is a Linux
for several wireless routers
, most notably the Linksys WRT54G
(including the WRT54GL
). Like other similar projects
, DD-WRT is considered a third-party firmware solution designed to replace the firmware that ships pre-installed on many commercial routers. This is done for a variety of reasons including the addition of features which are not typically included in a manufacturer's router firmware.
DD-WRT includes such features as support for the Kai network
-based services, IPv6
, Wireless Distribution System
, advanced quality of service
, radio output power control, overclocking
capability, and software support for a Secure Digital Card
hardware modification.Buffalo Technology
and other companies have shipped routers pre-installed with a customized version of DD-WRT.
DD-WRT versions up to v22 were based on the Alchemy firmware
, which in turn is based on the original Linksys firmware. DD-WRT versions from v23 onwards, however, are almost completely rewritten. The Linux kernel part is based on the OpenWrt
kernel, which started as Linksys-based firmware but was later changed to its own build framework. All of the firmware is based on Linux, as are OpenWrt and Alchemy.
The major releases to date include:DD-WRT v23 Service Pack 1
(SP1) was released on May 16, 2006. Much of the code was overhauled and rewritten during the development of... Read More