See, a note like that from DD-WRT would close down tje conversation. We wouldn't like the outcome but at least we know it got to them, they at least gave it a quick 5min look and decided priorities laid elsewhere. Fine. I paid another $10 to try and improve my router and failed. Doesn't worry me. I wasted way more money on Tech than that.
But the lack of response and refusal to verify it arrived is what makes this look messy and opens dd-wrt to suspicions.
Joined: 14 Jun 2007 Posts: 41 Location: Germany/Gießen
Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 0:00 Post subject:
Push, and i second the overall impression of this thread.
This was definitely the first and the last time i donated something to DD-WRT. Not because we didnt get a working firmware, but because of the way these guys handled the donation. up to today i never got a message that they received the unit, only JDickiez got a confirmation that the unit reached DD-Wrt.
I have a few of these units and have to impart that they are very good routers from my experience. I have also been following this thread from the beginning and have often the seen sentiment, if not directly in suggestion, to "Put your money where your mouth is" to send a test router to allow the DD-WRT team to see if a build can be done or even work with said router. I imagine that the expense to test on the number of routers that DD-WRT supports would be staggering if it were to be covered entirely by themselves. So, I have no problem as do many followers of DD-WRT to donate towards or donate entirely for a router to help with the effort. However, when at least two routers specific to this thread are received and no one can be bothered to at the very least acknowledge to those that sent these units that they were received. Well...I don't think anyone would be to fond of the idea. Aside from that I don't think anyone in this thread seems so concerned that a build couldn't, can't, or won't be made, but more concerned that when some hardware is sent that there is no validation of receipt. Who wants to buy something and send it to anyone for that matter and not know whether it was received or not? Was it stolen? I totally sympathize with those that sent or donated for hardware that can't be verified as even being received. Just seems like a simple step to whomever receives these directly to take the time to say "we got it!" in PM or email.
There's my two cents...flame away or agree. I do think DD-WRT is the best firmware out there and they do seem to go the extra step to get support for new hardware. I look forward to testing new builds and have done so for at least 5 years. So, in no way is this a slam on the firmware, but my thoughts on how DD-WRT should do right by those that donate hardware.