 02:09 PM
thetoad30 thetoad30 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Posts: 86
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
thetoad30 is just starting out
Default

I switched my main router (WNDR3700v2) to OpenWRT and I have not looked back.

DD-WRT was awesome.... back in the day. I recently tried to boot up a WRT54G (which is where I started with DD-WRT) and do a simple MAC clone, and it wouldn't even do that. I was on a standard release too.

DD-WRT is now commercial. They have their clients (Buffalo), and they could care less about the community which gave them their standing.

Because of that, I left. Their mods are horrible, always saying it's the users' fault.

At least with OpenWRT I can usually count on things working well, and if not there's a forum where I do eventually get answers that aren't geared toward RTFM.

Just my two cents.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-15-2012, 09:44 PM
stevech stevech is online now
Very Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Diego
Posts: 4,722
Thanks: 1
Thanked 339 Times in 327 Posts
stevech is just starting out
Default

I used DD-WRT way back. In the last few years, the non-commodity but inexpensive WiFi router I use has more features and options than DD-WRT, and it's 100% stable.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-15-2012, 09:54 PM
sfx2000 sfx2000 is offline
Very Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,138
Thanks: 14
Thanked 124 Times in 113 Posts
sfx2000 is just starting out
Default

They're both tinker-tools - in the right hands, they both have their strengths.

But asking which one - that's a political question

From a developer perspective - I really do appreciate OpenWRT - it truely is open, and the team that supports that platform is supportive with documentation and open to contributions. If you're looking for a sandbox to experiment with, it's a great code baseline to work with.

DD-WRT - more consumer friendly - polished, with much functionality (some of it which I question, but that's me).
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:16 PM.


Top 10 Stats
Top Posters* Top Thanked
RMerlin  353
stevech  127
john9527  123
azazel1024  121
L&LD  105
hggomes  82
noric  79
ChristineBCW  67
AndreyPopov  63
Trip  56
RMerlin  5834
stevech  338
john9527  284
ryzhov_al  272
TeHashX  229
L&LD  212
RogerSC  195
sinshiva  146
joegreat  126
sfx2000  124
Most Viewed Threads* Hottest Threads*
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  17720
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  13240
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  9185
Old My...  5974
Old Most stable...  5255
Old RT-AC87R (U)...  4461
Old T-Mobile...  3735
Old RT-N66U...  3363
Old Can't trust...  3037
Old Does...  2812
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  122
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  87
Old My...  57
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  57
Old RT-AC87R (U)...  39
Old USB N...  37
Old T-Mobile...  33
Old Most stable...  30
Old New...  28
Old Range: G vs...  28


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2006-2014 Pudai LLC All Rights Reserved.