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kohmei
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 17:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
Is it necessary to flash DD-WRT updates twice, or was that only the procedure for upgrading from stock to DD-WRT?
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moonglows
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:44    Post subject: Reply with quote
kohmei wrote:
Is it necessary to flash DD-WRT updates twice, or was that only the procedure for upgrading from stock to DD-WRT?


I think you needed to flash twice only when going from stock to dd-wrt. Once on dd-wrt I haven't had to flash twice to upgrade firmware.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:44    Post subject: Reply with quote
moonglows wrote:
I think you needed to flash twice only when going from stock to dd-wrt. Once on dd-wrt I haven't had to flash twice to upgrade firmware.

I've been flashing them all twice this whole time. Nice to know Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
used to have to flash twice, not anymore, there was some silent change to the ubootenv logic
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we just do it since we do not like any restrictions enforced by stupid cocaine snorting managers

[x86_64] Haswell i3-4150/QCA9984/6174 ---> DD-WRT v3.0-r43651 std
[QUALCOMM] DIR-862L -----------------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r43651 std
[QUALCOMM] DIR-862L -----------------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r43651 std
[QUALCOMM] WNDR4300 v1 -----------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r43651 std
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[BROADCOM] DIR-860L A1 ------------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r43281 std


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moonglows
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
moonglows wrote:
NickHimSelf wrote:
Hey guys new to the Forums. Quick question and Im not sure I am in the right place now. I have no where to go because Linksys wont help me. Ive been looking to flash to dd-wrt but Im on linksys current factory build. Am I SOL?

The reason why Im asking is the my ea8500 for some reason goes dark. The linksys connection indicator light pulses and the Ethernet and WiFi all go out. The only way to get it to work again is to restart from factory. Do you think the DD will help?


Not sure why you seem to lose connectivity (connection light pulse). I get some pretty good stability on recent builds. YMMV if you do decide to switch to dd-wrt as there is some risk to do the initial firmware upgrade but you do get quite a few features if you do. I personally use IPV6, USB-NAS, SMB, QOS, DDNS, VAP, VPN and other assorted acronyms.


FYI I'm rolling back to 7/1/16 build 30082 since that was the last build which was pretty solid for me. I tested 8/16/16 build 30432 and it kept running out of resources after a couple days and required a reboot. Wanted to make sure when I recommend something it is likely to be a solid build for people.
skygunner
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi,

I tried the newest BS build r30534 on my EA8500,
the 2.4GHz is broken, as soon as I select N only or NG mixed mode, it will stop working properly and any device connect to the 2.4G will keep dropping.

Tried Kong's build, same problem.

Which build do you recom that has stable WIFI and wired connection? I do not use the USB/ESATA at the moment.
Thanks.

Ok, tried the older BS build 30082 and the WIFI is working as supposed.

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skygunner
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:45    Post subject: Reply with quote
tatsuya46 wrote:
used to have to flash twice, not anymore, there was some silent change to the ubootenv logic


Hi, is it now flashing the other patition, than mark the uboot env to boot from the just flashed other partition?

So it's still flashing the other partition other than the currently running one?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 19:10    Post subject: Reply with quote
i think so, unless its changed again since mid june this year. it was flashing the other part, then also rebooting off it as part of the process
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BrainSlayer wrote:
we just do it since we do not like any restrictions enforced by stupid cocaine snorting managers

[x86_64] Haswell i3-4150/QCA9984/6174 ---> DD-WRT v3.0-r43651 std
[QUALCOMM] DIR-862L -----------------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r43651 std
[QUALCOMM] DIR-862L -----------------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r43651 std
[QUALCOMM] WNDR4300 v1 -----------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r43651 std
▲ ACTIVE / INACTIVE ▼
[BROADCOM] DIR-860L A1 ------------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r43281 std


If you use DSLReports please enable hi-res bufferbloat.


Sigh.. why do i exist anyway..
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 17:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
WoW what fun With my new toy -
Played with every Linksy Firmware I cound find and they aint too bad but they do
lack alot if you are used to dd-wrt.

Currently have Kong on one partition and BS on the other.
The off/on button trick is easy way to switch boot partitions.
Linksys EA8500
Firmware Version DD-WRT v3.0-r30590M kongat (09/07/16)
Kernel VersionLinux 3.18.41 #208 SMP PREEMPT Wed Sep 7 18:03:59 CEST 2016 armv7l

Linksys EA8500
DD-WRT v3.0-r30082 (07/01/16)
Linux 3.18.36 #81 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jun 26 02:51:26 CEST 2016 armv7l

Kong -- I know you like to keep things slim but wish you would throw in unbound Laughing

This is a US box and I can confirm there is no problem going from Linksys latest to dd-wrt using serial.
I had FW_EA8500_1.1.4.173728_prod.gpg.img on both partitions before I ever tried dd-wrt.
Going to do a slight MOD to leave serial attached and hanging out the side before I put it back together.
I'll put this in full service very soon --
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 18:24    Post subject: Reply with quote
As soon as the 4th antenna gets there. Lol
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 18:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
Malachi wrote:
As soon as the 4th antenna gets there. Lol

Yea, kinda funny why the previous owner wanted to ship that 1 antenna separate Cool
tatsuya46
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 18:36    Post subject: Reply with quote
u can do ubootenv set boot_part 1 or 2 from commands/ssh/telnet too. ubootenv get boot_part shows current partition in use
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BrainSlayer wrote:
we just do it since we do not like any restrictions enforced by stupid cocaine snorting managers

[x86_64] Haswell i3-4150/QCA9984/6174 ---> DD-WRT v3.0-r43651 std
[QUALCOMM] DIR-862L -----------------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r43651 std
[QUALCOMM] DIR-862L -----------------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r43651 std
[QUALCOMM] WNDR4300 v1 -----------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r43651 std
▲ ACTIVE / INACTIVE ▼
[BROADCOM] DIR-860L A1 ------------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r43281 std


If you use DSLReports please enable hi-res bufferbloat.


Sigh.. why do i exist anyway..
mrjcd
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 18:45    Post subject: Reply with quote
tatsuya46 wrote:
u can do ubootenv set boot_part 1 or 2 from commands/ssh/telnet too. ubootenv get boot_part shows current partition in use

Thanks... had to leave it and go do real work but I'll look into closer afterlater.
Not exactly clear when flash GUI what goes where. Flashed a few dd-wrt seems Kong flashed over itself but BS would flash itself but boot the other....not sure which is on which boot part right now.
I dig deeper later
mrjcd
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
So dd-wrt works same as Linksys firmware in that -- it always flashes to other partition but will boot what it flashes.
I can see that being useful ... now that I know how it works.
Cool to just switch partitions to compare things.
Of course the 5GHz | AC-Only | VHT8O is fastest according to the droid turbo & sweetspots
It'll bang 300Mbps every once in a while -- usually around 250 - 280 using latest builds/
No noticeable difference between Kong or BS with that.
2.4 HT40 works fine for me but nothing there I couldn't do with the wndr3700v4 but I'm sure
there is a better wireless nic than what my phone has.

The 'driver generic_krait' seems to take a slip second to get things figured but all is well there I guess...
never seen cpu over 1000 all time I've been playing.
Also the 'ath10k_pci' errors seem to be in all the builds I played with. That's a bit concerning.
'brief syslogs for anyone interested'

I currently have BS 30534 on part 1
and 30590M kongat on part 2
Going to set it up after a rest break.
One thing I'm not sure about is -- I usually run unbound and will set that and everything up on BS-30534.
If I switch to the KONG build part2 that doesn't have unbound will it just ignore nvram settings it don't need?
There is actually pieces of unbound in Kong's build but nothing functional.
I always have DNS set anyways so it should just pick that up and go, huh?
Guess I'll find out soon enough -

I need my 4th antenna!!! --- using one from a E2100L and it just looks really dumb
skygunner
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:53    Post subject: Reply with quote
it looks like the cpu has not been fully supported yet?
It shows only 12.5 BogoMips?


root@DD-WRT:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
model name : ARMv7 Processor rev 0 (v7l)
processor : 0
BogoMIPS : 9.37
Features : half thumb fastmult vfp edsp neon tls vfpv4 idiva idivt
CPU implementer : 0x51
CPU architecture: 7
CPU variant : 0x2
CPU part : 0x04d
CPU revision : 0

model name : ARMv7 Processor rev 0 (v7l)
processor : 1
BogoMIPS : 12.50
Features : half thumb fastmult vfp edsp neon tls vfpv4 idiva idivt
CPU implementer : 0x51
CPU architecture: 7
CPU variant : 0x2
CPU part : 0x04d
CPU revision : 0

Hardware : Qualcomm (Flattened Device Tree)
Revision : 0000
Serial : 0000000000000000

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