I love DD-WRT.  It takes a consumer level device and turns it into a prosumer/enterprise level device.  For free.

I found a traffic-shaping tweak that works far better than the standard QoS stuff that built in to DD-WRT.  This is also built in, but there’s no GUI-interface for it.  However, it looks very easy to implement.

“Vegas is an implementation of TCP that achieves between 37 and 71% better throughput on the Internet, with one-fifth to one-half the losses, as compared to the implementation of TCP in the Reno distribution of BSD Unix.”

Sign me up!

Full details here:

http://www.naterrific.com/2010/12/02/congestion-control-on-dd-wrt-using-tcp-vegas/