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mamboman
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 16:14    Post subject: Reply with quote
What is the difference between Build 14929 and 14948?

Thanks.
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mamboman
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 16:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just changed my ISP...
With the router, I am getting

Download Speed: 83929 kbps (10491.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 34381 kbps (4297.6 KB/sec transfer rate)


Without the router, direct connection to ISP, I am getting about 3% more. Seems quite acceptable.

Build 14929 and 14948 are both working very well.
mamboman
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:33    Post subject: Reply with quote
About 5 days... still going ok

Cetrian
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 20:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Guys -
I am really struggling with this router on DD-WRT. I desperately want it to work well but it's just not.

I've tried the basic firmware version you get off the router database page, and then 14929 currently. My problem is that 1. I cannot connect to any network broadast by the AP. and 2. The 2.4GHz radio comes on and off randomly every few seconds, unless I disable the 5GHz radio. Which brings me to 3. The changes I make to the wireless settings page seem to only take sometimes and not others.

It honestly seems really unstable and I'm thinking I did something wrong, since I see so many other satisfied customers in this thread.

(FYI I am running all default settings except I changed the radio chains to 1 and 1.)
bl@d3runn3r
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 22:28    Post subject: Reply with quote
Cetrian wrote:
Hi Guys -
I am really struggling with this router on DD-WRT. I desperately want it to work well but it's just not.

I've tried the basic firmware version you get off the router database page, and then 14929 currently. My problem is that 1. I cannot connect to any network broadast by the AP. and 2. The 2.4GHz radio comes on and off randomly every few seconds, unless I disable the 5GHz radio. Which brings me to 3. The changes I make to the wireless settings page seem to only take sometimes and not others.

It honestly seems really unstable and I'm thinking I did something wrong, since I see so many other satisfied customers in this thread.

(FYI I am running all default settings except I changed the radio chains to 1 and 1.)
Try changing radio chains to 1+2

For the rest. I was unable to find some free time to create a tutorial on how i managed to get multiple wlans/networks to work without any problems. Will try this week.

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jesbo
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:40    Post subject: Reply with quote
mamboman wrote:
What is the difference between Build 14929 and 14948?

Thanks.


I believe 14948 fixed one issue where you could not use a full 63 character WPA Key. I'm not sure what other changes/fixes were made between these 2 builds.

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tagagaray
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
I flashed my dir-825 with build 15279 and the wireless died. please help.I flashed it with dlink firmware and still wireless is not working.
mamboman
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:44    Post subject: Reply with quote
tagagaray wrote:
I flashed my dir-825 with build 15279 and the wireless died. please help.


I think the 15xxx builds are for the older WRTxx hardware and not for the Atheros wireless chips?
tatsuya46
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:54    Post subject: Reply with quote
tagagaray wrote:
I flashed my dir-825 with build 15279 and the wireless died. please help.


See: http://svn.dd-wrt.com:8000/ticket/1742

Do not flash 15279 on the DIR-825 again.

To recover do EXACTLY whats posted here, this includes odd symbols such as ">". After step ONE make sure to set a STATIC IP such as 192.168.1.10 and the DEFAULT GATEWAY to 192.168.1.1, this must be done. Also have a telnet client ready or use the windows telnet client (I did).

-I added a few words to this procedure so no one else gets stuck at it for hours like I did.

-If the last 2 characters of your router's MAC is something like CA like mine is, for step 7 you would put in XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:C9, 9 is BEFORE A.




1. flash the following firmware onto the DIR-825: http://download.openwrt.net/ar71xx/tmp/caldata/openwrt-ar71xx-dir-825-b1-squashfs-backup-loader.bin

2. type "telnet 192.168.1.1" without quotes

3. type "cd /tmp" without quotes

4. type " wget http://download.openwrt.net/ar71xx/tmp/caldata/part_01 " without quotes

5. type " wget http://download.openwrt.net/ar71xx/tmp/caldata/part_02 " without quotes

6. type " wget http://download.openwrt.net/ar71xx/tmp/caldata/part_03 " without quotes

7. type "echo -n XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX > mac1" without quotes (router mac minus 1) Where XX is the router's MAC, look at the sticker on the bottom

8. type "echo -n XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX > mac2" without quotes (NORMAL router mac)

9. type "cat part_01 mac1 part_02 mac2 part_03 > caldata" without quotes

10. type "ls -l caldata" without quotes (should read 65536 bytes)

11. type "mtd unlock caldata" without quotes

12. type "mtd -e caldata write caldata caldata" without quotes

13. type "reboot" without quotes

14. flash DD-WRT r14929 back onto it using emergency loader THEN DO TRIPLE 30 RESET. The 2.4 GHz radio (or whatever radio quit) led should start flashing. You can now upgrade to the latest build available.

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[QUALCOMM ATHEROS] D-Link DIR-825 B1 -----------> DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/15/14) std - build 25648
[QUALCOMM ATHEROS] TP-LINK TL-WDR4900 v1.3 --> DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/20/14) std - build 25684 (private test)
[QUALCOMM ATHEROS] NETGEAR WNDR3700 v1 -----> DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/20/14) std - build 25684 (private test)
[QUALCOMM ATHEROS] NETGEAR WNDR4300 v1 -----> DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/20/14) std - build 25684 (private test)

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Qualcomm Atheros Wi-Fi Settings --> http://dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/QCA_wireless_settings
Qualcomm Atheros Client/Repeater Bridge --> http://dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Repeater_Bridge#Qualcomm_Atheros

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tagagaray
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 14:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
thanks tatsuya for the reply. though it looks very complicated for a novice like me, i'll try it and will posts the outcome.




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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 15:46    Post subject: Build 15279 firmware overwrites the caldata partition. Reply with quote
In my case flashing the new firmware to the router killed both radios and the LAN communications. Had to use the CFE emergency flash loader to load the OpenWRT caldata recovery firmware and then proceed from there.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 17:11    Post subject: Re: Build 15279 firmware overwrites the caldata partition. Reply with quote
Magnetron1 wrote:
In my case flashing the new firmware to the router killed both radios and the LAN communications. Had to use the CFE emergency flash loader to load the OpenWRT caldata recovery firmware and then proceed from there.


Sorry to hear about all the horror stories over the latest posted firmware. Good thing I didn't download and install, normally if I see it posted I assume it's good to install, lucky I checked this thread first.
ak7s
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 21:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
Flashing the new firmware (15279)killed both radios and the WAN communications. I can load the recovery firmware and telnet to it, but cannot download the files. Any suggestions on how to get the caldata files to the temporary directory? I have downloaded the files and created the caldata file.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
ak7s wrote:
Flashing the new firmware (15279)killed both radios and the WAN communications. I can load the recovery firmware and telnet to it, but cannot download the files. Any suggestions on how to get the caldata files to the temporary directory? I have downloaded the files and created the caldata file.

Thanks


I take that as you still have LAN communication with the router and can get to the webgui.
Enable ssh in 2 places in the gui, ie sshd under Services tab and ssh under the Administration tab.

Now use WinSCP or similar program to transfer the files to the routers /tmp directory.

You can also place the files on a USB flash stick if USB mount is working and access them there directly.

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aruffell
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:07    Post subject: Resolved issue with DIR825 Reply with quote
tatsuya46 wrote:
tagagaray wrote:
I flashed my dir-825 with build 15279 and the wireless died. please help.


See: http://svn.dd-wrt.com:8000/dd-wrt/ticket/1742

Do not flash 15279 on the DIR-825 again.

To recover do EXACTLY whats posted here, this includes odd symbols such as ">". After step ONE make sure to set a STATIC IP such as 192.168.1.10 and the DEFAULT GATEWAY to 192.168.1.1, this must be done. Also have a telnet client ready or use the windows telnet client (I did).

-I added a few words to this procedure so no one else gets stuck at it for hours like I did.

-If the last 2 characters of your router's MAC is something like CA like mine is, for step 7 you would put in XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:C9, 9 is BEFORE A.




1. flash the following firmware onto the DIR-825: http://download.openwrt.net/ar71xx/tmp/caldata/openwrt-ar71xx-dir-825-b1-squashfs-backup-loader.bin

2. type "telnet 192.168.1.1" without quotes

3. type "cd /tmp" without quotes

4. type "wget http://download.openwrt.net/ar71xx/tmp/caldata/part_01" without quotes

5. type "wget http://download.openwrt.net/ar71xx/tmp/caldata/part_02" without quotes

6. type "wget http://download.openwrt.net/ar71xx/tmp/caldata/part_03" without quotes

7. type "echo -n XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX > mac1" without quotes (router mac minus 1) Where XX is the router's MAC, look at the sticker on the bottom

8. type "echo -n XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX > mac2" without quotes (NORMAL router mac)

9. type "cat part_01 mac1 part_02 mac2 part_03 > caldata" without quotes

10. type "ls -l caldata" without quotes (should read 65536 bytes)

11. type "mtd unlock caldata" without quotes

12. type "mtd -e caldata write caldata caldata" without quotes

13. type "reboot" without quotes

14. flash DD-WRT r14929 back onto it using emergency loader THEN DO TRIPLE 30 RESET. The 2.4 GHz radio (or whatever radio quit) led should start flashing.


Thanks for the instructions!! In my case they did not work "as-is" but I figured a way around the issues and am back in the game.

The WGET kept giving me "bad address" errors and due to my network setup it was really hard to be connected to the internet while running those commands... (ISP ATT RG router connected to WNDR3700 via ethernet and the WNDR3700 to the DIR825 via WDS).

I downloaded the files, and used WinSCP to upload them to the tmp folder. Once uploaded I ran the commands using the execute function of WinSCP so I could copy and paste the instructions (careful!!!). Weird error boxes popped up but the message inside was actually positive so I kept going. The last bit that had me scratching my head was related to the emergency loader... not a tool as I initially thought but rather the page that loads when you hold reset pressed and plug in the power (keep it pressed until router responds to the recursive ping)... then load the older dd-wrt firmware. 15279 cost me 2 evenings (8hrs total? of work to rectify the issue) but I still love dd-wrt!!
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