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    Default Custom Router Firmware

    Hi
    I am currently just using stock BT home hub 4(I think) but I have Asus black Knight RT-N66U in cupboard doing nothing, now I know the firmware in that is very kewl but been reading up about other opensource router software for it.
    I was inspired by all them mad Germans with their Fritz Boxes running FREETZ on them so they can use it as an asterix PBX and a server for their satellite stuff (say no more), but as I already have a nice router in the cupboard and all the FREETZ stuff in is in German I spent the day reading up, It seems I can do all the Freetz does and more on my black Knight using various OS.
    Any geeks on here know about this stuff? from what I have found thus far my best OS options are in order of preference.
    1) TomatoUSB
    2) Merlin OS
    3) DD-WRT
    4) Stock O/S

    I like the extra packages you can add etc, any advice?
    Best wishes
    LS

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    Default Re: Custom Router Firmware

    DD-WRT is the one I have most experience with, other than that I have used tomato a couple of times And openwrt. I think tomato and marlin is based on openwrt but not sure. Never tried any sat stuff with it though, just normal networking, hotspots, filtering etc.

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    Default Re: Custom Router Firmware

    Hi m8
    well the sat stuff is handy if you have several receiver, its the normal in Germany that anything of dubious legality isnt in the receiver but in the router. having PBX etc is good but as I dont even use this router it seems like a ideal way to mess about without spending money more suited to Xmas.
    I note that some of those systems are for some really poorly specced routers where as my asus one is pretty high end, I thought I want one that untilises all the functions the hardware can, otherwise I be better sticking with the Asus bloatware with its flash GUI seems all fur coat and no knickers.
    Cheers
    LS

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