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Old 01-08-13, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default router custom firmware

Not sure if posting in the right place, but hope someone can help. I have a dlink dsl 2780 and a huawei hg533, I am wanting to put custom firmware on them both but not sure which one is best. after looking about I am all most sure they have broadcom chipsets in them. which dd-wrt says it will work on most broadcoms and also something called tomato. or will I be better using something else. thank you to anyone who offers advice.
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Old 01-08-13, 10:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What are you planning to do, with either router?
If you just want to use them as normal routers there shouldn't be a need to change the firmware, just change the details, in the routers set up, from your PC.
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Old 01-08-13, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i have switched provider and the new provider router wifi signal is crap. tried changing the settings in them to the new providers, but they do not connect. been told its because they have the old provider firmware on and to put a custom one on but not sure which.
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Old 02-08-13, 01:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I've set up quite a few different routers, and got them to work with various ISP's, even though they claim they're not supposed to, most ISP's just buy cheap routers and set them up for their ISP's, so can easily be changed, but most are cheap, and in some cases very nasty.
I can't see you greatly improving the Wi Fi quality, by changing the firmware, as this is likely to be a hardware problem.
I have used both routers, you mention, and I still use the talktalk one, but the Wi Fi reception was nowhere near as good as my DrayTek Vigor 2710.
I seem to remember the D Link 2780 was a talktalk router, was the other one a newer talktalk router?
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Old 02-08-13, 11:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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the huawei hg533 is the new talktalk router for the youview service off them, it has both adsl and fibre connections on the back. i have tried changing all the settings my new provider gave gave me like dns server and things, but they will not contact.
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Old 02-08-13, 12:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There are known problems, with that router, the huawei hg533, due to it being rushed into service. Check the manufacturers website, for firmware upgrades.
The other one should work fine.
Which ISP have you switched to?
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Old 02-08-13, 12:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ive checked the website for hg533 and cant find anything. switched to o2 which is in the process of getting took over by sky. i got all the settings off o2 to put into a different router and changed them but it will not connect for some reason
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Did you carry out a factory reset, by using the pin hole, prior to altering the settings?
Didn't o2 provide their own router, usually a freebie when joining a new provider?
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Old 02-08-13, 04:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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didnt try a factory reset first. o2 router is worse than the talktalk ones. ill give the factory reset way a try
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