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Transmission on DD-WRT router.

Post by Charlie » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:23 pm

I've been tinkering with DD-WRT on my router and have FINALLY managed to get it working, and I have to say that I am quite impressed. I have it saving files to an external flash drive at present and it seems to do its thing in bursts. I will format a laptop HDD for this purpose in time. This is just a try out.

Thumbs up from me.

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Re: Transmission on DD-WRT router.

Post by Pjotr » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:45 pm

If your router is being supported: also try Tomato. Tomato is, in my experience, more reliable and stable than DD-WRT. :)
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Re: Transmission on DD-WRT router.

Post by Charlie » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:46 am

Unfortunately it is not supported on the Netgear WNDR 3700 V4. I have had that installed on another for a very short time, it was a second user refurb' Linksys from Amazon, and broke shortly after buying it. A matter of days. I remember when Linksys were a decent company.

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Re: Transmission on DD-WRT router.

Post by Faust » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:02 am

Charlie wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:46 am
....... I remember when Linksys were a decent company.
You have my sympathy !
There's so much dismal junk on the router market these days .
Once respected brands that now churn out garbage ....

It's becoming a " cart before the horse " situation , and the user essentially has to choose which system to run
and then select a router that supports it .

I agree with Pjotr that Tomato involves less head-banging and grief than wrt .
I joined the dd-wrt forum and I was less than impressed !
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Re: Transmission on DD-WRT router.

Post by Charlie » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:09 am

The DD-WRT forum leaves a lot to be desired by way of usability and attitude, let's face it, it is downright unfriendly.

Their firmware offering has developed and on the build I am using, which is probably the Mega build, quite a bit of the work is now done for you.

Transmission is pre-installed now and involves editing one file via Filezilla to get up and running. If you search the web their tutorials are usually long and complex, but that was the past.

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Re: Transmission on DD-WRT router.

Post by Faust » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:40 am

One could always go for the " roll your own " option .

Raspberry Pi is usually a good starting point but in this case , Banana Pi offers some nice extras right out of the box
.... Dual NICs and a SATA socket .

In my notes there's a link to a good thread on this a few years back , over at Wilders
https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads ... st-2635734

But no guarantees that there won't be gnashing-of-teeth , rending-of-clothes etc .... somewhere along the way - :mrgreen:
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Re: Transmission on DD-WRT router.

Post by Portreve » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:41 am

"Back in the day" I used to put the DD-WRT firmware on any router I bought. I also bought routers on the basis of being able to flash them to DD-WRT.

Just for laughs, I recently tried putting a compatible version of OpenWRT on a router that's no longer in service. Flashing it was easy enough, but the performance of the router's web interface just went in the toilet. Also, the user interface was absolutely gosh-awful. You shouldn't have to be a network administrator with years of experience just to figure out what the heck you're looking at. DD-WRT has always done a better job of presenting settings, and access to those settings.

I don't own any hardware that I can use tomato on, and so I've never looked at it. I've heard about it, but never used it.

Also, the only time I ever Torrent anything is if I'm downloading a GNU+Linux ISO and they've requested that you do it that way to help out with bandwidth. ISPs now track torrent activities, web site access, etc., and I have no desire to ever be served a cease-and-desist letter from mine, nor from any other legal source.

Besides, as I've said elsewhere, I don't run non-free software on my computer, so the only thing that would potentially leave is movies and music, neither of which would I try to download because, of course, of that very same usage tracking by ISPs.
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