I previously wrote about installing and using the alternative linksys firmware, DD-WRT. Well, after running DD-WRT for about 5 months I’ve decided to roll back to the original linksys firmware. Here’s my reasoning:
- My linksys wrt54g v8 was only capable of running dd-wrt MICRO. Micro has the least amount of features of any of the dd-wrt releases (the linksys doesn’t have enough nvram to store any more features/applications)
- IPtables support was crippled in dd-wrt micro v24 that I was running. I wanted to setup a span/mirror port which was not possible (at least not for me). I’ll have to spend a few bucks now and buy a hub (if i can find one anywhere! No one seems to sell hubs..)
- The DD-WRT was randomly forgetting all of its settings (port forwardings etc, which was causing me to lose all remote access to my machines). DD-WRT doesn’t run SSH at the micro level and there’s no way I’m leaving telnet open publicly.
- DD-WRT was unreliable. I had to reboot it at least once a month because it would lock up and stop routing packets.
Has anyone tried OpenWRT?