The most robust router I ever used – WHR-HP-G54 (DD-WRT)

It’s been 15 months since I set up a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 with open source Linux-based DD-WRT firmware as my main broadband router (see “DD-WRT on Buffalo WHR-HP-G54”, 2008-09-06). I’m happy to report that this US$70 router it is the most robust router I have ever used. Its performance has been solid as a rock.

I’ve owned other routers that would occasionally need resetting because of connection problems, or that would spontaneously reboot themselves, but not the WHR-HP-G54. It never misses a beat.

Currently, its uptime count is at 157 days, that is since a family member accidentally pulled its power cord out of the wall socket five months ago. This box will stay up and running forever, no matter how hard you push it. It works better than any other router I’ve owned at any price.

In five months my router has handled a total of 1080 GB (1.08 TB) of data that either came from or went out to the cable modem, or over 6 GB per day (I process a lot of spam data and have 4 hard disks of 1 TB or larger).

On top of all the regular functions of a home / small office router it handles IPv6 tunneling over IPv4 and offers many features. The user interface is straightforward, yet very powerful.

A friend of mine who used to have chronic problems with two different routers, which he uses with about 10 different computers in his home, on my recommendation bought the same model several months ago. He thanked me again today because he hasn’t had any problems since 🙂

3 thoughts on “The most robust router I ever used – WHR-HP-G54 (DD-WRT)

  1. Great tutorial, worked great for me. I love this router. It is a workhorse and has massive wireless range. I got this because my old wrt54g v3.1 died on me.

  2. Thanks for the fight agaist scam,i found my id in blacklist and i want to know why, if some one is useing my id and my datals for spam, it could have been wise if you verifile before put my id on this mases. you guy can check out my blog on gnaija and see how i and some of people around the world are fight the just war. i need to know why my id appre there.

  3. This is a big disappointment, cos i am fighting all the day to put an end to the victimazine of inocent people, why did you guy put my id here, pls i need an explaination, pls

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