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Which routers do you prefer for DD-WRT or OpenWRT? [closed]

Which routers do you prefer for DD-WRT or OpenWRT? [closed]

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.)

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Guest [Entry]

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.
Guest [Entry]

"I have set up about ~15 Buffalo WHR-HP-G54, 5 in a mesh network at my old workplace, 3 for WiFi client bridges and the rest as standalone routers for home, family and friends, all running DD-WRT.

It is not the most feature-packed router, but it's cheap and reliable and works very well with DD-WRT. All the networks I've done with them are effectively fire-and-forget. Never goes down or requires restarts, and the coverage is quite good for 802.11g when you boost the transmitter power (Default is 70mW, DD-WRT lets you boost it to 254, although I've only tried it with 100mW, since that is the highest radio transmitter strength allowed in Denmark without a special permit).

Buffalo actually ended up entering a partnership with DD-WRT, so WHR-HP-G54DD actually ships with DD-WRT installed, but I've never had one of those."
Guest [Entry]

"If you're looking for an 802.11n router, the WRT300n has worked well for me. I think the 350n may also work.

The dd-wrt page says that the firmware versions of these routers may cause issues so you should probably check into that if you get one of these."
Guest [Entry]

I like the Asus wl-520gU because it has a USB port and is usually cheaper than the WRT54GL, so you can run a print server with dd-wrt and presumably openwrt as well.
Guest [Entry]

"I've used OpenWRT quite successfully on a Linksys WRT54G (v3).

The new feature in OpenWRT Kamikaze that allows you to start the machine in a ""failsafe/fallback"" mode (press the hardware reset button on boot) has been invaluable."