New router that is not listed on supported or non-supported

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XSpade17X
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:46    Post subject: New router that is not listed on supported or non-supported Reply with quote
I just got a Belkin N300 f9k1002v5 Rev.A00 N wireless router. It has 2Mib of flash and 16Mib of ram. It has a Broadcom BCM5357C0 chipset. I have done countless searches and hours of searching and I have not found a page saying whether this router is DD-WRT supported or not. I found other router models that had the same chipset and they were supported. So knowing that, I was wondering what build should I use on this router. I'm very confused on that. I've looked everywhere and can't find anything on this. I believe this router is supported due to other routers with same chipset are supported. Please help!
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ddaniel51
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
One reason it's not supported is it doesn't have enough flash and ram.

The other units you referred to had around 4 times the flash and ram.
Malitiacurt
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:32    Post subject: Reply with quote
I can't believe it's 2014 and a 'large' networking company would still ship a router with such neutered specs.

I remember my first Dlink router I got in 2004 had only 2MB in flash and was so ticked 2 years later when I found out about dd-wrt/open source firmwares but wasn't supported partially due to flash size. Bought a 54GL and swore never to buy neutered hardware like that again.

/End reminiscing
madman999
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 14:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
it;s all about shaving pennies off the final cost. The only manufacturers that probably ship routers with DD-WRT in mind are Asus and in the past Buffalo. If anything else works, it;s usually by accident or the hard work of the developers.

There are alot of routers out there that can run DD-WRT in the 10$ to 200$ range. People should pick routers that are known to work rather than wasting their time and braincells on ones that no one else has.

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