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Posted 19 September 2012 - 14:48
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:12
There is a problem with the NVRAM size on this router. Have you looked at this?
Posted 20 September 2012 - 13:28
Posted 20 September 2012 - 15:20
Thanks a lot!
Ah that's interesting, didn't know about the NVRAM issue. I've had Toastman's Tomato mod running on this router since June 2012, but the firmware I flashed was less than 64k so it was never an issue on my end (I think I was using a 32k firmware). The firmware size issue seems to be fixed in Tomato now (Both Shibby & Toastman mods have the fix since August 2012 it looks like)
For DD-WRT, you'd have to try to get input from someone who was successful flashing that onto the router. Or I guess you don't need the input now if you got a new router.. good luck w/ the D-Link!
Posted 22 September 2012 - 13:42
Posted 22 September 2012 - 17:13
Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:32
Keep in mind Tomato does not support wireless repeater bridge mode (AFAIK).
But thinking about this more, w/ Tomato you could just set it in Wireless Client Mode & then just connect your machines via the LAN ports. (be sure to turn off local DHCP & whatnot, you would be getting those settings from your neighbor's wifi)
And if you want to get fancy, once you have the Asus working in Wireless Client Mode just buy a 2nd wireless router & connect its LAN port (or use the WAN port if you don't mind double NATing) to the Asus' LAN port. Your 2nd wifi router would need to get its WAN/LAN traffic from the main wifi router from your neighbor, & should be on a different wifi channel to avoid issues. In effect you would be using the Asus to receive the wireless connection from afar & you'd be using your 2nd wireless router to extend the wifi for your own area. Plus b/c you're not doing a wireless bridge you won't impact the bandwidth (wireless bridge mode uses 50% of the wifi bandwidth).
I've never done this myself so your mileage may vary, but it seems doable?
Posted 25 September 2012 - 13:17
Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:48
Posted 26 September 2012 - 13:54
The original Asus firmware wasn't too bad, so I imagine the asuswrt-merlin can only be a good thing (though I haven't tried it myself).
I mostly use Tomato b/c of its excellent QOS capabilities, besides the extra QOS configurations you can add on your own, it already brings a ton of pre-defined QOS rules (the Toastman Tomato mod does, not quite sure on the others). It's essential when you're sharing internet with other people IMO. Tomato can also handle fine-grained settings for port forwards, another essential for me. Most routers' default firmwares only allow basic settings for this stuff (though DD-WRT def has no problem in this area). And then there's Tomato's sweet, sweet web interface.
Though for the record, I think Asus' firmware has a better way of setting up a wifi guest network. It's not very straightforward to do this in Tomato (possible, but I had to attempt it a few times to get it right!).
But outside of that stuff maybe there isn't really any practical reason, ultimately you'd want to use firmware depending on what you're looking for & what you need.
Toastman insted Shibby? (AFAIK, shibby do exactly the same and much more)
Posted 26 September 2012 - 16:07