Author Topic: No Buffalo branded DD-WRT firmware for 802.11ac routers?  (Read 7924 times)

saiyan

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No Buffalo branded DD-WRT firmware for 802.11ac routers?
« on: August 17, 2013, 03:08:16 am »
I liked the Buffalo branded DD-WRT firmware on my WZR-HP-G300NH and I am thinking about upgrading to a 802.11ac router but it seems Buffalo does not offer DD-WRT firmware on their 802.11ac router WZR-1166DHP and WZR-1750DHP.
Does anyone know why?

Are Buffalo's own firmware on WZR-1166DHP and WZR-1750DHP well designed or are they featureless like the original "friendly" firmware on my WZR-HP-G300NH?

Thanks.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2013, 06:00:09 pm by saiyan »

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Re: No Buffalo branded DD-WRT firmware for 802.11ac routers?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 04:07:01 pm »
As of know, I dont think DDWRT support any AC router?
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Re: No Buffalo branded DD-WRT firmware for 802.11ac routers?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2013, 12:11:47 am »
They have support on asus, dlink and others... Google the model number and dd-wrt... The code for the wzr-1750dhp is listed as a work in progress.. The code (build 22118) they have posted for the wzr1750 bricks the unit if you change the IP address ... So don't load if you find it. Several complaints in their forums

WZR-D1800H has support now from build 21061 and later....
« Last Edit: August 18, 2013, 05:44:41 am by Jaded1 »

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Re: No Buffalo branded DD-WRT firmware for 802.11ac routers?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2013, 05:42:43 am »
.. this should help.. Hopefully posting dd-wrt links is acceptable here...

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices


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Re: No Buffalo branded DD-WRT firmware for 802.11ac routers?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2013, 09:23:51 am »
There are actually test betas on the community dd-wrt file server (build 22118) for all the newer buffalo AC units (wzr-1800, wzr-1166, and wzr-1750), whether or not they work for the 2 latter units i listed is yet to be seen as no one has reported 'yay or nay' within the forums for those models but for the wzr-1800 it is confirmed to be working, albeit with some caveats - which i suggest you read and research in the dd-wrt forum on.

As far as official buffalo dd-wrt builds for these units is concerned, i highly doubt there will be any due to the licensing issues that would ensue. Broadcom isn't an open source architecture, so i'm sure they would want big monies for something like this, some of the other buffalo units have official buffalo dd-wrt because they are Atheros base units - which is pretty much an open source platform, so no big monies to fork out for its driver development.

And to answer the last bit, the stock firmware on those units ('user friendly firmware') is pretty much like the one you see for the G300NH, with a few new feature additions, but not near the functionality of dd-wrt, as far as that goes - i have yet to see any kind of stock firmware with any feature set comparable to 3rd party firmwares.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2013, 09:30:01 am by buddee »

saiyan

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Re: No Buffalo branded DD-WRT firmware for 802.11ac routers?
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 06:07:10 pm »
Thanks for the info.
It sounds to me Buffallo is basically waiting for DD-WRT developers to produce custom built firmware for their 802.11ac routers instead of actively working with them.



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Re: No Buffalo branded DD-WRT firmware for 802.11ac routers?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013, 06:18:37 am »
Thanks for the info.
It sounds to me Buffallo is basically waiting for DD-WRT developers to produce custom built firmware for their 802.11ac routers instead of actively working with them.

As i said, they can't actively work with the dd-wrt dev team, it would cost them ALOT of money to do so as they would have to pay royalties to broadcom for the usage of their driver.

Scenario: Broadcom isn't an open source platform, dd-wrt is. So dd-wrt would have to publish the source code for their (broadcom's) driver. Which isn't going to happen unless someone forks over big money for it to happen..