DD-WRT v24 preSP2 Build 16785 for Linux

by DD-WRT

Avg. Rating 4.3 (44 votes)

File Details

File Size 3.3 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Linux
Date Added
Total Downloads 11,019
Publisher DD-WRT
Homepage DD-WRT

Publisher's Description

DD-WRT is a third party developed firmware released under the terms of the GPL for many ieee802.11a/b/g/h/n wireless routers based on a Broadcom or Atheros chip reference design.

Latest Reviews

Inray

Inray reviewed vv24 preSP2 Build 16785 on Sep 22, 2011

Bugs, more bugs and even more bugs.

ksponge

ksponge reviewed vv24 preSP2 r12533 on Aug 12, 2009

3 due to restrictions unless you have the paid version. I used DD-WRT for about 4 years and it did the job. However, with the limitations I decided to try something different and switched to Tomato. No restrictions, better UI, you can make many changes without restarting the router, it's just better all around. And, free.

tangojoker

tangojoker reviewed vv24 preSP2 r12533 on Aug 12, 2009

DD-WRT is a good Firmware. I have used it for 3-4 years.
I am giving it a 4 as lately (since SP1)
1. it become very hard to track the latest version (beta version)
2. i had lots of issues post upgrade (features didnt work)

Have moved to Tomato. it has a better UI and find it to be stable.

cricri_pingouin

cricri_pingouin reviewed vv24 SP1 on Jan 7, 2009

I too have been a fervent user of DD-WRT for several years. However, having tried (and sticking to) Tomato myself, I second vcorvinus: the latter is indeed better for end users, and I don't see how saying that a firmware is better than another is nonsense. The Ajax interface makes it easy and quick to configure, it is more stable (even early betas were already more stable than "stable" DD-WRT builds), and the QoS is indeed better. In fact, bandwidth thresholds are only available in the pay for version of DD-WRT as far as I know. The SVG graphs and stats are also vastly superior in Tomato.
All in all, DD-WRT is excellent for corporate and power users and deserves some points for that, but for most of us, it is not the best aftermarket firmware. So to conclude, DD-WRT gets a 3 because a critical feature is only available in the pay for version (strange for an open source project), while many non-critical features (for most users, such as Sputnik and wifidog) are included and contribute to exacerbating stability issues.
To be honest, DD-WRT was relatively stable, but needed some reboots at times. I never ever rebooted Tomato, except for erasing nvram during updates.

rseiler

rseiler reviewed vv24 SP1 on Jan 6, 2009

Note: SP1 was released months ago and is not considered to be one of their better milestone versions. If you can't wait until SP2, go to their forum and find a post which mentions the latest pre-SP2 version, which are considered better even in beta.

ermax18

ermax18 reviewed vv24 RC6.2 on Jan 18, 2008

Even if the extra features are useless to you the stability is worth the flash to anyone. Put this firmware on your WRT54 and it will be the last time you ever have to power cycle. :) I have been running DD-WRT for years and have literally NEVER had to power cycle. With the OEM firmware it was a weekly event. Oh and a persistent DHCP lease table could be useful to just about anyone too.

kiliya

kiliya reviewed vv24 RC6.2 on Jan 18, 2008

I absolutely agree with Akeru. Excellent firmware. I've used the beta versions on my WRT54GS 2.1 for a few years and have never had a problem. You can brick your router with ANY firmware. As far as features;what's useless to you is not necessarily useless to someone else. This "my firmware is better than your's" crap is ridiculous. Try some objectivity.

Akeru

Akeru reviewed vv24 RC6.2 on Jan 17, 2008

This is excellent firmware. People who give DD-WRT a low rating because they are comparing it to another product are being short-sighted. DD-WRT deserves a 5 rating, just as Tomato would get a 5 from me if it were on BetaNews/FileForum.

This is rating a particular product, not skewing ratings because you prefer one over another.

vcorvinus

vcorvinus reviewed vv24 RC6.2 on Jan 17, 2008

Best router firmware? Phuh. I say that Tomato is better. Doesn't have all the needless features, but doesn't have all the bugs, either. (And QoS works better.)

JohnR3184

JohnR3184 reviewed vv24 RC6.2 on Jan 17, 2008

Betanews is late on this. This version has been out for at least a month now.

Avg. Rating 4.3 (44 votes)
Your Rating
Inray

Inray reviewed vv24 preSP2 Build 16785 on Sep 22, 2011

Bugs, more bugs and even more bugs.

ksponge

ksponge reviewed vv24 preSP2 r12533 on Aug 12, 2009

3 due to restrictions unless you have the paid version. I used DD-WRT for about 4 years and it did the job. However, with the limitations I decided to try something different and switched to Tomato. No restrictions, better UI, you can make many changes without restarting the router, it's just better all around. And, free.

tangojoker

tangojoker reviewed vv24 preSP2 r12533 on Aug 12, 2009

DD-WRT is a good Firmware. I have used it for 3-4 years.
I am giving it a 4 as lately (since SP1)
1. it become very hard to track the latest version (beta version)
2. i had lots of issues post upgrade (features didnt work)

Have moved to Tomato. it has a better UI and find it to be stable.

cricri_pingouin

cricri_pingouin reviewed vv24 SP1 on Jan 7, 2009

I too have been a fervent user of DD-WRT for several years. However, having tried (and sticking to) Tomato myself, I second vcorvinus: the latter is indeed better for end users, and I don't see how saying that a firmware is better than another is nonsense. The Ajax interface makes it easy and quick to configure, it is more stable (even early betas were already more stable than "stable" DD-WRT builds), and the QoS is indeed better. In fact, bandwidth thresholds are only available in the pay for version of DD-WRT as far as I know. The SVG graphs and stats are also vastly superior in Tomato.
All in all, DD-WRT is excellent for corporate and power users and deserves some points for that, but for most of us, it is not the best aftermarket firmware. So to conclude, DD-WRT gets a 3 because a critical feature is only available in the pay for version (strange for an open source project), while many non-critical features (for most users, such as Sputnik and wifidog) are included and contribute to exacerbating stability issues.
To be honest, DD-WRT was relatively stable, but needed some reboots at times. I never ever rebooted Tomato, except for erasing nvram during updates.

rseiler

rseiler reviewed vv24 SP1 on Jan 6, 2009

Note: SP1 was released months ago and is not considered to be one of their better milestone versions. If you can't wait until SP2, go to their forum and find a post which mentions the latest pre-SP2 version, which are considered better even in beta.

ermax18

ermax18 reviewed vv24 RC6.2 on Jan 18, 2008

Even if the extra features are useless to you the stability is worth the flash to anyone. Put this firmware on your WRT54 and it will be the last time you ever have to power cycle. :) I have been running DD-WRT for years and have literally NEVER had to power cycle. With the OEM firmware it was a weekly event. Oh and a persistent DHCP lease table could be useful to just about anyone too.

kiliya

kiliya reviewed vv24 RC6.2 on Jan 18, 2008

I absolutely agree with Akeru. Excellent firmware. I've used the beta versions on my WRT54GS 2.1 for a few years and have never had a problem. You can brick your router with ANY firmware. As far as features;what's useless to you is not necessarily useless to someone else. This "my firmware is better than your's" crap is ridiculous. Try some objectivity.

Akeru

Akeru reviewed vv24 RC6.2 on Jan 17, 2008

This is excellent firmware. People who give DD-WRT a low rating because they are comparing it to another product are being short-sighted. DD-WRT deserves a 5 rating, just as Tomato would get a 5 from me if it were on BetaNews/FileForum.

This is rating a particular product, not skewing ratings because you prefer one over another.

vcorvinus

vcorvinus reviewed vv24 RC6.2 on Jan 17, 2008

Best router firmware? Phuh. I say that Tomato is better. Doesn't have all the needless features, but doesn't have all the bugs, either. (And QoS works better.)

JohnR3184

JohnR3184 reviewed vv24 RC6.2 on Jan 17, 2008

Betanews is late on this. This version has been out for at least a month now.

rseiler

rseiler reviewed vv24 RC6.2 on Jan 17, 2008

But...word to the wise, don't jump on a new release of this firmware, beta or not. Let others take the bullets first and possibly brick their router. They had a serious problem with a very recent RC beta, in fact, and though it was quickly updated, it makes my point.

John: This beta actually came out in late December into early January, with various updates to various models taking place during that time period.

DotNet_Coder

DotNet_Coder reviewed vv24 RC6.2 on Jan 17, 2008

mattep, I have to agree with Diam0nd. This is the place where something like this should be!

Anyhow, I have been using DD-WRT since back in the 1.x days and love it. The amount of features that you can wrangle out of some old Linksys wireless and wired routers. I currently run this beta on 2 WRT54GL routers and have had nothing but ease of use with both builds.

The only knock I have against DD-WRT is the IPV6 implementation. It was a nightmare to setup and still continues to be that way. Aside from that, 5 stars!

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed vv24 RC6.2 on Jan 17, 2008

mattep, pardon me, but you're a moron. This is BETAnews. This place is NOT intendent for people who don't like and are not ready for bugs. This place is for all the enthusiasts and early adopters. It IS for betas.

As for the DD-WRT - best router firmware.

mattep

mattep reviewed vv24 RC6.2 on Jan 17, 2008

This is a beta and it really shouldn't be here as, for one thing, not many people know how to flash routers and secondly there's no list of what version this is and what is supported hardware. Please post all details about this great firmware or don't post it at all.

Add to all replies: There's no need for name calling here. I know this is BETAnews but there's a lot of final versions released here. FWIW I am a DD-wrt user and fan. The release posted here is devoid of all info of supported devices etc and that's why I made the comment above.

You're all entitled to your opinions but just because we're on the net it doesn't mean we can dispense with civility.

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