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Topic # 31307 12-Mar-2009 14:34

I've been using DD-WRT for a few years on several WRT54G* boxes I've had & installed. and VERY happy with the system/firmware/homebrew. Simply THE best & one of the most user-friendly device platforms I've ever used (would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone)

When I signed up at my ISP, I was compelled to purchase a pre-approved unit in order to make use of my VoIP line.
I bought a WAG54GP2v2, as this was one of the more feature-rich units available
I've progressed with my network environment to the extent that I now only make use of it as a first-line firewall, "modem" & means of dialling out (not making use of the WiFi, as that's handles by my WRT54Gx DD-WRT unit).

The unit is driving me absolutely NUTS, as it's pretty buggy at rimes (locks me out of my admin account at random intervals), and I just don't like it any more.

According to some doccos on the official DD forum, it would seem that the unit IS compatible with the firmware (v24 sp2 being the current), but there's little else to indicate WHAT particular release to pick (to maintain compatibility with WiFi & VoIP) & what steps there may be that differ from a "standard" DD installation/flash

I'd really prefer not to brick my unit, as it cost me a pretty penny, so I'm doing a bit of homework first before committing to plunging blindly into the flash.

Has anyone done this & could anyone pls provide some info

- J




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  Reply # 200844 12-Mar-2009 16:16
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What VoIP company are you with?







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  Reply # 200862 12-Mar-2009 17:13

Hey Nety,

Thanks for the response.

I'm with Xnet (well, the VoIP provider at least) for the time being.
They provide a complementary SIP account, and automatically configure my router remotely (I have to provide my MAC before the service is activated). Don't quite know if I'm happy with this solution, but I can live with it.

On the VoIP-front, I'm OK for now (it's working at least), but I'll propably migrate my VoIP to a local FreeSwitch/Asterisk switch/gateway inside a VM one I'm happy the flashing of my WAG to DD.




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  Reply # 200890 12-Mar-2009 19:37
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Ah OK yeah it was a bit of a leading question as XNet will not let you use the VoIP in the WAG if you are running DD-WRT, so I dont think it is an option until you get VoIP off the WAG.







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