As a long time Tomato user who switched to DD-WRT, I'll have to say I'm not impressed. If it wasn't for Wireless N, I'd switch back. DD-WRT has a ton of features, but the GUI lacks so much when it comes to usability and consistency. For example, in Tomato, you could click on a machine's IP address to automatically pop-up a dialog to give the device a static DHCP lease. In DD-WRT, you have to manually enter the MAC and IP to create a static DHCP entry. Then to add another one, you have to click the "add" button to create a new entry, manually enter the details, then scroll to the bottom, click on save, then on apply. The whole interface is consistently irritating and counter-intuitive.
And when it comes to QoS, tomato has that fancy SVG graphics of what QoS rules are being applied, in DD-WRT you have to ssh to the router and dig around to manually find out what's going on. FAIL.
Stability-wise DD-WRT can be pretty good, but it took me a while to get there. Problem is, one of the big things DD-WRT has going for it is supporting a lot of newer routers - the tradeoff is getting a build that works properly with your router, and is stable may take a bit of trial and error. FWIW, I'm running a WRT310N v1.0
Last edited by axeman
on Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:09 am, edited 1 time in total.
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