DD-WRT



  • Anyone else on here using DD-WRT? I've been running it on a TP-Link Archer C7 v2 at home for a while now... just tried to check their site for updates and there's no listings in the downloads section anymore. Just wondering if anyone on here had any news or insight.... didn't spot anything skimming their forum really quick and I didn't see anything on the front page.... hopefully just a passing bug on the site.



  • @notverypunny never, ever.



  • @notverypunny said in DD-WRT:

    Anyone else on here using DD-WRT? I've been running it on a TP-Link Archer C7 v2 at home for a while now... just tried to check their site for updates and there's no listings in the downloads section anymore. Just wondering if anyone on here had any news or insight.... didn't spot anything skimming their forum really quick and I didn't see anything on the front page.... hopefully just a passing bug on the site.

    Mmm no, I have moved onto Ubiquiti, last time I touched ddwrt was maybe 2013.



  • @dbeato said in DD-WRT:

    @notverypunny said in DD-WRT:

    Anyone else on here using DD-WRT? I've been running it on a TP-Link Archer C7 v2 at home for a while now... just tried to check their site for updates and there's no listings in the downloads section anymore. Just wondering if anyone on here had any news or insight.... didn't spot anything skimming their forum really quick and I didn't see anything on the front page.... hopefully just a passing bug on the site.

    Mmm no, I have moved onto Ubiquiti, last time I touched ddwrt was maybe 2013.

    about the same.



  • Unfortunately no, have not used it.





  • @dbeato yeah, I've been running the current beta builds for a while, currently on one from a week or so ago.

    I'll probably go for ubiquity when this dies, but it's been a champ for what I need it to do.



  • I haven't even thought about it since I started using ubiquiti. I also used to run Tomato.



  • Haven't used it in like 15 years. Better things are available for the same price you'd pay for a router that supports it.



  • @dbeato said in DD-WRT:

    @notverypunny said in DD-WRT:

    Anyone else on here using DD-WRT? I've been running it on a TP-Link Archer C7 v2 at home for a while now... just tried to check their site for updates and there's no listings in the downloads section anymore. Just wondering if anyone on here had any news or insight.... didn't spot anything skimming their forum really quick and I didn't see anything on the front page.... hopefully just a passing bug on the site.

    Mmm no, I have moved onto Ubiquiti, last time I touched ddwrt was maybe 2013.

    Same here.



  • There haven't been any updates to that project in a long while. I'm pretty sure that project is about dead. If you just want to hold on to that old equipment, might want to check out either Tomato or OpenWRT. Otherwise, I would definitely suggest Ubiquiti.



  • DD-WRT was so popular. Can't believe it has gone silent.



  • I think they are still updating it.

    https://svn.dd-wrt.com/timeline



  • @scottalanmiller said in DD-WRT:

    DD-WRT was so popular. Can't believe it has gone silent.

    Why not? When you can get something like the ER-X or ER-L, why bother with a hack.



  • @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    @scottalanmiller said in DD-WRT:

    DD-WRT was so popular. Can't believe it has gone silent.

    Why not? When you can get something like the ER-X or ER-L, why bother with a hack.

    Because one costs money to purchase while the other works with what you already have access too.

    That's like saying "Why not use Windows all you have to do is purchase it!" to everyone who can't afford Windows..



  • @DustinB3403 said in DD-WRT:

    @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    @scottalanmiller said in DD-WRT:

    DD-WRT was so popular. Can't believe it has gone silent.

    Why not? When you can get something like the ER-X or ER-L, why bother with a hack.

    Because one costs money to purchase while the other works with what you already have access too.

    That's like saying "Why not use Windows all you have to do is purchase it!" to everyone who can't afford Windows..

    Well - I guess we just call ya a fool for buying that POS that DD-WRT works on if you but it today. 20 years ago, sure, I get it, there was no other option for the poor, not so much today.



  • @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    Well - I guess we just call ya a fool for buying that POS that DD-WRT works on if you but it today. 20 years ago, sure, I get it, there was no other option for the poor, not so much today.

    So all of India should be able to go out and purchase a brand new Dell XPS 13 for $1600 with Windows 10 Pro?

    Or should they use whatever they can get and install any Operating system that they want on it for free (Linux)?



  • @DustinB3403 said in DD-WRT:

    @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    Well - I guess we just call ya a fool for buying that POS that DD-WRT works on if you but it today. 20 years ago, sure, I get it, there was no other option for the poor, not so much today.

    So all of India should be able to go out and purchase a brand new Dell XPS 13 for $1600 with Windows 10 Pro?

    Or should they use whatever they can get and install any Operating system that they want on it for free (Linux)?

    Yes - that's what we're talking about here - a $1600 laptop or $1600 anything.

    Keep apples to apples and leave oranges out this.

    The shit routers that ran DD-WRT were $50+ in the US... same damned cost as a ER-X today.

    hell, it's pretty damned hard to find a $50 router at Best Buy today (I won't say impossible, but I don't recall but maybe one open the last time I was there).



  • @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    @DustinB3403 said in DD-WRT:

    @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    Well - I guess we just call ya a fool for buying that POS that DD-WRT works on if you but it today. 20 years ago, sure, I get it, there was no other option for the poor, not so much today.

    So all of India should be able to go out and purchase a brand new Dell XPS 13 for $1600 with Windows 10 Pro?

    Or should they use whatever they can get and install any Operating system that they want on it for free (Linux)?

    Yes - that's what we're talking about here - a $1600 laptop or $1600 anything.

    Keep apples to apples and leave oranges out this.

    The shit routers that ran DD-WRT were $50+ in the US... same damned cost as a ER-X today.

    hell, it's pretty damned hard to find a $50 router at Best Buy today (I won't say impossible, but I don't recall but maybe one open the last time I was there).

    You're missing the point.

    I have this shit router from 2003 running some shit software. I live in India, I can use it today with DD-WRT at no cost and have a current still functional router. Or I can use the shit software router from 2003 and risk it all. Or i could maybe come up with enough money to purchase a new Ubiquiti unit.



  • @DustinB3403 said in DD-WRT:

    @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    @DustinB3403 said in DD-WRT:

    @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    Well - I guess we just call ya a fool for buying that POS that DD-WRT works on if you but it today. 20 years ago, sure, I get it, there was no other option for the poor, not so much today.

    So all of India should be able to go out and purchase a brand new Dell XPS 13 for $1600 with Windows 10 Pro?

    Or should they use whatever they can get and install any Operating system that they want on it for free (Linux)?

    Yes - that's what we're talking about here - a $1600 laptop or $1600 anything.

    Keep apples to apples and leave oranges out this.

    The shit routers that ran DD-WRT were $50+ in the US... same damned cost as a ER-X today.

    hell, it's pretty damned hard to find a $50 router at Best Buy today (I won't say impossible, but I don't recall but maybe one open the last time I was there).

    You're missing the point.

    I have this shit router from 2003 running some shit software. I live in India, I can use it today with DD-WRT at no cost and have a current still functional router. Or I can use the shit software router from 2003 and risk it all. Or i could maybe come up with enough money to purchase a new Ubiquiti unit.

    Sure - that's those people's issue. If the DD-WRT people aren't seeing a need/desire for their code/update anymore (mostly because their base - non indians using your example), then I can see them abandoning it because why work on something that offers little benefit? Instead they could move on to some other project.

    Sorry, the dirt farmers are always going to get screwed, it's just life. (though I don't really consider it getting screwed - FYI).



  • @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    Sorry, the dirt farmers are always going to get screwed, it's just life. (though I don't really consider it getting screwed - FYI).

    Everyone who uses Linux is a dirt farmer in your mind then?

    I get that there are possible better alternatives to DD-WRT but your stance here is, pay for something better or pound sand.

    So pay for Windows or pound sand @Dashrender, obviously it's superior.



  • @DustinB3403 said in DD-WRT:

    Everyone who uses Linux is a dirt farmer in your mind then?

    yep - that's exactly what I said. Yep, Exactly.



  • @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    @DustinB3403 said in DD-WRT:

    Everyone who uses Linux is a dirt farmer in your mind then?

    yep - that's exactly what I said. Yep, Exactly.

    Because we all know @DustinB3403 is a super awesome font of super awesome knowledge.



  • @DustinB3403 said in DD-WRT:

    @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    Sorry, the dirt farmers are always going to get screwed, it's just life. (though I don't really consider it getting screwed - FYI).

    Everyone who uses Linux is a dirt farmer in your mind then?

    I get that there are possible better alternatives to DD-WRT but your stance here is, pay for something better or pound sand.

    So pay for Windows or pound sand @Dashrender, obviously it's superior.

    Let's return to my original comment

    @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    @scottalanmiller said in DD-WRT:

    DD-WRT was so popular. Can't believe it has gone silent.

    Why not? When you can get something like the ER-X or ER-L, why bother with a hack.

    I'm speaking about why it's gone silent - well, why do you think DD-WRT has gone silent - let's drop all the crap about poor people in india and return to my comment - the reason the project went silent.



  • @JaredBusch said in DD-WRT:

    @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    @DustinB3403 said in DD-WRT:

    Everyone who uses Linux is a dirt farmer in your mind then?

    yep - that's exactly what I said. Yep, Exactly.

    Because we all know @DustinB3403 is a super awesome font of super awesome knowledge.

    I am a super awesome font.

    https://origin.fontawesome.com/



  • @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    @DustinB3403 said in DD-WRT:

    @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    Sorry, the dirt farmers are always going to get screwed, it's just life. (though I don't really consider it getting screwed - FYI).

    Everyone who uses Linux is a dirt farmer in your mind then?

    I get that there are possible better alternatives to DD-WRT but your stance here is, pay for something better or pound sand.

    So pay for Windows or pound sand @Dashrender, obviously it's superior.

    Let's return to my original comment

    @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    @scottalanmiller said in DD-WRT:

    DD-WRT was so popular. Can't believe it has gone silent.

    Why not? When you can get something like the ER-X or ER-L, why bother with a hack.

    I'm speaking about why it's gone silent - well, why do you think DD-WRT has gone silent - let's drop all the crap about poor people in india and return to my comment - the reason the project went silent.

    Maybe the lead developers got hit by a bus.



  • @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    Yes - that's what we're talking about here - a $1600 laptop or $1600 anything.
    Keep apples to apples and leave oranges out this.
    The shit routers that ran DD-WRT were $50+ in the US... same damned cost as a ER-X today.
    hell, it's pretty damned hard to find a $50 router at Best Buy today (I won't say impossible, but I don't recall but maybe one open the last time I was there).

    ER-X doesn't get you any WIFI. For $128 (MSRP) you can get an ER-X ($59) and a Unifi AP ($69 Wireless-N model).

    At BestBuy you can get a TP-Link Wireless-AC router that's been tested to work with DD-WRT for $39.99. I would say it's still very much relevant to power user types on a budget.



  • @DustinB3403 said in DD-WRT:

    @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    @DustinB3403 said in DD-WRT:

    @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    Sorry, the dirt farmers are always going to get screwed, it's just life. (though I don't really consider it getting screwed - FYI).

    Everyone who uses Linux is a dirt farmer in your mind then?

    I get that there are possible better alternatives to DD-WRT but your stance here is, pay for something better or pound sand.

    So pay for Windows or pound sand @Dashrender, obviously it's superior.

    Let's return to my original comment

    @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    @scottalanmiller said in DD-WRT:

    DD-WRT was so popular. Can't believe it has gone silent.

    Why not? When you can get something like the ER-X or ER-L, why bother with a hack.

    I'm speaking about why it's gone silent - well, why do you think DD-WRT has gone silent - let's drop all the crap about poor people in india and return to my comment - the reason the project went silent.

    Maybe the lead developers got hit by a bus.

    Yep - that would/could be another reason. No more/less valid that my comment.



  • @bnrstnr said in DD-WRT:

    @Dashrender said in DD-WRT:

    Yes - that's what we're talking about here - a $1600 laptop or $1600 anything.
    Keep apples to apples and leave oranges out this.
    The shit routers that ran DD-WRT were $50+ in the US... same damned cost as a ER-X today.
    hell, it's pretty damned hard to find a $50 router at Best Buy today (I won't say impossible, but I don't recall but maybe one open the last time I was there).

    ER-X doesn't get you any WIFI. For $128 (MSRP) you can get an ER-X ($59) and a Unifi AP ($69 Wireless-N model).

    At BestBuy you can get a TP-Link Wireless-AC router that's been tested to work with DD-WRT for $39.99. I would say it's still very much relevant to power user types on a budget.

    Well, there go. I suppose that's definitely possible - but if that was being widely use - it's odd that DD-WRT fell silent - unless as Dustin said - the dev died or just got bored, etc, etc, etc.

    though - most would tell you around these parts - you shouldn't be mixing these components into a single box, but that's another thread.



  • @bnrstnr said in DD-WRT:

    At BestBuy you can get a TP-Link Wireless-AC router that's been tested to work with DD-WRT for $39.99. I would say it's still very much relevant to power user types on a budget.

    Budget, yes. especially in the third world. power users? I don't know if I would go that far.


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