Enable Two internet connections to load balance your connectivity. Enjoy Flawless streaming netflix, youtube , hulu , roku etc without any interruption and take your network to a whole new level. Extender mode
You can turn your router into a range extender and Give a massive Boost to your network coverage . Eliminate every Dead Zone at your residence with the help of dd-wrt extender mode. VPN Service
Offer Faster connection and ability to hide your real identity . Get access to restricted sites around the world like youtube, netflix etc. Support Open VPN and any VPN service. Introduction
DD-WRT is a firmware that was developed by Sebastian Gottschall at New Media – Net based in Berliner Ring 101, 64625 Bensheim, Germany. It is a Linux and GNU based firmware for any Wireless Router or Access point, this firmware can enhance any wireless router with a great performance and many inbuilt features that can make a router work like super smart router.
This DD-WRT firmware was first released on 22nd January, 2005 for WRT54-G Router with Version V16. It is a replacement for any inbuilt firmware of a router by the manufacturer. There are few companies like; Buffalo Technology who have shipped the wireless Routers with inbuilt Customized version of DD-WRT.
DD-WRT is stable after 27th July, 2008 with the latest version of V24.
Requirement for DD-WRT update
All you need to make sure before updating the wireless router with the DD-WRT update is the compatibility of your router. So let’s say if the router is not compatible with DDWRT firmware it could land your router to dead router.
There is a list of some requirement below:
The DD-WRT requires a minimum of 4 Mb of flash memory for all the wireless routers. The Micro version requires minimum of 2Mb of Flash Memory and 128 Kb CFE (Common Firmware Environment) storage space. The latest version ATHEROS, RALINK requires at least 4Mb of flash memory or 8Mb for those users, who install large number of software’s to their routers and who runs a build compiled with additional Functionality.
For more information to see if your own router is not compatible with the DD-WRT firmware can go through http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices
Features for DD-WRT update
There is a list of feature below that can make your router work like super smart router.
13 languages Client mode Client mode with WPA Hotspot Portal IPv6 Connectivity Support MMC/ SD Card Support QoS bandwidth management Static routing Entries and gateway (DGP, OSPF& RIP2) Site Survey Transmit Power Adjustment VLAN WPA2 for Xbox configuration
In last couple of years DD-WRT provides the VPN service for the users.
Update Instructions for DD-WRT
After you have verified that the router you are using is compatible for the DD-WRT update. follow the following instruction to do the firmware update for ddwrt :
- Logon onto http://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/and download the firmware to your computer and save it, as per to the supported Version you need.
- Connect your ddwrt router to your computer wirelessly or maybe with a Ethernet cable.
- You should have the default IP address for your router (For Example ; Linksys 192.168.1.1, Netgear 192.168.1.1, Tplink 192.168.0.1)
- In case you don’t know the IP address, you can find it by typing IPCONFIG in the command prompt of your windows computer you will see a default gateway address a number starting with 192.168 or 10.0.
- Open a browser and at the top on the address bar type in the default IP address and hit enter.
- Next you will see will be the Login Screen type in your credential if you don’t know it contact the manufacturer, look under the router for admin(istration) username and password or look at the user guide given by the manufacturer.
- Now click firmware update under the wireless tab.
- Click on choose a file, go to the location where you have saved the file for the DD-WRT firmware and upload it.
- Your router will restart and update the firmware automatically.
The firmware update is complete here and you can enjoy the new mode of your old router.
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Is it possible to use my dd-wrt router as an extender?
Yes. It is supported and it is very easy to change your router to extender mode. How to increase coverage area ?
Yes. by increasing Tx Power value in advanced wireless settings on your dd-wrt router. Why should i install dd-wrt firmware in my router?
You will be able to customize your to run vpn services.Using vpn services will give you protection and security against hackers.Others benefits for some might be getting a solution to watch netflix and yotube, if their service proivder does not allow them to see. How is VPN service on router is better than VPN software running on devices ?
VPN service on router is better because this way you don’t need to install VPN softwares in devices such as phones, computers and if you have smart tv connected.VPN service on router is simple you just need to connect your device and it will tunnel all network traffic through the VPN. Installing dd-wrt on my router will speed up my internet ?
Yes,If you properly use advance features of your dd-wrt router that will allow you to boost your wireless signal. Does dd-wrt supports OpenVPN and PPTP?
Yes. OpenVPN and PPTP(point-to-point Tunneling Protocal) are two different protocols for logging into VPN. Which routers are supported ?
Netgear, Tp-link, Linksys, Asus, Buffalo, Tenda and all major routers are supported. How do i update to a newer version of dd-wrt firmware ?
It is always recommended to reset your router before and after flashing the newer version of the dd-wrt firmware.Then do the router settings manually and do not restore backup config file. Whats the default username and password ?
V23 sp1 the default username is root and password is admin. You can also use http, telnet or ssh (if enabled) to log in. Which wireless network modes are available ?
◙ N-only ( 2.4 GHZ )
◙ N-only (5 GHZ )
◙ NA-Mixed After flashing dd-wrt on my router im able to view the router page with 192.168.1.1 but it is asking me for login username and password ?
The default username / password combination is “root” / “admin”. How to get the most speed out of dd-wrt Router ?
You can prioritize bandwidth for any important applications using QOS (quality of service) this way you can prioritize your smart tv to watch lag free movie or you can have your computer take the most bandwidth and speed out of other devices. How can enable upnp with dd-wrt router ?
You need to log in to your router by opening 192.168.1.1. Once you are logged in simply click on NAT/QOS tab and next click on UPNP and then click on enable.