I installed this on my wndr3700v1 yesterday. I've found both the wireless range and speed to be less than with the stock firmware. I hardly have wireless signal in my bedroom now where I used to have no problems. I'll likely be reverting to stock and wait until DD-WRT matures some more for this router.
Exactly the issues I was experiencing
You probably failed to look at the WNDR3700 & Atheros wireless settings on the wiki to properly configure them.. right.?
The issue was with Wired and Wireless connections. My Computer is currently connected via LAN, so the fact that it couldn't match the same speeds made me go back to the stock firmware. I understand that there are a lot of complexities going on behind the scenes, so I am in no way complaining, just wondering if in the last year the new builds had made routing more efficient.
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 6:25 Post subject: 3700 V2
Hi there, the last time I tried DD-WRT I had a V1 and it just didn't cut the mustard. I switched back to stock and a few months later it failed, Netgear replaced with a V2 that has been running flawlessly. I have a 105/15 mbps connection and previously DD-WRT's WAN to LAN on the gigabit was abysmal. Is this still the case? Is there anyone else with 50+ mbps downstream that can verify DD-WRT being able to handle the bandwidth? If so, I would really appreciate it.
How stable and durable is the WNDR3700? I am currently using an old and virtually indestructible WRT54-GL after 3 Asus routers all died in a little over a year. Asus support is terrible, so I'm done with them. The venerable Linksys works, but it's getting a bit long in the tooth. A lightning strike took out the designated WAN port, so I had to remap it to another connector. Time to relegate it to the closet as an emergency back-up.
WAN speed is not a huge issue, as my radio-based "broadband" is limited to about 2.5 meg d/l. At best. However, I do have multiple SSIDs and an IPv6 tunnel running on the router (I did the SD card mod to make room). I only have 1 wireless N device at the moment, with a couple of legacy B only devices and mostly G devices. One of the SSIDs links to a remote repeater (B/G) to extend the range out to my detached garage. I have remote antennas mounted on the ceiling in the house and bumped up the tx power to 87 to accomplish that. I have some NAT and other additional firewalling going on to isolate multiple wireless webcams. I've also over-clocked it.
I'd like the Netgear's larger flash memory and I understand the USB port can be configured as JFFS space for scripts and logs? I understand this router still runs on the K24 builds? Stability is important to me. I'm away for days at a time and can't be rebooting the router constantly.
Thanks in advance for your comments and suggestions.
Next, put that file onto a FAT32 formatted usb drive. Plug the drive into the router and make sure usb is enabled and active in the web admin interface.
Run telnetEnable and open a telnet prompt to the router.
Copy the caldata dump onto the router, for example :
cp /mnt/sda1/caldata /tmp
Then run :
mtd unlock caldata
mtd -r caldata caldata
The router will reboot automatically. After the reboot, you should have your wifi back.
I have no idea why I was able write to the caldata from the stock firmware. I thought I had tested that. Well, I've tested so many things in the last few days I haven't kept track of everything.
But hey I'm not complaining, wifi is working again ! I haven't been able to try the 5GHz wifi, since I don't own a client device that supports it. But the blue 5GHz LED is on and the 2.4GHz is working fine.
I got a problem with build 19342 in combination to a Atheros AR5009 Notebook Network-Card.
If i use 5Ghz N-Mode only on ath1, i could not connect to it, when i chose NA-Mode it works.
I cant figur out why this is happening, the older build 17201 worked fine on this point.
Other Wireless Network-Cards has not this problem with the pure N-Mode!