DD-WRT? tomato? specs?

Discussion in 'Network Routers' started by mike, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. mike

    mike Guest

    I'm looking for specifications for alternative firmware
    for my Linksys WRT54GS.

    For example, I need more than 10 entries in the port forwarding table.
    Closest thing to a spec I can find for the firmware is
    "advanced port forwarding features".

    I also need to port forward to a machine name on my windows network.
    Fixed IP addresses won't work for me.

    Is this stuff documented anywhere?
    Thanks, mike
     
    mike, Feb 13, 2010
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  2. mike

    Char Jackson Guest

    The various websites should have some of that info, such as
    dd-wrt at www.dd-wrt.com
    tomato at http://www.polarcloud.com/firmware
    dd-wrt has a simple 'Add' button that seems to allow a person to add
    as many rules as he/she needs. As a quick test, I just added 12 rules
    and it didn't complain. Not sure what Tomato has in that area since
    it's been awhile since I used it.
    I don't know, the Port Forwarding fields seem hard-coded to accept an
    IP address, not a hostname. Why can't you use a static IP on that
    system?
     
    Char Jackson, Feb 13, 2010
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  3. mike

    Tony Hwang Guest

    Hi,
    Just download and try and if it does not meet your need,
    revert back to old f/w.
     
    Tony Hwang, Feb 13, 2010
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  4. mike

    mike Guest

    The whole purpose of a newsgroup is to get answers to questions.
    Advice to try every possible firmware is not helpful.
     
    mike, Feb 13, 2010
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  5. mike

    Tony Hwang Guest

    Hmmm,
    I am a long time user of dd-wrt. Ite met my needs and more.
    They will customize one for you if free ones don't meet your needs.
    You can even get a whole open source code if you wish.
     
    Tony Hwang, Feb 13, 2010
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  6. mike

    mike Guest

    I don't want to argue about it.
    My system requirements include forwarding more than 10 ports to
    hostnames.
     
    mike, Feb 13, 2010
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  7. mike

    Char Jackson Guest

    Sorry, I was trying to help.
     
    Char Jackson, Feb 13, 2010
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  8. mike

    atec 77 Guest

    I recently ran a considerable number of wireless cctv cams on the
    dd-wrt54 firmware so I expect with some work it should perform for you
     
    atec 77, Feb 13, 2010
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  9. mike

    mike Guest

    Guess I should tell my Westell router that it should quit port forwarding to
    my machines by hostname.
    DHCP is wonderful if you just let it do it's thing.
    If you have to reconfigure your laptop(s) every time you change to a
    different
    subnet, it's a real PITA.
     
    mike, Feb 13, 2010
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  10. mike

    Char Jackson Guest

    That's why you should make the configuration change in your router.
    That way no changes are necessary on the laptop and you can move it to
    as many other networks as you like. Whenever you bring it back home,
    however, it will always get the same IP that it had there before.
     
    Char Jackson, Feb 13, 2010
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