Networking – Which routers do you prefer for DD-WRT or OpenWRT?


I'm aware of the giant Supported Devices list. I'm wondering which ones you all prefer (e.g., support for Mega install, cheap, reliable hardware, USB port, etc.)

I've used an ASUS WL-500G Premium for 1.5 years, but I've been eyeballing the WL-520gU recently.

Best Answer

I've had great success with the WRT54GL v1.1 devices, as they have plenty of power for all of DD-WRT's advanced functions, and from what I've seen, run rock-solid for years on end. They require a mini (or micro) version of DD-WRT to first raise the allowed firmware size, followed by the full DD-WRT flash. While they can be a little pricier than other routers by a few dollars, the excellent performance and stability they afford can't be beat.