SmallNetBuilder Forums
Go Back   SmallNetBuilder Forums > General > Suggestion Box

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-29-2012, 04:02 AM
MadGabZ MadGabZ is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
MadGabZ is just starting out
Lightbulb Test: Comparison of Stock Firmwares vs. Custom FWs on popular routers!

Hi,
I'd like to chip in on a possible review idea!

Why not do a review of, say, 5 popular routers, that can be flashed with alternative Firmwares, like DD-WRT and Tomato? Run comparison on the routers with different fimwares on them..

I'm sure, Lots of people in here are looking at alternate FW support before buying a router (We're all nerds in here, lol), but does changing to an alternate fw REALLY make for better performance, or just enhancing capabilities? What are the 'myths' about Alt. FWs vs. Stock FWs?

Such a review could even be a returning feature, to see if certain old routers still have value compared to latest offerings!

Stupid idea?

/MadGabZ

PS. Thanks for a marvelous job, Higgins! I love this site!

Last edited by MadGabZ; 11-29-2012 at 04:05 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-30-2012, 12:10 PM
thiggins's Avatar
thiggins thiggins is offline
Mr. Easy
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8,838
Thanks: 136
Thanked 547 Times in 467 Posts
thiggins is just starting out
Default

The few times I've looked at alternative firmware in the past have showed that it doesn't improve performance, can possibly make it worse and also introduce different problems.

The main value in alternative firmware is the additional features it may provide.
Lots More Features, Lots Less Performance: NETGEAR WNR3500L with DD-WRT Reviewed

Can DD-WRT or Tomato Fix Bad Routing?

I have plenty to do reviewing products with stock firmware. But if anyone wants to write such a review, I'm open to considering it for publication.
__________________
Tim Higgins
Managing Editor,SmallNetBuilder.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
alternative firmware, dd-wrt, review, stock firmware, tomato

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 08:18 AM.


Top 10 Stats
Top Posters* Top Thanked
RMerlin  341
sm00thpapa  232
stevech  185
azazel1024  148
KGB7  138
htismaqe  90
jim769  83
philmiami  77
AcostaJA  69
ColinTaylor  59
RMerlin  5083
stevech  315
ryzhov_al  249
TeHashX  209
RogerSC  187
L&LD  186
joegreat  123
jlake  122
sinshiva  111
sfx2000  111
Most Viewed Threads* Hottest Threads*
Old ASUS RT-N66U...  23812
Old NETGEAR...  12997
Old Switched...  7333
Old 3.0.0.4.376.1...  6746
Old NEW RT-AC68R...  6564
Old ASUS...  5964
Old ASUS RTAC68U...  3497
Old Netgear...  3288
Old ASUS...  3012
Old N66U daily...  2842
Old ASUS RT-N66U...  169
Old NETGEAR...  161
Old Switched...  64
Old NEW RT-AC68R...  56
Old ASUS...  55
Old N66U daily...  47
Old Which router...  41
Old ASUS RTAC68U...  41
Old Netgear...  41
Old ASUS...  38


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