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Does anyone use any of the third party router/AP firmwares (DD-WRT, OpenWRT, Tomato, etc.) in an office environment?
How many users does it handle well?
How long have you been using it?
I understand one of the risks is limited support but the cost savings could justify that.
Jun 28, 2009 at 23:40
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We use them everywhere, I think we got about a hundred used in production,
from simple firewalls to asterix nodes. We have standardized on ASUS WL-500GP
hardware. We have developed some scripts in-house to handle upgrades and "config"
snapshots. The only thing we really miss is accelerated crypto for OpenVPN.
Jun 29, 2009 at 6:56
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We have used DDWRT for over a year now and have never had an prob with it. We run it on a WRT54G that is on and open to the public 24/7. I may have had to restart it 3 times in the last year or so. We frequently have 15-25 wireless users.
There is plenty of support for DDWRT online and I would definitely recommend it. If you have read anything about it you know that it has a ton of features that just arent available anywhere else. (features here
I am also running it at home on the same router, which lives in my HOT attic. The temperature doesnt seem to affect it at all, even under a heavy load.
Jun 29, 2009 at 2:00
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We use OpenWRT at work, both in the office and DC. It'll handle as many machines as your wireless bandwidth will support, as far as I can tell. I don't know how long we've been using it, it was here when I got here.
Jun 28, 2009 at 23:43
womble ♦ womble
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We use DD-WRT on a Linksys router. It handles 20 users just fine, been using it for over a year, much more powerful than standard Linksys firmware.
Jun 28, 2009 at 23:53
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