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DD-WRT is a Linux-based firmware project developed to enhance the performance and features of wireless Internet routers. This open-source firmware upgrade is developed for specific router models and used as a replacement for the inconsistent stock firmware. Modifying a router to DD-WRT lifts restrictions built in to the default firmware, providing advanced capabilities to make your Internet and Home Network more controllable and versatile.
Manufacturers develop routers for non-technical users in mind, making them simple and easy to use while limiting their effectiveness as a web-access gateway. DD-WRT transforms a personal-class router with limited functionality into a powerful, multi-use, business-class router. With DD-WRT, a router's enterprise potential can be unlocked at a home user's price.
Benefits range from superior network stability/performance to being able to encrypt your entire network by tunneling all traffic through a VPN connection, as well as the ability to create completely multiple segmented WiFi networks and much, much more. Users also appreciate the peace of mind that comes from a community-vetted-and-tested firmware that is being consistently updated and upgraded, and removes frustrating bugs as well as potential backdoors.
DD-WRT has been wowing users since its inception in 2005, and is the go-to alternative router firmware due to its longevity of existence and support of the largest array of devices. Consequently, DD-WRT can claim the largest community of users. It's the backbone of what we do here at FlashRouters. Our team selects high-performance wireless router hardware and supercharges, or "flashes", it with DD-WRT for it to become the best possible version of itself.
The goal of FlashRouters is to give you the best way to protect and control your network. To us, that means giving you the freedom to manage your network with the best tools available and keep unwanted network intrusion at bay. Our team is constantly researching and testing the best wireless routers and maximizing their performance with the most compatible alternative firmware. We also provide expert open source router support to get that protected home or small office wireless network up and running.
Experience the freedom and network enhancement that DD-WRT can provide for you. If you have any other questions about this amazing open source project, then contact us or check out DD-WRT.com - the open source firmware project's official home page.
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Integrate VPN on a router so that any device that connects can use VPN without individual device setups.
Monitor Bandwidth Usage by device, user, application and more.
Usually limited to commercial devices, VLAN is included in DD-WRT by default to create multiple, separate wireless networks in the same router.
Yes. OpenVPN and PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) are two different protocols for logging into VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) in order to secure your identity and encrypt your connection.
OpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN solution which can accommodate a wide range of configurations. Those include home, office, and campus telecommuting, Road Warrior access, WiFi security, secure branch office linking, and more.
PPTP is another method for implementing VPNs. PPTP uses a control channel over TCP and a GRE tunnel operating to encapsulate PPP Packets. The intended use of this protocol is to provide additional levels of security and remote access for VPN products.
DD-WRT branched off Sveasoft's work once they began to start charging for their firmware, releasing its first version in early 2005. Part of the name of that initial router, the WRT (Wireless Receiver/Transmitter) was merged with DD, the German automobile license plate code for Dresden, home of the project's founder BrainSlayer.
The project was successful enough that DD-WRT has become the basis for other firmware created by router manufacturers themselves.