Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 14:53 Post subject: Buffalo WHR-600D
I have ordered a new Buffalo WHR-600D router because I found one for $30 online. I have been trying to gather information on this device, as it appears to be pretty new. It looks like it is very similar to WHR-300HP2, but adds the 5GHz channel.
What's unique is that it uses a MediaTek processor, which appears to invalidate most of the generic instructions.
Interestingly, this site has a Downloads page with a DD-WRT "professional" firmware, though they say it's not fully supported. It is dated July 23, 2014. I wonder if this would be compatible with the US model?
Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:33 Post subject: Good results with 23503
I installed the minimum recommended version from the Supported Devices wiki page, build 23503, on my WHR-600D. I used the firmware-us.bin file.
No "kill" firmware is required. I did a 30/30/30 reset after the flash. I am using both 2.4ghz and 5ghz wireless bands using WPA2 / AES security, and configured several Netmask Priority QOS rules.
QOS works very well, with the following comments:
- Manual Priority ends up at the same priority as Premium (prio 4), at least with the bandwidth settings I chose.
- Default traffic gets the same priority as Express. This was surprising to me, so I created a Netmask Priority rule at the end of the list for my entire subnet, setting to Standard priority for all unclassified traffic.
- The MAC Priority web UI does not work in the Opera browser, but works fine in Firefox.
Overall, it has been quite stable, with two android phones, an ipad, a laptop, two roku tv devices, and a desktop on the LAN. The only problems I've encountered seem to be from the web interface. The QOS screen is very picky, and you can't create more than one rule at a time without saving.
At some points, applying changes seemed to hang the router, or at least the web interface, for a period of a minute or two. Eventually it would start responding again, though I sometimes just rebooted the router. These issues seem to be related to applying changes, and once everything was setup, I have not had problems.
The QOS was my main motivation for getting a new wireless router with DD-WRT compatibility, and I am quite pleased with the results. I appreciate the various statistics when monitoring the LAN and WAN activity, and the bandwidth monitoring is pretty nice to have.
I am using build 23503 for my whr-600D US version, it's pretty stable but I wonder, how is the Buffalo DD-WRT "professional" firmware version? Did you get your hands on it or have any inforamtion about it? I tried to download it but I need a european 600D serial number to have access to it...
let me know if you know a place I can get my hand on that firmware!
Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:29 Post subject: Webflash Image
Guys did you just flash the us bin through the buffalo firmware interface? I thought you were supposed to install the webflash version first before you installed that or am I out to lunch. I would like to flash mine just want to be sure of method before I do, thanks for any help on this.
Has anyone gotten the professional fw that requires the serial number?
None of the Brainslayer builds work correctly for me. I can only enable wireless encryption for one band at a time, not both.
I can't revert to fw 1.50, so I thought I'd try their professional (dd-wrt) firmware.
Unless anyone has figure out a way to revert to stock? _________________ I am far from a guru, I'm barely a novice.