QUOTE(whickwire @ May 11 2011, 05:32 PM)
Apparently my D-link DIR-825 is supported with dd-wrt firmware. Though just to clarify my intention was to use the D-link with stock firmware and the Linksys WRT54GS2 with the dd-wrt firmware. Is this suitable for my intentions?
Pertaining to the wireless script is this needed by default for any such setup like the one I'm referring to or is it on a case by case basis? Furthermore if such a script is needed is there a guide I can use because it doesn't sound easy?
I'm running a similar setup with a Linksys WRT54gl connected to the Xbox. The backend router shouldn't matter. I would probably recommend the WRT54gl over the WRT54GS2 as it's easier to add DD-WRT, has more memory and can be reverted back to stock. It costs a bit more, but would be worth it over the long haul.
The key for streaming is to use a Client bridge and avoid WDS. I initially had a WDS setup and would suffer dropouts and disconnects when streaming media. Using client bridge I have had a very solid experience. Samba has worked very well for me, when I attempted Tversity ages ago I had nothing but trouble. I also haven't needed to use a ping script, but I do have multiple systems connected to the network which means there is nearly constant Windows network activity.