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DD-WRTEarlier today Brain Slayer released DD-WRT version 23 Service Pack 2 with a ton of performance enhancements, added features and bug fixes.

I would say this is the most stable version of DD-WRT that I’ve run on my wireless router to date.

If you’re unfamiliar with DD-WRT, it’s a third party firmware for the Linksys WRT54G/GS/GL and various other 802.11g wireless routers based on a similar Broadcom reference design.

These routers run Linux from the factory, and as such, their source is released under the terms of the GPL.

So what is needed to run DD-WRT? Here’s a list of the basics to get you going:

  1. A computer (Windows, Linux, Apple/Mac).
  2. A broadband internet connection (DSL, Cable, or similar)
  3. A Linksys version 1-4 WRT54G/GL/GS router or other supported router.
  4. The DD-WRT firmware image from The DD-WRT Project.

For users with the WRT54G/GS version 5 or 6, you’ll need to use the micro build of DD-WRT, so if you’re going to be buying a new router be sure to try and find a version 1-4.

I suggest at least a version 2 because Linksys started using a faster processor in the version 2-4’s. The WRT54Gv7 is not supported by DD-WRT.

Where do I get a Linksys router you might be asking yourself? Well a Linksys router can be ordered directly from the internet via NewEgg, Amazon or even eBay.

Before you go flashing your router and turning it into a brick or door stop, be sure to read the included documentation with the DD-WRT distribution files.

If you need any help or advise, just ask me as I’ve flashed 100’s of these routers for myself, family, friends and clients without any issues.

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