[GLLUG] Anyone with experience with Macs and AirPort Extreme?

Michael George george at idealso.com
Tue Jul 8 08:21:27 EDT 2008

Thanks for the recommendation of OpenWRT.  Others have also made that
suggestion.  I am thinking now may be a good time to do it, since I'll
have two of them and can leapfrog from one to the other.

On Mon, July 7, 2008 11:34 pm, Richard Houser wrote:
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> Eduardo Cesconetto wrote:
> | Again, you are setting yourself for failure. The WRT54GL is buggy,
> | even worse when used with DDWRT.
> | Give up and get a descent router. My recomendation is an Airport
> | Extreme, but if you'd like to save some cash, get a cheap Netgear N
> | router...
> Overall, the WRT54GL is a pretty good router, and contains some pretty
> impressive features.  Even if Apple is 100% to spec (doubtful), the fact
> that it works with everything else implies that only Apple is likely
> doing something different (whether technically allowed or not, the
> behavior would still be non-standard).
> I'd recommend you use OpenWRT instead of DDWRT though.  Basically,
> OpenWRT is the original reference OSS firmware, and DDWRT is a clone.
> DDWRT has been under a lot of heat in the past for not releasing changes
> back to the community.  Many people on this list, including myself and
> several from Ideal Solutions are running WRT54G(L) units with OpenWRT
> and we haven't been having issues with our machines.
> Feature-wise, any router Apple releases don't even come close to what
> you can do with an OpenWRT (the same is true of any mass-market router
> targeted at the home user).  Typical OpenWRT routers have a feature set
> consistent with the $15k+ commercial routers, but they just can't handle
> the speed or volume of connections (neither of which typically matters
> to even a high-end home user).
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-Michael George

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