R6700 with Kong - update without DDUP?

Post new topic   Reply to topic    DD-WRT Forum Forum Index -> Broadcom SoC based Hardware
Author Message
tange1
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 41

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 15:58    Post subject: R6700 with Kong - update without DDUP? Reply with quote
Quick question for the community -

My R6700 has hung twice recently - couldn't get to the web interface any longer and it wouldn't' hand out IP's. It's probably worth me upgrading it as i'm almost a year back on releases.

The R6700 doesn't support the automatic Kong updates - I know where to download the updates. My question is do I have to reset before upgrading and can't restore your settings from backup or has that changed? I know traditionally you couldn't restore settings onto a different version of firmware and a wipe after upgrade was a best practice. I'm hoping that may have changed?
Sponsor
thenotwellman
DD-WRT User


Joined: 26 Dec 2010
Posts: 224
Location: nyc

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 20:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
this is copied from the sticky on the R7000 at the top of Broadcom forum. (a few lines above this post) Thanks to SLIDERMIKE. I think its what you're looking for


With the newer firmware Kong has noted the need to do a command line nvram erase to ensure a full reset to default for proper router operations on all Netgear routers.
The default var init behavior in dd-wrt is to only initialize vars with defaults, if they do not exist. And since some vars on several units need to be protected they will not even be cleared with factory defaults from webif.

For all netgear units "erase nvram" is safe and the way to ensure you have the params that I tested/defined.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1034904&highlight=nvram#1034904

Regarding the R7000 and 128k firmware builds by Kong.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1035649#1035649

Update firmware from command line
ddup example (at bottom of page by Kong)
http://www.afpapdc.dd-wrt.de/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=177443&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=3135&sid=00007c9eb708323363f61c941fa760c4
ddup --help
Flashing by ddup does not remove your settings.

Script to copy Kong firmware and save locally.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=303364
justlookin
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 21 Dec 2015
Posts: 25

PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 0:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
thenotwellman wrote:
this is copied from the sticky on the R7000 at the top of Broadcom forum. (a few lines above this post) Thanks to SLIDERMIKE. I think its what you're looking for


Nice one thenotwellman. Good old RTFM. I like it.. Cool

ddup and the config backup script that you refer to are well used on my setup. Way to go.

_________________
Router: Netgear R7000
Firmware: v3.0-r32170M kongac (06/03/17)
Display posts from previous:    Page 1 of 1
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DD-WRT Forum Forum Index -> Broadcom SoC based Hardware All times are GMT

Navigation

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum