Linksys E1200v2 Upgrade not working

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afmiller
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 21:05    Post subject: Linksys E1200v2 Upgrade not working Reply with quote
Hello,
I haven't upgraded my firmware since first flashed it back years ago. I am wanting to upgrade it but it wont take the upgrade, it keeps the current firmware. Below is what I am running and trying to install. Any help on why the update wont work would be helpful

Thanks

afmiller


Router Name
DD-WRT

Router Model
Linksys E1200 v2

Firmware Version
DD-WRT v24-sp2 (03/25/13) mega - build 21061

Kernel Version
Linux 2.6.24.111 #14331 Mon Mar 25 04:10:27 CET 2013 mips


new versions I've tried based on system compatibility

dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_big-nv64k.bin

and

dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega-nv64k.bin
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jwh7
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 23:55    Post subject: Re: Linksys E1200v2 Upgrade not working Reply with quote
afmiller wrote:
DD-WRT v24-sp2 (03/25/13) mega - build 21061
Linux 2.6.24.111 #14331 Mon Mar 25 04:10:27 CET 2013 mips

new versions I've tried based on system compatibility
dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_big-nv64k.bin
dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega-nv64k.bin
Was that a typo; you're using k2.6 mega 21061 and that's one of the two you tried to upgrade? How are you using this router? I would suggest trying k3x 33006 or 33215, and using SFE.

If that upgrade doesn't work, mrjcd might have insight.

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afmiller
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:28    Post subject: Reply with quote
That was my screw up., was doing this in a rush and assumed the new update since it was 2017 update was new. But it was the same.
I will lol those up.
jwh7
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
afmiller wrote:
That was my screw up., was doing this in a rush and assumed the new update since it was 2017 update was new. But it was the same.
What do you mean 'new update'? If you are referring to the Router Database, don't use that; please read the Peacock announcement. Try the aforementioned builds. Smile
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# NAT/SFE/CTF: limited speed w/ DD # Repeater issues # DD-WRT info: Builds, Types, Modes, Changelog, Peacock, Demo #
x64 pfSense 2.4.0rc|RT-N66U@663 Merlin 380.68_2|33215: WNDR4500v2 & WNDR4000@533 k3, 31825: WRT54GSv6@250 µ
& GLv1.1@250 VoIP
|GLv1.1@250 TM 1.28.7636 VPN|OEM: WGR614v10@400-WNR1000v3 mod, HWREN1v1-HWABN1v1 mod
mrjcd
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:44    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello afmiller,

You PM me with questions about the E1200v2 ---
For installing 33215 use -
ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2017/08-25-2017-r33215/broadcom_K3X/dd-wrt.v24-33215_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega-e1200v2.bin

If for some reason after the install you cannot contact the router unplug it for 27 seconds
then power on and you should be fine after it fully boots up.

SFE (shortcut forwarding engine) is on main setup page. Fairly new feature in dd-wrt. Might want to use it
with the E1200v2 if you have an internet connection faster than 50 Mbps ... if not then I wouldn't bother with it.
NOTE: If using QOS, SFE is automatically turned off.

since I already have a tangled mess of routers active this is done using iperf3 on the WNDR3700v4 as
a WAP @ 192.168.1.2 with E1200v2 gateway at 192.168.1.1 to an EA8500 WAP on main network at 10.72.29.52


Here is results with & without SFE on the E1200v2 ... just default dd-wrt settings.
Wired connection across the WAN -- SFE is enabled
:~# iperf3 -c 10.72.29.52
Connecting to host 10.72.29.52, port 5201
[ 5] local 192.168.1.2 port 59935 connected to 10.72.29.52 port 5201
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bitrate Retr Cwnd
[ 5] 0.00-1.00 sec 11.7 MBytes 98.1 Mbits/sec 101 115 KBytes
[ 5] 1.00-2.01 sec 11.3 MBytes 93.7 Mbits/sec 2 141 KBytes
[ 5] 2.01-3.01 sec 10.9 MBytes 91.4 Mbits/sec 7 113 KBytes
[ 5] 3.01-4.02 sec 11.3 MBytes 93.5 Mbits/sec 2 150 KBytes
[ 5] 4.02-5.02 sec 11.2 MBytes 94.2 Mbits/sec 18 117 KBytes
[ 5] 5.02-6.01 sec 11.0 MBytes 94.1 Mbits/sec 4 116 KBytes
[ 5] 6.01-7.00 sec 11.2 MBytes 94.0 Mbits/sec 6 119 KBytes
[ 5] 7.00-8.01 sec 11.2 MBytes 93.1 Mbits/sec 6 137 KBytes
[ 5] 8.01-9.02 sec 11.1 MBytes 92.7 Mbits/sec 0 185 KBytes
[ 5] 9.02-10.02 sec 11.2 MBytes 93.9 Mbits/sec 31 132 KBytes
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bitrate Retr
[ 5] 0.00-10.02 sec 112 MBytes 93.9 Mbits/sec 177 sender
[ 5] 0.00-10.04 sec 112 MBytes 93.2 Mbits/sec receiver

iperf Done.
:~# iperf3 -c 10.72.29.52 -R
Connecting to host 10.72.29.52, port 5201
Reverse mode, remote host 10.72.29.52 is sending
[ 5] local 192.168.1.2 port 59937 connected to 10.72.29.52 port 5201
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bitrate
[ 5] 0.00-1.00 sec 11.2 MBytes 94.0 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 1.00-2.00 sec 10.3 MBytes 86.2 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 2.00-3.00 sec 10.8 MBytes 91.0 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 3.00-4.00 sec 11.1 MBytes 92.8 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 4.00-5.00 sec 11.2 MBytes 94.1 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 5.00-6.00 sec 10.6 MBytes 88.6 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 6.00-7.00 sec 11.0 MBytes 92.4 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 7.00-8.00 sec 10.3 MBytes 86.5 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 8.00-9.00 sec 11.2 MBytes 94.2 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 9.00-10.00 sec 10.8 MBytes 90.5 Mbits/sec
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bitrate Retr
[ 5] 0.00-10.00 sec 109 MBytes 91.2 Mbits/sec 58 sender
[ 5] 0.00-10.00 sec 109 MBytes 91.1 Mbits/sec receiver

iperf Done.


With SFE disabled
:~# iperf3 -c 10.72.29.52
Connecting to host 10.72.29.52, port 5201
[ 5] local 192.168.1.2 port 59931 connected to 10.72.29.52 port 5201
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bitrate Retr Cwnd
[ 5] 0.00-1.01 sec 6.94 MBytes 57.6 Mbits/sec 7 74.9 KBytes
[ 5] 1.01-2.01 sec 6.91 MBytes 57.9 Mbits/sec 0 113 KBytes
[ 5] 2.01-3.01 sec 6.16 MBytes 51.8 Mbits/sec 0 139 KBytes
[ 5] 3.01-4.01 sec 7.01 MBytes 58.8 Mbits/sec 0 163 KBytes
[ 5] 4.01-5.01 sec 7.15 MBytes 60.1 Mbits/sec 0 184 KBytes
[ 5] 5.01-6.01 sec 6.83 MBytes 57.2 Mbits/sec 0 204 KBytes
[ 5] 6.01-7.01 sec 6.46 MBytes 54.2 Mbits/sec 0 219 KBytes
[ 5] 7.01-8.01 sec 7.17 MBytes 60.2 Mbits/sec 0 236 KBytes
[ 5] 8.01-9.01 sec 6.96 MBytes 58.3 Mbits/sec 0 250 KBytes
[ 5] 9.01-10.01 sec 7.13 MBytes 59.8 Mbits/sec 0 264 KBytes
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bitrate Retr
[ 5] 0.00-10.01 sec 68.7 MBytes 57.6 Mbits/sec 7 sender
[ 5] 0.00-10.03 sec 68.4 MBytes 57.3 Mbits/sec receiver

iperf Done.
:~# iperf3 -c 10.72.29.52 -R
Connecting to host 10.72.29.52, port 5201
Reverse mode, remote host 10.72.29.52 is sending
[ 5] local 192.168.1.2 port 59933 connected to 10.72.29.52 port 5201
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bitrate
[ 5] 0.00-1.00 sec 6.66 MBytes 55.9 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 1.00-2.00 sec 6.71 MBytes 56.3 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 2.00-3.00 sec 6.50 MBytes 54.5 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 3.00-4.00 sec 5.58 MBytes 46.8 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 4.00-5.00 sec 6.66 MBytes 55.9 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 5.00-6.00 sec 5.93 MBytes 49.7 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 6.00-7.00 sec 6.25 MBytes 52.4 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 7.00-8.00 sec 5.96 MBytes 50.0 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 8.00-9.00 sec 6.40 MBytes 53.7 Mbits/sec
[ 5] 9.00-10.00 sec 6.55 MBytes 54.8 Mbits/sec
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bitrate Retr
[ 5] 0.00-10.02 sec 64.2 MBytes 53.7 Mbits/sec 247 sender
[ 5] 0.00-10.00 sec 63.5 MBytes 53.2 Mbits/sec receiver

iperf Done.

EDIT:
The E1200v2 will do 90+ across the WAN with any old k2.6 build but needs SFE on K3.x builds to do it.
Also the newer k3.x builds will allow you to have working features of dd-wrt that older k26 builds don't have or they are broken ...

EDIT again:
Just so there in NO confusion:
If you have SFE enabled and also turn on QOS the SFE module is disabled but on the main setup page in the GUI it
will still show as enabled ...but it's lyin'
SFE only works when QOS is disabled --- they may sort that out in the future.

alrighthen that's 'bout all I know
jwh7
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 14:40    Post subject: Reply with quote
mrjcd wrote:
EDIT:
The E1200v2 will do 90+ across the WAN with any old k2.6 build but needs SFE on K3.x builds to do it.
Also the newer k3.x builds will allow you to have working features of dd-wrt that older k26 builds don't have or they are broken ...

EDIT again:
Just so there in NO confusion:
If you have SFE enabled and also turn on QOS the SFE module is disabled but on the main setup page in the GUI it
will still show as enabled ...but it's lyin'
Thanks for that testing mrjcd Smile

@afmiller, also to make clear; SFE is only available on kernel 3.10 (which broadcom_K3X builds use) and higher, in builds 33006 and newer. At this time though, 33215 is the only other one to consider until things are fixed post-33345.

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# NAT/SFE/CTF: limited speed w/ DD # Repeater issues # DD-WRT info: Builds, Types, Modes, Changelog, Peacock, Demo #
x64 pfSense 2.4.0rc|RT-N66U@663 Merlin 380.68_2|33215: WNDR4500v2 & WNDR4000@533 k3, 31825: WRT54GSv6@250 µ
& GLv1.1@250 VoIP
|GLv1.1@250 TM 1.28.7636 VPN|OEM: WGR614v10@400-WNR1000v3 mod, HWREN1v1-HWABN1v1 mod
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