I am currently running Gargoyle firmware on my WD MyNet N750 router. Gargoyle has a Quota feature built in. I would like to switch to OpenWRT but I need the Quota feature. Does Open WRT have this feature built in? If not is there a way to add it after installing the firmware? I am not too fimilar with programming and codes so I am not sure how to do anything within the firmware.
I also need DLNA and DHCP... I was reading through some of the forum and as far as I can tell these are already built in.
(To be fair and forthright, several years ago OpenWrt had its own problems with keeping current, which had me looking for alternatives before the LEDE split and subsequent merge put things onto a more tenable update cadence. Those days are what first drove me to move everything off my wireless routers except AP functions.)
Stable vs Experimental builds on Gargoyle are a pretty loose terminology. As all the development efforts are focussed on the latest branch (always experimental) it often becomes more stable than the previous stable branch pretty quickly.
The latest (unofficial) release 1.11.x is already available and based on Openwrt 18.06
Gargoyle does have a problem with a lack of regular releases/development. I have personally decided to fix this, and have taken over the active development.
The one thing I can’t do is trigger an official release. I’ve spoken with the project lead and asked him to trigger it recently, I’m just waiting for him to have some spare time.
Once 1.11.0 (official) is out, I intend to then work on what will be 19.01 branch as our 1.13.x, and move 1.11.0 to 1.12.0 by July next year.
Again, these timeframes are kind of loose because I can’t trigger an official release. But I can always provide the latest unofficial builds.
This is even further off topic, so if you want more info, come visit us at the Gargoyle forums, or send me a PM and we can discuss further.
I thought Gargoyle was done making new releases. There for I thought I would try something new. Don’t get me wrong I really like Gargoyle and really don’t want to switch to anything else, if it is still going to be having new releases soon. If I switch I need something with Quota that has option to throttle each individual user. I have satellite internet which is limited usage and need something that controls my niece and nephews usage.
It uses custom kernel modules, which i think historically have been rejected from Openwrt.
So.... probably not.
No reason you couldn't port it to your own private build. You'd need to build a LuCI page to control it all as well. This would be a lot of work.