I got my firmwares switched back to the official Buffalo firmware, now running v1.80. A quick test showed that it is faster on my setup, I get around 5.8MB/s FTP transfer rate over WDS. With dd-wrt, the speed was ~5.1MB/s.
I'll be glad to test further dd-wrt builds now that I can always go back if needed
Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 15:39 Post subject: build 15314
There is a new build available for download (15314). This is the first build that I have tried, having just received my router this morning.
So far, im not that happy.
I think what was previously mentioned a couple of posts ago regarding switching from 40mhz to 20mhz is still a problem, as now I am back on 20mHz the maximum speed my clients will connect at is 54mbit. Will try a hard reset later to correct it.
I could not get 40mhz to work correctly, clients would not connect (using tenda W322U v2 300mbit usb stick) so switched back to 20mhz.
Will keep playing around and post back any success.
If anyone knows a specific build that is stable for this router and performs well in turbo mode please post it here.
I think I have found a bug - in latest build and in build 14896.
When you set wireless security up (I used wpa2 with tkip) you immediately drop down to 54megabit. Removing the wireless security leaves you at 54megabit, requiring a reset to factory defaults if you ever want wireless N speeds again.
A few months back on this thread I can see that there were problems with the client bridge mode with the later builds.
Does anyone know if that is still the case? I've only just got my G300NV2 and I've put on the latest build (10-12-10-r15437) and am having trouble getting client bridge to connect with my primary AP. Before I go any further I just wondered if I'm going to have to downgrade.
Even 14896 is buggy in client bridge mode. Once in a while the connection just drops and a reset is required. Was hoping this was fixed by now, but apparently not. I'll give OpenWRT and the latest official firmware a try before swapping this thing out.
Edit: I flashed back to the latest stock firmware using windows tftp, and it supports bridged mode (they call it W-something, at the right at the top). So far speeds are good after turning off the firewall and all filtering and then the router switch on the back, and it's STABLE which is the most important thing. For simple bridged mode, there's not much reason to use dd-wrt for this unit.