I have just installed the latest version on my 6574 (build 17201),
I uploaded the image.tftp to the router using the Windows 7 tftp client and had the expected success message, it seemed to 'break' the router so it would just keep rebooting every 10 seconds.
I then re-ran the process and uploaded the image.tftp again using the same tftp program and it worked, it rebooted once after about 10 seconds and then came online perfectly.
With regards to broadcasting the wireless on channel 13 and 9, you need to set it to 40Mhz bandwidth rather than 20Mhz (20 will give you only 150 Mbps N).
From reading the forum, it seems that the Wi-Fi LED is a casulty of the ddwrt upgrade and hasnt worked on any of the versions availabe for the 6547.
Overall, after getting ddwrt installed on my router, it seems to have halved the measured ping time (5-17ms rather than 15-38ms) and everyting feels much faster.
I have set up for ddwrt to turn off the wireless at night and have found a couple of bugs:
* If you reboot the router when the wireless should be off, it is on until you "apply settings"
* If you look at the status page, the radio is always on even when the wifi is off and it has successfully disconnected clients.
I have also found when I replaced my router on my Virgin Media cable connection (and installed ddwrt over the stock firmware), I needed to reboot the virgin modem as otherwise it would not get a WAN ip address.
All in all, it seems to work great on the 6574. Thanks very much for all the hard work.
one more happy dd wrt user
tried build 14896 - wi fi seems to work very slow. Going to try 17201. Wanted to post some note for rookies like me:
If you running original edimax firmware use TFTP flash for moving to dd-wrt, web-flash didn't work for me and for most other users.
Remember: you MUST set your computer's IP to any from 192.168.1.0 network, and you MUST TFTP to 192.168.1.6 even if your router is @192.168.1.1 or any other IP. (192.168.1.6 is a kind of emergency IP when router starts, or smth like that)
Also don't forget that you have to TFTP image to router when it's starting after cold reboot. In my case I waited about 4-5 seconds after plugging power in before starting TFTP transmission.
Those were my common mistakes, which costed me additional 1-2 hours of time. Jope this will help somebody
Hi there! Successfully upgraded to ddwrt on my BR-6574N, but was unable to connect via pppoe. So i was forced to revert to original buggy firmware. =(
What with pppoe on 17201? And where are you geting it? Last release i can download from fw database is 14896
Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 19:45 Post subject: pppoe connecting using Edimax br 6574n
I have finally got the router flashed with dd-wrt and is a vast improvement on the original firmware.
But as per other users I am unable to gain internet access on my infinity line, has anyone got pppoe working on the Edimax and/or is anyone working on a fix for this as this router looks to be exactly what I require if I can get internet access.
So, I just wasted about 4 hours trying to flash DD-WRT onto my BR6574n...
It appears to be one of the 1.0A models which others have had trouble flashing.
I started trying to flash various versions of DD-WRT over TFTP, connecting to 192.168.1.6, but after the reboot, the modem would be back on stock firmware.
Then I spotted this post:
Hello SSCC and alex350r,
have you tried the initial TFTP-flash with the factory-to-dd-wrt.bin version Sash provided on page 7 of this thread?
It has a CSYS header...
Flashing that firmware over TFTP or web just resulted in a brick, and reflashing DD-WRT over that was just as unsuccessful as before.
After that failure, I put the stock 1.70 firmware back on, and tried another cycle of uploading DDWRT over TFTP, with the same problems as what I started with.
Somewhere in that last set of updates, it stopped reverting to the stock, but there is no web interface or any other means of communicating with it. Right now, the WLAN led flashes orange intermittently along with the power led. My guess is that it's updated partially but some problem has stopped it from loading the full system.
Some kind of workable method to flash DDWRT to these problematic models would be nice...
I experienced only one problem: after successfully flashing dd-wrt fw via tftp, i rebooted router by switching power off/on, and it entered reboot cycle. Then I realized I need to hold reset button for about 10 sec instead of turning power off, and it reboots and load normaly.
P.S. Still unable to connect over PPPoE. It seems like provider-specific problems, cuz many people are able to connect, but few are unable. My friend on d-link upgraded to original new 1.3 firmware and wasnt able to connect too. D-Link support confirmed that 1.3 arent connecting to OUR internet provider yet.
No other words but WTF?