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so i have a d-link DIR-655 and well i've herd good and bad .....*thinks not relevent* any how im trying to find a good/great open firmware for a gigabit router what you pplz use? please list em off if ye want

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There are several router firmwares out there, the ones I can think of are Open-WRT, DD-WRT and Tomato. From my understanding you will be better off with DD-WRT, that's what most users use nowadays.

This article can tell you a bit more than I can.

http://lifehacker.com/178132/hack-attack-t...to-a-600-router

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From the dd-wrt forum - "The new d-links dir-655 & Co. won't be supported, becose they use Ubicron architecture - AND this is not open sorce, thre are no tools/library fore this crap! "

You want to find a broadcom/atheros based router if you want custom linux firmware, or a small, low power x86 or embeded platform for something like PFsense, Monowall, Smoothwall or IPCop.

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There are several router firmwares out there, the ones I can think of are Open-WRT, DD-WRT and Tomato. From my understanding you will be better off with DD-WRT, that's what most users use nowadays.

This article can tell you a bit more than I can.

http://lifehacker.com/178132/hack-attack-t...to-a-600-router

thanks

From the dd-wrt forum - "The new d-links dir-655 & Co. won't be supported, becose they use Ubicron architecture - AND this is not open sorce, thre are no tools/library fore this crap! "

You want to find a broadcom/atheros based router if you want custom linux firmware, or a small, low power x86 or embeded platform for something like PFsense, Monowall, Smoothwall or IPCop.

& thanks

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Ubicom® Announces OpenWRT Compliant Router Platform

Industry's leading open source router now runs on the world's most efficient multi-processor platform

http://www.ubicom.com/company/news_events.php?pressid=1

Unfortunately only for the IP7100-processor or higher, the DIR 655 uses a 5000-series processor :(

It's really a shame, there's so much more the 655 could do, like openVPN, NAS over USB-port .....

This is the best router-distro I've come across, it has almost everything :

http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/

My box is an old pentium with 512MB RAM and 2 giga-NIC's, works great .

There are also special versions for certain router-boards :

http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/hw/

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This is the best router-distro I've come across, it has almost everything :

http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/

My box is an old pentium with 512MB RAM and 2 giga-NIC's, works great .

Another great piece of open source software firewall. Good one Bro!

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Unfortunately only for the IP7100-processor or higher, the DIR 655 uses a 5000-series processor :(

It's really a shame, there's so much more the 655 could do, like openVPN, NAS over USB-port .....

This is the best router-distro I've come across, it has almost everything :

http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/

My box is an old pentium with 512MB RAM and 2 giga-NIC's, works great .

There are also special versions for certain router-boards :

http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/hw/

nice O.O soooooo much i need to try out now XD

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@Tex©,

I have found a very good review on DD-WRT performance. I would recommend you reading it to give you a bit more of information on DD-WRT in general.

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wi...ll=&start=2

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DD-WRT is a rip-off, use the one it's stolen from instead ..

(Still won't work on DIR-655)

http://openwrt.org/

Check this out :

http://www.ebox-platform.com/

Not exactly a "router-distro", this has EVERYTHING :

IMAP-server, NAS, SAMBA, BIND, openVPN etc etc .

Uses Ubuntu server-distro with web-administration (firefox included), runs on x86 CPU's ..

See the full feature-list here : http://trac.ebox-platform.com/wiki/Features

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