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  Topic: New Build - 08/28/2020 - r44251
puremind

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PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:10   Subject: New Build - 08/28/2020 - r44251
Router: Netgear R8500
Kernel: Linux 4.4.233 #936 SMP Thu Aug 27 17:44:00 +04 2020 armv7l
Reset: Yes
Mode: Internet gateway and WIFI AP
Status: Working
Errors: yes, httpd dies
Uptime: 1h

just ...
  Topic: r8500 no wi fi
puremind

Replies: 11
Views: 597

PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:53   Subject: r8500 no wi fi
Took me days to find a combination of steps to get the router to work.
Seems my method not only revives the R8500 after installing other firmware’s but the WiFi problem.
See my other posts and wha ...
  Topic: Builds for R8500
puremind

Replies: 8
Views: 487

PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:46   Subject: Builds for R8500
qam1024 is only implemented in wifi AX and very few clients will support it and I would think it would be problematic and might cause issues having that enabled. AFAIK, I recall reading issues with dr ...
  Topic: Builds for R8500
puremind

Replies: 8
Views: 487

PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 21:10   Subject: Builds for R8500
I installed r43845 and the fix, however with the default settings I'm maxing out on my speed tests to around 180/190mbps up/down. Netgear is able to push to 360 up/down.

I'm still in process to fin ...
  Topic: Wifi SSID not transmitting after a firmware upgrade.
puremind

Replies: 15
Views: 4333

PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 17:39   Subject: Wifi SSID not transmitting after a firmware upgrade.
And also, besides my method to fix issues with R8500 and ddwrt, this gets the very bad network wifi speeds resolved...

Follow my instructions on the topic to reflash the firmware version release 3 ...
  Topic: Wifi SSID not transmitting after a firmware upgrade.
puremind

Replies: 15
Views: 4333

PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 17:28   Subject: Wifi SSID not transmitting after a firmware upgrade.
The Nitro QAM (QAM1024) support option simply disappears (it doesn't appear at all) from the 3 wireless configs when this issue happens.

I wouldn't blame the R8500 for this, but the firmware break ...
  Topic: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
puremind

Replies: 16
Views: 4092

PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 21:56   Subject: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
You probably haven't read what I posted.
I am not asking for help.
I am posting some steps that might help somebody else for free and for the sake of sharing on smtg that I've spent hours figuring ...
  Topic: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
puremind

Replies: 16
Views: 4092

PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 21:51   Subject: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
800 width now

not the most important thing in the world tbh
  Topic: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
puremind

Replies: 16
Views: 4092

PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 21:22   Subject: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
Already resized them
  Topic: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
puremind

Replies: 16
Views: 4092

PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 21:13   Subject: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
Smaller pictures please.

X2. 800x600 is plenty large.

I got a big display and the forum is not friendly with images Shocked
  Topic: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
puremind

Replies: 16
Views: 4092

PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 18:26   Subject: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
and htop running nicely
  Topic: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
puremind

Replies: 16
Views: 4092

PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 18:05   Subject: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
Another headache big time here

The damns ads and the DNS breaking all over. Really?

If this helps, I've managed to get the damn thing working after a few days of battling.

Get a cheap usb sti ...
  Topic: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
puremind

Replies: 16
Views: 4092

PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:54   Subject: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
Koolshare firmware for Netgear, including R8500, is based on Merlin + Vortex ASUS FW

After flashing the CFE then DDWRT was able to keep settings stored.
Leaving the note here in case it helps some ...
  Topic: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
puremind

Replies: 16
Views: 4092

PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 22:16   Subject: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
This code placed on /jffs/etc/config/start.startup on R8500 under r40189 fw will keep all the lights (including the 4 on the antennas) indefinitely disabled:

Only the LAN 1-6 will be on.


#!/b ...
  Topic: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
puremind

Replies: 16
Views: 4092

PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 16:20   Subject: How to Fix R8500 DD-WRT *NOT SAVING* settings
Took a while to get proper WIFI speeds with this firmware.
It doesn't look friendly at all with Wifi , still need to figure out if connected devices do switch channels.

Checking here I didn't fin ...
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