Where do I download the latest version? V24 SP2?

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StorBeau
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:54    Post subject: Where do I download the latest version? V24 SP2? Reply with quote
Ok. I've looked all over ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/ and all through the downloads here http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/other-downloads and I can't find it.

It says here, http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices#TP-Link that I need a minimum version of "v.24 sp2 - build 15663 - 20101103" to install DD-WRT on my TP-Link TL-WR740N. The latest stable release available on the web site is about 5000 build numbers, and 2 years out of date. Has DD-WRT become an abandoned project or is there another place to get this build to install on my router?

So how do I install DD-WRT on my router?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 15:06    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi

ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/12-18-10-r15940/tplink_tl-wr740nv1/

or

ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/12-18-10-r15940/tplink_tl-wr740nv2/

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StorBeau
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 21:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks pal! I think I need to flash the factory one first, right? It's called factory-to-ddwrt.bin At least that seems to be the sort of thing you need to do on OpenWRT. I have version a TP-Link TL-740N v1.8 so I guess I'll just have a to take a small chance to see if it works ok. I'm going to look at the DD-WRT documentation a bit more.

Since I was having so much trouble with DD-WRT, I decided to look at OpenWRT. Here are some photos of the different versions of hardware. I really like their documentation, it's quite comprehensive. However, they don't specifically list the TP-Link TL-740N. These photos might give others an idea of the expected differences between v1.0 and v2.0. http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wr741nd#hardware
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 22:38    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok. Now that I sort of know what file I've got to use, I went to the installation wiki http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Installation

It said that I should check the Peacock thread here, http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486 This thread says it's for Broadcom SoC only. The router I want to install this on is an Atheros AR7240 CPU chip with an Atheros 9285 wireless NIC. I'm not sure what SoC is. So, because I'm not using a Broadcom chipset, I'm assuming it should be smooth sailing, is that right?

Ok. I then went here http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database and managed to find my router. My router is a TP-Link TL-WR740N. However, it is listed under WR740N, not TL-WR740N.

It appears I was correct in my previous post in that I should flash with the factory image first. So I guess the factory image is what you guys call the "killer" image, right?

Next on the installation wiki, it tells me to go to the hardware specific page to look for specific details about installation. http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Hardware-specific However, I do not find my router there, or any routers by TP-Link. Should there be something here, or is it just a case that there are only notes here if there are known problems with installation?

Other than that, my assumption is that I can just simply flash the factory image or "killer" image from my router's firmware upgrade page, and then DD-WRT is installed. Sounds quite simple. I just want to make sure that's what I have to do before I do anything that I can't undo.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 15:32    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi

look here http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=81647

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:33    Post subject: My first DD-WRT flash Reply with quote
I just decided to go ahead with it and flash my TP-Link TL-WR740N router, and it went beautifully and very smoothly.

I downloaded the image from here. http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database I installed DD-WRT V24 PreSP2 beta build 15778. Listed as "TP-Link WR740N v1.0 Firmware: Special image for initial flashing factory-to-ddwrt.bin 2010-12-13 3,75 MB" It seems great so far. I just used the TP-Link web GUI and it was all done in a few minutes.

The hardware version and firmware version listed on my TP-Link firmware upgrade page were as follows.:

Firmware Version:
3.9.18 Build 100104 Rel.36350n
Hardware Version:
WR740N v1 00000000

On the bottom of my router it says version 1.8. But I just used the version 1 firmware.

Thanks for your help guys.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 18:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
Why are there no newer versions for download ?
http://svn.dd-wrt.com:8000/timeline here i see that the development is making progress.
But the latest downloadable compiled version is from 24.12.2010 Crying or Very sad
I miss my monthly re-flash session...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:32    Post subject: Reply with quote
bump

I am also interested in new release... Is dd-wrt an abandoned project? 2 years without release? Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
galandilias wrote:
bump

I am also interested in new release... Is dd-wrt an abandoned project? 2 years without release? Sad


ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/
galandilias
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
are these stable? why they are not announced on main page? what is their version number?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 18:42    Post subject: Reply with quote
They are as stable as Lindsey Lohan. What main page?
galandilias
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
main page = dd-wrt.com - announcement would be nice Smile because now I wouldnt find the update without your post... router database is also outdated - i.e. there is no info about my router - WZR-HP-G300NH2
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
Use this. http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices

Read the announcements at the top of the Broadcom forum. I know you have an atheros router but there is good info there. Such as, do not use the router database.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
galandilias wrote:
main page = dd-wrt.com - announcement would be nice Smile because now I wouldnt find the update without your post... router database is also outdated - i.e. there is no info about my router - WZR-HP-G300NH2


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 21:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
I guess you got angry with my post Smile not necessary - I have received help I requested Smile and hmm... I am not really interested in reading ALL forum guidelines you have provided me Wink I assume than that it is not easy to release a version which would be presented on the main page (dd-wrt.com) - on the other hand it would be good from PR point of view - if not, a noob like me can assume that project is dead Wink

I hope that you get my point Smile
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