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Jbstormburst

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reply to patt2k

Re: DD-WRT Support?

Thanks for the clarification, as someone on the REV I thread mentioned they had DD-WRT on their own VZ router, so I wanted to make sure.

Although, all considering, is it possible that third-party firmware might gain MoCa support one day? And can anyone comment on DD-WRT's performance on the E42000 v2?

Also, right now, I have a PS3, Wii, and 3DS XL, so I'm wondering if any of them accept a pure 5 GHz signal? When I tired to set up a dedicated 5 GHz band, the network SSID would not come up if I attempted a scan.

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said by Jbstormburst :

Thanks for the clarification, as someone on the REV I thread mentioned they had DD-WRT on their own VZ router, so I wanted to make sure.

Although, all considering, is it possible that third-party firmware might gain MoCa support one day? And can anyone comment on DD-WRT's performance on the E42000 v2?

Also, right now, I have a PS3, Wii, and 3DS XL, so I'm wondering if any of them accept a pure 5 GHz signal? When I tired to set up a dedicated 5 GHz band, the network SSID would not come up if I attempted a scan.

I will show you my 5ghz settings on (WNDR3700) should be similar since it's DD-WRT , I think you have to put it under AES only to have 5GHZ working properly.




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reply to Jbstormburst
said by Jbstormburst :

is it possible that third-party firmware might gain MoCa support one day?

I believe that Entropic (the MOCA chip manufacturer) wants $25K for the MOCA SDK. Unlikely that the DD-WRT folks are going to underwrite that for just a few users.
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I've seen some mention around the Internet of some folks getting OpenWRT running on an ActionTec with MoCa support. I can't confirm how valid it is but the driver I suppose wouldn't be super hard to get a hold of from elsewhere if the MoCa chips become more common.


anon12456789

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If you go to openwrt you will find that a couple of the action routers are actually supported, the question is what verizon will do with the equipment that is modified? they do updates and stuff....


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said by anon12456789 :

they do updates and stuff....

That's not an issue. Once you replace the VZ firmware, the router no longer phones home for updates.
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Jbstormburst

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Does that include the Revision I? And if so, are there any major differences between OpenWRT and DD-WRT that I should be aware of? And would I lose any functionality, since I am using Triple Play?


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There is no custom firmware for the Rev I.


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said by Jbstormburst :

Does that include the Revision I?

No. DD-WRT only supports Gen 1 Actiontecs (rev. A, C, D).
»www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database
Likewise, Open WRT.
»wiki.openwrt.org/toh/start#actiontec
said by Jbstormburst :

are there any major differences between OpenWRT and DD-WRT that I should be aware of?

Not an expert on either. You need to research that yourself.
said by Jbstormburst :

And would I lose any functionality, since I am using Triple Play?

Neither implementation supports MOCA, so you have the exactly the same limitations are any other non-MOCA router. You would need a MOCA bridge in order to support your STBs.
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