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    OpenWRT vs DD-Wrt

    Region : Others

    Model : TL-WR1043ND

    Hardware Version : V1

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    Hello community.

    Well, since the TP-Link support is too lazy to answer me on simple questions thru e-mail, and are incapable to fix their firmwares, i decided to go for alternative one.
    Now i m deciding between OpenWRT and DD-Wrt.. which is better ? i know there is also some gargoyle or something like that, but i dont want this one.

    thx for replies :P

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    Hello,

    My DD-WRT experience is only with Linksys routers.
    I had a WRT54G and I still have an E3000 working very well with DD-WRT build 21061 without trouble on the USB port for storage or printer....

    As my WR1043ND is no more used, I can't answer to your question but I can say that DD-WRT is very powerful...

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    gargoyle=openwrt, from my experience with gargoyle V1.5.4 on hardware V1.9 i can tell you that this firmware is very stable and working without any issues, wifi is stable more than the stock, the performance of USB is better, and i run this firmware almost one week after tp-link support doesn't answer me to mails, i thing something happen to tp-link company because they don't give me answers and don't help me to resolve issues, and in future i will looking for alternatives.

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    Does DD-WRT support USB-FTP feature ? i googled for differences between dd-wrt and openwrt and i found that dd-wrt has very nice detailed web configuration
    while openwrt does have only some basic features thru web configuration and the rest features are set with the help of command line.

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    I have a FTP server on my E3000...
    I suggest you to read carefully the DD-WRT forum before to install...

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    I have Gargoyle on my WDR4300 and I'm very happy with this firmware. Of course DD-WRT is also very good solution for WR1043ND.
    tplink-forum.pl - I'm not official TP-Link agent

    ftp://tplink-forum.pl/beta - If you have a new beta firmware share it - contact with me - forum@tplink-forum.pl

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    this is something I am currently slugging through.
    I have tried the latest DD-WRT build and it maxes out at 50mbps so Im not getting my full VirginMedia 120mbps. Also, Wifi keeps dropping out too which is annoying.
    I have tried USB so cant comment on that, but I do know the QSS button doesnt work either.

    I did try OpenWRT but the WAN port stopped working. There i a fix for this though now. However, at the time I was stuck with no WAN and its a real nightmare to return to stock firmware from OpenWRT, its not a simple matter of using the web gui, you have to know how to use command lines and all sorts of other techie stuff.

    I am really unhappy with the stock firmware, its rubbish. DD-WRT on my old Dlink615 is a dream and I wish I could get an equally stable version for the 1043 as I would definitely use it.

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    New build 21676 is out !


  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Traffik View Post
    this is something I am currently slugging through.
    I have tried the latest DD-WRT build and it maxes out at 50mbps so Im not getting my full VirginMedia 120mbps. Also, Wifi keeps dropping out too which is annoying.
    I have tried USB so cant comment on that, but I do know the QSS button doesnt work either.

    I did try OpenWRT but the WAN port stopped working. There i a fix for this though now. However, at the time I was stuck with no WAN and its a real nightmare to return to stock firmware from OpenWRT, its not a simple matter of using the web gui, you have to know how to use command lines and all sorts of other techie stuff.

    I am really unhappy with the stock firmware, its rubbish. DD-WRT on my old Dlink615 is a dream and I wish I could get an equally stable version for the 1043 as I would definitely use it.
    Test Gargoyle, is based on openwrt:
    From stock firmware:
    1.-reset from back button (factory settings)

    2.-Install germany firmware wr1043nv1_de_3_9_17_up_boot(100331) (to avoid problem wan)
    Donwload here:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/f5kmuhld73...ot(100331).bin


    3. install gargoyle_1.5.10-ar71xsquashfs-factory

    http://www.gargoyle-router.com/download.php
    3.-configure

    if you do not like this firmware, to return to the TP-link:

    http://www.gargoyle-router.com/wiki/...nk_tl-wr1043nd


    To view as web interface:
    http://router-firmware-test.gamma.nu/Gargoyle/
    Last edited by jorgecorazondeleon; 05-27-2013 at 19:36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgecorazondeleon View Post
    Test Gargoyle, is based on openwrt:
    From stock firmware:
    1.-reset from back button (factory settings)

    2.-Install germany firmware wr1043nv1_de_3_9_17_up_boot(100331) (to avoid problem wan)
    Donwload here:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/f5kmuhld73...ot(100331).bin


    3. install gargoyle_1.5.10-ar71xsquashfs-factory

    http://www.gargoyle-router.com/download.php
    3.-configure

    if you do not like this firmware, to return to the TP-link:

    http://www.gargoyle-router.com/wiki/...nk_tl-wr1043nd


    To view as web interface:
    http://router-firmware-test.gamma.nu/Gargoyle/
    Oh nice!
    Ok yeah I have heard of Gargoyle but havent tried it yet.
    So going back to stock is as simple as using DD-WRT but I have to use the modified firmware on their page, and thats its yeah, simple?


 

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