Semi-Ultimate Wireless Router (2014-2016)

A long long time ago (insert American Pie lyrics here), I use to run DD-WRT on my router. And then I ran AdvancedTomato.

This was my first, and my last, experimentation with custom firmware on routers.

 

At the start of 2014, I decided to put DD-WRT on my Asus RT-AC68R. It ran horribly.

After reverting back to stock firmware, I then put AdvancedTomato on my router, and that actually worked pretty well. It ran on my router until it was replaced. It was pretty stable and had some nice built-in features.

Since 99% of this page is now gone, I’ll leave you with one tip: If you’re trying to put a custom firmware on a router, just get enterprise-grade equipment (aka Ubiquiti). You won’t be disappointed.