What’s the best firmware for the Linksys WRT54GL?

In my “job” as the weekend admin of my wife’s primary schools IT systems, I have to re-install the schools wireless setup – when the movers worked in the school during summer break, they broke the main DSL WiFi Router, so we had to get a new one.

I got another Linksys WRT54GL of course, as this is the one device that has never failed me yet. It’s been quite some time that I set up a new one, so I’m not up to speed with current developments in alternative formwares.

Here’s what I want to do:

  • set up a WPA2 protected wireless bridge from the DSL modem to the computer room
  • configure OpenDNS as a filter (GREAT solution!)
  • allow for remote management of the infrastructure

So, what do I use? So far I’ve used DD-WRT in most cases, but Tomato is also rumoured to be good. Any recommendations? Other firmwares I should be looking at?


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